I'm sure that by now many of you have heard of the infamous slutty brownies that several bloggers have posted about.
I've seen so many images on Instagram and Pinterest of these brownies luring me in with their gooey chocolate-y centres and chunky cookie based crunch, that I finally could resist anymore that I practically ran to my local Sainsbury's to pick all the essential ingredients required for me gain admission into the slutty brownie fan club.
For those of you who may not be as into 'food porn' as myself and spend as much time as I do drooling over chocolatey treats online, I'll give you a brief introduction to the 'Slutty Brownie'. The slutty brownie is a twist on the traditional brownie by having a chocolate chip cookie base and an Oreo filling, which is then topped by a fudge mixture. This gives the brownie three very distinct textures, the crunch of the cookie, the general goodness that comes with eating oreos and then the squiggy yumminess of the fudge.
Having become so popular now, it's difficult know exactly where the original recipe originated from. I picked mine up from The Londoner but I'm sure that everyone has their own tale of brownie discovery to tell.
The recipe, especially Rosie's, is very easy to follow as she recommends using pre-made mixes which is a bit of cheat but when you want to overcome your brownie craving quickly - it's the quickest way to do so.
I went for the chocolate chip cookie and chunky fudge brownie pre-made mixes by Betty Crocker, alongside with a packet (or two) of Oreos for the crunchy middle. Before starting preheat the oven to 180 degrees so it's nice and toasty for when you're read to pop your brownies in.
All the instructions you need are found on the back of the packet, making life even easier, although I recommend a little bit more water and oil to both mixtures to get the consistency right. I found that the brownie mixture especially was still super thick so I added an additional teaspoon of water and oil.
Then the layering begins, start off by squidging (a tech term from Rosie) the cookie dough mix into a pre lined baking thin.
Layer your Oreos on top, free feel to nibble on the broken biscuits because only the intact ones should be used.
Add the finishing layer, of brownie mix to top it off.
After smoothing out the mixture on the top to make sure it's even, pop it in the over (that has been pre-heating at 180 degrees this whole time remember) and bake for approx 25 mins. You can test whether its cooked through thoroughly by poking a knife or as my Mum prefers, a knitting needle (less invasive, apparently) into the mixture. If it come out clean then the brownies are ready, if not then leave them in for a few more minutes before checking again.
After removing it from the oven, lift your brownie batch out of the tin using the paper onto a flat surface. Once it has cooled, cut your brownies into pieces as big or small as you like depending on your level of addiction and appetite.
I like to serve them with a thick, creamy ice-cream because I mean if your indulging you might as well go the full 9 yards. I opted for 'Kelly's Clotted Cream Ice Cream' because its oh so good.