01 June 2010

TWD: White Chocolate Brownies (with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing)

This will be a quick post today, but in short:  congrats to CB for FINALLY getting her long-desired post, and to Marthe for picking it.  This recipe was super fast and pretty easy, and I like them quite a bit--though I'd maybe argue with calling them "brownies";  they look and taste like "blondies" to me, all buttery and cakey.

 yay white chocolate!

I melted the white chocolate in the microwave instead of the stove, and rather than buying an orange I used lemon zest.  I thought the pan prep directions were overkill (butter pan, line bottom, butter liner, flour pan and liner) and I still had trouble getting the brownies out.  I also had to bake them way long--45 minutes for an 8x8 Pyrex pan and they were still a little damp in the center.  If I made them again, I'd probably decrease the oven temp by about 25 degrees. 

I knew I was going away for the week so I couldn't really do the meringue (plus I THINK IT'S EVIL);  instead I decided on a lemon cream cheese icing that was very good with the brownie, fluffy and not too sweet. 


Lemon Cream Cheese Icing
3 oz cream cheese
1/4 c butter, softened
1 1/2 c 10x sugar
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1/8 tsp salt
Cream butter and cheese together.  Beat in sugar.  Add lemon juice and zest and salt and beat until fluffy.


chocolatechic said...

Lemon Cream cheese icing.

Your brilliant!

cindy said...

We thought alike, I frosted mine with orange buttercream. Delish!

Tia said...

lemon cream cheese icing... you just made my day! yum... the colors and presentation look fantastic! esp. the second to last picture.

mine morphed into Salty/Sweet Brown Butter Frosted Brownies!

Di said...

Mmm, cream cheese icing. What a great idea! Your brownies look like then turned out great!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful (and tart) variation! Theses look perfect - and so glad they worked out for you!

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Becky said...

great idea with the lemon icing. sounds yummy. I loved this recipe!


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