Oreo brownies from scratch

20 Apr

 

IMG_0640.jpgMy weakness is home-made chocolate brownies. I can take or leave most baked goods – leave, usually – but when there’s a home-made brownie being offered I am all over it.

I have yet to have a brownie from a cafe or bakery that can match the taste of a fresh-from-the-oven, chocolate-saturated, gooey treat.

Because I love brownies so much I try not to bake them too often, lest I scoff the lot. And that’s what very nearly happened with these easy Oreo brownies from scratch. They really should come with a warning sticker, they are THAT good. I ate way more than I care to mention while I was shooting them, and then kept picking at them for the next day or two until they were all gone.

I have all the ingredients to make another batch but for the sake of my fav black pants I think I shall refrain… for now…

GATHER:

150 grams butter, diced

100 grams caster sugar

80 grams cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla paste

2 eggs

50 grams plain flour

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

10 Oreo cookies, roughly chopped into quarters plus an extra two for decoration, roughly chopped into quarters

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LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 160C and grease and line a 20cm square cake tin with non-stick baking paper. Leave an overhang at two opposite sides for easy removal.

Melt the butter in a large pan over low heat then remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes.

Stir in sugar, vanilla, cocoa, eggs and flour until everything is combined and glossy.

Tip in the Oreos then stir in using a silver spoon.

Scrape into pan, smooth the top with an offset spatula then decorate with the extra Oreos.

Bake for around 19 minutes – they should be starting to firm up around the edges but still look a bit undercooked in the centre.

Remove from oven, place on wire rack and allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

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21 Responses to “Oreo brownies from scratch”

  1. Snapshotsincursive at 8:32 pm #

    My husband loooooooves Oreos. 🍓

  2. Sarah 'n Spice at 9:24 pm #

    My husband would LOVE these! Great recipe!

  3. Anna @ shenANNAgans at 9:51 am #

    Me and brownie… we have a serious love affair going on, i occassionally cheat on brownie with caramel slice. 🙂 gorgeous recipe, so making this weekend. Mmmm!

    • The Hungry Mum at 2:42 pm #

      My mum makes THE best caramel slice! Meanwhile, I just posted a coconut-topped brownie recipe so go check it out 😉

  4. chocolatesuze at 11:34 am #

    Argh I fricken love oreos AND brownies so this sounds amazing!

  5. Stephanie Leduc at 1:37 pm #

    Ohhhh man, so many of these recipes do start with a cake mix, I love that this doesn’t! Oreo cakes are just the best.

    • The Hungry Mum at 9:57 am #

      IKR!? Drives me bonkers!!! This is so simple, there’s no way a box mix could possibly be easier!

  6. Gingerbread Jenn at 2:34 pm #

    I hate that, baking something soooo yummy that you just CANNOT stop eating it. Especially when it makes the house smell heavenly, which I assume these did! They look really, really good 🙂

  7. Antonia at 3:26 pm #

    My daughter would love this! They look amazing!

  8. Mark Paterson at 10:29 pm #

    These are delicious with a glass of full cream non-homogenised milk. You should change your blog name to “From Scratch”

    • The Hungry Mum at 8:07 am #

      You can’t beat a glass of milk with a brownie! Don’t tell the designer who is working on my blog re-brand that you think I should change the name 😉

  9. Hehe you know they’re a hit when you can’t stop eating them! 😀

  10. chewtown at 12:25 am #

    Oreo + Brownies = (ʘ_ʘ) AMAZING!

  11. Oh wow, I can imagine that dark butter oreo biscuit crunch in the brownies, great combination.

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