We all love a good slice of Chocolate Brownie right? What if I told you we could crank it up a notch and make it even better? Like hide some Oreo Cream Biscuits inside each slice to surprise and delight your guests? 🙂 Yeah, that would be mighty awesome!I’m not entirely sure what goes on in an household during the Christmas time. We don’t celebrate Christmas.. or for that matter any non-Indian, non-Hindu festivals. (although I would love to, when I get my own place! ;)) All I know is people are constantly making holiday treats to give away to their friends, family and others. And in my opinion, these brownies could be on your ‘list’ of treats to bake. It is simple, quick and a delightful snack! Promise me you’ll try this recipe!
This week on AGC, we decided to do Christmas Baking. Although I know I could have gone with much more traditional options like a Stollen, gingerbread etc., I felt this wasn’t the time to post difficult recipes! One day before Christmas, you’re not going to spend all day making a Gingerbread House are you? 🙂 If you have last minute baking to do, this is your go-to recipe! 🙂
Here’s what you’re gonna need to make these brownies –
First thing you wanna do is get your oven preheated to 150C/300F
Second thing is to grease and line your baking pan.
In a mixing bowl, add your flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder & baking soda.
Give it a quick mix – just to give it a head start
Pass the dry flour mix through a sieve just to catch any lumps.
To the sifted flour, add the curd/plain yogurt & oil
Mix it well to form a smooth batter. If it is too thick, loosen it with some milk or water. DO NOT OVER MIX but ensure the flour is well incorporated.
Add in the chopped chocolate or chocolate chips – OPTIONAL
Fold the chocolate into the batter
Add half the batter to the baking pan and tap it to spread it evenly.
Arrange the Oreo cookies on top of the batter evenly. You could place them strategically so that each Brownie square would have one Oreo! 🙂
Pour the remain batter on top of the cookies.
Shake, tap and spread as evenly as possible.
Crush some more Oreo cookies and add them to the top – OPTIONAL.
Bake @ 150 c for 30 minutes or until the brownies are fully cooked through.
Let it cool for at least 15 minutes and then remove from the baking pan & cool.
When it is slightly warm, you can sprinkle the top all over with some confectioner’s sugar. Since Oreo cookies are slightly bitter, the sugar adds some sweetness.
Slice into equal squares and serve! 🙂
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar (adjust according to taste)
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder (more or less depending upon how dark you want your brownies to be)
- 1/4 cup yogurt
- 5 TBsp oil
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- a pinch of salt
- 2 TBsp Chopped Chocolate / chocolate chips (optional)
- 6–9 Oreo Cream Biscuits
8 or 9 inch square baking tin
- Preheat oven to 150C / 300 F
- Grease and line an 8 or 9 inch square baking tin
- Mix all the dry ingredients – flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pass it through a sieve
- Add the yogurt and oil and mix to form a smooth batter of pouring consistency. If it is too thick, loosen with a spoon of milk or water
- Fold the chopped chocolate into the batter. – optional
- To the baking tin, add half of the batter. Tap the tin on a flat surface to spread it evenly.
- Place the Oreo cookies on top of the batter in a row. (you can do a 3X3 or 3X2)
- Pour remaining batter on top of the Oreo cookies, tap for it to spread evenly.
- Crush some more Oreo cookies and sprinkle on the top
- Bake at 150 C for 30 minutes or until the brownies are done. (To tell if they are done, insert a toothpick or dry piece of spaghetti into the center. If it comes out clean without leaving wet batter, it is done)
- Let it cool for 10 minutes, remove it and sprinkle the top with powdered sugar if you want.
- Slice & serve