Monday, June 14, 2010

Oreo Blitz Torte

We had this ice cream cake for my birthday, my brother's birthday, and my sister's birthday. It's delicious!

1 1\3 cups oreo baking crumbs
1\3 butter, melted

8 squares semi-sweet chocolate
1\2 cup unsalted butter
1 tbsp. hot coffee(optional)
2 eggs, separated
3\4 cup icing sugar
1 carton(500 ml) Oreo Vanilla ice cream, slightly softened

Topping: (optional)
4 squares semi sweet chocolate
3 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. corn syrup

For crust, combine Oreo Baking Crumbs and melted butter. Press into 9"(23cm) springform pan. For Filling, melt 8 semi-sweet chocolate squares and 1\2 cup butter over hot, not boiling water, stirring often. Beat egg yolks with hot coffee and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Beat egg whites until just stiff. (Do not over beat). Stir melted chocolate into the yolk mixture and then fold in the egg whites. pour over crust and freeze until firm (about 2 hours). Spoon ice cream over chocolate layer and spread evenly.Freeze until firm and unmold. If using topping, melt semi-sweet chocolate with butter and corn syrup.Pour over top and down sides of torte. Freeze for several hours or over night. Garnish with mini oreos and whipped cream. When ready to serve, slice carefully slice with a hot knife. For a thicker layer, use 1 Litre of ice cream.

Monster Cookies

The first time I made these cookies I sent them along with my dad and brother to a hockey game. One lady who tried them said they were the best cookies she'd ever had!

3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1\2 cup soft margarine
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. light corn syrup
1 1\2 cups peanut butter
2 tsp. baking soda
3 1\2 cups quick oatmeal
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup M&M's

Measure all ingredients in a large bowl in the order given. Mix thoroughly. Place onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 13 minutes. Don't overbake! These are flat, moist cookies! If you like, add 1 - 2 cups flour. These cookies are great without the flour, though. Instead of adding the M&M's to the dough, you can press them in the top of the cookies before baking.
Yield: About 25 monstrous cookies!

Variation: Spread the cookie dough on a pizza pan and sprinkle M&Ms on top or whatever else you want ( coconut, craisins, peanut butter chips...) to make a cookie pizza!