Nov 3, 2008

Delights & Dough

Near the end of a party we attended, my youngest asked me if I had eaten any of of the Oreo Truffles from the dessert bar. When I made it to the platter, there were only two left. Which ended up being a good thing; because they were so good, I would have started stuffing them in my pockets after filling my cheeks. The hostess was kind enough to share the recipe with me and I made them on Friday. And although mine are not perfectly candy shop looking, they are definitely candy shop yummy! (The ones from the party looked like they came from Godiva!) I told the teens we could give trick-or-treaters the ones that have a dot of chocolate on them and tell them they are eyeballs! They did not want to scare anyone and agreed to eat all the mistakes! Thank you dear teens!

Oreo Truffles

1 Package Oreo Cookies
1 Block of Cream Cheese (Softened) (8 ounces)
White Chocolate Almond Bark
Milk Chocolate Almond Bark

Crush a package of Oreo cookies in the blender or food processor until they look like smooth crumbs. (About 8-10 cookies at a time) Once they are all crushed, place Oreo Cookie crumbs into a mixer and add one package of softened cream cheese. Mix until well blended (when no white is seen from the cream cheese).

Roll into small balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Freeze for 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and use a toothpick to dip balls into melted white chocolate almond bark, place on wax paper until chocolate sets. Put the milk chocolate into a small Ziploc bag and melt, snip off a very small corner and drizzle over the truffles.

A note on the recipe, I always dip them in the white chocolate bark one time and let it get hard and dip them again so they are nice and pretty. (This note is obviously from the hostess! Really her truffles were gorgeous!)

I also made whole wheat bread today. I always make half a recipe. But I forgot to cut the liquid in half; so I added more flour and flax seed to make up a full recipe. I put the dough in a bowl to rise...
Yes, the same bowl I use for half a recipe of bread! My youngest teen came in and asked in wide-eyed amazement what had happened. When I told her I, she cheerfully piped, "Well, that's how you learn!" and was off to finish school as I finagled the dough into pans. My own words had been returned to me. And spoken by my baby, resting on my heart. No, today would not produce any candy shop confections or bakery window bread. But thankfully, some encouraging and hungry hearts were coming to the table.I was so tickled that not one of my hungry hearts commented on the "look" of the bread! And doubly delighted that they all thought it was the best batch I'd made!Please pass the butter.


Luanne said...

Fancy shmancy!!! You needs that when you have homemade bread--and those oreo things look awesome. We are making them over here--and soon!!

ocean mommy said...

I think I gained 5 pounds reading this!!! I'm going to use this recipe next week with the girls...

And the bread thing...been there! I'm sure it was wonderful. I don't care what homemade bread looks always taste good to me!

Ang baylis said...

Oh my goodness... those look delicious! Yum!!! You are talented!
Have a great Tuesday,
Angie xoxo

Michelle Bentham said...

Your call was so opportune this afternoon. I did not fret, but I held onto my hope even after all the news agencies declared a winner.

But, ultimately - we who keep our faith and pray steadfastly for a man we did not elect will be the winners because we will be blessed.

Please continue to pray. Write President Elect Obama a letter with your precious prayers in them should the Lord give you occasion to do so. Prayer is one of our most powerful opportunities to stand and rise above whatever the fray is around us. Be encouraged Lora, the Lord is up to something good.

Nesha said...

Those oreos look great! I think I will try them for the next book club and Bible study meetings. I agree that if the whole batch is here at home, that will not be a good idea.