I don't know why I have the impression that Woody's recipes tend to be rich and 'loud'-as in it gives an impact on your first bite/taste? So when I saw the recipe title before reading recipe, I thought to myself, this must be a super rich brownie...just like that lemon cake in HCB. And I am right....lol! This brownie is very good..but a little goes a long way.
First I toasted the pecan nuts. But the 150g packet of pecan nuts after toasting became 78g??! (Ok..i admit, I ate 1, but even with that 1 piece, it would have been 80g!) So I added walnuts to make up for the difference in weight.
Then I made the white chocolate custard.
I used Meiji white chocolate.
Then mix in the batter & walnuts and into the prepared pan.
Opps!! I forgot to put in the cream cheese!!
After I put in the oven, I saw a bowl of cream cheese sitting on the counter! Gosh!
I quickly took the pan out from oven and dump in the cream cheese and tried to incorporate into the batter with my knife & later fork.
Out of the oven. Looks good..doesn't look like anything went wrong. lol!
Made the white chocolate buttercream.
Taste very good despite being on the sweeter side..and I like how it looked like whipped cream.
Pour onto the brownie layer and put back in fridge
Make the ganache and pour over.
Oh..I added Bourbon.. that is what made it even better! lol!
After the next day..all set.
Cut into triangles.
A little goes a long way..so a tiny triangle is all you need!
For my tasting.. I didn't have any ice-cream so I just ate on its own. Very good though..despite being so rich. This is for photography only.. I ate one triangular slice and the other one, my helper ate.
Oh..that dish there..hahaha.. it's actually my soya sauce dish. Can't remember where I got it from.. it's the one and only one I have in this design. Actually I think 90% of my dishes are free! Either some hand me down from my mom or my late MIL or my SIL or some freebies. That's why I don't have a nice proper set of dinner wares. And I feel bad to throw away all the usable plates just to get a new set. Some of my plates and bowls, some older than my children.. like more than 25+ years!
These are very good brownies. If I were to make it again, I will do away with the white chocolate layer. It looks pretty with white chocolate layer, but I like my brownie less sweet. The bourbon ganache layer compliments the brownies very well. I love it.