Bready or Not Original: Swirled Goat Cheese Brownies

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018 in Blog, Bready or Not, brownies, cheese galore, chocolate | 0 comments

Swirled Goat Cheese Brownies. These things are sweet, savory, rich, and absolutely perfect for holiday fixin’s.

Bready or Not Original: Swirled Goat Cheese Brownies

These are brownies that taste fancy, because they are. Goat cheese ain’t cheap, people, though I acquired mine for a good price at Costco.

Bready or Not Original: Swirled Goat Cheese Brownies

Costco’s chevre comes in two logs of 10 1/2 ounces. I bought it for use in a recipe that’ll be coming up in a few weeks (goat cheese rounds for a salad, YUM) but then had to figure out what to do with the other log.

Bready or Not Original: Swirled Goat Cheese Brownies

The answer, of course: DESSERT! I ended up melding several recipes to suit my Costco-sized cheese, and ta-da! This recipe is the result.

Bready or Not Original: Swirled Goat Cheese Brownies

I’ve made brownies like this using cream cheese before. This version takes that up several notches. Chevre is a strong, somewhat gamey cheese. The end result is a brownie that is rich and sweet with a distinct savory note.

Bready or Not Original: Swirled Goat Cheese Brownies

Treat yourself with these amazing brownies this holiday season–and be sure to check out last week’s Holiday Cherry Brownies, too!

Bready or Not Original: Swirled Goat Cheese Brownies

Bready or Not Original: Swirled Goat Cheese Brownies

Bready or Not Original: Swirled Goat Cheese Brownies

Goat cheese makes these swirled brownies taste delicious and fancy! This recipe is made to accommodate the size of goat cheese available at Costco. Serve these up at a holiday gathering and folks are sure to rave.

  • Goat Cheese Swirl
  • 10.5 ounces goat cheese, room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • Brownie Base
  • 2/3 cup Dutch process cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Line an 8×8 or 9x9-inch square pan with aluminum foil and apply nonstick spray or butter.

Mix goat cheese swirl ingredients. Set aside.

Make the brownie base by whisking together the cocoa, sugars, salt, flour, and chips in a big mixing bowl. Add the eggs, oil, and water and vanilla extract until everything is just combined.

Spoon half the brownie batter into the prepared pan. Dollop the cheese mixture atop it, then add the remaining brownie batter into the open spots. Use a knife to swirl the two layers together while still keeping them a bit distinct.

Bake the brownies for 35 to 45 minutes, depending on the pan size. Use the toothpick test to check for doneness. The center should be set with the consistency still moist and fudgy. Cool to room temperature, then place in fridge to chill an hour or two prior to cutting.

Use foil to lift brownies onto cutting board for easy slicing. Store in a sealed container in fridge, with parchment or waxed paper between the layers.

OM NOM NOM!

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