A few weeks ago I had the need to bake something and really fancied brownies, but wanted to try something new. Having done normal brownies, blondies, butternut squash brownies, red velvet cheesecake and even mint brownies in the past I was struggling to find a new recipe until I stumbled upon a Lorraine Pascal one in Baking Made Easy. As soon as I saw the recipe I was hooked, I mean brownies and Oreo biscuits, surely a match made in heaven? These are not only super easy to make, but they also taste absolutely scrumptious. I was initially concerned that the brownies were too sloppy once they came out of the oven, but after popping them in the fridge overnight they were a lot more stable and more brownie-like. It’s not surprising they were quite squidgy as you don’t add massive amounts of flour to the mixture, so it is quite runny when you pop it in the tin.
You will need:
- 165g butter
- 200g dark chocolate – finely chopped
- 3 eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 165g soft light brown sugar
- 2 tbsp plain flour
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 154g Oreo biscuits – broken into quarters
And all you do is:
- Melt the butter and chocolate together
- Whisk the eggs, egg yolks and vanilla essence in a large bowl until they are light and fluffy
- Add the sugar a bit at a time, whisking after each addition (make sure you pour the sugar round the side of the bowl so as not to knock out the air you’ve whisked in)
- Once the mixture has stiffened pour in the chocolate mixture (pour round the sides again)
- Next add the flour, cocoa powder and a third of the Oreos and stir until combined
- Pour into a greased and lined tin (21cm square)
- Sprinkle the rest of the Oreos over the top and press them into the mixture slightly
- Bake at 180⁰C for 25-30 minutes until the middle is gooey.
- Leave to cool in the tin before removing, cutting up and scoffing them all!
See I told you they were simple to make and to be honest the very small effort is totally worth it as they are scrumptious, with just the perfect brownie texture – I promise you’ll love them! Let me know if you make them, I’d love to hear how they turned out!
– Fi xx