Cheesecake Brownies

I wanted chocolate. I still want chocolate. Hmmmm…Recipe taken from here.

Ingredients:

  • 10 TBSP unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup + 2 TBSP flour
  • 1/4 cup coca powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 oz semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs

Directions:

1) Preheat the oven to 350F/175C.

2) Rub butter in an 8 inch pan.

3) Line the bottom and 2 sides with baking paper.

4) Rub again with butter.

5) In a small bowl, mix flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.

6) Melt and mix the (8 oz) butter and chocolate in a double broiler, or bowl over a pot of boiling water.

7) Remove from the heat.

8) Add 1 cup of the sugar and mix.

9) Add 3 of the eggs and mix.

10) Add the flour mixture and mix until moist.

11) Mix the cream cheese and 2 oz butter until smooth.

12) Add the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar, egg, and flour.

13) Spoon the chocolate mixture and cream cheese mixture alternately into the pan.

14) Swirl with a knife.

15) Bake 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. The cream cheese on top should be golden.

16) Cool for 30 minutes in the pan.

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Quick and Simple Brownies

After coming back from a 2 day vacation with a 6 hour flight there and back, all I wanted was brownies. I won’t get good ones in Korea without making them myself.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla/rum
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Directions:

1) Preheat the oven to 350F/170C or toaster oven to 130C.

2) Mix all the ingredients together, in the above order.

3) Pour into baking tins.

4) Bake for 15-20 minutes.

5) Allow to cool a bit before serving.

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Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

Recipe taken from here with half the peanut butter used  as I would not have room for that in my baking tins unless I wanted to make a million little ones. Also no chocolate on top because I didn’t have any.

Ingredients:

  • Brownie
  1. 10 TBSP butter + maybe more depending on the consistency you get
  2. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  3. 3/4 cup + 2 TBSP cocoa powder
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1/2 cup flour
  • Peanut Butter
  1. 1/2 cup peanut butter
  2. 1/2 cup butter
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 1/2 tsp vanilla
  5. 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

1) Preheat the oven to 325F/160C or toaster oven to 140C.

2) Mix the butter, sugar, cocoa powder and salt in a pot and melt and mix.

3) Add the vanilla and mix.

4) Add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition.

5) Slowly add the flour.

6) If the batter is not smooth add more butter, it should still be hot enough for the butter to melt.

7) Pour into the baking tin or tins and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

8) Allow the brownies to cool before making the frosting.

9) Add the peanut butter and butter to a pot and bring a boil until consistent.

10) Remove from the heat and add the salt and vanilla and mix.

11) Slowly add the powdered sugar. I ended up using less.

12) Spread the fudge over the brownies.

13) Place in the fridge and let sit for at least 1 hour.

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PBJ Blondies

My Korean coworker got married 2 weekends ago and went straight to Hawaii. I wanted to make something American to welcome her back and what’s more American than brownies? or peanut butter and jelly? Oh wait…

Recipe taken from here.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter + more for the top
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla/rum
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • jelly (without many chunks) to top

Directions:

1) Heat the oven to 350F/170C or toaster oven to 140C.

2) Melt the butter in a pan.

3) Add the peanut butter and melt and mix.

4) Pour the butter mixture into a large bowl with the light brown sugar and mix.

5) Add the egg and vanilla and mix.

6) Add the flour and salt and mix.

7) Pour into your baking tin(s).

8) Top with peanut butter and jelly and swirl.

9) Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean (the top might still mark it though, so watch out).

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Mexican Brownies

Cinco de Mayo! And a friends birthday! Recipe taken from here.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of butter, melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla/rum
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Directions:

1) Heat the oven to 350F/170C or the toaster oven to 140C.

2) Mix the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla/rum.

3) Add the flour, cinnamon, chili powder, salt and baking powder and mix until combined.

4) Pour into baking pans and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in comes out clean.

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Dark Chocolate Caramel Brownies

Made them for potluck in advance–so I’d remember to take pictures and have time to do other stuff this week.

Recipe taken from here. I thought they were a bit too dark so I added more sugar.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup + 3 TBSP sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cups dark cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  1. 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 TBSP vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 10 unwrapped caramel candies, cut into pieces (they seemed to use the soft kinds but I had the hard on hand and they worked fine)

Directions:

1) Preheat the oven to 350F/175C or toaster oven to 135C

2) Heat the butter in a pan.

3) Add the sugar and mix until it is combined and warm.

4) In a large bowl, beat the 2 eggs.

5) Add the cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and vanilla–it will be very dry.

6) Add the warm sugar mixture–it will be very wet now.

7) Add the flour.

8) Add the chips and caramel candies.

9) Put into a pan or pans.

10) Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

11) Allow to cool for 2-5 minutes.

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Oreo Brownies

First, I apologize for no photos. I made them in a rush on a Friday morning for a potluck on Friday night–and I work 2:50pm-10:05pm.

The recipe was taken from here with some minor changes.

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cups butter
  • 5 bars of Hershey’s chocolate (normal sized) (or 7 oz200 g)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cups light brown sugar
  • 3 TBSP flour
  • 1 TBSP cocoa powder
  • 12 Oreo cookies, chopped into pieces

Directions:

1) Preheat your oven to 350F/180C.

2) Melt the butter in a pan.

3) Add the chopped chocolate and stir until well combined.

4) Whisk the eggs until they triple in volume.

5) Add half the brown sugar, around the sides so the air does not leave. Repeat with remaining sugar.

6) Whisk in the chocolate/butter mixture.

7) Add the flour, coco, and Oreo pieces.

8) Pour the mixture into the baking pans.

9) Bake for 30 minutes, or until the middle is still a bit gooey.

10) Cool completely before removing.