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Sunday 12 April 2020

Cream Cheese Brownies

Two days ago, our Prime Minister has announced to further lock down to another 2 more weeks till 28th April! I know there are a lot home cooks out there dreaded to hear this news as cooking for 3 meals a day for their family has been a tiring chores.  And I believe these words are getting common for them ..."what to cook?" Or "what to eat". 😂.

Today post is this yummiest Cream Cheese Brownies. This is my 

Recipe sourced from Bake For Happy Kids
Makes one 20 cm / 8 inches square

For the cream cheese swirl:
250g cream cheese, softened at room temperature
50g caster sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

For the brownies:
250g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), coarsely chopped
100g unsalted butter
200g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 large eggs, at room temperature
35g cornflour
25g cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt


For the cream cheese swirl:
Spoon mix the cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl until combined. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until mixture is smooth. Set aside.

For the brownies:
Preheat oven to 180°C.  Line baking pan with 2 overlapping layers of baking paper, leaving an inch overhang on all sides.

Whisk combined cornflour, cocoa powder and salt together in a bowl. Set aside.

Place the coarsely chopped chocolate and butter in a large heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, stirring occasionaly until the chocolate butter are melted and smooth . (You may do this in your microwave if you have one).

Remove from heat and stir in the sugar and vanilla. Then, mix in the eggs, one at a time. Sift in cornflour, cocoa powder into the mixture and use a spoon to mix until just combined and batter is smooth. (Do not over-mix.)

Pour chocolate batter into your pan. Dollop half the cream cheese mixture over batter, using your butter knife or small spatula to create swirls in the batter. Then, dollop the remaining cream cheese mixture over batter to create more swirls in the batter.

Bake the brownies for 30 minutes until the top is just set (do not over baked it). It is alright if the center still looks jiggly. 

Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cook for 15 to 20 minutes.  Lift the overhang parchment paper, to cool further on the wire rack before cutting the brownies.

Do not cut down the 200g sugar, as we are using a dark chocolate with 70% cocoa , the brownies turn out just the right sweetness .

Any left over, store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days. 

I love chocolates, and this brownies absolutely so yumm. My kind of desserts... hahaha

Wish I can share a piece with you  😘