Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Cheesecake Brownies...

Sometimes you've just go to go all out.... and today was one of those days....

A lot of people hear grain & sugar free and think.... taste free...

I'm on a mission... I want to show as many people as I can that real food is far superior in all respects. It nourishes your body, supports your immune system, assists with training goals, boosts your mood & metabolism AND it tastes incredible! It has real flavour... Real food tastes awesome, and when you combine the best ingredients to bake a treat like these Cheesecake Brownies... well you'll wonder why you ever bothered with processed junk...

They're still only for a treat... BUT if you're going to eat cake, why not make it really really good cake!

For the brownies:
  • 150g butter
  • 60g raw Irish honey
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 60g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 160d (fan). Line an 8" baking tin with parchment paper. 

Start by melting the butter, honey & vanilla... the microwave for 30-60 seconds should suffice. 

Add the cocoa powder & beat in the eggs one at a time. If you add them all together, it's really difficult to get the mixture to come together.

Finally add the remaining dry ingredients & mix until just combined. Set aside until needed. 

For the cheesecake swirl:
  • 100g mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp raw Irish honey
  • 1 large egg yolk

Beat all the ingredients together until smooth. Add some peppermint extract for a mint swirl... that would be AWESOME!!

Pour the brownie mixture into the prepared tin. Next drop spoonfuls of the cheesecake mix on top.

Using a skewer, drag the cheesecake through the brownie mixture to create a marbled/swirled appearance.

Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes. Every oven varies, so keep an eye on the brownies so you don't overbake them. They're supposed to be gooey and fudge-like. Basically you want them to be firm to the touch with a slight wobble in the centre. They'll continue to bake a little & firm up when you take them out of the oven.

I'm willing to bet that you won't be able to wait for them to cool before tasting them!

These are INCREDIBLE! Seriously... if you're looking for a really decadent recipe to show your friends & family how good real food tastes..... THIS IS IT!

Allow to cool a little between cutting into squares... you should get 12 generous brownies from this mixture....though you could technically just cut them in 2 pieces!

I absolutely LOVE writing GLBTK & do it solely to help you & give some ideas and inspiration to keep on track and eating good food...

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1 comment:

  1. Would you have the nutritional info on these babies, please? Many thanks....