Moist, dense, chocolatey, and quicker to make than cookies or cake, brownies are the best of both worlds. Swirl in a creamy mixture of Bellwether Farms Fromage Blanc and Crème Fraiche, slip the pan in the oven and you’re ready to party.
Makes 20 small brownies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 9-inch square baking pan.
In a large heat-proof bowl set over simmering water (double boiler), melt the butter and chocolate, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and 2 cups of the sugar. Whisk in 4 eggs, one at a time, incorporating well after each egg. Stir in flour and baking powder until fully incorporated smooth. Add the optional pecans, if using.
In another bowl, whisk the Fromage Blanc, Crème Fraiche, the remaining ¼ cup sugar and remaining egg until smooth.
Spread half the chocolate mixture evenly into the prepared pan, then pour the Fromage Blanc/Crème Fraiche mixture on top. Drop 1/4 cup portions of remaining chocolate mixture on top. Take the tip of a knife and swirl the mixture into the chocolate.
Bake brownies for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let brownies cool then cut into squares and serve.