This week’s TWD was chosen by Melissa from Life in a Peanut Shell. The recipe was espresso cheesecake brownies. At first this recipe screamed complete excess to me. I mean who really needs brownies topped with cheesecake? Well, I have to say that when finished these are quite nice and not excessive. I made one small change, but I wouldn’t recommend it. I don’t keep espresso in the house, so instead of the instant espresso I put some coffee-flavored liquor in the cheesecake batter. In the end you could not really taste the coffee flavoring and so my brownies turned out to be a little bland. That is no fault to the recipe though, as I am sure that if the espresso powder was in there they would have much more flavor.
The only other comment I have on this is that I was hoping the brownie part was a little more fudge-like. Mine turned out very cake-like instead. Don’t get me wrong they tasted fine. They looked amazing though with the cheesecake marbled with bits of brownie batter. I also left the frosting off of them since I knew they would not be gone immediately. I really don’t know how much it would add to them, but I’m sure it wouldn’t be bad. And none of the women at the Pampered Chef party I brought them to seemed to complain. Other than that I’m going to keep this post short and simple. So, I hope you enjoy!