This is a random recipe that I created along the baking process. I am super surprised that it turned out amazing! I always try to bake within the shortest time possible to achieve the best possible results: high success rate, flavourful, and the top of it all: aesthetically pleasing = gift-giving worthy.
It started with my interest in buttermilkpantry's brownie recipe which is inspired by the trendy insane fudgy brownies from BUNDT by The Backyard Bakers in Singapore. However, I realized i was missing dark cocoa powder which is expensive and hard to find in Singapore ( baking supplies war due to COVID-19 quarantine). Then I remembered I won 7 eleven vouchers from dorisgoz and that is where I found the solution: $1 OREO PROMOTION.
Hence I embarked on my usual youtube journey - I referenced the brownie methodology from buttermilkpantry's video and inspired by So Yummy's 10 easy tricks to transform oreo to create my very own recipe - for all oreo + chocolate + cheese lovers!
Texture and Flavour
I will describe my oreo cream cheese brownie as a half-half, it has the lightness of a sponge cake yet soaked with the fudgy and chocolatey flavor of a brownie. I love how the richness remains but not the sticky-ness from your usual thick intense brownie. To add it up a notch, I always know how melty or additional filling adds "brownie points" to most of the pastries and bakes. Hence, I got an idea to fill the insides with cream made from oreo creme and cream cheese to create that additional milky sweetness that blends perfectly in a bite with the soft oreo-chocolate outsides.
(Fills up 6 slots muffin pan)
65g unsalted butter, melted
70g white granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg, room temp
1 tsp vanilla extract
30g cocoa powder
40g grinded oreo biscuits (dark)
1/2 tsp espresso powder (optional)
1/8tsp baking powder
12g water, room temperature
25g ap flour
(estimated based on 1 tsp per brownie)
50g cream cheese
30g oreo white
1 tsp sugar
1 Oreo break into shattered pieces
Bake at 180 °C for 10 mins
- Preheat oven to 180 °C
- Brush some softened butter or oil on your baking pan, line each cup with a strip of baking paper for easy extraction later.
- Separate the oreo cream from the oreo biscuits ( I used a packet roll of Oreo sandwich biscuits - 16 inside)
- Melt the butter in a pot at low heat.
- In a mixing bowl, add the melted butter, sugar, salt, and whisk them till combined.
- Add the cocoa powder and ground oreo biscuits, espresso powder mix all till combined and smooth.
- Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix all well combined.
- Add the water and mix.
- Sift in the flour and whisk them till evenly mixed and creamy.
- Time to make the cream cheese filling by mixing the cream cheese, Oreo white cream, and sugar together. Mix till combined ( the oreo white disappears)
- Fill the muffin slots with the dark batter till slightly more than quarter-filled.
- Use a spoon to form a dent in the center of the batter layer and put 1 tsp of cream cheese filling. Do the same for all the slots. You can add more (there will be extras)
- Use the remaining batter to cover up the filling and fill the slots up to 3/4, top it all with shattered Oreos.
- Bake for 180 °C for 10 mins.
- It should puff up on the top, take out the pan and let it cool for 5 mins before extracting the brownies.
- Enjoy it slightly warm to get the creamy inside. You can store them in the fridge to be consumed another day but highly recommended to give it heat up of 3-5 mins.
Do give this recipe a try! I twerked and created it to achieve my personal goals: not too sugary sweet, rich in flavour, efficient use of ingredients, aesthetically pleasing ( i am unapologetic to admit that it is for the gram opps).
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Specially for this recipe and from my usual procrastination from necessary work in life - I did my first and simple youtube recipe video! ( do not compare with professionals and established videos please sobs), i did my best to get the message across, hope it helps!
*** signing off with sparkles ***