Now, I have to confess, I tried to make these awhile ago. I can't remember exactly when, but we were in the place we're living in now but before I started this blog, so sometime between September 2012 and January 2013. (This timeframe is irrelevant to the story, I just know how many unnecessary details I want when people tell me stories!) Anyway, they failed, a lot. Normally, I'd try something, the recipe would fail and I'd ditch it. For whatever reason, I kept this one. Maybe I couldn't admit I couldn't make something marbled!
Anyway. Marbled brownies. So. Delicious. Loved them. They were a hit. As soon as Kai's dad tried one, he tried to hide the whole lot so we couldn't serve them for dessert, which is a good response I think!
However, they were a bit of a bugger to make. Mixing up the recipe itself was fine. But they just took forever to cook. Maybe it was my oven, I'm not sure! But the recipe said 35-40 minutes and I think they were in the oven for almost an hour and a half in the end! It was a bit confusing, with the new pan, and the pan actually had instructions on it saying because of how the pan was made and the metal etc, have the temperature 10 degrees lower than required and don't overcook. So I tried that at the start, and then realised that was stupid and put it back to the required temperature. But it still took ages!
This is the second recipe I've tried from Cadbury Kitchen. Anyone that came to our Grand Final BBQ last September might remember the chocolate cupcakes I made from a Cadbury Kitchen recipe. They were dry and flavourless and just really disappointing! So I must admit, I'm not totally sold on their recipes at this stage! I'm sure I'll try more of their recipes again still, but I've got so many other delicious recipes to go through from many other places it might be awhile before I try another one! Still, despite the time this one took it was amazing!!
RECIPE - makes 24
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 40-60 minutes
125g unsalted butter, chopped
125g dark chocolate, chopped
1 cup brown sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup plain flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
250g Philadelphia Spreadable Light Cream Cheese
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 egg, extra, lightly beaten
1. Combine the butter, chocolate and brown sugar in a saucepan and stir over a medium heat until the chocolate and butter have melted. Remove from heat and whisk in the eggs. Add the sifted flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Stir until well combined then pour into a greased and base lined 18cmx28cm slice pan.
2. Beat the cream cheese, caster sugar and extra egg until smooth and creamy. Spoon randomly over chocolate mixture and swirl with the tip of a non-serrated knife.
3. Bake in a moderate oven at 180 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until cooked through. Cool on a wire rack before cutting into 24 pieces.
Source: Cadbury Kitchen