Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year & Truffles!

Happy New Year! Resolutions don't officially start until tomorrow, riiiiight? >:)

Dennis and I spent a glorious day on the couch watching reruns of "So You Think You Can Dance" (Oh Nico, you make my heart go pitter-patter) and movies. The Other Boleyn Girl is a thumbs up; Hancock is a thumb side-ways. Dennis even braved the storm to bring me sushi! What a guy! xo.

I may be infamous in these parts for my cravings of 'baked goods.' Luckily I am handy in the kitchen. Tonight when the itch hit, I made the BEST EVER truffles. They're not actually a baked good per sey, but they do a most-excellent job of satisfying a sweet tooth.

I found my recipe here. When the recipe says EASY Oreo Truffles, they're not kidding! Including photo-ops, I had my tray of truffles done in less than 40 minutes (and I would say a solid 20 minutes of that was picture-taking time as I am still puttering away in manual).

Here's a simple walk through the process.

Gather your ingredients: one block of cream cheese, one bag of oreo cookies, one box of semi-sweet baker's chocolate.

Get a helpful boyfriend to remove all the cream from the middle of the oreos. At first all the middle bits sounds really exciting and you won't think you'll need a bowl to collect it. But after about 3 mouthfuls of middle, you'll get a belly ache. This is a guarentee. The compost is an excellent place to put the rest of the middles.

Take your collected oreo outsides and throw them in the food processor.

Within seconds you will have your very own bowl of oreo cookie sand.

Put your cream cheese and oreo crumbs in your mixer. Whirrrrrr.

Shape the "dough" into little balls.

Melt your box of chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. There is a little trick to this: don't microwave your chocolate for longer than 30 seconds at a time. IT WILL BURN. I learned this ages ago and nothing is more dissappointing than a bowl full of burnt chocolate. After 15-30 second intervals, stir it up. It will take about 6 rounds of nuke-stir-nuke to get the right consistency.

Drop your balls in the melted chocolate... carefully, one by one. Use a pair of tongs to hang onto your balls so you don't burn your fingers.

Hahaha! I had a hard time keeping a straight face writing that! >:)

Voila! Place your tray in the fridge...

And wait. This is the hardest part.

But an hour later, look what's staring you in the face when you open the fridge door. A whole tray of chocolaty oreo awesome! YUM!

1 comment:

Laura said...

Hahaa Christine, you're so cute. Those look insanely yummy. :)