Fudgetastic (Happy Holidays =D)

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    Happy holidays, you all! It's been a fun year exchanging ideas and viewpoints. Can't wait for the next one! I made these deliciously fudgy mint Oreo brownies for Christmas dinner, but my boyfriend and I can't help stealing a few slices for "quality control" hehe.

    Story and recipe on my blog.

    Tika Hapsari Nilmada, m1nimoose, and 16 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Indonesia Eats 68 months ago | reply

      I'll trade you sorrel drink for this one :)

      What a cute bottle!

    2. Xiaolu // 6 Bittersweets 68 months ago | reply

      Thanks, Pepy :). The bottle is a real vintage milk bottle I got in an antique mall in the small town I grew up in. Happy holidays!

    3. Tika Hapsari Nilmada 68 months ago | reply

      Beautiful lighting and lovely setting :)
      Happy holidays to you

    4. Crystal Hofmann Photography [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      OOOOH man!! I love mint with chocolaty goodness!! PX Gorgeous setup!

    5. Laksmi W 68 months ago | reply

      Quality control is extremely important :-)!

      The round wood makes the image original. It looks natural, as if you just dropped the plate on it. I like that you have collected the main items in a small plate and the rest of the frame is "empty". The board makes "empty" look heavy, which is contradictory and nice.

      Xiaolu, I have to admit the particular hue of green you have used is perhaps the only color in the universe I can't stand. For some reason, I associate it with toxins and poisons! And surgery. Here it is fun though!

      The texture of the fudge is tangible: soft, crunchy, moist, rich... Next to the wood, the brownies look light and fluffy.

      There are layers, crossing lines and directions in the image. I like that.

    6. star_gazing_vegan 68 months ago | reply

      I cant seem to pull my eyes away from the green napkin that matches the oreo mint filling. I love how you have actuall pieces of oero in your brownies. Half the time when people say oreo brownie it is just a dusting of crumbs on the top. Fantastic capture!

    7. {Susan Wolfe} 68 months ago | reply

      You've cited exactly the reason why I decided not to Christmas bake until this morning! Santa would love to happen upon these treats, Xiaolu. Me, too. A lovely photo of rustic abundance and generosity. Merry Christmas!

    8. Xiaolu // 6 Bittersweets 68 months ago | reply

      Thanks, everyone!

      Laksmi I see what you mean about the green color now. I'm most comfortable with neutral colors still, but I'm trying as a resolution of sorts to use color more in my photos. And here I thought the green of the Oreos might get lost without something to enhance it. Glad you think it's somewhat fun used in this way though :).

      star_gazing_vegan Thanks for your commentary. I agree that just having crumbs on top wouldn't be half as good. Mixing the pieces in allows them to stay moist and for the filling to almost melt into the batter. Really yummy :).

      Susan Wolfe I just found out that we're actually having Christmas dinner early tonight so I guess it was a good decision to bake early. Otherwise, there might not have been any left ;p.

    9. Laksmi W 68 months ago | reply

      It's very good that you've added the green cloth to enforce the color of the Oreos. You have successfully introduced a piquant color. I may have some weird hang up with the hue, but from an objective point of view, there is nothing wrong with it. As a matter of fact, more I look at it, more I like it. By the end of the month, I have probably painted the living room wall with it :-)! It is actually fresh and goes well with brown.

    10. aisha.yusaf 68 months ago | reply

      I really like the green here. And you got a perfect matching shade with the napkins. I agree, I like to see the pieces of oreos in the brownies. Love that cute little bottle! Happy holidays to you, Xiaolu!

    11. Panpepato senza pepe 68 months ago | reply

      I likethe composition and shot! LOve it!

    12. aprna 68 months ago | reply

      Lovely picture, good compositon and I cannot resist brownies. :)
      Season's greetings and best wishes for a very happy new year.

    13. sunshinemomsblog 68 months ago | reply

      They look lovely, Xiaolu! I recently came to know that oreo cookies are vegan. Must try those owl cookies you made, and this one too. Happy New Year, dear!

    14. Xiaolu // 6 Bittersweets 68 months ago | reply

      Thanks, Aprna & Harini. Happy New Year to you both!

      Harini, I'm glad you can now add Oreos to your list of ingredients :). The cupcakes should be fairly easy to adapt to be vegan. This brownie recipe contains quite a bit of dairy and eggs, but you could definitely simply add chopped up Oreos to your favorite vegan brownie batter.

    15. fatima mustafa 68 months ago | reply

      it looks so good!!

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