My first Oreos experience was when I was seven. It was a new confectionery on the supermarket shelves and my mum, being the adventurous foodie that she was, decided to give it a try and had me bring it to school as a snack.
My classmates, being naughty kids at that age, incessantly teased me about eating something so black! But I didn’t care, and consumed my yummy Oreos all by myself, and became a loyal fan!
Do you know that Oreos is more than 100 years old? It was first created in 1912 in a factory located at Ninth Avenue in New York, and the factory block now is called the Oreo Way.
During my university years in the UK, the only place where I could find Oreos was a supermarket chain called Asda – the UK subsidiary of Walmart. I was so happy to find them! When McDonald’s started making the Oreo-flavoured McFlurry in Malaysia, I was thrilled; it’s now been my stress food for almost 7 years!
So, to appreciate Oreos even more, I’d like to introduce to you 3 desserts that incorporate this wonderful biscuit!
#1 Oreos Cheesecake
It’s a shame that, in France, it’s hard to find the chilled creamy cheesecake as a dessert, which is something I dearly miss. So, this is a recipe that incorporates Oreos! (Note: For the best result, prepare this one day before serving.)
Ingredients (serves 8-10):
- 18 Oreos with cream removed (for crust)
- 10 Oreos (for filling) – coarsely chopped
- 1 TS of melted butter
- 125g of cream cheese at room temperature
- ½ Cup of fine sugar (or less if you prefer it to be less sweet)
- 3 medium eggs
- a pinch of salt
- ⅛ Cup of flour
- 125g of sour cream at room temperature
- Heat your oven to 300 C.
- Next, the fun part is making the crust. Place the 18 Oreos in a ziploc bag, secure the opening, and crush the Oreos.
- Set some Oreos aside then mix the melted butter into the bag, give it a shake, then pour the mixture into a spring form pan. Press the crumbs firmly into the bottom of the pan, smoothen the surface, and set it aside.
- Beat the cream cheese until fluffy by using a slow speed on your mixer.
- Gradually add the sugar to the cream cheese and mix it evenly.
- Next, add the eggs one by one, into the mix and beat them in well.
- Next, add the salt and flour and let mix it in well then add the sour cream.
- Mix in the coarsely chopped Oreos with a mixing spoon.
- Pour this mixture onto the crust in the pan and bake it for an one hour.
- To judge if the cake is baked enough, you should test the liquidness of the filling by shaking the pan slightly to see if the filling is solid or not. If not, just bake it a little while longer.
- Once baked, let the cake cool to room temperature before chilling it.
- Let it chill for 24 hours before serving.
TIP: To cut into a chilled cheesecake, a cool tip that I had learnt is to dip your knife into hot water before you cut. This allows a smooth slicing technique to make your cake slice look nice before serving.
#2 Oreos Tiramisu
I like to make this in little glasses to make serving easier.
Ingredients (serves 6):
- 9 sponge fingers, coarsely crumbled
- 2 sticks of instant espresso coffee powder, diluted in 1 cup of hot water.
- 12 Oreos, coarsely chopped
- 200g Mascarpone cheese
- 2-3 tsp of coffee liqueur
- 2 medium eggs, separated
- 45g of granulated sugar
- 6-8 TS of chocolate syrup
- 3 Oreos, halved (for deco)
- Divide the crumbled sponge fingers evenly between 6 glasses.
- Divide the coffee mix evenly between the glasses by pouring it over the sponge fingers. Put the glasses aside.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks and 25g of sugar together.
- Then add the mascarpone cheese and coffee liqueur and let it mix well.
- In another bowl, beat the egg white with the rest of the sugar until it becomes stiff.
- Once stiff, gently fold the egg whites into the cheese mixture with a spatula.
- Fold the coarsely chopped Oreos into this mixture.
- Then, spoon this mixture on top of the coffee-soaked sponge fingers.
- Once all glasses are filled, spoon the chocolate syrup on top of the mixture of each glass.
- Refrigerate the tiramisu for at least 4 hours.
- Before serving, place the half Oreo in the middle as a decoration and then it will be ready for your guests/ or yourself!
#3 Oreos Banana Ice Cream Trifle
This easy recipe was inspired by when I had a banana and Oreos at the same time. The combination tasted wonderful! So, I thought, why not combine the two, add ice cream and create a new dessert? OK, I know it’s not very original but it still tastes great.
Ingredients (serves 4):
- 12 Oreos, coarsely crumbled
- 1 tub of vanilla ice cream (or chocolate or coffee flavoured if you prefer)
- 2 bananas, sliced.
- a pinch of salt
- As usual, I prefer to serve this in glasses to make it easier. Lay the sliced banana in the bottom of 4 glasses.
- Sprinkle some salt on top of the banana.
- Add two scoops of ice cream on top of the banana. (You can mix two different flavours to make it look more colourful)
- Sprinkle generous amounts of crumbled Oreos on top before serving.
I hope you enjoy making these yummylicious desserts as much as eating them! I know I did! Tune in for more fascinating desserts combining your favourite foods!
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