Friday, September 20, 2013

oreo brownies

OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG!!!!! this recipe is a keeper.
you wanna know why? because it is MY kind of recipe. easy to prepare, easy to make. yummy to the tummy...okay, maaayyyybe yummy to the tummy doesn't sound quite right, but...nevertheless...that's what i think this pan of goodness is.

early this morning, i was looking for a recipe that is easy enough for me to bake. because i want to bring some to the class tomorrow. you know, my goal, is to make everyone fat  err..i mean "healthy" by the end of the semester. ngeeee.... hehehahaha!! so i came across this recipe from
i wasn't too convinced because...come on, how can something SO easy to make be SO yummy, right? i decided to give it a go...and true enough. i was not disappointed. i took a slice, still warm from the pan...(i mean, who WAITS for their brownies to cool anyway? right???) and it was gone within seconds.  i gave some to a friend and made a second batch for class tomorrow. everybody already at the edge of their seats waiting for the recipe? huh? huh? huh? yes??? no???... malu nak mengakulah tu! okay, let's go!!
you will need:
½ cup (125ml) vegetable oil
1 cup (200g) sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
¼ teaspoon baking powder
cup (40g) cocoa powder 
¼ tsp salt
½ cup (64g) flour
aaaaandddd...the star of this recipe 15-20 oreos crushed.*

the how to:
1)  preheat the oven to 170°C

2)  mix oil and sugar til well blended.

3)  in goes the eggs and vanilla, stir until just blended.

4)  in another bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients.

5)  stir in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

6)  crush the oreos and stir in ¾  of them into the mixture.

7)  pour batter into a greased 9x9 square pan. i just lined mine with parchment paper.

8)  sprinkle the remaining broken oreo bits over the top of the brownie batter.

9)  bake for 20 minutes or until the sides start to pull away from the pan.

10) cool completely before devouring them straight from the pan  cutting them. :-p

*okay, i know the recipe calls for 15-20 oreo cookies. i only used 14. they were just nice...okay, okay...that was NOT the reason why. the reason why is, there are only 14 oreo cookies in the standard Malaysian pack. so... i was not game on opening another pack of oreos just to get that other one oreo cookie. okay tak? okaylah tu! hehehe...

what i think about these brownies? i LOVE them. they are not too sweet and they are chewy and they make me happy because they are easy to make and i love them and i will make them again because i love them....have i told you how much i love these?? well, i'll tell you one more time. i love these brownies!! love love love love love!!! there.

go on now, you know you wanna rush out to get yourselves a pack of oreos. go on. and be sure to let me know how yours turn out, okay?

come back now! :-)

thank you for this wonderful recipe.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


so, I made blondies. or congo bars. I've seen these being baked by bloggers all around...but they seem to prefer the name congo bars...instead of blondies. I guess maybe because like me, the only other blondie that I know of is this one particular talented lady. tulah pasal agaknya. order to see what the hoopla is all about about these congo bars/blondies, I decided to bake them. because seriously...that's what I've been hearing, day out. congo bars here...congo bars there...congo bars everywhere. oh, and I also bought this oh! so wonderful brownie pan thingamajig. :-) what better way than to break the pan in with this recipe, right?
okay, I went around looking for an easy recipe, well, if you know me, you know I want to make it as easy as possible. and found a recipe from and i had almost all the ingredients. so, the rest is history.
the recipe is pretty straightforward and easy enough. and i have taken the liberty...because, i am such a nice person, to convert everything into metric measurements. but for those of you who would like to use the imperial measurement, please feel free to click here.
okay, ready for the recipe now?
you will need:
305g all purpose flour
2½ tsp baking powder 
½ tsp salt
150g butter, softened
454g brown sugar ( read right)
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
326g choco chips (i used a combo of dark, milk and white chocolate chips)
170g pecan (optional, i didn't have any, so...)

the how to:*
1)  preheat your oven to 170°C

2)  i placed the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and used a fork to sort of 'whisk' them.

3)  in my mixer i combined the butter and sugar till blended.

4)  then in goes the eggs, one at a time. mixer speed on low.

5)  add in the vanilla.

6)  add in the flour mixture till they are all combined.

7)  last but not least, stir in the chocolate chips and pecans.

8)  bake for 30 minutes or so, depending on your oven. you know your oven, so please adjust accordingly. **

9)  i used a 9" x 9" brownie pan.

* has two preparation options, you either prepare the mixture by hand or mixer. i decided on using my mixer.

** i baked mine for a bit longer than the specified 30minutes.

 tastewise, to me, it was a tad too sweet. i would adjust the amount of sugar the next time i bake these. but, MrG seems to like them. i mean, he finished 3 slices in one go! so i guess that says a lot, huh? all in all, this recipe is a keeper. in fact, i will be baking these to bring to my class on Saturday. yeay!!!

please give this recipe a will NOT regret it.

and yes, i remember, i still owe you guys one baking flop story, but...this is too good of a recipe to delay posting. hahhahahahahaa...alasaannn.

go on now! bake on!!

thank you:
1) and emimusic for the video clip.
2)  bakerella for the wonderful recipe.
3)  Chicago metallic for the photo of the brownie pan.