Brownie's anyone? I know, I've been absent. Way absent. I plan on giving you an explanation for all of it, when the time is right.
For now, its TWD, and its Espresso Cheesecake Swirl Brownies, in my case, Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Swirl Brownies!
These were quite easy to whip up. When I think cheesecake anything, I think 'complicated'. But these really werent. In fact, I didnt make them until Tuesday. Yes, Tuesday.
The brownie part was uneventful, easy typical brownie mix. I did take notice that there was not as much butter, chocolate, and sugar I am used to. When I let the batter sit while I made the cheesecake portion, it thickened up quite a bit.
While I am not a huge fan of cheesecake, watching this mixture puff up with its creaminess made me want to eat the batter right out of the bowl. Somehow, I restrained myself. I did make some alterations from the original recipe: I added 1/2 of a vanilla bean, and 1 tablespoon of vanilla instead of the espresso.
Overall, these were easy, and looked absolutely amazing. Taste wise, I can't say I was blown away. The brownie part was a bit dry. However, I must say the cheesecake portion was rather tasty! I may have to try these with a different brownie mixture next time!
I've got some things coming so stay tuned, including more brownies. 'Ta-die-for-brownies" to be exact.