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homemade Oreos

Gloriaa Apr 1, 2013 12:52 PM

I want to make homemade Oreos. The three recipes I am looking at are: Thomas Keller's, Smitten Kitchen's and Flour's. I have made Flour's and liked them but think I can do better. Anyone tried any of these?

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  1. sunangelmb RE: Gloriaa Apr 1, 2013 06:21 PM

    I make the smitten kitchen ones at least monthly. They are awesome, and I've never had a bad experience.

    1. emily RE: Gloriaa Apr 1, 2013 07:04 PM

      I have made both Flour's and TK's and prefer the latter, which are richer and more chocolatey. However, you can't go wrong with either.

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        McBrownie RE: Gloriaa Apr 1, 2013 09:39 PM

        If you're looking for accuracy in terms of flavor and texture, than I've made Smitten's Oreos [the ones on the site. If Deb has another recipe in her book than I have not made it] and while tasty, I think there's too much baking soda in the recipe, so there is a slight "eggy" aftertaste [too much b. soda is supposed to give a "soapy" aftertaste but in here that's what it tastes like to me]. And the real oreos are a bit more cocoa-ed and crisp. I made the recipe several times, sometimes with dutch cocoa and sometimes with natural. Didn't find any difference. But many people love that recipe..

        I have not made Flour's recipe or Thomas Keller's, but as for the latter I looked at the recipe and it's really like a chocolate shortbread with white chocolate ganache filling. So I'm sure it's tasty, just not really oreo-esque.

        My favorite results thus far were Martha Stewart's chocolate wafer sandwich cookies for the cookies themselves, and I like the filling from bravetart [though Martha's recipe asks for shortening in the filling which I cannot get here, so I used all-butter].

        Another great option for the cookies is Alice Medrich's homemade chocolate wafers.

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          Skippy1414 RE: Gloriaa Apr 1, 2013 10:57 PM

          I made this Emily Luchetti "oreo" recipe a long time ago and I think the cookie part was pretty good. The filling uses mascarpone cheese, so that's not very oreo like; I actually don't like cheese so I must have swapped in some other kind of filling, I don't remember what...


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            Gloriaa RE: Gloriaa Apr 2, 2013 05:29 AM

            Thank you. I need to keep my baking to a minimum these days and let's face it even a bad Oreo is delicious. I am going to try SK and MS cookie part with TK white choc ganache. Not necessarily looking for authenticity.i have never heard of Alice M will check her out. Thks!

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