2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge - W is for White chocolate cheesecake oreo cookie brownie

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Whatever diet you are on it's fine to eat these on Sundays - calories don't count on Sundays!

We actually served this for a weekday business lunch party though - that kept them energised through the afternoon session!

This started off as Henry's Oreo cookie brownie, but I had to go one step further and add white chocolate cheesecake mix in there as well and finished it with white chocolate and toasted coconut on top - if you're going to do something it's worth doing properly!

1. The cookie layer

250g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
170g unsalted butter, melted
150g dark brown soft sugar
150g caster sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
325g chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas mark 3. Grease baking tray and line with parchment - we used a 24cm square foil tray (no washing up afterwards) 

Sift together the flour, bicarb and salt; set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and caster sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. 
Press the cookie dough mix into the tray so you have about a 12 - 15mm layer. You will have some cookie dough left. This is intentional! Roll it into a sausage shape and chill - you can slice into cookies and bake them (15 mins in over) at a later date. Beware though - they are highly addictive!

2. Oreo layer - well that's easy!

 3. Brownie layer 

Should I give away which brownie recipe I use? Probably not - you'll have to use your own!

Put the brownie layer on top of the oreos so it almost goes to the top of the baking tin.

4. Cheesecake layer

An adaptation of the master cheesecake recipe.....

250g      Cream cheese/ quark
50g        Caster sugar
1            Egg
75 ml     Creme fraiche
1 tbsp    Cornflour
1/2 tsp   Vanilla essence

Mix all these ingredients together till combined - quite easy enough to do by hand than wasting time with mixing machine. 

Drop bits of the cheesecake mix into your brownie mix and swirl it round. 

Bake for about 45 minutes - depending on how gooey you like it. Allow to cool before you cut. I topped it with white chocolate and toasted coconut.
You must serve at room temperature - if it's fridge cold you lose the whole effect!
Go on - you're worth it! I'm sure Elvis would approve.......

1 comment

Debby said...

IN lOVE with your recipe !!!