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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Strawberry-cream cheese brownies


I know , I know it's cream cheese again ! At least it's not another cheesecake , right ?! 

 I saw Zoe's cream cheese brownies and sigh . 

It has my name on it lol 

I added some dried strawberries to ease my conscience er it adds another layer of texture and cuts the richness of the cream cheese . 

Okay , you can't really see the chopped strawberries but it's there , somewhere .

The recipe is quiet straightforward and the added cream cheese makes for an indulgent and moreish brownies .

I've baked these brownies for the Bake-Along , a bi-monthly bloghop event hosted by Zoe , Joyce and Lena . If you want to join , you still have enough time to bake these delicious brownies and link it to the girls' site .      


Recipe adapted from How to be a Domestic Goddess ( I copied the recipe from Joyce and made some slight modification ) 

120 grams Guittard dark chocolate chips  
113 grams / 1/2 cup unsalted butter 
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs , at room temperature
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
pinch of salt
50 grams dried whole strawberries , coarsely chopped 
140 grams cream cheese , about 1/2 cm thick 

* Butter and line with parchment paper an 8-inch loose-bottom square pan , set aside .

* Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C .

* Melt chocolate and butter over a pan of simmering water . Meanwhile , combine flour and salt in a small bowl . When the chocolate has almost melted , take off bowl from heat , the unmelted chocolate bits will continue to dissolve in the residual heat . Let cool slightly and add in sugar and vanilla , whisk until well combined . Add in the eggs , whisk until  just combined then add in the flour and whisk until batter is smooth . 

* Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan , top with cream cheese slices and scatter in the chopped strawberries . Pour over the remaining batter and spread evenly , make sure the filling is covered . 

* Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted has few moist crumbs clinging to it . Let cool completely before slicing .

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This post is linked to the bloghop event Bake-Along , hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids , Joyce of Kitchen Flavours and Lena of Frozen Wings .

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This post is also linked to Cook like a Star , All-Star Anniversary hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids , Joyce of Kitchen Flavours and Mich of Eat a Piece of Cake .

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13 comments :

  1. Hi Anne,
    What a smart idea to add dried strawberries! Why didn't I think of that? Haha!
    Sounds yummy with dried fruits added in, would have to try it when I'm craving for some brownies the next time!
    Thanks for linking!

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  2. 哇噻,加了草莓的,更加引人食欲了,照片也很好看哟
    喜欢!!!

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  3. YOU MAKE THE BEST CHEESECAKES!! I would totally go for another cheesecake recipe.
    But I love this! I was craving some brownies the other day, and these are calling my name! Yum!

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  4. All these cream cheese brownie recipes are really really making me crave brownies, Anne. I love that you added strawberries. It makes me feel a less guilty for craving them. Thanks for sharing, Anne...

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  5. Hi Anne,

    I knew that the addition of cream cheese in these brownies will tempt you to bake them... LOL! I thought I was crazy hearing my brownies saying "eat me eat me..." Looks like you heard them too :p

    I can see your strawberries!!! Ops! I think that I'm hearing "eat me eat me" from your strawberry cream cheese brownies...

    Zoe

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  6. Hi Anne, can you pass me a huge slice of this irresistible and to die for brownies. Look really good. Nice click too!

    Have a wonderful day.

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  7. Hi Anne, I think yours doesn't look as fudgy which I like much better! Enjoy it slowly, they are sinful:P

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  8. who can resist this, cream cheese and brownie, sound heaven!

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  9. hi anne, nice to see you joining us baking these brownies! tho i cant see the strawberries, i'm sure it has added extra texture and flavour to these brownies! like your pictures!

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  10. I love the addition of dried strawberries in this brownie recipe, Anne. They look divine!

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  11. I can imagine how delightful it is to bite into this, i like the addition of strawberries into it :)

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  12. Great idea to add dried strawberries... these look divine!

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