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Thai Tea Brownies Recipe
adapted by Nestle
Thai Tea Brownies Recipe Instructions
- Preheat oven to 350º F.
- Lightly coat 13 x 9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Prepare brownie mix according to package directions for fudgy brownies. Spread into prepared pan.
- For Thai Tea mixture, beat cream cheese, granulated sugar and 3 tablespoons of instant Thai Tea mix in small mixer bowl until smooth.
- Beat in egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
- Spread cream cheese mixture on top of brownie layer.
- Using a knife, swirl brownie batter and Thai Tea cream cheese batter.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until cream cheese mixture appears set and brownie portion is shiny.
- Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
Thai Tea Brownies – A Perfect Combination of Flavors
Thai tea brownies have become an increasingly popular Asian-inspired dessert as of late due to their irresistible combination of savory and sweet flavors. These delectable Brownies are made with a combination of coffee, cocoa powder, sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream and a generous sprinkle of Thai tea powder for a unique flavor. The result is a delightful, creamy and nutty brownie that is sure to be a hit with any dessert lover.
The Origins of Thai Tea Brownies
These heavenly treats have their origins in Thailand, where the combination of sweet and creamy is a staple. In the past decade, Thai tea has become extremely popular in the United States, and as a result, so have Thai Tea Brownies. The unique flavor profile of the tea provides an enticing twist to a classic dessert and has made them a hit with dessert enthusiasts.
How to Make Delicious Thai Tea Brownies
Making these tasty treats is easy and can be done with just a few simple ingredients. To start, preheat your oven to 350°F and line a 9×9-inch baking pan with parchment paper.In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the softened butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and espresso powder until the ingredients are combined and the mixture is light and fluffy. Then, in a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, and Thai tea powder. Next, mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until everything is combined. Spread the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean. Allow them to cool before cutting into squares and serving.
The Magic of Thai Tea
The unique flavor of Thai tea comes from a blend of strong black tea, aromatic spices, and sweetened condensed milk. This combination adds a depth of flavor and sweetness to the brownies, making them unique and sophisticated. While most traditional brownies are fairly one-dimensional in flavor, Thai tea brownies add a depth of flavor that can satisfy even the most discerning palates.
Fun Ways to Serve Thai Tea Brownies
Once the brownies are done baking, they can be served in a variety of ways. Perhaps the easiest and most popular way to enjoy them is with a big scoop of ice cream and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings and a drizzle of caramel sauce. For a more sophisticated presentation, the brownies can be drizzled with a thin glaze of melted chocolate and served on a platter of fresh fruit. For a truly decadent treat, the brownies can be cut into small bite-sized pieces and served with a scoop of Thai iced tea ice cream.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long do Thai Tea Brownies last?
A: Thai Tea Brownies will last up to a week when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Q: How can I make these brownies without an oven?
A: You can make Thai Tea Brownies without an oven by using an air fryer or a slow cooker.
Q: Are Thai Tea Brownies vegan?
A: Traditional Thai Tea Brownies use butter and eggs, but there are vegan variations available that are made using vegan butter, agave nectar, and egg replacers.
1 box (19.8 ounces) brownie mix, plus ingredients to prepare mix
3 tablespoons instant Thai Tea drink mix
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Lightly coat a 13×9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Prepare brownie mix according to package directions and spread into prepared pan.
For Thai Tea mixture, beat cream cheese, granulated sugar, and 3 tablespoons of instant Thai Tea mix in a small mixer bowl until smooth.
Beat in egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Spread cream cheese mixture on top of brownie layer.
Using a knife, swirl brownie batter and Thai Tea cream cheese batter.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until cream cheese mixture appears set and brownie portion is shiny.
Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
For extra sweetness, sprinkle some granulated sugar on top of the brownies before baking.
To add a crunch, sprinkle some crushed graham crackers on top of cream cheese mixture.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Desserts
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Fusion
- Diet: Halal
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 310 kcal
- Sugar: 14g
- Sodium: 420mg
- Fat: 15g
- Saturated Fat: 7g
- Unsaturated Fat: 6g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 37g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 4g
- Cholesterol: 30mg
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