I’m not a fan of Oreo cookies at all. I once even tweeted that they taste like sweetened cardboard and I found a lot of people agreeing with my sentiment. For me, the best cream biscuit will always be Britannia Bourbon. It was my favourite treat as a kid, we waited for someone to get it home as it was never a frequent buy. Now, I have all the freedom to eat Bourbon biscuits with tea every afternoon, but my diet consciousness prevents me from doing so.
But yes, once in a while, I love to indulge in the joy of eating my favourite biscuit. OOPS, I nearly forgot that this post is about Oreo Brownies. These brownies actually redeem the Oreo cookie for me. The catchy ad line in Hindi “Twist Karo, Lick karo, Dunk Karo” has suitably appealed to my 4 year old, who thinks of Oreo has a great treat (thankfully, treat only). So I decided to bake these for his birthday party, both for the parents and kids. I baked them a couple of days in advance and put them in the out of reach refrigerator so it wouldn’t get raided well before the party 🙂 And they were MUCH loved by everybody.
The Oreo patterns on top of the brownie not only make them look stunning, different, but also add a great texture when you bite into them. Let me tell you a secret, the cookies are both inside and on top of the brownie. Inside they become soft and chewy and on the top they turn crisp.
Try them with your favourite chocolate cream biscuits – Dark Fantasy or Bourbon for the same effect. These are not ‘healthy’ brownies. Insanely rich, wicked, FULL of chocolate, very little flour – these are meant to be shared with a crowd. The recipe says 16 pieces, but feel free to cut each square further into half. It’s that decadent. If you are home alone on a weekend, feeling blue in the mood and you bake a whole tray of this – you are not going to stop at one, and then you’ll blame ‘that Saffron Trail blogger’ for busting your weighing scales. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Recipe for Oreo Brownies
Makes 16 x 2″square pieces
You’ll need:8″ square baking pan