Friday, 10 November 2017
TGIF and all that! On Fridays Eddie often has his best buddy over after school. They love to watch Youtube videos together, maybe have a Roblox session on my ipad and share a big bag of Doritos between them, i.e. the whole kaboodle.
My guys love Oreos in all guises and disguises, of all sizes and most flavours (all but minty ones). Since trying a recipe for white chocolate Oreo fudge back in summer, I've been making it regularly.
But today I decided to make brownies with Oreo Thins instead of fudge. I'm hoping my guys and Eddie's friend will love them as much as they love Oreo fudge.
I have looked online for a recipe, and the one I liked the most could be found on Marsha's Baking Addiction blog, see her recipe for Fudgy Oreo Brownies.
I have adapted the recipe: used her list of ingredients, but changed quantities. For the original recipe check out the link above.
I used a pack of Oreo Thins, but standard Oreos would be perfect as well.
90g dark chocolate (I used Green & Black's Velvet edition dark chocolate, 70% cocoa)
200g caster sugar
100g self-raising flour
1tsp baking powder
35g cocoa powder
1tsp vanilla paste
a good pinch of sea salt
3 medium eggs
a pack of Oreo Thins (16 biscuits)
Melt butter and dark chocolate together in a metal mixing bowl over simmering hot water pan. Once melted, set aside. Add the sugar and mix, sift in the flour, baking powder, cocoa and mix in vanilla and salt. Beat in 3 eggs, one at a time. Mix well till you get a batter of thick and smooth consistency.
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Line a brownie tin with parchment paper, and oil a bit. I use an oil spray.
Pour in half of the dough mix inside the tin and spread it evenly with a spatula. Put 9 Oreo cookies on top and press in lightly.
Scoop the remaining brownie mix over the Oreos, and spread evenly.
Break the remaining Oreos over the top of the brownie and press them in gently.
Bake at 180C for about 30 minutes. If the toothpick comes out clean, they're ready.
These are lovely chocolatey brownies, a bit too sweet for me. I have already reduced the amount of sugar from the original recipe, but I would go lower on sugar next time I would make it, perhaps 150g rather than 200g.
Adding my brownies to #WeShouldCocoa linky hosted by one and only Choclette at Tin and Thyme.