I am a big fan of Oreos, they are one of my favourite chocolate snacks to eat, so I have been experimenting with them in my cooking lately. I have seen loads of different ideas to incorporate them into desserts, so I thought when I was making a batch of brownies at the weekend, I would see what they would taste like with some Oreos crumbled into them.
Miss A and I often bake something sweet when we are looking for an extra to our lunches, and whilst she prefers to make fairy cakes so she can decorate them, I like something chocolatey and gooey rather than cake all the time.
The Oreo chocolate brownies are very simple to make and I have worked out that I can tweak the quantities quite easily to either make more, or to double the thickness of the brownies. It depends on the size of the pan you are using to bake them. My mixture made 12 brownies in a 15cm square pan.
- 100g milk chocolate
- 100g unsalted butter
- handful white chocolate chips
- 5 oreo biscuits, crushed
- 30z self raising flour
- 1.5 oz cocoa powder
- 2 eggs
- 125g sugar
Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a simmering pan of water. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs and the sugar until you see bubbles forming. Add the melted butter and chocolate and mix together for two minutes. Fold in the flour and cocoa powder a little bit at a time.
Pour into a tin and sprinkle on the white chocolate chips and the crushed Oreo biscuits. Bake at 180C for 18 minutes. When you remove from the oven, the brownie mixture should be just starting to crack on the surface. Leave to cool completely before removing from the tin.
These brownies are slightly gooey and cakey in consistency all at the same time. As they are on the thinner side, they don’t have a fudge texture to them, but they are a great treat for when you want a chocolate fix without having a large brownie that’s too sickly.