Friday, March 6, 2009

How to make Oreo Brownies, ShallowGal style

1) Invite self + posse to friend Pia's house for dinner. Generously offer to bring dessert.

2) Happen upon recipe for Oreo brownies. Become obsessed with these brownies based solely on the photos.

Food porn stolen from this awesome blog(1)

3) Find Oreos on sale at Safeway. Consider it a sign from G-d that you should need were put on this Earth to make these brownies. (2)

4) Buy top shelf chocolate chips. Borrow a double boiler. Clear calender for entire morning to give brownies the attention they deserve.

5) Remember that last night, while making popcorn shrimp, the oven started getting all smokey and set off the fire alarm. The one that is hard wired to the fire station. Clean the oven (3) to prevent a repeat of that fun. Not that SG doesn't enjoy visiting with firefighters. But. must. focus.

6) Start lining up all the ingredients. Discover that there is only one stick of unsalted butter in the refrigerator (4) Wonder why G-d is toying with me today.

7) Look in downstairs freezer for butter. Find these:

This will free up SG's morning to study theology and food photography

8) Bank on Pia not reading my blog today.
Thaw brownies and move to platter. Serve and enjoy.

1) I also blame her for my obsession with this brownie pan.
2) SG is constantly looking for signs from G-d about why she is on this Earth and is a little annoyed that he wasted a sign on this.
3) 'Clean the oven' is shorthand for 'take a wet paper towel and wipe all the black crap off the oven floor'
If you have a better way, I'd love to have you come over and demonstrate.
4) Butter was the first ingredient, making it a very short line.


Marinka said...

I love the short line of ingredients. And clearly the premade brownie was a sign from G-d. What, you need a burning bush every single time?!

Becca said...

Wow, those brownies look AMAZING.

I'm going to keep your oven cleaning method in mind. My method involves taking the battery out of the smoke alarm and hoping for the best. ^_^

(apologies if this posts twice, I'm having an epic battle with Blogger right now!)

countrymouse said...

Note to self: Save cooking for days when I need a visit from a hunky fireman. ShallowGal said so.

Rachel said...

At least you're consistant in your taste! Hope you and Pia enjoy the brownies!

Anonymous said...

If you give a ShallowGal a pancake...

bobeesah said...

Tin foil. My oven looks like it's trying to protect it's brain waves from the intrusion of aliens. As in, there is aluminum foil all along the bottom. The sides, however? I do the same wet paper towel technique. Or the ignore until it burns away technique. Horrible.

And those brownies? Holy cow they look delicious!

Stimey said...

Seriously? You were going to make Oreo brownies, didn't have the ingredients, and then FOUND Oreo brownies in your freezer?

If you're looking for a sign from G-d, there it is.

the mama bird diaries said...

Brownies and firefighters. Yum.

sista #2 said...


Now I want brownies.


Kelley said...

Dude, I like your style.

And now I am freaking OBSESSED with having brownies. I am like, awesomer than Martha in the kitchen but with my stupid arsed Marburg Sports Injury I am not allowed in there.

Do you think I have some brownies hidden in the freezer like you?

countrymouse said...

Would you *please* post something new already? I'm on this stupid effing diet and I can't click on your blog without remembering that I'm so jonesing for brownies!!!!

: )

Jacob said...

So busted!