When Two Become One: Cheesecake Topped Chocolate Brownies

When Two Become One: Cheesecake Topped Chocolate Brownies

div style="text-align: justify;"This tray bake combines two of my favourite desserts, and I love that someone looked at a chocolate brownie, and decided that the best thing to do with it would be to cover it in another dessert. /divbr /div style="text-align: justify;"I have been wanting to test out this for a little while now, and as I have a party to cater for next week, I thought if I could master them they would make a great addition to the finger buffet. I have seen quite a few American recipes for Cheesecake Topped Brownies, however this time I have amalgamated my favourite brownie recipe, and added a simple baked cheesecake topping./divbr /So, the ingredients needed are as follows;br /br /For the Browniesbr /br /ulli115g Dark Chocolate, broken into pieces/lili115g Butter/lili300g Golden Caster Sugar/lili1 tsp Vanilla Extract/liliPinch of Salt/lili2 Eggs/lili140g Plain Flour/lili2 tbsp Cocoa Powder/li/uldivFor the Cheesecake Topping/divdivulli200g Cream Cheese/lili75g Golden Caster Sugar/lili2 Egg Yolks/li/uldivLine a 20cm square tin with baking parchment and grease./divdivbr //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--cCIIaqRR7s/UOB5f8HwSRI/AAAAAAAAAUI/pkFYY040q04/s1600/IMG0576.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--cCIIaqRR7s/UOB5f8HwSRI/AAAAAAAAAUI/pkFYY040q04/s1600/IMG0576.JPG" width="320" //a/divdivbr //divdivStart by melting the chocolate and butter together over hot water, stir through until smooth. Add the sugar, vanilla extract and salt, and combine./div/divdivbr //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uy39xQnUlJc/UOB5ozj7f7I/AAAAAAAAAUQ/ChQRnToljSk/s1600/IMG0577.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uy39xQnUlJc/UOB5ozj7f7I/AAAAAAAAAUQ/ChQRnToljSk/s1600/IMG0577.JPG" width="320" //a/divdivbr //divdivBeat the two eggs into the mixture./divdivbr //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Arog7DRjGC0/UOB5xyib87I/AAAAAAAAAUY/5Py-uxO1LXI/s1600/IMG0578.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Arog7DRjGC0/UOB5xyib87I/AAAAAAAAAUY/5Py-uxO1LXI/s1600/IMG0578.JPG" width="320" //a/divdivbr //divdivSift the flour and cocoa into a large mixing bowl./divdivbr //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WwzLX-RE-hw/UOB5TAbXKoI/AAAAAAAAAT4/uK7vAFnK0IQ/s1600/IMG0574.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WwzLX-RE-hw/UOB5TAbXKoI/AAAAAAAAAT4/uK7vAFnK0IQ/s1600/IMG0574.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /Add the chocolate mixture to the flour, and fold through until well combined.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rQnK6SbdWLU/UOB579u7vwI/AAAAAAAAAUg/AC-mGgC-V6o/s1600/IMG0579.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rQnK6SbdWLU/UOB579u7vwI/AAAAAAAAAUg/AC-mGgC-V6o/s1600/IMG0579.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /Keep a couple of large spoonfuls of the mixture aside for the top of the bake, and transfer the remainder to the greased tin, spreading out evenly to the edges.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KzK46We6YU/UOB6GsgueI/AAAAAAAAAUo/OQ0U1-rNag/s1600/IMG0580.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KzK46We6YU/UOB6GsgueI/AAAAAAAAAUo/OQ0U1-rNag/s1600/IMG0580.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /In a separate bowl, beat together the cream cheese, caster sugar and yolks together until completely blended.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hJ-wAelyNHw/UOB5Z4yG-PI/AAAAAAAAAUA/pqBtCelrEc8/s1600/IMG0575.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hJ-wAelyNHw/UOB5Z4yG-PI/AAAAAAAAAUA/pqBtCelrEc8/s1600/IMG0575.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr / Pour the mixture on top of the brownie mixture.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RS3gmc1OlT8/UOB6M79HP7I/AAAAAAAAAUw/8K5EAondTGQ/s1600/IMG0581.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RS3gmc1OlT8/UOB6M79HP7I/AAAAAAAAAUw/8K5EAondTGQ/s1600/IMG0581.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /Add the remaining brownie mixture to the tin in random blobs, and then swirl through with a toothpick as below.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8OteqlwxAZo/UOB6TmQxDI/AAAAAAAAAU4/xz-1KNcAwo4/s1600/IMG0582.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8OteqlwxAZo/UOB6TmQxDI/AAAAAAAAAU4/xz-1KNcAwo4/s1600/IMG0582.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /Bake for 30 minutes at 180 degrees, or until the top is a golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UVhQobOfUJY/UOB6dO5XOjI/AAAAAAAAAVA/P1M34wYpkVY/s1600/IMG0583.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UVhQobOfUJY/UOB6dO5XOjI/AAAAAAAAAVA/P1M34wYpkVY/s1600/IMG0583.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /Leave to cool and cut into small 1 inch squares.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jzr9IUDdiNs/UOB6lcoZbkI/AAAAAAAAAVI/PVr-qAEPoQ/s1600/IMG0584.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jzr9IUDdiNs/UOB6lcoZbkI/AAAAAAAAAVI/PVr-qAEPoQ/s1600/IMG0584.JPG" width="320" //a/divdivbr //divbr /br /br /

Ingredients

  • 115g Dark Chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 115g Butter
  • 300g Golden Caster Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 140g Plain Flour
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
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