This week's TWD was chosen by Melissa of Life in a Peanut Shell: espresso cheesecake brownies! I love the idea of this recipe - cheesecake and brownies all in one dessert? Yum!
So, let's start with the positive - I actually liked the flavor of the brownies. They're creamy with a ton of espresso flavor. In fact, if I had a complaint with the flavor, it's that the espresso cheesecake dominated a bit too much and didn't let me enjoy the chocolate from the brownie layer. If I make them again, I'd definitely want either a thicker brownie bottom or a bit less cheesecake on top. Also, these brownies definitely taste better after a night in the fridge - I liked them a lot more the day after I made them.
Now, for the not so positive - these brownies did NOT want to come out of the pan! Here let me show you what happened when I tried to cut them:
Disaster! Even the brownies I did manage to get out were quite ragged. I had to trim one up quite a bit to make it presentable for its photo. Next time I'll line the pan with foil so I can get the brownies out, and I'll let them sit in the fridge overnight before I even think about cutting them, which I am pretty sure will help with the ragged edges.
Many thanks to Melissa for hosting this week! You can find the recipe for the brownies on her site. Head over to TWD to see the rest of this week's brownies!