Ode to Nigella 26 – Cream Cheese Brownies

So today I was going to make Nigella’s White Chocolate and Macadamia Brownies but I didn’t have quite enough white chocolate so I was thinking I was hilarious by adding a touch of milk chocolate and calling them dirty blondes. So much so I burnt the chocolate when trying to melt it. So I had to ditch that lot and start again and considering I now had no white chocolate it was the Cream Cheese Brownies instead. And that was certainly not a bad thing.

Cream Cheese Brownies
Nigella Lawson, How To Be A Domestic Goddess

  • 125g dark chocolate
  • 125g butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 75g plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 200g cold Philadelphia
  1. Preheat oven to 180C and grease and line a 23cm square cake tin
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate together and cool slightly
  3. Beat the eggs and caster sugar together and then add the chocolate mixture
  4. Fold in the flour
  5. Spoon half the mix into the tin and spread it to the edges
  6. Cut the Philadelphia cream cheese as thinly as you can and layer them over the batter
  7. Spoon over the remaining mix and ensure all the cream cheese is covered
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or so.
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  • Mountaingirl

    Nothing like being inventive as you go along :-) Mind you you could have faked it and told us that was how they were meant to turn out cos they look perfectly delicious!

  • Anonymous

    this is NOT as good as nigella's recipe. way too much sugar, like disgustingly sweet. and they took twice the amount of time to cook beyond the texture of soup. i am incredibly disappointed in your wannabe cooking skills.

  • kim at allconsuming

    Hi Anonymous,
    I wish you'd left your real details as I'm quite sure you probably won't be coming back to read this.

    But the recipe is straight from Nigella's How to be a domestic goddess. In all of my recipes during my Ode to Nigella I used recipes (and reprinted them here) directly from her books.

    I'm not sure why yours took so long to cook – I know when I made her straight Brownie recipe it took a lot longer for me to cook that – in that twice as long – but I'd put that down to my dodgy oven.

    I'm sorry you're disappointed in my wannabe cooking skills but for the record, I don't wannabe anything and I know for a fact my cooking skills are pretty damn fine.

    PS – if you want to check the recipe, it's on page 194 of my edition, which is a soft covered version only purchased this year.