Friday Morning Bookclub

February 18, 2010

Brownies

Filed under: Uncategorized — Esther @ 3:08 pm

I have a dinner meeting tonight and I was asked to bring a dessert.  I decided to do something quick and easy that everyone likes – brownies.  I had a box of Trader Joe’s Truffle Brownie Mix in the pantry.  Sounds good.  Easy.  Quick.  Too easy.  I usually like to put a little more effort into my baking.  I made a few adjustments.  First of all, Ida Garten, my idol, has taught me that if you add a little teaspoon of coffee to any chocolate recipe, you’ll enhance the flavor. So I did that.  Then I softened an 8 oz. bar of Philly Cream Cheese (the neufchatel variety – it’s lighter), and blended it with one egg and 1/3 cup sugar, and a splash of vanilla.  I spread about 2/3 of the brownies enhanced with the coffee into a baking dish and spread the creamcheese mixture on top.  I dropped blobs of the remaining brownies on top, and then I marbled the whole thing.  (I love making swirls with the knife).  Baked at 350 for about 45 minutes.  They look and smell delicious.  I think I’m going to name them

Esther’s “Get these out of my house” Cream Cheese Brownies


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1 Comment »

  1. Wish I was going to be at that dinner!! Those brownies look and sound delish!!
    Mona – Sarah’s friend in St. Croix

    Comment by Mona — February 18, 2010 @ 3:36 pm | Reply


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