Monday, September 23, 2013
Aunie Crocker & Cheesecake Brownies
For some reason, I have never really learned to cook. I can bake a banana cake now and again, and I've been known to serve up a mean bowl of white chicken chili, but when I say that's all I know how to make, it's not an exaggeration.
Now that Daniel and I are in our new home, we've already been the hosts to several small events, mostly just football game nights. And I don't know what it is about football, but it makes me want to bake! Last Friday, I saw an amazing (and easy!) recipe for cheesecake brownies on Dana's blog, and I knew it would be the perfect sweet treat to serve up to our guests.
I followed the recipe as directed, but at 55 minutes, they weren't quite done yet (mine were in a deeper dish), so I let them sit in the oven for 60 minutes before pulling them out. To be honest, they probably could have used a full 75-minutes, because these things were not done. Initially, I was so embarrassed... my very first baked treat didn't turn out! But guess what? Instead of cheesecake brownies, we ended up indulging in "molten cheesecake brownies." The middle of the brownie batter ended up not getting cooked the whole way through, so these were a bigger hit underdone than if they had been fully baked. In fact, the next day, both Daniel and his brother asked if there were anymore "molten brownies" left... they wanted more! Success!
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