May 18, 2011 § 2 Comments
Do you work in an office?
Does your office have a bake-off or other friendly coworker cooking contest?
Do you want to win it?
THEN MAKE THESE FUDGE BARS.
Seriously. The Oreo Fudge Bar has now won 100% (2 for 2) of the bake-offs it has been entered in by your friends here at The One-Drawer Kitchen. And to top it all off, it’s a pretty quick and easy recipe. The hardest part is getting out the Cuisinart.
1 16oz. package of Oreo cookies
1 stick of butter
1/4 tsp salt
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (I used all semi-sweet chips)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 325. Line a 9×13 pan with foil and lightly spray with PAM. Set aside 6 Oreo cookies for the toppings.
In a small food processor, grind the rest of the cookies. If you don’t have a food processor, just pound with a rolling pin until the cookies are fine crumbs. Add the salt to the crumbs and stir to combine.
Melt butter and gently stir together with the cookie crumb mixture. Press firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
Coarsely chop the remaining cookies into chunks and set aside.
In the microwave (or over a double boiler if you actually feel like washing TWO pots), melt the semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips together with the condensed milk and vanilla. Stir frequently until smooth, and then spread evenly over the prepared cookie crust. Sprinkle the mini chocolate chips and the Oreo cookies chunks over the top of the filling. Press down gently into the chocolate topping.
Bake for 20-22 minutes. Allow to cool on counter for 1 hour. Chill in fridge until completely cold and set before cutting into bars. Keep them small! These things are rich.
March 26, 2011 § 1 Comment
The first time is the hardest. That’s what she said.
So far, so good. Right?
We are four girls who live in Brooklyn. We have a kitchen; it has only one drawer.
We like to eat. A lot. We cook and bake delicious things. We will post them here, both for posterity, and for the millions of people on the Internets just dying to hear about the edible adventures of four twenty-somethings exploring this whole real-world thing for the first time.
So, here we are. It is Saturday morning (actually, afternoon. But it’s all relative.) and we’ve just finished consuming nearly half of what will heretofore be referred to as The Most Delicious Bread Ever. Initially, Leonore was unenthused – “the picture makes it look like squished grilled cheese sandwiches!” – but has since been wholeheartedly converted.
This was our first bread-making experience and the inaugural voyage of our very first loaf pan. The waiting part was the hardest – unfortunately, unlike cookie dough, bread dough is not just as good when consumed raw.
Anna found the recipe on Joy the Baker – a new favorite here at Casa Wala, to stand alongside Smitten Kitchen, our other household obsession. She was worried that it wouldn’t turn out quite as beautifully as the pictures with the recipe – but those fears, clearly, were unfounded.
Anna, Leo, and Wesley