Having My Oreos and Eating Them:
I have received product from Oreo for this post. It is an entry to the Foodies100 Wonderfilled recipe challenge sponsored by Oreo, which marks the launch of two exciting new flavours: Peanut Butter and Golden. The delicious new flavours are available in all major supermarkets at an RRP of £1.08. To find out more visit www.facebook.com/oreo
Hmmm. Though I’ve titled this post with the word ‘recipe’, in fact my Oreo recipe was something of a failure. I put that down to the cook, not the ingredients. My stock desserts are butter caramelised apple slices and chocolate mousse. Most people get one or the other if they come for supper. Puddings are not my thing, though I might branch out for a special occasion, everything tends to be based on something I’ve made before. The life of a blogger, however, is not always an easy one, especially if you are foolish enough, like me, to volunteer for a recipe challenge!
Having been sent a few packs of the new flavoured Oreo biscuits to use, I was supposed to create ‘An original, Wonderfilled recipe which subverts the norm’. There were Peanut Butter and Golden Oreos to use. Now, for whatever reason the Golden Oreos made me think of James and the Giant Peach (though they are smaller than a peach…and vanilla rather than peach flavoured). I suspect it was a kind of transference – that the Golden Ticket from Charlie and Chocolate Factory somehow mutated in the Giant Peach. Who knows. At moments like this, any vestige of creativity vanish and my brain turns to mush.
I ate a few biscuits.
It was, after all, important to know what I’d be using in my recipe.
I liked the Golden Oreos – they are something akin to rather posh custard creams. I LOVED the Peanut Butter Oreos. So much that over the next few days I ate the lot. Ah well. My Wonderfill dessert was going to be based on Golden Oreos anyway.
So. Where next.
Someone told me I needed to freeze the Oreos if I wanted to crush them. Half a pack went in a poly bag in the freezer for a few hours. I bought my ingredients. Peaches, raspberries, Greek yoghurt and cream. Oh, and just a bit of brandy for good measure (I didn’t have to buy that). I had an idea to make something akin to a Peach Melba.
Here’s what I did to make my Golden Ticket Giant Peach Melba:
- Crushed 6 Golden Oreos in a food processor
- Whipped 100 ml of double cream
- Folded a tub of Greek yoghurt into the double cream
- Pureed 100g of raspberries by pushing them through a sieve, then sweetened with a teaspoon or so of icing sugar and perked up with a generous dash of brandy.
- Stoned, peeled and chopped 2 peaches
- Layered the mixtures in a serving bowl. Half the raspberry puree, half the peach, half the cream yoghurt mix, half the biscuit crumb. Repeated to use up the other half of the ingredients.
- Decorated (?) by scattering a few raspberries and a couple of Golden Oreo biscuits on top
There was plenty for two greedy people.
Verdict: It tasted OK. The Golden Oreo added a nice crunch and a bit of vanilla flavour. Even I can’t mess up raspberry, peach and cream! It might have looked better served in individual sundae glasses. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
When would I make it again? Unlikely – I enjoyed the biscuits too much to want to waste them mushed up in a pudding. And, I don’t think they added anything in my case. I’ve seen some MUCH better ideas for the challenge elsewhere!