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Lorraine Pascale's cookies and cream fudge brownies

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Lorraine Pascale's cookies and cream fudge brownies
  • Makes: 16

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

 

Lorraine Pascale, star of BBC show Baking Made Easy, has a soft spot for brownies. 'When I was eight, chocolate brownies were my life,' she says. Try this clever cookies and cream mix for something different

Ingredients

  • 165g (5 1/2oz) butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 200g (7oz) dark chocolate, grated or finely chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Seeds of 1 vanilla pod or 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 165g (5 1/2oz) soft light
  • brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 154g pack of oreo biscuits, broken into quarters
  • Icing sugar, for dusting
  • 20cm (8in) square baking tin

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You can substitute oreos for toasted walnuts, pecans or sprinkle the brownies with honeycomb.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F), Gas Mark 6 with the middle shelf ready. Grease the baking tin, then line with baking paper with the paper overlapping the sides a little.
  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 grated chocolate.
  3. Leave to stand for a few minutes until the chocolate goes soft then stir together. Alternatively, you can put the chocolate and butter in bowl and melt in the microwave in 25-second blasts, stirring well each time.
  4. Whisk the eggs, egg yolks and vanilla together in a large bowl until they begin to get light and fluffy. Add the sugar in two additions whisking between each. Pour it around the side of the egg mix so as not to knock out the air that has been whisked in to it. 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.
  5. Add the flour, cocoa powder, salt and a third of the oreos and stir until fully combined, then pour the mixture into the prepared tin. Scatter the remaining oreos over the top, pressing them in slightly. Bake in the oven for 2530 minutes. The middle should be very so slightly gooey. Leave the brownies to cool in the tin. The top will sink and crack a little.
  6. Pull the brownies out using the overlapping paper and cut the brownies into squares. Dust with icing sugar.
Taken from Baking Made Easy by Lorraine Pascale (Harper Collins, 18.99)

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Kathryn L

Actually, the recipe looks good but in reality, even after following the directions to the letter, it's a flop. I've made many a batch of brownies in my life, but this one is dodgy. The cooking time was too short, so I left it in a further ten minutes. Yes, yes, brownies are supposed to be slightly wobbly in the centre. But after forty minutes, the entire mixture was still sloppy soup. Ovens vary and so do cooking times, so I left it for a total of 50 minutes. The result was an overly salty, slightly burnt, and not especially tasty (but still) soft brownie. The Oreo cookies disappeared completely! I was left with salty taste in my mouth from the heavily salted but magically dissolving Oreos, and a thankful heart that at least the five eggs I threw away on this were from my own chickens and not expensive store bought ones!

Kath62

Oh My God !!! wasn't convinced by the Oreo's but hey ho you haven't let me down yet, I made them yesterday NON left today they are the best Brownie's I have ever tasted another batch to make today, Thankyou Loz xxx

tracey110

i will be making these as a fathers day treat for my hubby, as i can get my 3 boys involved in making their dad a special gift and i like to bake with my boys i love the mess they make and their faces when they see the finished product

Rosebud

absolutely awful, never again

lisa41948

Made these this evening, very easy, looked good and were super chocolately!! x

amyloufitz

These are GORGEOUS! v.moreish. made them with chocolate cream oreos aswell (the shop didnt have the vanilla ones) still gorgeous!

louisefeet

This is such an easy recipe and tastes so yummy! I served it warm with vanilla ice cream for pudding and we all loved it.

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