Tuesday, September 1, 2009

TWD Espresso Cheesecake Brownies.....


These brownies got rave reviews from my DH, son, DIL and of course me! The cheesecake layer was flavored with espresso, then you swirled a reserved amount of brownie batter on top. Several had commented that the brownie batter was a little stiff to swirl, so I added about one tablespoon of milk to loosen up the batter and it made swirling a breeze, love those comments! Dorie indicated the brownies would be done when the cheesecake layer was beige in color, LOL; it started out beige with the espresso in it. I went for the slightly brown edges and it was just fine. The espresso was not overwhelming, just the right amount of flavor and the texture was perfect, would definitely make again. I think you could add any flavor to the cheesecake, I'm thinking of adding hazelnuts to the brownie batter and flavoring the cheesecake with hazelnut liquor, yummy!

10 comments:

Cristine said...

Your brownies look great! And the hazelnut idea sounds perfect!

Flourchild said...

Im glad your family enjoyed them. I thought the frosting was the best part on mine! I only had a small wedge...trying to watch the sweet intake!

HanaĆ¢ said...

Your cheesecake brownies turned out great. Great tip on adding a bi tof milk to the batter for easy swirl-age. I've made brownies and I've cheesecake before but never cheesecake brownies. This looks like a good recipe to get introduced to the fusion of both :o)

Eliana said...

These look perfect the way they are but I'm sure hazelnuts would take them over the top.

pinkstripes said...

Your brownies look great! I'm glad they were a hit.

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margot said...

They look great, nice swirls! I thought the same thing about the beige color and wondered if I had used too much espresso.

TeaLady said...

Those look great. Hazelnut. Perfect.

I left out the expresso, but loved the recipe for brownie and cheesecake.

Shandy said...

WoW! Your brownies do look absolutely delicious! You know, I love reading your blog and I relate with you on working hard to stay fit when we enjoy baking and eating good food!

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Tracey said...

Oooh, your brownies swirled beautifully! I had some trouble with the swirling. Glad you enjoyed them! I only had a small bit but thought they were good. I just wish the brownie layer had been thicker.