Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tragic missed flight!

Hey check me out, i'm blogging about a youtube video! This lady has every right to be upset. You're all missing out!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Oreo Truffles!!!!

Yesterday Joe and I made Oreo Truffles! There are only 3 ingredients in this- oreos, cream cheese, and chocolate. And they're crazy good. Here is the recipe i found online

and here is a youtube video that teaches how to temper chocolate.

Isn't the internet amazing?! Anyway, we mashed up 6 tubes of oreos until it was powdered, mixed it with 2 bars of cream cheese, rolled them into balls and put them in the fridge to solidify. We got big bars of Whittaker's classic dark chocolate (i was highly contemplating getting white chocolate just for the color contrast...but i think the dark chocolate was a better call on the taste, they looked damn good anyhow.) chopped up the chocolate into even sized bits, the thinner the better i think, but apparently it's important that they be even, and melted it according to the importantly precise temperature requirements. Whatever, read the recipes etc if you wanna know how to do it right, don't listen to me :P

It was pretty easy, but quite messy. We got oreo powder and chocolate all over the kitchen... and I just cleaned up some chocolate off of a light switch even... Point is, THEY'RE AWESOME! We made them for Cari's birthday party, where we knew practically no-one.. and you know, they pretty much all had kids and Joe and I were sort of odd ones out.. Geez, why'd we forget our kid at home this time, i don't know. Well the oreo truffles became a total ice breaker because throughout the party people came up to me to say how much they loved the truffles and asked how to make them :) I took most of the credit, although Joe did half the work.

I didn't stop to take pics, but we have a second batch needing to get dipped in chocolate, we'll do them up for when Brandon comes to visit. I think it's a surprise but I also think he doesn't read my blog anyway :D Perhaps I'll take pics then. For now, this is pretty much what they look like, except ours are messier-