There is something really lovely about a weekend to myself. I know that sounds ridiculous, but until you’ve lived in a city centre flat (one freezing bedroom, one tiny sitting room and a bathroom with no soundproofing), you can’t possibly understand how nice it is to just have a bit of time to totally spend on your own (or as I call it, quality time hanging out with me.) I love Beardy Fiance, but the demands of sharing a small space with someone (and a cat) means that it rather limits my opportunities to create a total mess, eat at odd hours, sleep at weird times and binge watch The Almighty Johnsons.
I also got the chance to do some catching up on some baking and working on some recipes – like these great Oreo brownies. Now, I cheated a bit. In order to get them nice and flat, I stuffed them with cookies and creme Pop Tarts, rather than proper Oreos. Perfect.
Oreo Brownies (adapted from the brownie recipe provided to me by The Velvet Moon Baker)
175g Dairy Milk Oreo bar – you could use regular chocolate, but this makes it super Oreo-ish
175g unsalted butter
250g caster sugar
40g cocoa powder
75g plain flour
Sift in cocoa powder and plain flour. Pour half of the mixture into a square, lined baking tray. Place two Pop Tarts (or Oreos) on top of the mixture before placing the other half on top of the Pop Tarts.