This is a really simple recipe that has become a firm favourite in our household. It’s such a yummy moist brownie, and the Oreos are an extra little sneaky treat. Whenever I’ve made these for friends and family they’ve been well received, and I made these for the Horwich Christmas Fair cake stall, and they sold pretty well. It’s a Lorraine Pascale recipe, and I’ve found it’s consistently reliable whenever I make it.
Here’s the recipe:
Requires one 20cm square baking tin
- 165g butter, plus extra for greasing
- 200g dark chocolate, grated or finely chopped
- 3 eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- Seeds of 1 vanilla pod or 2 tsp vanilla extract (I tend to use the extract)
- 165g soft light brown sugar
- 2 tbsp plain flour
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- Pinch of salt
- 154g pack of Oreo biscuits, broken into quarters
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C, Gas mark 5 with the middle shelf ready. Grease the baking tin, then line with baking paper with the paper overlapping the sides a little
- Melt the butter in a pan over a medium heat. When the butter has melted, remove the pan from the heat and add the grated chocolate. Leave to stand for a few minutes until the chocolate goes soft then stir together.
- Whisk the eggs, egg yolks and vanilla together in a large bowl until they begin to get light and fluffy. Add the sugar in two additions, whisking between each. Pour it around the side of the egg mix so as not to knock out the air that has been whisked into it. Keep whisking until the mixture becomes stiffer. Once the egg mixture is ready pour the chocolate into it, again around the sides so as not to knock the air out.
- Add the flour, cocoa powder, salt and a third of the oreos and stir until fully combined, then pour the mixture into the prepared tin. Scatter the remaining oreos over the top, pressing them in slightly. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes. The middles should be very so slightly gooey.
- Leave the brownies in the tin to cool. The top will sink and crack a little. Pull the brownies out using the overlapping paper and cut the brownies into squares.
If you’re not a fan of oreos, you can substitute them for toasted walnuts, pecans or sprinkle the brownies with honeycomb. I may mix it up and try some other variations in the future, but I’m still not bored with the oreos yet as they’re so yummy!
I couldn’t resist posting the below pic which was taken at the Horwich Christmas Fair of my brownie on the cake stall! I’m pleased with how awesome it looks! Puts my food photography to shame!