Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Cheesecake Brownies

It's Tuesday, dear readers, and you know that means something sweet. Although, around here, you're apt to find treats on Fridays. Thursdays, yes, Thursdays also, but we mustn't forget Wednesday, just to make it through the week. And Saturdays, because it's the weekend. Sundays, too, because the weekend is almost over. And sometimes even run of the mill Mondays, because a treat is just the cure for a run of the mill Monday. See, what makes Tuesdays special is that the treats come from Dorie Greenspan's sizable tome, "Baking: From My Home to Yours." If you don't have a copy yet, this recipe just might convince you. Think of dark fudgy brownies...topped with a creamy layer of cheesecake with a swirl of said brownies coursing through it like a chocolate river. The cheesecake was supposed to have espresso, but not for me. Besides being a coffee teetotaler, I also have this wild obsession with vanilla and chocolate. Hot Fudge Sundaes, Chocolate Chip Cookies, scoop of chocolate- scoop of vanilla, black and white cookies, and now these. Speaking of chocolate and vanilla, get a load of this snapshot I took of the Quiet Man's gams next to mine this summer. Would you believe that we are both of European descent? My relatives are from the France and Italy, while his hail from the Czech Republic and the Isle of Man. What a difference a few degrees of latitude make! We're black and white in other less obvious ways too: he is stoic, I like to gab. He is careful, I am feckless. He loves the morning, I come alive at night.
But that's not what you are here for. You are here for these brownies. But you'll have to go here and get the recipe. Or else buy the book, which I'd highly recommend. It'll take your baking out of black and white and straight over the rainbow to technicolor, Dorothy.
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27 comments:

JJ said...

Love the photo of your legs, classic! The brownies look divine, of course I just decided to lay off sweets, but that can wait for tomorrow!

ps. Have you started on this years Halloween costumes?

Leslie said...

I agree..everyday is a good day for a treat!!!

Cristine said...

Your swirl is perfect!

chocolatechic said...

Gorgeous swirling.

Gorgeous legs.

Jennifer said...

Your brownies are simply perfect!!!!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Both brownies and legs look great -- lovely mingling of colors!!

Mary Ann said...

You brownies look perfect- I love the swirls and I also love the leg picture. How cute

Patsyk said...

I like the way you think! Mundane Mondays deserve a sweet treat to make them easier to get through!

Flourchild said...

Nice looking feet and brownies;).I thought this recipe was wonderful. The frosting was my fav. part.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Great looking brownies. Sweets everyday, that's okay with me.
Ramona

Karen said...

Wow!! Beautiful swirl in these! :)

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

Dessert every day sounds good to me. That's why I have to eat so much salad. Nice pic.

Sarah said...

Impressive swirls! Mine were terribly unattractive and had to be covered up...

Madam Chow said...

I totally believe you're both of European descent. My mom was Polish, and people used to think she was african-american when she was young, and had a tan! And your brownies look terrific!

The Blonde Duck said...

They're so pretty!

Katrina said...

We're just about an every night of the week treat kinda people ourselves!

The candy gram from your Laurels is priceless! Great treats. Love the no bake cookies.

ostwestwind said...

Your swirls are perfect! I wish I could have done it, too

Ulrike @ K├╝chenlatein

The Whimsical Cupcake said...

beautiful swirls in those brownies!!

Michal said...

love these brownies. heidi and i made these quite frequently during our year in the dorms together. not dorie's recipe--i think we used a box and a brick of cream cheese with a few add-ins.

i am always insanely jealous of your tan.:)

gigi said...

I so love that book!
What a great tan you little lady.

SiHaN said...

everyday is worth a treat! I adore the photo of the feet followed by the comparison too. latitudes sure make a difference. *grinz*

april Marie Claire- Girl Japan said...

Love the brownies.. but me too.. I am Euro and AE, but I am the fairest one out of my family.. can you believe it.

TeaLady said...

Great looking gams, eh, brownies. LOL

Marie said...

Oh gosh, I missed these! Grr!!! Yours look fab and so do the feet!!

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

I ♥ YOUR BLOG!! So Yummy!! Cheesecake and Brownies are two of my faves so the two together...such a great thing!! I have been making those fudgie peanut butter oatmeal no bake cookies since I got the recipe years ago. They are another quick favorite.

♥ Rebecca

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