Friday, 20 January 2012

Friday Food Lust - Lorraine Pascale's Oreo Brownies

lorraine pascale oreo brownies

These Brownies are, hands-down, the best I have ever tasted. The Oreos add a scrumptious crunch, while the brown sugar lends the Brownies an extra gooey texture. Yum!

I discovered these from the wonderful Lorraine Pascale’s Baking Made Easy, and this is now quite possibly my most used recipe. In fact, so many people (mainly Teresa and her kids) keep asking me to make it for them that I now know it by heart!

The trick is to pull them out of the oven at just the right time...they should be squidgy and soft in the middle.

Anyway, this blog is for all the chocolate lovers out there. It’s Friday, what more of an excuse do you need…?

            165g butter, plus extra for greasing
            200g dark chocolate, grated or finely chopped
            3 eggs
            2 egg yolks
            2 tsp vanilla extract
            165g soft light brown sugar
            2 tbsp plain flour
            1 tbsp cocoa powder
            Pinch salt
            154g pack Oreos, broken into quarters
            Icing sugar for dusting

Down to business...

1.     Preheat the oven to 180C, then grease a 20cm/8in square baking tin with butter and line with baking paper.

2.     Melt the butter in a pan over a medium heat. When the butter has melted, remove the pan from the heat and add the chocolate. Leave to stand for a few minutes, then stir together until melted and gooey.

3.     Whisk the eggs, egg yolks and vanilla together in a large bowl until the eggs begin to get light and fluffy. It should look like this...

oreo brownies

Now add the sugar in two additions, whisking between each, but be sure to pour it around the side of the egg mix so as not to knock out the air. 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. This is where you try to resist the urge to dunk your whole head in the bowl....on second thoughts, go for it. It's Friday!

lorraine pascale brownies

4.     Add the flour, cocoa powder, salt and a third of the biscuits and stir until fully combined, then pour the mixture into the prepared tin.

5.     Scatter the remaining biscuits over the top, pressing them in slightly. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 25–30 minutes. 
oreo brownie recipe

6.When you remove the Brownies, the middle should be very so slightly gooey. Leave the brownies to cool in the tin - the top will sink and crack a little.    Pull the brownies out using the overlapping paper and cut into squares. Dust with icing sugar.
lorraine pascale brownie recipe

I do hope you love this recipe as much as I do. They won't be around for long, so boil the kettle, make a cuppa and ENJOY! 

Sam xxx