Tonight I just wanted to whip up something sweet, quick and easy. Something decadent to savour while watching the Olympics (hey, I’m not an Olympian so I may as well eat cake). So, I searched out a recipe for dark chocolate brownies mixed up with simple cheesecake which sounded delicious, but boring. The outcome, however, was much much better.
These brownies have sucked me in a little bit like Channel 7′s coverage of the Olympics. I love the Olympics, but the coverage here has been horrendous, more ads than sports. Once I get watching though I just can’t seem to turn the tele off (and whilst watching all those athletes sweat I’ve had two servings of these brownies). Maybe these are the Olympics brownies, thought I’m not sure that the Olympics need brownies.
Anyway, I thought that this was a bit too boring to tell anyone about, but my mind was quickly changed – so here it is.
Chocolate and Cheesecake Brownies
(adapted from Baking Bites)
100g Dark Chocolate
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup flour
2T cocoa powder
zest 1 orange
250g cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 t vanilla essence
zest 1 lemon
Preheat oven to 180C.
Melt chocolate and butter together. In a separate bowl whisk together sugar, eggs and orange zest. Stir in cooled chocolate mixture. Sift in flour and cocoa and pour into lined pan (I used a regular sized loaf tin).
In a cleaned bowl stir together final 5 ingredients (don’t worry too much about lumps). Pour this mixture on top of chocolate and stir through just to marble it.
Bake for about half an hour or until just set.
Keeps for several days, refrigerated.