Lorraine Pascale's Oreo brownies recipe

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Oreo brownies
  • healthy
Makes16
SkillMedium
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories258 Kcal13%
Sugar21.6 g24%
Fat15.7 g22%
Saturated Fat8.5 g43%
Salt0.34 g
Protein3.1 g6%
Carbohydrates26.0 g10%
Salt0.34 g

These mouthwatering Oreo brownies are made by celeb chef Lorraine Pascale.

Grated dark chocolate, vanilla, and a pack of Oreo biscuits make up these indulgent, fudgy Oreo brownies. This chocolate brownie recipe (opens in new tab) makes 16 brownie squares. Lorraine Pascale, star of BBC show Baking Made Easy, has a soft spot for brownies and says; "when I was eight, chocolate brownies were my life."

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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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F), 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 25–30 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.

Top tips for making Oreo brownies

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

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Lorraine Pascale is best known as a British television chef, who has sold almost one million cookery books in the UK alone. However, she was first a top model after being scouted at the age of 16. Based in New York at the time, Lorraine achieved international recognition when she appeared on the cover of American Elle, being the first British black woman to do so. She later appeared in Sports Illustrated and has also featured in music videos.