Thursday, 24 January 2013

A Chocolatey Chewy Goodness called Oreo Brownies

“Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain.” 
 Dave Barry

We all love our Chocolate. Don't we? For some it may be their favorite bar, for some their favorite cookie or for some it may be the flavour that they love when it comes to choosing an ice cream or cakes/pastries. I normally belong to the last category but every now and then I do tend to lose my normality!! I am the kind who reads the menu from the back because the desert list is always stacked there. And how much ever I try to pick other flavoured deserts, I fail miserably every single time. I get blackmailed by that brown coloured sinful delight which screams at me to pick it up almost immediately. Imagine your favorite type of chocolate begging at you to get picked up. Can you ever refuse??!! Yes, I belong to that category who can never ever say no to something chocolatey!! So now you may understand my plight when I saw these 'too good to resist' brownies on Saffron Trail.
These are not your everyday kind of Brownies. Every bite is chewy, fudgy and very chocolatey with chunks of Oreo both in the brownies as well as on the crust. The chunks in the batter melt becoming goeey and chewy while the chunks on the top get crisp. Every bite is wicked and loaded with sinful delight. And yes, they are pretty rich, so make sure to share them with your favorite people, how much ever you may be tempted to steal a few and keep aside.
These batch of brownies were made to celebrate our darling daughter's 20 month birthday, which is today. I halved the original recipe and yielded 9 squares which got over in no time. Vaanya loved them the most finishing off a square all by herself. She is my true Choco-lover baby and this recipe turned out one of the best for my Sweet day collection of recipes.

This recipe which is adapted from Lorraine Pascal's Baking made easy calls for whisking the eggs to triple the volume and so thus not require any baking powder. But I added a tsp to avoid my brownie falling flat lest the batter loses any air. You may skip the baking powder or add a tsp like I did to avoid any disaster!! Another change I made was to stick to the original quantity of flour(which is very less). I did not half the quantity of flour as I wanted a certain cakeyness in my brownies but you may do so to your liking.


Ingredients: Yields 9 2x2" squares in a 6x6" square baking tin
  • 80 gms unsalted butter
  • 100 gms (about 1/2 cup) dark chocolate(finely chopped)
  • 2 eggs
  • 9-10 Oreo cookies, cut in quarters
  • 5 tbsp brown sugar/white sugar(powdered)
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

Procedure:
Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius. Line a 6x6" square baking tin with butter/parchment paper.
Melt butter in a pan over medium heat and add the chopped chocolate. Stir to combine well.
Take eggs in a bowl and whisk them with an electric mixer till they triple in volume. This should take anywhere between 3-5 mins.
Add the sugar gently from the edge of the bowl to avoid knocking off the air in the eggs. Whisk till incorporated.
Add the chocolate mixture and whisk to incorporate well. (Remember not to mix too much otherwise you will lose all the air in the eggs)
Add flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and fold till combined well. Now add 1/3 of the quartered Oreos.
Pour the batter in the prepared tin. Arrange the leftover quarters of Oreos on top of the batter and bake for 30-35 mins.



Cool and remove from tin. Cut in squares and serve while still warm or warm in the microwave before serving for that ultimate chewy fudgy goeey experience!! Have a bite or have a whole square (or two), you simple cannot resist this Ultimate chocolate experience. One of your best, I bet!



Happy Brownie Eating
Amrita

28 comments:

  1. looks very tempting & delicious with the oreo topping,Happy birthday sweetie pie..:)
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  2. I love both Oreo and brownies... so this looks like a definite winner for me!

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    1. Yen, it sure was a winner recipe...very rich but a must try even if only once

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  3. Awesome brownies...im making this for sure....bookmarked...

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    1. Thank you Arthy, do try them and let me know

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  4. while eating this kind of food, cutie is wearing white frock. hope you dont have to wash her clothes , machine does. absolutely ooey gooey brownie.

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    1. Wow, I didn't even realize!! With kids around, you tend to forget these things. After a while you let them be..the way they are!! Well, she didn't really spoil her dress and yes like you said the washing machine is always there to help!! Thanks for liking these brownies

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  5. Chocolaty divine,love the texture..Happy Birthday to your princess!

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  6. Omg, cant take my eyes from that beautiful brownies, loving especially that oreo topping.Happy birthday to your lil doll.

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    1. Priya, I couldn't resist these brownies too and so baked them asap!! Thanks for the wishes

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  7. Oh my my... what a lovely creation here Amritha! :) I loved how your cute little Choco-baby is munching away to glory :) btw... she resembles u sooo much! adorable! :)

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    1. Wow Nandita, thank you for the lovely comments. You are such a sweetheart

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  8. Looks so fudgy and yum... The combo might have been heavenly

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    1. You said it Vimitha, it was heavenly!!

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  9. you cant go wrong with Oreo and brownies !!!!!!! YUM!!

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    1. Bingo!! Poonam, oreo and brownies.. a combination made in heaven!

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  10. Oh wow, such lovely brownies! Can't beat anything with Oreos inside.

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    1. Mich, thanks for liking. They were truly irrestible

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  11. Delicious chocolate delight Amrita, Love that oreo on the top. Yumm. Happy 20 month birthday to your princess.

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    1. Thank you Swathi for the lovely wishes.

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  12. your little one is so cute Amrita! you are tempting me to try these dear

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  13. They looks like made by a prefessional chef!!! you are doing a wonderful job!!!

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  14. delicious cake.Difficult to stop at 1 .Happy 20th month to ur little princess..
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  15. Awesome recipe thanks for sharing this with my event...

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  16. oh wow!!Looks so rich & delicious....
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  17. Hi Amrita, this look so inviting and awesome. Very chocolatey, yum yum... nice to go with coffee.

    Have a nice week ahead.

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