Cream Cheese Brownies
slightly adaped from Fat Witch
- 8 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups (12 oz) bittersweet chocolate chips
- 16 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup unbleached flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
Grease and flour a 9x9 baking pan. Preheat the oven to 350.
Melt the butter and chocolate in a smal saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted. Set aside to cool.
Beat the cream cheese and 1/4 cup of the sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Beat in 1 egg and set aside.
Place the remaining 1 1/4 cups of sugar in a large bowl and beat in the remaining 3 eggs, one at a time until smooth. Add the vanilla and chocolate mixture and mix until well blended.
Measure the four and salt and then sift together directly into the chocolate batter. Mix the batter gently until well combined and no trace of the dry ingredients remains.
Spread 3/4 of the chocolate batter evenly in the pan. Pour the cream cheese mixture on top of the chocolate layer. Gently spread the remaining chocolate batter over the cream cheese layer.
Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes our clean or only with crumbs.
Cool on rack for 1 1/2 hours. Refrigerate brownies and cut just before serving.
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