This weekend me and our Em were at it again. Another dinner party!! Only this time, it was in her kitchen.
On our menu was Jalapeño Poppers for starter, Individual Ham & Cheese Pies with a salad for main and a super sexy Oreo Tart for pudding.
Let’s get started with the Jalapeño Poppers. Here is what you will need to make enough for 6 people. (You can find the original recipe Here.)
- 3-4 Large Chicken Breasts
- Jar of Jalapeño Peppers
- 130g Cream Cheese
- Buffalo Wing Sauce
- 12 Slice of Smoke Bacon
- A Dipping Sauce of your Choosing
Preheat your oven to 220°C/Fan 200°C.
Put the chicken breasts in a bag or some cling film and bash the crap out of them until they’re really flat. It’s unbelievably therapeutic!! Then season with salt & pepper.
Next, cut each breast into 4 even pieces and spread about a teaspoon of cream cheese onto each one. Top with a few pieces of sliced jalapeño peppers and roll them up – secure with a cocktail stick.
Empty some buffalo wing sauce into a bowl and dip the rolled chicken in. Use a brush to make sure its all coated. Repeat for all the poppers and then wrap each one in a slice of bacon.
Place in a baking dish, season with a little salt & pepper and put into the middle of the oven for 30 minutes. Half way through, turn the poppers over and pour out any juice that has accumulated in the bottom of the dish.
When the chicken is cooked through and the bacon is starting to crisp, remove from the oven and take out the cocktail sticks. Serve with a cool dip as these babies have got some fire inside!!
These really did pack some heat – definitely not for the faint hearted! It was a sure fire winner with the Mr though as he loves his fiery foods. He actually said that these were one of the nicest things he’d eaten in a long time! Win.
For the main course we made individual ham and cheese pies. Exactly the same way as in This Post – just smaller. I forgot just how amazing these little beauties were! We served it alongside a salad consisting of mixed leaves, home made croutons, crispy bacon pieces and sliced egg. Topped with a drizzling of a balsamic vinegar & olive oil dressing. NOM!
As for dessert, well. Well well. I will let these little stars speak for themselves.
Here is what you will need to make 6 tarts. (You can find the original legendary recipe Here.)
- 3 Packs Oreo Biscuits
- 6 tbsp Butter
- 170g Cream Cheese
- 280g Greek Yoghurt
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 75g Milk Chocolate (To drizzle)
Preheat the oven to 190°C/Fan 170°C.
First up, put 23 Oreo biscuits into a food processor and pulse until they’re fine crumbs. Melt the butter in a pan and then gradually pour into the Oreo crumbs until it resembles wet sand.
Lightly oil/grease 6 tartlet tins then evenly divide the crumbs between them. (Approx 3 tbsp per tin.)
Firmly press the crumbs in and put the tins on a baking tray. Place into the oven for about 10 minutes then leave to one side to cool completely.
To make the filling, place 9 Oreos in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add in the Greek yoghurt, cream cheese & the vanilla extract and blitz to mix.
When the bases are completely cooled, spoon in the filling and store in the fridge until needed.
When you’re ready to serve, roughly chop the remaining Oreos (approx 10) and put a pile in the middle of each tart. Melt the chocolate either in the microwave or in a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water and drizzle over the top to finish.
Try to make the tarts no more than 4 hours before you will be eating them as Oreos have a tendency to go soft. Do make sure to wait until just before serving to top with the chopped Oreos though – for the same reason. No one wants a soft Oreo!
Just look at it though. Isn’t it beautiful?? Everything can be made better with Oreo’s!
It was amazing! And so quick and easy to make too. I LOVED the taste of the Greek yoghurt – it worked really well with the sweetness of the Oreos.
A seriously fantastic little pud.
In other news this week, it’s less than two weeks until me and the Mr set off for Thailand!! I’m super excited! Can’t wait to try all their foodie delights and share it all with you guys. (Not the food – just the photos haha : P )
And on that note – sawatdeeka!