What Should I Bake?

This is a question I often pose to, well, anyone around me who will listen when I have the urge to bake. It would be easy to just pull out some of my tried and true go-to recipes every time I want to whip up a sweet treat, but it’s so much fun to try out new recipes. Plus I figure if someone tells me what they want me to make, I automatically have a taste tester lined up to shower me with praise…because obviously everything I bake turns out perfect every time 😉


I (not so) recently posed this question to one of my good friends I was going to be visiting. I figured if I was bringing them treats, it should be something they would like. The answer I received was “why not make a bar of some sort”.


Because I have a small chocolate addiction (who doesn’t?!), brownies were the first thing that popped to mind. But plain ol’ brownies are, well, boring. So I upped the ante and decided to make cream cheese brownies. Oh yes I did.


Too lazy to look through my piles of cookbooks, I went to Google, where I was bestowed with a recipe by Martha Stewart. You can’t go wrong with a Martha recipe (click here for the details).


Ingredients assembled, I set out to make these rich, fudgy, chocolate delights.


As always, I melt my chocolate over direct heat. I know, I know, I should use a double boiler to avoid disaster, but I like living on the edge. And I’ve yet to ruin a pot of chocolate. Totally not cocky in my chocolate skillz.


There might be a touch of sugar in there, to go with the tidbit of butter. Health food, these are not. Which is okay – because they are brownies!


My favourite part – swirling the cream cheese mixture into the chocolate mixture. It’s like playing with your food!


Soon enough I was graced with a pan of perfectly baked, gooey in the middle, deliciously decadent brownies. And a sunny morning perfect for a photo shoot on the front porch!


Don’t you just want to take a bite?


My mom devoured two pretty much out of the pan. And my friend thought they were basically amazing as well. If you are looking for a cream cheese brownie recipe, Martha’s the man – er, woman.


My question to you now – What should I bake?


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Categories: Baking, Chocolate, Dessert


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6 Comments on “What Should I Bake?”

  1. April 13, 2011 at 5:53 am #

    Looking good, Marianne!!

  2. April 13, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    om nom nom. Sooo…. you should bake some more and totally bring them to the 340 exam! 😀

  3. April 13, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    Wait a minute… can I be your taste tester?!
    Those look absolutely incredible. Brownies. Cream cheese. You can’t go wrong.

  4. April 24, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    cream cheese brownies are my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE! good choice! 🙂

  5. April 24, 2011 at 2:19 pm #


  6. April 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    Marianne – those look amazing! I am not a baker at all – I leave that to my daughter – I’ll have to share this with her! 😀

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