There’s a reason I decided to call this post must.love.frosting.
And that reason is must. love. food.
You see … I’m the host of a new tv show on Rogers TV … and it’s called must.love.food.
I think I’m still a little gobsmacked that this is really happening.
You might wonder … “why in the world is Lynne talking about frosting???”
I got to hang with my friends Derick and Lois on Daytime Ottawa today, and while we debuted a clip for must.love.food. we also made some frosting.
But not just any frosting.
We made oreo frosting.
Holy mother of pearl.
I love it so much I’ve made it 5 times in the last 10 days … it all started with a visit to always with butter. There was a recipe for oreo frosting that … well it made me stop in my tracks.
First off … it’s oreo frosting.
Nothing wrong with that.
Second of all … it’s super simple.
All you need is a food processor, some oreos, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, salt and cream.
And lastly … IT’S OREO FROSTING!!!!!!!!
(check out the segment here)
As I said on Daytime – this frosting is probably one of the easiest things to make … EVER. Plus it packs a HUGE punch … which means with very little effort you will impress just about anyone who tries it.
It even smells good.
A million sighs of happiness.
1/2 package (2 sleeves – about 25 cookies), oreo cookies
1 c. butter, at room temperature
1 tbsp vanilla
couple pinches of salt (to taste)
5 – 6 tbsp cream
4 c. powdered sugar
Grab your food processor and dump the oreo cookies into the bowl. Pulse until you get a fine crumb.
Baker’s note: It’s important to pulse the cookies first … otherwise they won’t get quite fine enough … and you’ll end up with some larger pieces … which make trying to pipe a cupcake pretty frustrating.
Ok … so the cookies are all crumbly … now toss in the butter (in cubes) and the splash of vanilla. Add a pinch of salt and then half the powdered sugar.
Turn on the food processor … and let it go.
Add a little of the heavy cream … you’ll see that the batter starts to come together. Turn it off and add the rest of the powdered sugar.
Turn the food processor back on. Keep mixing it and adding a little bit of cream (as needed to get the texture you want).
I found that the frosting was a little warm once it was finished … so I put the bowl in the fridge for a few minutes and let it cool a little. Then I filled my piping back … and went wild.
Oh … and if you’ve noticed that the cupcakes in the picture above are not the same ones as I made on Daytime … it’s true. They aren’t. I’m saving that recipe for the must.love.cupcakes episode :0)