Are you watching Baking Made Easy? I watch it for the recipes but end up shouting at the television, more specifically at the woman on it who is one of the most annoying creatures I’ve ever come across.
She does have good recipes, though, and that includes this one for Oreo Brownies. Chocolate brownies…with Oreos on top. Beautiful. A frankly genius idea. I made it for a friend who needed some cakes for a function. I managed to sneak one though, and it was genuinely lush. Next time I go somewhere that needs something bringing, I’m making these.
- 165g butter
- 200g dark chocolate
- 3 large eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence or extract
- 165g soft light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of plain flour
- 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
- A 154g pack of Oreos
- Icing sugar to dust
Preheat your oven to 180c and grease your baking tin. It needs to be about 20cm square. You should also line it with baking paper if it’s metal — I used a silicon one so didn’t bother. Add the butter to a saucepan and melt it over a medium heat. Whilst it’s melting, bash/chop the chocolate into small pieces, but keep stirring the butter whilst it’s melting. As soon as it’s fully melted take the pan off the heat and pour in the finely chopped chocolate. Stir the chocolate as it melts; eventually it should be fully combined.
That’s what I did, but you can also just stick them both in the microwave, melting for 20 second bursts until fully melted. Just remember to stir well after each blast as burnt chocolate is horrid.
Pop the eggs and the egg yolks in a large bowl and add the vanilla pod/essence/extract/flavouring/whatever. Then whisk the hell out of it. It should get nice and fluffy, and be quite pale in colour.
Then add the sugar. Add it half at a time, and try and put it round the sides of the bowl so as not to knock the air out. Then whisk it again. Eventually it’ll get quite stiff — then it’s ready for the chocolate. Pour it round the edges again so that it doesn’t knock the air out.
Then it’s just a case of adding the flour, cocoa powder and a third of the biscuits. A third of the biscuits is about five, and they need to be broken up into pieces. Break each one into four — it doesn’t mater if they’re not even. In fact it’s probably nicer if they’re not because it looks a bit more casual and random.
Stir everything together and pour it into the tin. Then break up the remaining biscuits to a similar size and drop them over the top of the mix, spreading them out as evenly as possible.
Bake in the centre of the oven for 25 minutes. I’d check them after 20 if I were you because mine were ever so slightly burnt on top. Let them cool in the tin and don’t try to remove them until they’re totally cool because they are very gooey and will lose their shape. When they are cool just dust with icing sugar, cut into squares and remove from the tin. And try not to devour all at once because these are some seriously lush brownies.
Gooey and delicious on the inside; crisp and lovely whenever you find an Oreo. Gorgeous.
Flickr photoset is here if you need it, but this is a very simple recipe so you shouldn’t have any problems. Good luck and good nomming!