Tuesday, September 1, 2009

TWD: Espresso Cheesecake Brownies

Today's Tuesday with Dorie is a great combination of cheesecake a brownie, chocolate and coffee. It was chosen by Melissa of Life in a Peanut Shell. Check out her blog for the recipe. Be sure to check out the other TWD bakers to see how theirs turned out.

I decided, like usual, to make it for Jacob's work, so instead of baking it in a 9x9 pan, I used doubled the recipe and put it in my large jelly roll pan. This produced a thinner than intended bar, but I think the proportions turned out well.

I realized later that the point where I poured the cheesecake mixture in made the brownie spread away to almost nothing, so if I did it again, I would pour small amounts around the pan.

I also didn't do the sour cream topping. I was going to, and I had grand dreams of piping fleur di lis on them to make them classy and creamy, but... I made this right before I left for my parents house and I simply did not have the time to do it without missing my plane. I made these early because I'm trying to get it all ready for when I move to Libya in one week exactly. I don't know how I'm going to bake over there, and I expect that it might take me a little time to figure that out, so I'm trying not to fall behind.

Also, as a result of barely getting them made, I didn't get to try them. It's quite a bummer because based on my husband, his coworkers, and other TWDers, it seems like a missed out on a scrumptious treat. I guess I'll just have to drool over the pictures until I get to make it again.


TeaLady said...

They look perfect. I like the way they turned out even if you say the bottom layer was a little thin.


Romaine of www.salad-in-a-jar.com said...

Libya? In a week? And you're trying to bake? Wow! I'm amazed. They look good.

Judith said...

Uh oh... yours look almost dry as mine! I hope they were okay.

Pamela said...

You mean you didn't even sneak a bite?? Sounds like they were a hit, though! Looks pretty.

Lillian said...

You wouldn't have been able to pipe the sour cream anyway -- it was too thin after it was heated. So no loss! They look great!