18 February 2011

Fat Fridays...

... hopefully you'll know exactly what I'm talking about when I mention Fat Fridays. If not, well... you need to get on board. When me and my friends were at college we had a lot more time on our hands than we do now. With all those free periods and relatively little work, or rather will to work, we sat around for hours thinking of ways to pass the time. Card games were invented, reinvented and played to death. Songs were sung, strolls around town were taken and sometimes, sometimes, we were actually compelled to get some work out. Eventually though, we came up with the perfect solution to our boredom. Eating.

Every Friday dragged on and this wasted time became the perfect excuse to nip to the local cafe for some hot buttered toast, or to the bakery for delicious iced buns. The only rules were to throw all other rules out the window. And so Fat Friday was born. Whether it was sickly sweet treats or wholesome homemade soup, we always made sure to go out and buy just what we fancied. And boy did it make Fridays worthwhile.

I've decided to continue with the tradition here on the blog, using every Friday as an excuse to share with you some of my favourite recipes. Some will be tried and tested, others will have been spotted on my endless online recipe-trail, but either way be prepared for some drool-worthy treats that will hopefully inspire lots of you to embrace our school-kid tradition.

First up? Oreo Truffles.

Adapted from the wonderful Bakerella, these babies are more than worth a try. Deliciously moist with a soft chocolate shell, they'd make make wonderful party favours or, y'know, an accompaniment to that quiet night in you've got planned.


Blitz the packet of Oreos in a food processor (or bash in a plastic food bag if you're feeling particularly stressed) 'til they look like this...

Yes Oreo's taste wonderful but man do they look like soil when they're crushed (tip for ya there Heston)

Next, add the cream cheese (50g) and mash into the soil Oreo crumbs until it forms a sticky ball (we won't describe what this looks like, but if it's pretty unappealing you've probably got it right).

Then split the truffle into about 12, roll into small balls and place on a lined baking tray.

Pop them into the freezer for about 10-15 minutes; this will make the next step much easier...

...while the truffles are in the freezer break up your chocolate and place into a heat proof bowl. Melt the chocolate using the bain-marie method or just whack it in the microwave. I always use my mum's steamer, putting the boiled water in the bottom layer (obvs) and resting the bowl on the next one up. Simples :)

Remove the truffles from the freezer and plop each one into the melted chocolate, coating it generously.

Then simply place back onto the line baking tray and pop in a cool place to let the chocolate set. I put mine in the utility but you could always use the fridge - just be aware that the sudden cooling might cause the starch in the chocolate to come to the surface, it still tastes fine but might have a few white patches!

And there you have it. I could rave on about how moreish these are, but with a recipe this easy you should go ahead and try it yourself! And just for the record, I won't judge if these don't make it past tonight...Fat Friday or not.


Dylana Suarez said...

These look so amazing!



Fashion Junkie said...

I'm already loving fat friday. I feel some more baking coming on...

Stefany said...

I wish I had never seen this post, because now I HAVE to try these. They look amazing xx

Kat said...

they look delicious! i know, whole heartedly, what you mean when referring to fat fridays, and also fat mondays, fat tuesdays.. ah sixth form! i am very much looking forward to fat fridays to come!

Legs xo


Sophie Bryce said...

We are having these when we get back to uni. I am in a state of shock :|

daisychain said...

Yum! I long for the day where i can allow myself a fat friday...pfft.

Tat said...


Sophie Isobel said...

Oh gosh these look scrumptious! I might have a fat Saturday tomorrow :D

Lil said...

I love fat fridays. X

Sophie said...

these look so good! Oreos are delish anyway :)

Emily said...

Oh my goodness these look brilliant. I love Fat Fridays (although I seem to have Fat Sundays aswell). Yum! Will definitely be giving these a try xx

ellieand said...

Dylana- ah hah, all hail Bakerella!

FashionJunkie- yay! spread the baking love :)

Stefany- hahaa, they are prettty tempting

Kat - you're so right! Sixth form was basically one gigantic tuck shop

Sophie- I will come round, bring ingredients and bake. Whether you are awake or not [creepy]

Daisychain- don't worry hun, that day will come - trust me!

Tat- yup. Praise be for these babies :P

Sophie Isobel- Fat saturdays is certainly the way forward...Sweet Saturdays maybe?!

Lil- yay! glad to have a fellow fat friday lover

Sophie- oreos are too yum. I had to eat some before crumbling them all. Just to err...test them ofc

Emily- yup, weekend = treat time. Get your bake on!


Sherin said...

Not only do they look delicious, they look so easy!! I need to try this. I'm in love with Oreos.

Becky-May said...

These sound amazing! What a fab recipe!

The Flower Girl


Dionne said...

OMG! Those look amazing, i'm definitely going to try these one day. Another delicious way to enjoy oreos x


lisa said...

thanks so much for visiting me! i LOVE LOVE your blog.. you've got some seriously amazing style.. and these orea truffles look DIVINE!

i'm a new follower and would love for you to follow me too if ya like! :)

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Jaymie said...

Oh yum oreo truffles!
amazing idea.

are you dressing up or dressing down said...

these look amazing. im really gonna have to try em.

Helen, X

Hayley said...

Fat Fridays are the worst part about working in an office, because everyone used to bring in cake! I might have to try and make these though, yum!

christie said...

oh wow - they look delicious! I know I shouldnt, but deep down i know that I will ;)

xx christie


Marie-Renée said...

omg yum <3
this makes me hungry lol

Jenny Hossack said...

I absolutely love the idea of fat fridays! Definitely what I want after a long day of work or uni! I just wish I wasn't trying to squeeze into a bikini in 2 months!

New follower :)
Jenny x


Yuuum i looooooove Oreo ! <3

Anonymous said...

these are seriously beautiful.
:) xx

Stiletto-aholic said...

Love this idea! This looks like such a good recipe.

The Sartorialice said...

I just discovered your blog and MY GOD - Fat Fridays look epic! Looking forward to reading more/becoming obese! x

Anonymous said...

THIS IS AMAZING!!! It even makes me actually want to....cook. Didn't think I'd ever say that, but my god I want to try this delicious recipe!! And it doesn't look so complicated I might pull my hair out either xxx

Claire | French for Cupcake said...

About to make these now!

holly and cara!♥ said...

making them soon! mm, so creative!

holly, x

Diz said...

Made these today and decorated them with green holly leaves and red berries ready to give to my Grandma as my Christmas gift. Thank you!