I looked around for a brownie that could get me excited and this was what I found.
But I like to incorporate Oreo cookies into my bakes, like this Oreo Cheesecake, which is super super yummy. Once baked with other ingredients, they sort of morph into something quite exceptional.
Yes, I have strange ideas.
Have you not noticed that by now? :)
I like making brownies because first and foremost, they are generally one-pot bakes. Okay, so you may have to use an additional saucepan to melt the chocolate but that does not really count, does it?
The second reason is because unless you have itchy fingers and leave the brownies to bake longer than you should, it is really not easy to ruin a brownie.
To make the brownie, first start by melting the butter. Once the butter had melted, add the chocolate and stir with a whisk until all the chocolate had melted.
Into a bowl, break the Oreo cookies into pieces.
Go make a cup of coffee and read while you wait.
With such a myriad of textures, this makes one delicious brownie!
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Oreo Brownies (Makes 16 squares)
Adapted from sugarandsnapshots
5½ oz (165g) unsalted butter
7 oz (200g) semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
5½ oz (165g) light brown sugar
3 tablespoons (23.5g) plain flour
1 tablespoon (7g) cocoa powder
A pinch of salt
16 Oreo cookies, broken into pieces
1. Preheat your oven to about 350°F (180°C). Line an 8x8x3-inch (20cm) baking pan with baking paper with the paper overlapping the sides (this will make them easier to lift out of the pan after baking.
2. Melt your butter in a pan over medium heat. Remove from heat and add the chopped chocolate, stir until smooth and well combined.
3. Whisk the eggs in a large mixing bowl until they triple in volume. Add half the brown sugar around the outer edge of the eggs in the bowl (so you don’t knock the air out of the mix) and whisk until incorporated. Add the remaining sugar again around the edge, and whisk again for a few minutes until the mix is smooth and you can’t feel any sugar crystals in between your fingers. Whisk the melted chocolate into the eggs quickly to incorporate it.
4. Add the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, salt and a third of the broken up Oreos) around the edge of the bowl and fold in until combined, taking care not to knock the air out. Pour the mix into the paper-lined baking pan. Scatter the remaining chunks of Oreo cookies over the top of the mixture, pressing some into the batter. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the middle is only slightly gooey.
5. Set the pan on a wire rack to cool completely. When cooled, lift the baking paper and brownies out of the pan and set on a cutting board. Cut into 16 squares (in half and then half again, both ways).
This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Bake for Happy Kids and My Little Favourite DIY, and hosted by Diana from the Domestic Goddess Wannabe.