Sunday, 13 February 2011

Lorraine Pascale's Oreo fudge brownies

I made these brownies the other week, and have to say they are best chocolate brownies I've ever had. They incorporate bits of broken up Oreo cookie, and are somehow not too sweet but just very chocolatey and fudgey with the ocassional bit of crunch. I'd not heard of Lorraine Pascale before she popped up on television a few weeks ago, but am really liking her show. And on the basis of this recipe alone she is well on the way to baking genius status.
The recipe for these brownies can be found on Lorraine's BBC pages , and I followed it exactly apart from using half milk and half extra dark chocolate rather than all dark (this was due to a shopping error but didn't seem to make too much difference). The recipe was really straight-forward, and the hardest part involved not eating the mixture directly out of the bowl before cooking it.
Highly recommended for any brownie fan!

17 comments:

Deepa said...

Yum! I did like the look of these too. I'd sub dark but that is because like my brownies extra dark.

Abbie said...

Wow.... these sound absolutely HEAVENLY! :D I'll be looking up this recipe asap!

TheFastestIndian said...

Hi Deepa- I think the milk choc is why my brownies look a little pale on top. They only had G&B 85% dark when I went to the shop rather than the regular dark, and I was a bit worried that would be 'too dark'. On reflection think it would have been fine!

Hi Abbie- They were fab! And it's not that often I'm inspired to cook something after seeing it on tv!

Nora said...

Wow, they look and sound fab! I too only came across Lorraine Pascale when I came across her TV show, but her recipes look really great. And this looks like a good place to start - it would certainly make the other half VERY happy, as he's a big fan of Oreos. :)

TheFastestIndian said...

Hi Nora- Yay for Lorraine! I'm not sure that I had tried an Oreo before this, but I really like them now!

Nicisme said...

I wasn't sure about these after seeing the show, but yours look so good and delicious I may have to try them!

TheFastestIndian said...

Thanks for the comment Nicisme :-) I did think that adding biscuits to a brownie was a bit odd initially and worried it would all be super-sweet, but thought I'd give it a go anyway. The end results were great though- and not too sweet at all!

fancythatfancythis.com said...

I have not heard of Lorraine Pascale either but seriously, those brownies look so amazing that I am definitely going to check out your link my friend!

TheFastestIndian said...

Hi Ameena and thanks for commenting! I suspect Lorraine will be heading your way soon. And all the brownie love is making me think I need to make these again- soon!

grimblefish said...

These were SO amazing that words cannot adequately describe. I have eaten a LOT of brownies in my time (some might say too many), but these were the best by far.

They appear to have run out now though, so please make some more asap.

TheFastestIndian said...

Dear Grimblefish, Thank you for your comment. Perhaps next time I can just supervise you making them!

oxslip said...

They look supergood, maybe I'll give ol' Lorraine a second chance, though I'm making gingernuts with cayenne just now so she'll have to wait for another day

TheFastestIndian said...

I think you'd like these Dr O, especially if you went with all dark choc. Gingernuts with cayenne sounds intriguing!

Maggie said...

I made these brownies myself this afternoon and have to agree they are the best!
The hardest part for me is not eating all the little bits that keep falling off them whenever I walk by the plate!

TheFastestIndian said...

Thanks for the comment Maggie- these brownies are dangerously good!

Emily said...

Hi! Just found your fab Blog!
I got Ms Pascale's book for my Birthday and love her recipes. I haven't tried this one yet but it looks like I should! Delish.

TheFastestIndian said...

Hi Emily, thanks for the comment! I think I need to add Lorraine P's book to my birthday list!