Monday, April 1, 2013

Double decker chocolate brownies

What's better than a chocolate brownie? A double chocolate brownie that's what. 
A gooey moist chocolate layer, topped with a sweet and sticky blondie layer but not without a layer of Oreo cookies in between for good measure. A friend of mine labelled these 'slutty brownies' which is a little unfair and although I'd like to argue the crudeness of that statement, I can't really fault her logic*. These brownies are skanky in a lot of ways. Apart from being ahem, easy, if a brownie could wear a low-cut top AND an uber short mini skirt at the same time, these would be doing it while standing on a street corner 'shaking what their momma gave them'. Yes, they're double the trouble, and impossible to resist. Just look at them - piled on that cake stand, looking all decadent and delicious. So naughty, and wrong, but so so right. 

P.S. And if you thought that after Easter and all it's eggs I'd take it easy on the chocolate posts, then you'd be wrong! Remember, hollow chocolate, has no calories. 

Photography by Gunther Schubert of Vorsprung Studio

Double decker brownies
Makes 24

First layer
150g butter or margarine
300g brown sugar
80g cocoa
150g cake flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
100g dark chocolate chips

1 box chocolate Oreo cookies

Second layer
200g oats (not instant)
100g cake flour
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
150g butter or margarine, softened
100g Muscovado sugar
1 x 397g tin condensed milk
1 egg
170g dark chocolate chips

Melt butter over low heat; add sugar, stirring until blended.
Stir in mix of cocoa, flour, and bicarbonate of soda; remove from heat.
Whisk eggs with vanilla then add into pan mix.
Stir in the chopped chocolate and then pour into a lined baking tray.
Place a row of the cookies on top.
Prepare the blondies by mixing the oats, flour and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl.
Cream the butter and sugar until pale then beat in condensed milk and dry ingredients followed by the egg and chocolate chips. Bake at 180oC for 30-35 minutes or until still gooey. 

*The original 'Slutty Brownies' actually consist of a chocolate chip cookie base, oreo cookies and brownie mix - see recipe here.

1 comment:

  1. Looks insanely good. Also loving your new site look, too fabulous.