Loads of people have sent me these brownies telling me to make them. The genius creator The Londoner claimed that they are the best brownies ever (my friend Laura backed up this claim after making them) and to be honest the look delicious so of course I had to see what all the fuss was about. The original recipe calls for box mixes (the lovely Betty Crocker of course!), but I thought I'd be bold and try to make it all from scratch using my favourite cookie and brownie recipes. Luckily I had my baking assistant Mike on hand who pretty much did all the work, while I fannied about with my camera and got told off for not keeping an eye on the melting chocolate. I can honestly say they are the best I've tried so far!
Recipe adapted from The Londoner:
For the cookie base:
110g caster sugar
65g light brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
100g milk chocolate chips
2 packs veggie oreos
For the brownie:
115g Dark chocolate
350g caster sugar
50g plain flour
50g cocoa powderA few drops of vanilla extract.
- First make the cookie base by creaming together the butter and sugars until soft, then add the egg and mix well.
- Add the flour, baking powder and chocolate chips and fold in well.
- Spread the cookie dough along the bottom of a grease proof paper covered brownie tin and top with oreos.
- Then to make the brownie mixture, melt the chocolate and butter in a bain marie.
- Whisk the sugar and eggs together in a large bowl until they have trebled in volume.
- Sieve the flour and cocoa powder in to the mixture, then pour in the melted chocolate and butter mixture and mix together.
- Pour the brownie mixture over the cookies, pop in the oven for 40 minutes at 180 degrees.