While trying to come up with a title for this post, I was hit by a disgustingly sweet and delicious bit of inspiration… It’s going to be amazing, even better than these wonderful and fairly easy treats, which, for the moment, don’t go together (unless you really want them to…).
Slutty brownies were the request for the evening (I don’t blame them) but marshmallow frosting was just like sugar overload and excessive but amazing of course.
The Marshmallow frosting is something that I am still working on – it was delicious, but it needs a bit of refining. I will share the recipe with you, give it a try, maybe it works out better for you (but how wrong can you go with that much sugar and egg whites? Meringue is one of the best things in the world!).
The Oreo truffles are the easiest little gems to whip up – super delicious, practically fool proof, and a very short list of ingredients. And the flavours complement each other spectacularly: you have the sweet Oreos mixed with the almost-savoury cream cheese, and dipped in a bitter dark chocolate which offsets the extreme sweetness of the Oreos. Well, this is what I have heard, I didn’t think the Oreo centre was that sweet at all, but I’m just not as sensitive to that sort of thing. Go ahead, give me more sugar!
Marshmallow frosting inspired by Martha Stewart’s High Hat frosting
- 2 1/2 cups Caster sugar
- 6 egg whites
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar (not tartaric acid which almost happened in a lapse of concentration)
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- Place sugar, water, egg whites and cream of tarter in a heat proof bowl, and beat with an electric mixer until foamy
- Place bowl over a pot of water simmering at low heat. Continue to beat on high speed for about 10 minutes until stiff peaks start to form
- Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract
- Pipe onto whatever tickles your fancy, and a bit of toasting might go down well as well
- 16 Oreos
- 110g Plain cream cheese
- 110g melted Bournville (or dark chocolate of your choice – Bournville is still nice and sweet and not too bitter)
- Crush the Oreos – liquidize them or place them in a plastic bag and beat with a rolling pin if you feel like letting off a bit of steam
- Add the cream cheese to the crushed Oreos, mix well (can be done in the mixer) until there is cream cheese all throughout the mixture (it mustn’t be too white and visible though)
- Form into balls
- Melt the chocolate, and dip the Oreo balls in the chocolate, ensuring they are fully covered
- Leave to set on wax paper or