Wednesday, 18 July 2012

How to Make: Oreo Brownies

So today I wore....Oh wait, this isn't Amy speaking (for once) but is her boyfriend, Jimbo. I'm here  because Amy asked me to do a guest post on a bit of baking (becuase what do I know about makeup/clothes?) and to finally say hello to you guys. Hello! 

I must apologise for my terrible grammar and everything, I'm no English student like Amy but a Physicist (awesome right?)

Recently I've been baking quite a few brownies for various events and people seem to like them, can't think why, but I'm going to post the recipe for you. This recipe isn't mine, can I just add, I found it in the May 2012 edition of the Sainsbury's magazine and all credit goes to Lorraine Pascale, I'm just a messenger.

Oreo Fudge Brownies
Makes: 16
Total Time: Around 45 minutes.

175g butter
200g dark chocolate
3 large eggs, 2 large egg yolks
Seeds of 1 vanilla pod OR 2 drops of vanilla extract
175g light brown sugar
2tbsp plain flour
1tbsp cocoa powder
1 x 154g pack Oreo cookies
Icing sugar, for dusting

1) Preheat over to 180*C, fan 160*C, gas 4
Line a baking tin with nonstick baking paper (you can grease the tin, but I don't see the need) so the paper slightly overlaps the sides of the tin.

2) Melt the butter in a pan, remove from heat and add the chocolate. Leave for a few minutes until the chocolate softens, stir together.

3) Whish the eggs, egg yolks and vanilla in a bowl till light and fluffy. Add the sugar in two lots, pouring down the side as to not knock out the air, whisk until the mixture becomes stiffer. Pour in chocolate mixture around the edge and mix gently.

4) Add the flour, cocoa powder, a pinch of salt and about a third of the Oreo's (depending on how many you feel). Stir, pour into the tin. Press the remaining Oreo's on to the mixture (again depending on how many you want).
Bake on the middle shelf for 25-30 minutes - it should be slightly gooey in the middle.

5) Leave to cool in the tin, then lift out using the baking paper and cut into squares. Dust with icing sugar.

- I advise cutting another bit of baking paper an resting on top of the final mixture before cooking, saves burning the top and the edges which are quite prone to over cooking. 

So, Oreo Brownies, enjoy. It's summer after all...

Thank you for reading my first post on The Camera's Lying, hope you don't mind me butting in. Oh and "Jimbo's Opinion" is still happening, soon. So look forward to it.


Amy- 'The boy did good, didn't he? May I add, his Oreo Brownies are OUTSTANDING and you guys should all try this recipe- I know I will be. If you enjoyed this post, or had a go at making the brownies yourself, tweet Jimbo (@jimbobrewer) and follow his Tumblr. Speak soon and lots of love.'
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