July 17, 2012

Bake Aong #28~ Checkerboard brownies~棋盘布兰尼..^^

This is another Free and Easy Bake Along event ~ Bake Along #28.  
5 reasons I love to join bake along 
        ..1st i learn new recipes..:)
        ..2nd i get to do bakes that i know i will never make but i make because of these awesome fellow bloggers' encouragement..:)
        ..3rd i get to taste new type of food (bakes and cooks) which is really delicious. 
        ..4rd  i will update my blog more frequently (when i am lazy sometimes i will delay updating my blog..:p)
        ..5th  i get to know more new fellow bloggers (new friends) instead of being a lonesome blogger...lol
Bake Along #28 ~ This round the recipe is Coconut Checkerboard Brownies from Bon Appetit (P589, from BA by Barbara Fairchild).
When i saw this recipe in Zoe's blog i was like 'Cool..checkerboard brownies..but how to do this?' After visiting Zoe, Lena, Joyce, Angeline and the original recipe, i roughly have the idea how to do this checkerboard brownies. One more thing bother me is that my kids do not like coconut so I decided to change the coconut to cereal. 

~my Sam like this cereal checkerboard brownies..he like it.. chewy, fudgy and chocolaty~ 

~this is the patchwork cereal checkerboard brownies..:p~

Please refer to Coconut Checkerboard Brownies Here:
i make some changes...

Cereal checkerboard brownies
Cereal Batter:
150gm nestum cereal
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sour cream
2 ounces (57g) Philadephia-brand cream cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes, room temperature 
1 extra large egg
pinch of salt

Chocolate Batter
6 tbsps (88g) unsalted butter, cut into 6 pieces
3 1/2 ounces (100g) unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 extra large eggs
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (packed) golden brown sugar
3/4 cup sifted unbleached all purpose flour (sifted, then measured)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt

Cereal Batter: 
1) Place cereal and sugar in processor, finely chop. Add milk, sour cream and cream cheese to processor and blend well.
2) Add egg and blend well, stop occasionally to scrape down sides of bowl.
3) Transfer to bowl. Cover and refrigerate. (i did not refrigerate until firm because i spread the whole batter on the chocolate layer instead of spooning onto the chocolate layer)

Chocolate Batter:
1) Butter 9x9x2-inch metal baking pan.(i lined the whole baking pan with parchment paper) Melt butter with chocolate in heavy small saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Pour into medium bowl. Cool to lukewarm. 
2)Whisk in eggs and vanilla. Whisk sugar, flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl; pour over chocolate mixture. 

3) Mixed until blended and smooth. Spread 1 1/4 cups chocolate batter in prepared pan (cover and refrigerate remaining batter). Cover pan tightly with aluminum foil. Refrigerate batter until firm. (about 3 hours) 
4) Position rack in center of oven and preheated to 325F (170C). Spread the cereal over the chocolate layer, filling pan completely. Spoon the remaining chocolate batter onto the cereal layer making it look like a checkerboard pattern. Cover pan tightly with foil.
5) Bake 45 minutes.( i bake mine for 30 minutes) Remove foil and bake until tester inserted in center of 1 chocolate mound comes out almost clean for another 40 minutes ( i bake mine for 30).  Cool brownies completely in pan on rack and cut into squares. 


 I'm sharing this post to Bake Along event #28
Hosted by:
Lena from Frozen Wings
Joyce from Kitchen Flavours


  1. Hi mui mui, that is very creative of you, using cereal! I can imagine how fragrant the brownies must be during baking! You did well with your changes! And it is always a pleasure to have you baking along with us, fellow bakers like you that makes the event more meaningful! Thank you!

  2. I support you 100% Mui Mui! With all there good reasons, I can enjoy reading your updated posting too!

  3. Cereal? good idea mui mui.Yeah, I absolutely agree with you and that is why I join the bake along with Lena, Joyce and Zoe.

  4. Hi Mui Mui, your check board brownies look delicious. Very well baked.
    Have a nice week ahead, regards.

  5. Look forward to more of your bakes...

  6. 这造型很可爱:)

  7. Hi Mui Mui, I also join the Bake Along for the same reasons... motivates me to try new recipes or else I will keep baking the same old things LOL. Good idea on the cereal. The checkerboard design came out well.

  8. Hi Joyce,
    Thanks so much for compliments.
    I like this event cos it gives me room to grow..hehe
    Thanks again.

  9. Hi Jess,
    Thanks so much for support and compliments.
    I am also enjoying reading all your posts. Especially your lovely pictures. They are just simply beautiful.
    Have a nice day, dear friend..^^

  10. 粉红女郎,
    这布兰尼加了cereal是很不错。。(^ ^)

  11. 哇!厨艺更上一层了,厉害,很佩服你哦~

  12. Hi Angeline,
    I am glad that there is a fellow blogger like you agree with me...:D
    We should thank Zoe, Lena n Joyce for hosting such good bake along ..; )
    Thanks dear friends..: )

  13. Hi Mich,
    Thanks for compliments.
    M glad we have same reason n being motivate .. Let's keep trying new recipes and keep blogging...hehe
    Have a nice week ahead.:)

  14. Hi Amelia,
    Thanks for compliments.
    Have a nice day!

  15. Hi Sharon,
    Yes, let's keep blogging..^

  16. good morning doreen, good that you made some changes to make something that your kids like, i believe that it gives a really nice crunch to each bite into the brownies. thanks so much for all the nice words given to our bake along and hey, you will never be a lone blogger! trust me!!

  17. Hi Mui Mui, anymore left? Ha ha ha.
    I sure would love have a few, looks really good, and nice colours.....
    I guess women love these chocolate cakes....
    You are very good! Outstanding!
    Have fun,

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  19. 我想。。。。。。

  20. Hi Lena,
    Thanks so much for the goods words.
    Yes, so happy to have blogger friend like you...:D
    Have a wonderful weekend..^^

  21. Hi Sean,

  22. Hi uncle Lee,
    Thanks for compliments.
    Yes, I save some for you uncle...^^ hope you n aunty like it.
    Yes, yes chocolate is a woman's best friend n a kids' too...lol Have a nice weekend..^^

  23. Hi Kate,

  24. 你的蛋糕终是做到那么美,让我不吃蛋糕都想看多几眼。

  25. wow, this one is good, gonna use for another sport but i think it'll be just as good, BIG thanks :)


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