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 chips113 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 .
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 .
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 .
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!
YOU MAKE THE BEST CHEESECAKES!! I would totally go for another cheesecake recipe.ReplyDelete
But I love this! I was craving some brownies the other day, and these are calling my name! Yum!
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...ReplyDelete
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...
Hi Anne, nice brownies! :DReplyDelete
Hi Anne, can you pass me a huge slice of this irresistible and to die for brownies. Look really good. Nice click too!ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful day.
Hi Anne, I think yours doesn't look as fudgy which I like much better! Enjoy it slowly, they are sinful:PReplyDelete
who can resist this, cream cheese and brownie, sound heaven!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I love the addition of dried strawberries in this brownie recipe, Anne. They look divine!ReplyDelete
I can imagine how delightful it is to bite into this, i like the addition of strawberries into it :)ReplyDelete
Great idea to add dried strawberries... these look divine!ReplyDelete