"For this was on Saint Valentine's Day,
When every bird cometh there to choose his mate"
Yesterday I wrote about doctoring cake mixes. Today I doctored a Ghirardelli brownie mix by adding a cream cheese swirl.
ingredients called for by the mix (eggs, oil, water)
1 8-ounce package of cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
Prepare the brownie batter according to package directions, pour into a baking dish, and set aside.
In a medium bowl blend the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and milk on medium speed with a mixer. Scoop large spoonful of cream cheese mixture into the brownie batter. With a spatula, swirl the cream cheese throughout the batter.
Bake according to package directions. With that said, my brownies needed 10 more minutes than the package said. It may have been the brand cake mix or the added cream cheese, so keep an eye on your brownies as they bake.
|cream cheese swirl brownies|
Strawberry Topping Ingredients:
3 cups strawberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup brandy, optional
Mix sugar and cornstarch together in a saucepan. Stir in water and orange juice. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring continuously, until the mixture thickens. Add strawberries and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for approximately 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Add the brandy and flambé. Spoon over brownies.
|flambé in the dark|
Happy Valentine's Day and Enjoy!