To continue with the Christmas theme, this is a decadent dessert that I concocted all by my lonesome – a hodgepodge of trial and error. I saw photographs of brownies while I was surfing through Tumblr several years ago with broken pieces of oreo cookies in them and I thought ‘Why not a layer of the cookies?’
This Christmas I spent it with my friends Efi and her family over at her place. This was my contribution. This has always been my go-to dessert for when I want to impress and indulge in my chocolate cravings. Give it a try, and hope you enjoy it as much as my family and friends do!
250g of butter
100g of milk chocolate
100g of dark chocolate
80g of cocoa powder
65g of flour, sifted
1 tsp of baking powder
300g of caster sugar
60g of brown sugar
4 large eggs, beaten
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. In a bain marie, melt the butter and chocolates together until its soft and gooey, like below.
2. In a large bowl, sift the flour and cocoa powder together. Add in the baking powder and sugars and mix thoroughly.
3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together.
4. Gradually add the beaten egg into the mixture, and mix thoroughly.
5. Now that the batter is ready, in your chosen brownie pan, make a thin bottom layer with the batter.
6. Arrange the oreo cookies randomly in the layer of batter. Cover with the leftover batter. Make as many layers as you want (depends on the size of your pan).
7. Bake at 180 degrees C for 25-30 minutes. To test if the brownie is cooked, insert a skewer or toothpick and if it comes out rather clean, its cooked. It will be slightly gooey.
8. Serve it warm, with ice cream!