Monday, November 21, 2011

Accidental Fudge

This will be that last time I take baking advice from my boyfriend.  But since I am a pro at seeing the silver lining, I didn't get too upset with him and found a way to salvage our baking blunder. 
Here's what happened:   

We set out to make Oreo balls.  

Oreo Balls Recipe:
One bag milk chocolate or semi sweet chocolate chips
One package Oreos
One package Cream cheese
Tools: baking sheet, bowl, toothpicks, freezer bag

Directions: Crush up the entire package of Oreos.  We tried a few methods, but we found the best way was to put the Oreos in a freezer bag and smack them around.  We crushed then with an ice cream scooper, a rolling pin, and the floor.

After Oreos are completely pulverized, but the remains in large mixing bowl.  Add the package of cream cheese and knead them together,  whichever way you see fit.  Since I don't mind getting my hands dirty, I dove right in and started mashing them together.  After all Oreos and cream cheese is mushed together, roll them into balls.  I did mine in various sizes.

Place the balls on a baking sheet.  Put them in the freezer or fridge to harden.

After 15-20 minutes, remove from freezer/fridge.

While they are hardening, melt the chocolate chips.  
 Using the double boil method, we put a glass bowl over a small pot of boiling water.  We added the chips to the bowl, and started mixing until they were all melted.  

This is where it started going down hill.

BF: "Hmm, I think we need to thin this out, what do you think?"
Me:  "I think it will be ok, let me try one."
:: Dips naked Oreo ball into melted chocolate::
Me: “looks ok to me....”
BF: “No, I definitely think we should add some milk”
Me: “Ok, if you say so....”
::Pours a splash of milk into melted chocolate::
BF:  “Uh Oh, I think we just made fudge.... oops”

The melted chocolate chips seized!  Clearly a rookie mistake.  After a quick goggling session we realized that adding any liquid to the melted chocolate chips would cause them to seize up.  I thought oh well, and put it in a tupperware container labeled “fudge”.   Someone in my house will eat it.

After another run to the grocery store, we tried it again, and even though the chocolate was still a little too thick, we dipped them anyways, and then put them back in the freezer to harden.  I think they turned out just fine.   :)


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