One of the first recipes I ever learned to make was key lime pie, we called it pie even though tart would of been more appropriate. The whole recipe called for 5 ingredients, crackers and butter for the crust and sweetened condensed milk, table cream, and key limes for the filling. My best friend at the time, Erica, and I were vacationing at her uncle's beach house. Pretty much we made this every single night and ate it between the two of us as we laughed about nothing and everything. Good times.
After that vacation I taught my sister how to make the pie and and today (cross my heart) she is making it this very instant. Since we've been to Itacare she's made the pie no less than 5 times. We've been here just over a month. It's because the filling is so dang good. It's also because she doesn't care much for cooking or baking so whenever she's in the mood to make anything she makes this. I'm not complaining.
Last week I decided we needed to make home made oreos. I don't really believe that we have to make everything from scratch. If I had the option of going to the store and buying oreos, preferably the triple-double oreos, I would. But I don't. The lack of processed foods where I live is awesome, and yet so sucky when you want to just eat a 'freakin oreo.
So we made our own oreos and they were ... sweet, too sweet. We couldn't find powdered sugar so Christian used normal sugar for the filling. Bad idea. It was kind of too sweet for us to eat so we fed it all to our children.
Ha! In their dreams!
What does Maria have to do with key lime oreos? Nothing. I mean, everything. Absolutely everything because she's my newest sous-chef. When she sees us baking something she wants in and then she wants to eat it as soon as it comes out of the oven.
When the oreo recipe semi-failed I decided to use the left over chocolate wafers and fill it with my trusty key-lime filling.
Chocolate Wafers (adapted from Smitten Kitchen)
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup salted butter at room temperature
1 large egg
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can table cream
juice of 3 key limes
- In a medium sized bowl mix the sweetened condensed milk and the table cream until it is a nice smooth mixture.
- Add the lime juice and mix well.
- Place the filling in the fridge to cool over-night.
- Preheat the oven to 375*
- Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda baking powder, and sugar with a big wooden spoon.
- Add the butter and egg and mix until the dough come together in a firm mass.
- Take rounded teaspoons of dough and place on top of a lined cookie sheet. With moistened hands carefully flatten the dough and bake for 9 minutes.
- Let the wafers cool completely before assembling the cookies.
- And like any good oreo enjoy with a cold glas of milk.