Tuesday, September 1, 2009

TWD: Cheesecake-Brownie combo

Cheesecake and brownies sound like a great combination, but I almost didn't make these. It's been hot. Inside the house, on the main floor, it's 90 degrees. Upstairs, it's candle-melting hot. Why would I want to turn on an oven?

But I did, and I'm happy I did, because these are some delicious brownies.

The swirling part didn't go too well, though. My brownie dough was very stiff, so, as you can see from the photo, there are these brownie lumps with a bit of swirl on the top. I figure the brownie part was already pre-baked from the heat of the kitchen.

You might also notice that there is no sour cream topping. I truly planned to add that. In fact, I still might.

You see, I already had a tub of sour cream in the refrigerator, and, thinking it might not be quite enough, I bought a small additional container. Plenty, or so I thought.

Let's just say, that when I opened the large sour cream container to remove my 1/4 cup for the cheesecake layer, I discovered a Science Experiment in action. Since I don't typically use green and fuzzy sour cream for baking, that container got tossed, leaving only the small container. My daughter suggested topping only half the brownies as a taste-testing experiment, so that is what I will do. But, I had better do it soon, while some brownies still remain.

Thanks to Melissa of Life in a Peanut Shell for allowing us to test yet another version of brownie. Stop by the TWD bake shop to see how the others fared.


Anonymous said...

Glad you liked the brownies. Too bad about the sour cream!

Kayte said...

My swirling did not go well either...it all sank to the bottom, I tried to guess where it might be and swirl a bit, but nothing. LOL on the science experiment in action. Yours looks very nice...and I would recommend the topping...it was a big hit around here!

Madam Chow said...

Hey! What happened to your sour cream sounds like what happened to my sour dough starter! At any rate, I don't think the sour cream topping added much to these at all.

The Food Librarian said...

It is crazy hot, huh?! I laughed when I set out a stick of butter to soften and I came back to it in 10 minutes and we were ready to go!

Your brownies look great. I have the same science experiment in my fridge sometimes too!! :)

Teanna said...

EEK! Boo to science experiments happening in food unbeknownst to us!!! The brownies look great, though!

Megan said...

I remember last year you had the same problem with the heat inside your house. I can't imagine being able to sleep like that.

Unless you surround yourself with ice packs!

NKP said...

Yummy brownies! Too bad about the sour cream.. I hate it when that happens!

TeaLady said...

Glad I am not the only one with science experiments in the fridge. Now, if I just ahd kids to blame them on!!!

Brownies look just fine to me. I didn't like the sour cream toppping, so doing it half would be a good idea tot me. But y'all may like.