Homemade is Always Good

I’ve been thinking of what to make since I had leftover buttercream frosting (vanilla tinted pink and chocolate) from a shoot I did last week. The easy thing to do was make some cupcakes and frost them with the buttercream. But since I saw a link to Smitten Kitchen’s homemade Oreos (this is one of my favorite blogs ever!), I figured I’d give it a try. I also got to use my brand new Silpat from my friend Kaich and her mom. I have one from Silicone Zone but I’ve always wanted this one because I’d always see it on TV. Haha!

So my oven has been acting up. When I turn it on for pre-heating, it lights up and the fan turns on. Then, right when I’m about to put my tray in, it decides to shut itself off! Eep. I think it may be faulty wiring but I’m not sure. Time to send it back to the oven doctor aka electrician. Does anyone use an electric oven here? Has this happened to you?

Ended up with 40 cookies but since my oven was turning itself off and then back on again, the heat was hardly constant. /: The cookies didn’t spread out or flatten. They turned out more like crinkles. Haha!

So I could’ve just dusted them with confectioner’s sugar, and they’d be perfect little chocolate crinkles. But I was on a mission to use my leftover frosting.

I got around to buying a cooling rack from Living Well in Podium. Before I did, I was making use of the circular grill that came with our turbo broiler. d:

I still ended up with the tub of chocolate frosting (didn’t get to use it) and a bit of pink vanilla buttercream, but these homemade Oreos (baby whoopie pies? crinkle sandwich cookies?) will have to do for now until I get my oven fixed. Don’t they look pretty?

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  • erasmusa
    October 30, 2010

    there's so much food on this blog, nakakagutom! wish i had the tiyaga for baking. 🙂

  • Macy
    October 30, 2010

    baking is easy! just follow the recipe exactly as its written and you're good! (:

  • Anonymous
    November 11, 2010

    I've made these a few times before (also a huge SmittenKitchen fan). I've found that when I make the batter by hand they get puffy in the oven, but if the batter's made in a food processor (which I believe is how the recipe suggests it to be done) they spread out beautifully!

    Just thought I'd share, hope it helps!

  • Macy
    November 13, 2010

    Ooh! Thanks. Now to find our food processor…