I have been having a craving for some delicious, dense brownie that is not too sweet but rich and gooey enough to satisfy the chocolate craving...
and I loved it when I tried this recipe- the saltiness of the cream cheese is perfectly balanced with the sweet richness of the chocolate brownie.
My kids didnt like it much (they have an insatiable sweet tooth) but me and my husband loved it with our evening lemon tea! :)
So here is a recipe for a different kind of brownie-
Try it... I'm sure you will love it!
CREAM CHEESE MARBLED BROWNIE
ingr. for the cream cheese mix:
100 gm cream cheese ( I used 1/2 the tub of plain Amul cream cheese)
2 tbsp butter-softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp all purpose flour/ Maida
ingr. for the brownie mix
1 and 1/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
200 gms chocolate-chopped (I used the dark chocolate bar)
3/4 cup butter, at room temp.
2 and 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 tbsp vanilla essence
1 tsp almond extract/essence
some chopped walnuts.
1- Lightly grease your baking dish- preferably 13x9 ich with at least 2 inches depth.
2- Preheat the Oven to 160C
3- In a small bowl add the cream cheese and 2 tbsp of softened butter- beat with a beater at medium speed till the mixture becomes fluffy.
Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, beat some more, then 1 egg and 1 tbsp flour till just combined.
Dont over beat. Keep aside.
4- Sift together 1 and 1/4 cup flour and baking powder and salt.
5- in a small bowl take the chocolate and 3/4 cup butter- zap in the microwave for 3 minutes so it melts, or you can even heat over medium heat till just melted. (dont cook) Mix well.
6- Transfer the chocolate to a larger bowl, gradually adding 2 and 1/4 cups sugar and beating at low speed till just combined.
7- Add 4 eggs, one by one, beating after each. Add milk, vanilla and almond extract and keep the beater on. Gradually add the sifted flour. Dont overbeat- just mix well with your hand.
8- Spread this chocolate mixture in the prepared baking dish, spoon the cream cheese mixture on top, and using a toothpick or a table knife, gently swirl the cheese mixture to make a marble effect.
9- Sprinkle the walnuts on top.
10- Bake for 40 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven at 160C till a toothpick comes out clean.
11- Cool, then cut into brownies and serve.
12- you can even store it in a airtight container for 2-3 days.... Mine were finished in a jiffy!