Monday, December 21, 2009
A while back Goldie from Confessions of a Serial Baker asked me what I thought of the concept of tiramisu brownies. I thought it was a fantastic idea. I mean, really, what's not to like? So she made something, which you should go check out, and I made these. I decided to do blondies, since I'd been craving them, and a cream cheese filling like the one from the strawberry cream cheese brownies I made a while ago. I used this recipe for the blondies and for the filling I just added some rum and some very strong brewed coffee (a couple tbls each) to the same one I used for the above mentioned brownies. I put 2/3 of the batter into a parchment lined 8x8, then the filling on that, then I piped fingers of batter over the top. The goal was to have it look vaguely like ladyfingers, but as you can see it didn't quite work. I still think it's a cool effect though. Anyway, I didn't get any step by steps, but they were really good. Next time I make it I'm going to use a light brown sugar blondie instead of dark brown or maybe a cookie bar kind of thing. I think a lighter flavor base would be better, the admittedly delicious blondies were a bit distracting. The filling was wicked good though, you could really taste the rum and coffee. All in all these were a good time, I'm glad Goldie challenged me to make them. And they freeze well, too. Which is good since my girlfriend thought they were too boozy. Heh.