Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Cream Cheese & Cherry Brownies

3 1/2 oz Dark chocolate
4 1/4 oz Butter
5 1/2 oz Sugar
Pinch of Salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 or 5  Eggs
5 1/2 oz Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
300 grams of cream cheese
   (softened)
10 1/2 oz Frozen Cherries

  • Chocolate break into pieces.
  • Melt the butter together with chocolate in the microwave or over hot water bath
  • Beat 2 eggs and 2 ounces of the sugar with a mixer, add a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of vanilla.
  • Add to the whipped eggs and sugar, the butter and melted chocolate. Mix.
  • Add the flour and baking powder.  Mix.  If quite thick, adjust with yet another egg and a tad more flour if needed.
  • For the curd cream, in a separate bowl, mix the cream cheese with 3 1/2 oz of sugar, and the remaining 2 eggs.
  • Use an 8 x 8 pan with high sides greased with butter or Pam.  Add 1/3 of the chocolate dough. Spread as best as possible
  • Spread half of the curd mass.
  • Distribute half of the cherries over the curd mass. 
  • Next: chocolate dough, curd, cherry, chocolate dough.  Try to distribute evenly.
  • Bake 40-50 minutes in a preheated 180 degree oven. 
  • Let cool in the pan.
  • Then, remove from pan.