Oreo Truffle Brownies with Espresso Ganache
I have no idea why there are strawberries in this photo… really.
My wife’s newest creation – Oreo Truffle Brownies with Espresso Ganache – comes courtesy of a friend. Rather than retype the instructions, I’m going to paste them directly from the email. There is something fun in the way they’ve been laid out – you can tell the sender was drooling over the thought of her own recipe as she typed it. Bolded letters were added by me though.
Doesn’t this just look delicious, dripping with gooey espresso ganache!?
So, in a 9×13 pan make any brownie (homemade or box) then set it aside to cool. Then, in a bowl, crush by hand (or grind up in a food processor) an entire package of double stuff Oreos. Next, take 4 oz. of cream cheese put in microwave for 10 sec. to soften. Mix it in really well with the Oreo crumbs then spread and press on to the brownies.
Finally you make a ganache, where you bring to a simmer (on medium heat), 1 cup of whipping cream add 1 cup of milk chocolate chips and whisk until blended and smooth. Turn off the heat and add/mix your espresso (1-2 oz) let cool for 5 minutes then while still warm pour evenly over your brownies then let them cool completely before devouring…soooooo fudgy! Yum!
The recipe makes me so excited just to read. My wife replaced the “instant espresso” part (why is it that all recipes try to force bad coffee on you?) with fresh coffee. Two shots (2oz) of our certified organic, Varietal Supremo espresso coffee bean from Camano Island Coffee Roasters.
THIS WAS AMAZING. Yeah, I realize that I keep saying this about the stuff she is making… but I’m not lying. This is a super-rich, tasty dessert that was the perfect followup for dinner last night. One brownie was more than enough and left a delicious lingering taste in my mouth for most of the rest of the evening.