Saturday, 22 February 2014

Oh, Oreo! Ultimate Oreo Brownies

Brownies have always been my favourite thing to bake. I regularly made them throughout my time at university, much to my housemates delight, and they always went down a treat. Creating variations was also fun - including Rocky Road brownie and Triple Chocolate.

I know, I want some right now. Mmmmm....

This Valentine's Day, I wanted to bake a gift for my boyfriend - sometimes nothing beats a hand-made present, and what's more indulgent and sweet than a box of brownies? But not just any brownies, oh no. I wanted to make these ones extra special, so after a bit of a think, I decided to add something extra to them.

Meet my indulgent Oreo Brownies:

So much chocolatey, biscuity goodness in one photo!

I was so pleased with how these turned out that I wanted to share them with you. They're super easy, require minimal ingredients, and will make sure you're the most popular person in the house / office / class. They're soft, squidgy chocolate brownies, with chocolate cookies and chunks inside inside. What could be better?

I've always used a recipe which my mum passed on to me. It's an American Brownie recipe from Delia Smith's Complete Cookery Course book, but I have tweaked a few things here and there, adding extra fillings. It's a great book, by the way, with hundreds of classic recipes inside. You can't really go wrong!

You will need: 

1 baking tin, greased and lined with baking parchment.
50g dark chocolate (buy a large bar for extra chocolate chunks...and snacking)
110g butter
2 eggs, beaten
225g granulated sugar
50g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 packet of Oreo biscuits (I bought two just in case!)

First of all, pre-heat your oven at Gas Mark 4 / 180 Degrees Celsius, to get it nice and hot.

Melt the butter and the chocolate together.

While the chocolate and butter is melting, mix the sugar, flour, baking powder with the eggs, making a deliciously thick batter.

Next, chop up your Oreos! This can be quite tricky as the biscut will crumble. It's not a problem, as it all tastes wonderful, but I found very carefully and gently cutting them into quarters did the trick. I ended up using a whole packet, but had extra on hand just in case.

Chop up as much of the leftover dark chocolate as you want into chunks, to make the brownies extra chocolatey. Remember that you have the Oreos too, so don't go mad - you need the cake mix to stay together!

When the butter and chocolate is melted, pour into the plain cake batter and combine, making sure that it is all mixed up properly.

Add in the chocolate chunks and chopped Oreo biscuits, stirring gently so that they're as evenly distributed as possible.

Pour this mixture into your lined and greased tin, again making sure that you have an even distribution of Oreos and dark chocolate chunks. Pop some on top to make it look tantaslisingly tasty.

Place into the oven for about 30 minutes. To test, stick a skewer or knife into the centre - when they're done, the blade should come out mostly clean ( though don't over-bake, as it will get dry - we want these to be lovely and gooey).

Et voila! Instant Brownie love. 

Leave to cool, if you can bear to wait, then cut unto large squares and enjoy warm with some moreish vanilla ice cream,  save them for a loved one, or take them into the office. I can guarantee whatever you do with them, they won't last long! If you do have some self control, however, they will last for a few days, perhaps up to a week.




  1. Oh my goodness, these look AMAZING! x

    1. Thank you! They taste amazing too ;)

      Jo xxx