Monday, March 29, 2010

Marbled Brownies

You cant get enough of these!! Best part of these brownies is that cream cheese is used instead of butter. 100 g of cream cheese equals to 170 kcal where as the same amount of butter gives you 737 kcal. Isn't that great?? Also the addition of both the dark and white chocolates in the recipe gives the brownie two different chocolate flavors along with the marbling effect. The walnuts are added at the end which can be made optional if you are allergic to nuts or the quantity can be reduced according to your taste.


Recipe adapted from Brownies, einfach schokoladig

Ingredients:

100 g dark chocolate, chopped
50 g white chocolate, chopped
300 g Philadelphia cream cheese
200 g fine sugar
3 eggs, large
1 tsp vanilla extract
100 g all purpose flour
80 g Walnuts , finely chopped

1 Brownie form (20 x 25 cm), greased and lined with a baking paper.

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 180 deg C.

Melt the dark chocolate and white chocolate separately over 2 double boilers and let cool.

Combine the cream cheese and sugar in a stand mixer or a hand mixer till well combined. Add eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition. Add the vanilla. Reduce the speed to low and add the flour. Combine well.

Now divide this mixture into 2 equal portions into two separate bowls. Add the melted dark chocolate to one bowl and combine. Do the same with the melted white chocolate. The dark chocolate mixture would be a little thick compared to the white chocolate mixture.

Now spread dark chocolate mixture into the prepared pan, about a tablespoon each, evenly on the prepared pan leaving a gap in between. Finish up the mixture. Now fill up the gaps with the white chocolate mixture. Spread the chopped walnuts all over the pan.

Using a skewer or using the back of a wooden spoon, zig -zag the mixture giving a marbled effect. Do not mix up too much or else the batter would look mushy.

Now in a preheated 180 deg oven, bake the brownie for about 25 - 30 minutes. Let cool.



Storage: This brownie keeps well in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

10 comments:

Pari said...

Dear Ramya, Lovely!!! First of all u have reduced the calories to a large extent and I loved the idea of the marble effect.

Shabs.. said...

thank u thank u thank u....i loved the idea of using cheese instead of butter and love cheese as well....my next to try brownies on list.....will be making this soon....so book marking...

Anonymous said...

Good to see you back. :) love the idea of using cream cheese. brownies looks so good and lovely!

Sonia

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Brownies look sinful,yummy!

Zahra said...

this looks AMAZING :D

I have a bit of a brownie obssession,
so I think Im going to have to make this soon! LOL

Jo said...

I love brownies but add cheese in them, ooh so much the better.

Parita said...

Fantastic brownies! I wish we could get cream cheese so easily here! Can i substitute cream cheese with mascarpone cheese?

Miss. Tarrah Dame said...

These look awesome. I just made brownies for my baking blog myself. cant go wrong with brownies!
http://cuppycakebakes.blogspot.com

Ramya Kiran said...

Thank you everyone.

@Parita, i've no idea how it would taste when substituted with mascarpone cheese. Do give it a try and let me know ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi! You have a Nice Blog.. with nice template and content. The pictures of each of the recipe are excellent...Good Job!

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