Tuesday, September 1, 2009

TWD: Cheesecake Brownies


Mmmm... cheesecake brownies.

How could I pass up this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection? Melissa of Life In a Peanut Shell selected Dorie's Espresso Cheesecake Brownies for the group this week.

You know, I'm pregnant. And I've been using that excuse a lot lately as I'm baking extravagant, calorie-laden treats such as this. But I really need to stop. They say you only need an extra 300 calories a day for the baby. Call me crazy, but I'm pretty certain eating a couple of these cheesecake brownies in one day is waaaaay more than I need for the baby. I think I feel my hips getting larger with every bite. Please someone, remove the fork from my hand. Right. Now.


But please don't listen to me. Because, you, my dear readers, should really make these and enjoy them. They're perfect for a Labor Day picnic or an end of summer celebration. They're incredibly delicious. Don't take my word for it, just make them and eat them!

They were fairly easy to make. I followed all of Dorie's instructions, but left out the espresso. I thought my brownie layer was a very, tiny, small bit (maybe it was in my head?) dry. But the cheesecake is absolutely to die for, and I loved the sour cream/powdered sugar topping.


So do me a favor, go on over to Melissa's blog and get the recipe for yourself. Yum!

10 comments:

Kim said...

Your brownies are gorgeous! I love the way the look with the sour cream glaze and the dusting of cocoa. I'm sure your baby wants way more of these.

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Those look good and so pretty. Great Job.

Jules Someone said...

Lovely looking swirls. I kept in the coffee and left off the topping.

Katrina said...

Your brownies look like they would be the perfect picture for Dorie's book! Pregnancy is a perfect excuse for everything! ;)

Rachel said...

Your brownies look SO good!

Karen said...

Wait...my baby is 5..don't I thought I still needed that extra 300 calories. ;) Glad you liked these. We liked them too! Love the swirls!

Jaime said...

love how you sprinkled them with cocoa!!! i was so worried i would fail my glucose test w/all the baked goods i make but thankfully i passed :)

TeaLady said...

So, the baby will be born craving chocolate and cheesecake. Sounds okay to me.

Those look great.

Pamela said...

Well...there's chocolate in these brownies and I've always heard that eating chocolate when pregnant means you'll have a happy baby! Eat up!! Nice job, they look pretty.

Alwayzbakin said...

Those look sinful!! Enjoy it while you can. ;)