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