May 8, 2008

Decadent Outrageous Oreo Brownies

This week is Teacher (and Staff) Appreciation week at My Oldest son’s school. So, when I received the email asking the parents to sign-up to make (or buy) something to contribute for the luncheon, I quickly responded that I’d make brownies. The main reason I chose brownies is that I do work a full-time outside of the home, so arriving at the school with something hot at 11 a.m. is just not going to happen on a Wednesday. Sorry, but it’s just not possible. Brownies I can do, AND I live around the corner from the PTA President so I knew I could give them to her and she’d make sure they’d arrive on time.

I’ve had my eye on this recipe for quite awhile now. Joe at Culinary in the Country adapted the recipe and uses bittersweet chocolate in them. I had every intention of making his version, but when I went through my stash of baking chocolate I realized I forgot to buy bittersweet chocolate! So, off to the Internet I go searching for the original version hoping that it used something I already had in my pantry. Wouldn’t you know it? I found Ina “pound of butter” Garten’s original version on Oprah’s site for her magazine, “O”. Now, don’t get me wrong, I think Ina Garten has some really nice recipes, but they are more for special occasions since she is one of the Chef-ebrities (yep, I’m trying to be cute, and My Husband will surely tell me I’m a Dork for that one, but that’s ok!), that tends to use a pound of butter in every dessert. So, either the teachers and staff will love me for making these incredible brownies or they will be cursing me for creating the temptation to eat them! Either way, I’m happy to share!

These brownies are very dense and fudgey, which is exactly how I like them. The coffee flavor is very subtle, but it's there. I thought it would be more intense since there are 3 tablespoons added to the batter, but I think all the chocolate really overshadows it. These are definitely “special treat” brownies as a little goes a long way. I’m a big fan of chocolate, but these are so rich that you’ll want to cut them into smaller pieces and make the happiness last as long as possible.

7 comments:

Patricia Scarpin said...

Brownies are sinful, Oreos are delicious. This is a wonderful combo!

That Girl said...

That's exactly how I like my brownies- all dense and fudgy

Kevin said...

Brownies with oreo cookies...mmm... they look really good!

Cate said...

Mmmm, they look so deliciously fudgy!

RecipeGirl said...

These are one of my all-time favorite brownies! So good. Sadly, we will be out of town for our teacher appreciation luncheon!!

Deborah said...

YUM! These look amazing - you can't go wrong with brownies and Oreos!

Patsyk said...

Thank you, everyone! You really can't go wrong with oreos and brownies!

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