aboutsouffle:

Cookie Dough and Cheesecake Brownies

My love for chocolate has been declared here already many times. I also told that I’m on an ongoing quest for the best chocolate cake in the world. This weekend I finally had time to bake, so I wanted to fix us something of chocolate. This recipe I found from Bakers Royale (yes, there is a link but somehow the blog refuses to highlight it) sounded too good, and too decadent to be true. So of course I had to give it a try. Even though my former brownie experiments have been less successful, usually because of too much sugar, too long baking time and a dry result, or something else. This was also the first time I prepared cookie dough! I’m fond of Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough ice cream, and this cookie dough recipe I used (from Cupcake Project) was almost as good as that. 

Don’t be afraid of the seemingly many steps of this recipe.It’s actually super simple and quick to do. The original recipe said the ingredients are enough for a brownie pan sized 8x8 inches. I didn’t have one, so I made this in a round springform pan (diameter 22cm). Worked fine, even though you can’t cut all the pieces into squares but rather cut it like a cake. The other time I used this brownie recipe and made it in a bigger rectangular pan, I doubled the ingredient amounts. It’s recommended as otherwise your brownies end up looking like a pancake.

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Decadent Cookie Dough and Cheesecake Brownies

For the cookie dough:

100g butter, melted

250ml brown sugar (I used muscovado which gave a slightly coffee-like flavor to the dough)

100ml caster sugar

4 tablespoons milk

500ml all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon vanilla extract (I left this out)

pinch of salt

Mix all the ingredients together into a smooth dough (add the flour in the end). Add in chocolate chips, cacao nibs etc. if you like.

For the cheesecake mixture:

225g Philadelphia creme cheese

50ml caster sugar

1 egg

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Whisk together all the ingredients until silky in texture.

For the brownie mixture:

100g + one tablespoon butter

125g bittersweet chocolate

100ml caster sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I left this out)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 large eggs

125ml all-purpose flour

Chop the chocolate and butter and place them in a metal bowl over boiling water (bain marie). Stir frequently until the mixture has melted. Remove from the heat and mix in sugar, vanilla and salt. Let cool.

Using an electric mixer, mix the eggs one at the time into the chocolate mixture. When incorporated, mix in the flour and beat with a wooden spoon until the dough is shiny and smooth, about one minute.

Preheat the oven to 200 C.

Grease your brownie (or other) pan with butter. Pour 3/4 of the brownie mixture into the pan. Cover with a layer of the cheesecake mixture and distribute evenly using a knife. Sprinkle crumbled cookie dough on top of the cheesecake layer and top with rest of the brownie mix.

Use a knife or a fork and drag it through all the layers as many times as it requires to create beautiful swirls on the top. Bake for about 30 minutes. The brownie should be fudgy and the cheesecake creamy.

Enjoy!

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purplejag2012:

Best. Idea. Ever. 
Shopping list:
 -Green apples. 
 -Caramel syrup.

purplejag2012:

Best. Idea. Ever.
Shopping list:
-Green apples.
-Caramel syrup.

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This is what I made for dinner tonight :) 

I found a recipe for brie fondue and adapted it to suit me :P

Cheese fondue

8 oz brie cheese (cubed with the rind removed)

4 oz crumbled gorgonzola cheese

1/2 cup dry white wine (I used sauvignon blanc)

3/4 tsp to 1 tsp minced garlic, depending on how much you like garlic

A pinch of nutmeg

Things for dipping (I suggest apples, specifically tart though sweet works well too, other fruit, some vegetables such as celery, carrots, and bell peppers, and bread. Remember, small cubes and chunks).

Directions (if you have an electric fondue pot! if not, you need to combine all the ingredients as directed below in a saucepan and then transfer them to your fondue pot after)

1. Add garlic to the fondue pot, and spread it around as much as possible, coating the bottom and sides. Add the wine and set the pot on medium-high heat.

2. When the wine is hot, add the cheese. Stir slowly at first, then use a whisk (if your pot is metal, don’t use a metal whisk. You’ll scratch the pot!). Stir constantly or your cheese will burn on the bottom of the pot.

3. Once the cheese is melted, turn down the heat to low and add the nutmeg.

4. The fondue should be really smooth and creamy (though you may have some lumps because of the gorgonzola). If it’s too runny you can add more cheese, if it’s too thick (which is the problem I had) then add a little more wine - but just a little at a time.

5. While eating, you may have to periodically turn the heat back up some to keep the fondue nice and melty.

6. Dip your food and enjoy! :)

Honestly, it really was delicious. I think the two cheeses complemented each other extremely well. My favorite thing to dip was pieces of granny smith apples. My parents loved it too. It was really a success, and I’m thinking about making it again on Sunday when my best friend is coming to visit. 

Our traditional first breakfast of the new year. Green eggs and ham. It’s really simple to do, just add a little green food coloring to the eggs. It may look gross, but it’s something we’ve done for as long as I can remember :)

Our traditional first breakfast of the new year. Green eggs and ham. It’s really simple to do, just add a little green food coloring to the eggs. It may look gross, but it’s something we’ve done for as long as I can remember :)

My New Year’s Eve!

I made grasshoppers and nutella shots.

I know the nutella shots look gross but they taste really good I promise. The link to the recipe is here

And for the grasshoppers (it’s really complicated guys so pay attention):

1 shot creme de menthe

1 shot white creme de cacao

2 scoops vanilla ice cream

blend

haha and it taste really good! If you want to get really fancy, you can put a little whipped cream and a mint sprig on top. I wasn’t fancy.

sensorium139:

arubboth:

kitsuneleah:


1 tbsp. butter, melted 
1 tbsp. white sugar 
1 tbsp. brown sugar 
3 drops of vanilla 
pinch of salt 
1 egg yolk 
1/4 c. flour 
2 tbsp. chocolate chips
In a bowl, mix together the butter, sugars, vanilla, and egg yolk. Add in the flour and salt. Mix until combined. Add in the chocolate chips. Put the dough into a small microwaveable bowl, ramekin, or coffee cup. Microwave for 40-60 seconds or until the cookie looks done. Best served warm… Enjoy!

oops nevermind I’m trying this now

GET INSIDE OF ME

MICROWAVE COOKIES NOW? Jesus I wanna make this too…

sensorium139:

arubboth:

kitsuneleah:

  • 1 tbsp. butter, melted 
  • 1 tbsp. white sugar 
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar 
  • 3 drops of vanilla 
  • pinch of salt 
  • 1 egg yolk 
  • 1/4 c. flour 
  • 2 tbsp. chocolate chips

In a bowl, mix together the butter, sugars, vanilla, and egg yolk. Add in the flour and salt. Mix until combined. Add in the chocolate chips. Put the dough into a small microwaveable bowl, ramekin, or coffee cup. Microwave for 40-60 seconds or until the cookie looks done. Best served warm… Enjoy!

oops nevermind I’m trying this now

GET INSIDE OF ME

MICROWAVE COOKIES NOW? Jesus I wanna make this too…

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Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Delicious! 
foodbulous:

Super Easy spinach pasta sauce
This is a really fast and easy sauce for pasta.
Suitable for vegetarians (contains dairy product)
Time: 15 mins
Cost: less than one Big Mac
You will need (for one-two persons)
2 large handfuls of fresh spinach (about 125 grams)
1 tomato
250 ml of fat free cream like stuff (you can probably use real cream is you wanna go for it. I just used something with 4% fat especially made for cooking)
salt, pepper
Basil
Oregano

Start by rinsing the spinach thoroughly. I would suggest using a colander.
Put the spinach in a small pot with just a tiny bit of water and heat it up. The spinach will shrink quite a lot once it’s heated so if you can’t fit all of your spinach in the pot you can just add more as the first bits shrink.
When all the spinach is cooked through chop the tomato up in tiny cubes and add it to the spinach.
Add salt, pepper, oregano and basil, dried herbs will do just fine.
When using dried herbs it is important that you make sure you heat the sauce well after adding them
Add the creamy stuff and let the sauce stay on the heat for 5-7 minutes.

I had the sauce with spaghetti but I think you can use just about any kind of pasta you like. You can either serve it separately or coat the pasta as I did, that is entirely up to you.
Enjoy ;)

foodbulous:

Super Easy spinach pasta sauce


This is a really fast and easy sauce for pasta.

Suitable for vegetarians (contains dairy product)

Time: 15 mins

Cost: less than one Big Mac

You will need (for one-two persons)

2 large handfuls of fresh spinach (about 125 grams)

1 tomato

250 ml of fat free cream like stuff (you can probably use real cream is you wanna go for it. I just used something with 4% fat especially made for cooking)

salt, pepper

Basil

Oregano

Start by rinsing the spinach thoroughly. I would suggest using a colander.

Put the spinach in a small pot with just a tiny bit of water and heat it up. The spinach will shrink quite a lot once it’s heated so if you can’t fit all of your spinach in the pot you can just add more as the first bits shrink.

When all the spinach is cooked through chop the tomato up in tiny cubes and add it to the spinach.

Add salt, pepper, oregano and basil, dried herbs will do just fine.

When using dried herbs it is important that you make sure you heat the sauce well after adding them

Add the creamy stuff and let the sauce stay on the heat for 5-7 minutes.

I had the sauce with spaghetti but I think you can use just about any kind of pasta you like. You can either serve it separately or coat the pasta as I did, that is entirely up to you.

Enjoy ;)