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11/17/13

Best Cream Cheese Brownie EVER, They Call Them BOOM BOOMS!

Indescribably Delicious!
The gentleman who gave me this recipe over twenty-five years ago grinned and warned me these are better than SEX???  Now I make no guarantees about that but they are REALLY good.  It was about this time of year and I think our youngest son was maybe 14 (That would make it 25 years ago.) and I had gone to work as Christmas help at the old Stewart's Department Store in their Christmas Shop.

 It was so very special back then.  Every year Stewart's hired doormen who dressed in tuxedos with top hats and they opened and closed the store's doors for you and helped you to your car with your packages when needed.  I remember a snow covered evening with maybe 2-3 " of snow on the ground and big fluffy snow flakes drifting to the ground in the moonlight.  It was such a lovely sight.  Almost like a scene you would see and expect to hear someone singing SILVER BELLS.

The gentleman who had been sent in as the assistant store manager was from New York.  I cannot for the life of me recall his name but he was very kind to me.  As the Christmas Shop was in the back of the store on the second floor all of the big brass went by several times a day as the executive offices were yet further behind us.

At any rate we struck up a conversation about favorite foods and he told me about these and of course I asked for the recipe and he was kind enough to call his Mother back in New York and give it to me and now I share it with you.

Ingredients for Boom Booms:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and butter and flour well a 9" x 13" baking pan.  Set aside.

Brownie Mixture:

4 squares of unsweetened chocolate (can substitute 3 tablespoons of cocoa +1 tablespoon of vegetable oil for each square)
2/3 C. vegetable oil
2 C. sugar
4 eggs
1 1/4 C. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking powder

Melt together in a double boiler  over simmering water the chocolate and oil in a glass or metal bowl.  Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar after the chocolate had melted and is smooth.    Stir  until well combined. 





Beat together the eggs and add a small amount (About a fourth of a cup or thereabouts.)  of the chocolate to them and stir well to temper.  Add the eggs to the chocolate and beat together.  Stir in the dry ingredients until just combined.



Boom Boom Mixture:

8 ounces of cream cheese
3/4 C. sugar
3 T. flour
3 T. butter
3/4 t. vanilla
1 T. water, or coffee, or coffee liquor

Mix all of the above ingredients together in a saucepan over low hear until it is melted together stirring all of the time.  Turn off the heat when well blended.

Pour 1/2 of the brownie mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan spreading evenly.  Swirl 2/3 of the cream cheese mixture over the brownie mixture.  Pour the rest of the brownie batter atop and spread.   Lastly dollop the remaining cream cheese in an even pattern over the brownie mixture.




Bake for about 30-35 minutes until done then remove and cool. (I baked mine for 38 minutes.)  Yield 18 large brownies.

Be prepared,
'cause these are REALLY good. 

Enjoy!










1 comment:

cambric cotton, pins and needles said...

Don't you sometimes wish some of the old ways would make a come back. When we surprised our sister with Hi-tea at the Windsor hotel ( circa 1883) it was so nice to be helped from the cab by a young guy in dress suit, who then opened the door for us. The waiters all dressed in black with white aprons. If I closed my eyes I could imagine I was back in time. Love the cream cheese brownies.