Thursday, February 11, 2010

Easy Brownies

Ahh it's the time for love and what says "I love you" better the yummy brownies!  Well maybe diamonds  :)  But I really like chocolate!  Andrew was my helper in the kitchen tonight. We made cinnamon rolls too!

This is my everyday recipe(without topping) which I have been known to whip up for Jay in the morning to take "warm out of the oven brownies" for his office.

3 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 melted butter

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Grease your 9x13 baking dish.
3. In big mixing bowl whisk eggs with sugar, and vanilla.
4. Add in flour, cocoa, and baking powder.
5. Melt butter and add to the mix. (do not forget to melt the butter! the recipe will not work if not melted)

Bake for 30 mins!

Now for these special Valentine Brownies

Make recipe above...but save 1/2 cup of the batter, set aside.

Cream Cheese Layer

1pkg softened cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg

Using a hand mixer, mix cream cheese.
Add sugar, vanilla,  and egg untill blended.
Pour mixture on to brownies
Drop brownie mix and using a knife make swirly patterns.
Bake same as above!

Let cool before enjoying


moogroon said...

Angie - I love this blog! I love following you around your kitchen! And - having tasted these brownies first hand, I can say "I love these brownies!"
So I went home and tried my hand at the cream cheese brownies, and of course - being me - I decided to make a few tweeks. Here's what I used:

Brownie base

3 eggs
1 cup agave syrup (was 1 1/2 sugar)
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour (was AP flour)
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup whipped butter (this is half butter and half sunflower oil whipped together)

Cream Cheese Topping

1 cup yogurt cream cheese (yogurt that has been drained overnight in the fridge in cheesecloth)
1/4 cup agave nectar (was sugar)
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2 tbsp AP flour

Make as Angie has directed, but in the topping, you mix in the flour before pouring onto the brownie batter(to account for the water in the yogurt - makes it more firm.)
I baked it at 325F - you have to lower the temperature with agave nectar, as it burns more easily.

Mine rose very high, and were more cake like... I tried homemade baking powder (1 part baking soda, 2 parts cream of tartar and 1 part corn starch) and it works really well! Too well. You have to be quick once you get the batter together, and put it in the oven right away, or else it will fall. Maybe I should have let it fall ;)

Sweet and Savory said...

Thanks for linking this on Wednesday's Chocolate Obsession. What a pretty addition.

Melissa G. said...

I'm a new follower! You lured me in and snagged me with the brownies! =)

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

mmm - Fresh from the oven brownies? In the morning? You're awesome! These look great. Thanks for linking up with 'Sweets This Week'. Hope you have a great weekend.