Tuesday, September 1, 2009

TWD - Espresso Cheesecake Brownies

This week's Tuesday with Dorie recipe was delightfully simple - brownies topped with espresso cheesecake topped with sweet sour cream. Frankly, my favorite part of the recipe was the sweet sour cream. It reminded me of a good friend who served fresh strawberries with sour cream swirled with brown sugar. I've never eaten strawberries with regular cream and sugar again.

The picture above was taken after the brownies/cheesecake had cooled, just before I put the sour cream on top. It seemed a shame to cover up such a pretty swirl, but the sour cream layer really made this dessert, so I was glad I did.

The brownie layer was very similar to the Brownie Buttons recipe we made a few weeks ago. The cheesecake layer was so easy, I felt bad for making people clear out of the kitchen while I made it.

I'll just be having the one small piece, though. The primary reason is that I don't like cheesecake. I can understand why people like cheesecake, I just don't. It is too thick for my taste. The secondary reason is that my fiance has been bugging me to let him bring one of my TWD desserts to his office. This is the perfect one - it travels well and I don't have a desire to hide in my closet and eat the whole thing because I can't stop eating it.

Maybe I should join a weekly cheesecake making club . . . then I wouldn't have to worry about eating everything I made.


Jennifer said...

I haven't made these yet, but I love the swirl and bet they taste great.

(And I wish I didn't like cheesecake. I might weigh a bit less! I can't really think of a baked good that I don't like, so maybe I need to join a "cooking with offal" group or something!)

Pamela said...

Nice swirling! I didn't try the sour cream layer, but I've heard good things. Hope the people in the office enjoyed this one!

spike. said...

I loved the sour cream too! Always good to get desserts out of the house- these baking groups can be dangerous.

Secret Server said...

They look great. I have not made these yet, but hope to today.

Diane Vespa said...

Two words. Yum, Yum!

TeaLady said...

Cheesecake club. Great idea.

They look great before and after the topping.

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