The last two posts I did were verging on negative and hrmph. I’m not a negative person and I need to perk me up! And what better way to perk one self up than to indulge in a luxurious dessert of fat on fat on fat. Yes, you heard me right. Take a luscious chocolate brownie, top it with cheesecake and cover the whole thing in raspberry cream.
Oh yes, I have arrived.
Y’all can thank Panu for the creation of this heavenly delight (or monstrosity, depending on how you view “fat on fat on fat”). Last weekend whilst the man was hard at work, I offered to bake him something scrumptious for when he got home. Undecided between brownies and a cheesecake, he left me to deal with my own wicked creativity and look what I came up with! A raspberry cheesecake brownie!
Before I get sued and all that ugly legal jazz, I better own up to the fact that I didn’t actually come up with this magnificent creation.
My [lack of ] creativity took me as far as hauling the ridiculously heavy “Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Encyclopaedia of Body Building” off of my Hummingbird Bakery cookbook so that I could be inspired… and lo’ and behold…
Beauty like my eyes had never seen.
I mean really, it is a purrrty dessert isn’t it?
There is really little one can make complaint about when faced with a rich layer of chocolate brownie, the exquisite creaminess of the cheesecake, all topped with a sweet yet tart cream, made with fresh raspberries. In fact, this is one of my favourites that I’ve created and my friend Melissa said she’d like totally pay money for it.
Anyway, eating all of this fat on fat on fat (with a healthy side of fruit) had me thinking about the exponential growth of my behind. But there’s one thing I gotta share with you guys. Big can be fabulous. Check out this (old-ish but awesomely good-ish) video of Katy Brand doing Beyonce’s Single Women.
Ain’t she fabulous? Curvy and ALL WOMAN.
|Raspberry cheesecake brownie|
200 grams dark chocolate, roughly chopped
200 grams unsalted butter
250 grams icing sugar
110 grams plain flour
33 x 23 x 5 cm baking tray, lined with greaseproof paper
Note: I found that it was better to decorate the brownie and then refrigerate further for the topping to set slightly before serving. Otherwise it is can be quite runny.
|Makes 12 portions.|