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Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Goat Cheese In A Brownie? A Tangy Surprise
Last week Farmer Rich surprised me with a windfall of spreadable goat cheese, something akin to cream cheese but with a goaty tang. We smeared some on bread, made a few sandwiches and then in my new attempts to eliminate waste, realized that I'd better come up with some way to utilize the rest of it before it started growing fur.
Goat cheese and chocolate pair quite well together, especially in David Lebovitz's Cheesecake Brownies Recipe. I simply substituted goat cheese for the cream cheese. Nobody could put their finger on the "secret ingredient" and most thought it was citrus. When I told them it was goat cheese they all commented upon the tanginess. The goat cheese seems to temper the sweetness of the brownies.
Although Izzy enjoyed his, these may appeal more to grown-ups. A friend's child, while eating one, politely whispered to his mama, "I don't like the top part but the bottom is yummy." She kindly licked off the goat cheese and returned the rest to him.