I'll take it on just about anything,
but my favorite cheese combo
is chocolate/cheese items.
Living magazine featured a recipe for
"Black and White Cheesecake Squares"
and I made them today.
They were everything I dreamed of and more.
Generally I'm not a huge brownie person
-mainly because the boxed kind just sits in my stomach
as a huge mass of chocolate flavored dough,
eventually causing nausea and belly ache.
With homemade brownies this is never the case.
So a big thank you to the folks at Living mag,
for sharing this awesome recipe
which I will now pass on to you.
*sorry dad. I'll do a non chocolate recipe soon.
Best Brownies Ever
- Vegetable oil cooking spray
- 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 10 ounces (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 21/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Line dish with parchment, leaving a 2-inch overhang
- on both long sides, then spray parchment.
- Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl.
- Cream butter and granulated sugar with a mixer until smooth.
- Add 2 eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla, and beat until smooth,
- scraping down sides of bowl. Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture.
- Increase speed to medium; beat until incorporated.
- Reserve 1 cup of dough; cover, and refrigerate.
- Press remaining dough into bottom of prepared dish.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Bake until base is set and
- edges are puffed, about 25 minutes. Let cool in dish on a wire rack.
- Mix cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and remaining egg
- and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in a medium bowl. Spread over cooled base;
- crumble reserved dough on top. Bake until filling is set, 25 to 30 minutes.
- Let cool in dish on wire rack, then lift out using overhang.
- Cut into 24 squares. Squares will keep,
- covered and refrigerated, for up to 3 days.
So just ignore them. Oh and the dough will be very gooey
once it is finished being mixed, put the whole bowl into the fridge
for a few minutes and then spread into pan. It will be much less sticky
and more malleable.
Gah, I tried to find the chee-ee-ee-eese scene from
Old School on youtube to no avail. lame.
So here is a video of bunnies eating carrots instead.