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Almond Brownies With Sliced Cheddar

Some of you areprobably wrinkling your nose in disgust at the title.

Brownies with cheddar cheese? Really?

If you have noticed, i really like salt in my dessert. They are like my personal fairy dusts, powerful and magical, and at the rate i am sprinkling them, you can call me a seasoned salt sprinkler.

By using cheddar cheese, i was expecting to introduce the same kind of savoury depth into these brownies.

You might need to use your super sight powers to spot the slice of cheese in here. But it’s there, almost at the bottom of the brownies.

Okay, a word of warning, the next picture might gross you out as i had to practically mince the brownies to reveal the cheese.

Whoops, sorry for the carnage.

While putting cheddar into your dessert may sound foreign, it’s very common here in Indonesia. We sprinkle grated cheese on our cakes,and cookies all the time. And the fact is, the combination works, for me at least, or maybe it’s an acquired taste, since i grew up with it.

But do give this a shot! who knows you might like it too!

Almond Brownies with Sliced Cheddar

(Taken from Sedap Magazine)

150 gr Butter

200 gr Dark Chocolate

3 eggs

125 gr sugar

30 gr AP flour

15 gr cocoa powder

50 gr almond flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

3 tsp almond extract

15 gr sliced almonds (to be sprinkled)

1. Heat butter till melted. Add chocolate and stir  till both are melted and  well combined.

2. In another bowl, beat eggs and sugar till they get slightly thick. Add  the egg-sugar mixture to the chocolate mixture and mix well.

3.   Sift AP flour, cocoa powder, ground almonds and baking powder into the chocolate-egg mixture. Add the almond extract and mix till just combined.

4. Pour half of the batter into a pregreased and prelined (with overhang to lift the brownies easily later)8×8 baking tin. Arrange cheese slices over the batter, the pour the remanining batter over the cheese.

5. Bake at 180 degree Celcius (not F) for 25 minutes or till they are well cooked

6. Slice into squares to serve.

  1. April 21, 2011 at 6:53 am

    cheese brownies! wow, that’s a different take on chocolate dessert. though, i suppose when you think about it, cheesecake is pretty popular. have you ever tried cheese ice cream? so yummy.

  2. April 21, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Looks so inviting! I bet you love chocolate a lot cos I always see you using chocolates in your bakes! kekeke 🙂

  3. April 21, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I love this idea! I’ve heard of cheddar with apple-y desserts but never with chocolate. Delicious!

  4. April 21, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    yeah, most of the time we use cream cheese in brownies. i’m sure cheddar cheese has its own unique taste and saltiness to bakes and sounds delicious! i like the little plate there!

  5. April 21, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Cheese and Brownies…Interesting combination there. I definitely think this would be an acquired taste (at least to those I feed lol) but I can imagine the flavors. Great pictures too 🙂

  6. April 21, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Now this in innovative. The deep sweetness of chocolate combined with the sharpness of cheddar..definitely unique and most likely delish.

  7. April 21, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    All of your brownies remind me of a brownies shop in the Philippines where they sell all different types of it, but I guess you know more stuff than they do.

  8. April 21, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Those brownies sound so interesting. I think I’d really like them.

  9. April 22, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I’m a huge fan of the savory/sweet combo and I think this is a fantasic idea! Your pictures are stunning too!

  10. April 26, 2011 at 4:51 am

    All right. I’m in, I’m in! I’ll make them this week for a girls’ night and let you know how they turn out….

  11. April 28, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Sounds heavenly! I would definitely try out some brownies with cheese. Yum!

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