Friday, 1 January 2010

bye bye 2009 a.k.a cheesecake-marbled brownies

pheew! 2009 been a quite year for me, lots of fun things happened and i certainly improved my baking skills in 2009. frankly, i dont like new year.. new year means new responsibilities, new problems, new things im clueless about. urrgh! its depressing!
so just you know, im not a fan of new year..
then lets talk about this bake goods i made several weeks ago.
cheesecake-marbled brownies!! YUMMY! while im typing this i actually thinking about baking these yummies again, alas, i'll be the only person who's munching on these and i wont do that for sure :(

cheesecake-marbled brownies from deb of smitten kitchen

Brownie batter
1 stick (1/2 cup or 4 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2/3 cup all-purpose flour

Cheesecake batter
8 ounces cream cheese, well softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg yolk
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (i omit this)

Make brownie batter: Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan. Heat butter and chocolate in a 3-quart heavy saucepan — though I did mine double-boiler style, placing the mixing bowl I was using over simmering water, thereby creating one less dirty dish and melting the chocolate more gently — over moderately low heat, whisking occasionally, just until melted. Remove from heat and whisk in sugar, eggs, vanilla, and a pinch of salt until well combined. Whisk in flour until just combined and spread in baking pan.

Make cheesecake batter: Whisk together cheesecake batter ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. Dollop over brownie batter, then swirl in with a knife or spatula.

i used knife to swirl the batter

Bake brownies: Bake until edges are slightly puffed and center is just set, about 35 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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