Baking · Biscuits and Cookies · Chocolate · Gluten-Free · Ice Cream · No-Bake

Oreo Ice Cream Pie

 Oreo Ice Cream Pie makes a decadent and refreshing treat! It’s super easy and a brilliant make-it-ahead dessert + you don’t even need an ice cream machine to make it! 

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TGIF! It’s finally Friday! The weekend is just around the corner and I’m heading off on summer holidays in just a few days! I’m super excited to share with you all my latest creation! The Oreo Ice Cream Pie.

I’ve had lots of readers tell me how much they’ve enjoyed the ice cream recipes I’ve been sharing and particularly my no-churn Oreo ice cream. So as you guys liked that recipe so much, I thought I would take that ice cream recipe and transform it to a new level of deliciousness!

Buttery Oreo cookie crust, topped with no-churn Oreo ice cream and then frozen. What could bet better then an ice cream pie loaded with Oreos? I’m sitting here writing this blog post whilst devouring a slice of this frozen delight. Trust this, I’m in total Oreo heaven. I polished off a good two slices as soon as it left the freezer – but who can blame me when you make something that tastes this good!

Me and my sister Becky made this pie ready for a family members birthday earlier in the week. I wanted to make something different to the usual cake. Birthday cake is ok, but for me it gets a tad bit boring and predictable and I wanted the bake to have the wow factor. So I remembered this seriously good no-churn Oreo cookies ‘n cream ice cream I made a few months ago – it’s was creamy, decadent and exploding with cookies ‘n cream in each bite! A definite favourite and I knew it was the perfect base for something even more special!

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 It really is so simple to make, start by mixing together crushed Oreos with melted butter and press into a cheesecake tin. For the filling I just followed my own recipe for Oreo ice cream using the magic no-churn method. 4 ingredients, a little bit of whisking and folding and you’re there! Spread over the base and freeze. The next day, decorate with even more Oreo goodness, whipped cream and then slice up and enjoy!

If you read the blog regularly, then you’ll will have seen how much I LOVE Oreos?! One of my most popular recipes is this divine No-Bake Oreo Cookies ‘n Cream Chocolate Tart. If you’re an Oreo lover then you’ve gotta make that recipe soon too!

This ice cream pie is not only the perfect dessert for a birthday party but it is amazing to make and serve up when it’s too warm to turn on the oven – as I experienced this past week. We’re currently going through a heatwave here in England and it’s been way too hot for my liking! Wednesday was the hottest day in July ever on record, so this pie was great to cool down with. Also, a note to myself, do not photograph frozen bakes in humid 35 degree heat. It’s not a good idea, but the bonus is you get the devour yet another slice of ice cream pie!

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Ingredients – 

Oreo Crust – 

18-20 Oreos or other chocolate cookies

75g (5tbsp) butter, melted

Oreo Ice Cream – 

500ml (2 cups) double cream (heavy cream), chilled

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 x 397g (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk

18-20 Oreos, crushed

Decoration –

  • Oreos – I used double stuf
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate fudge sauce

Method –

1. To make the crust: Crush the Oreo cookies in a food processor. Add the melted butter and mix through to combine. Scatter the cookie mixture into the tin and press down until firm. Place in the refrigerator whilst you make the filling.

2. To make the ice cream: Whisk the cream and vanilla until soft peaks form. Fold through the condensed milk, followed by the crushed Oreos and mix to combine. Pour the mixture into the tin. Cover the top and leave to freeze for 6-8 hours or overnight. *Overnight is recommended for best results.

3. To decorate: Once the ice cream pie is set, allow it sit outside the freezer for about 10 minutes to soften slightly. Now carefully remove from the tin – if you’re having trouble removing it from the tin it’s helpful to dip a knife into hot water, wipe and then run around the sides to release more easily. Finish by decorating with swirls of whipped cream and Oreos.

What Jessica Baked Next original recipe.

no-churn oreo ice cream pie

Now for a summer break for 2 weeks! I have one more recipe scheduled for sometime next week and then I’ll be back with more treats very soon! Have a great weekend everyone! 😀

jess

Gluten-Free · Italian Cuisine · Travel

Pesto alla Genovese (Fresh Basil Pesto)

A great basil pesto recipe! Learn how to make to this Italian classic in a few simple steps and with just a handful of ingredients.

Today I’m sharing a really simple recipe for fresh basil pesto. It’ll take you literally minutes to make and tastes out of this world good! This homemade pesto is the best pesto I have made to date and it couldn’t be any easier or simpler to make!

The “secret” ingredient that makes my pesto taste so good is the roasted garlic. Roasted garlic is such an underrated ingredient, it transforms this pesto and adds a light and sweet flavour. Before I perfected my own pesto recipe, I’d always made pesto with raw garlic. It’s ok, but I find it leaves a bitter taste in your mouth afterwards, whereas the roasted garlic is sweeter and gives a more rounded flavour without leaving a bitter aftertaste. I found these instructions for roasting garlic here. It filled my kitchen with most gorgeous garlic aroma and I would highly recommend you give it a try!

With just a handful of ingredients this basil pesto is not only satisfying on the taste buds, but because it’s so easy and quick to prepare it is definitely worth going to the extra effort to make it yourself. Pesto will store in the fridge for up to a week, so it’s ready and waiting for you to use to make a tasty dinner. You can’t beat this pesto mixed through cooked pasta, it’s delicious.

Ingredients:

2 x 30g (60g in total) bags of fresh basil leaves

3 cloves roasted garlic (only use 1-2 small cloves of fresh garlic)

50g pine nuts, toasted

55g Parmesan or other vegetarian hard cheese, freshly grated

5-6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper, to taste

Method:

1. In a food processor pulse together the basil, garlic, pine nuts and Parmesan until they are minced.

2. With the processor on slow speed add the oil (a tablespoon at a time) in a slow stream. Now season to taste with salt and black pepper. Process for another minute until all the ingredients are combined.

3. Place the pesto in a jar or bowl and drizzle over a little extra oil to cover the top – this keeps it fresh. Store in the fridge for up to one week.

Recipe Notes:

  • If you can cannot find pine nuts you can easily substitute with walnuts, almonds, cashews or pistachios. For a nut-free version you can substitute with sunflower seeds.
  • Adjust the consistency of your pesto by adding a tablespoon less or more oil.
  • When toasting the pine nuts always toast on a medium heat in a dry pan. Watch them as they burn very easily and will taste bitter.

There are endless ways of serving this fresh basil pesto recipe. In the summer and when it’s too hot to cook and I don’t feel like putting together anything too elaborate for lunch or dinner, then pasta salad is a lifesaver! I simply mixed together cooked orzo/risoni with this basil pesto, then I added halved cherry tomatoes and mozzarella pearls (bocconcini). Delicious Caprese pasta salad and this will last for a week in the fridge. You can use any pasta you like, sometimes I use fusilli, penne or even orecchiette.

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Baking · Gluten-Free

British Flapjacks (Chewy Oat Bars)

Traditional British sweet oat bar treat. They’re soft, chewy and super easy to make! 

Today I’m sharing one of my favourite childhood treats. Classic British flapjacks are gooey, buttery, sweet and make a delicious treat. These flapjacks use one of my favourite ingredients – golden syrup, which not only adds amazing light treacle flavour but makes the flapjacks super squidgy and chewy!

Though you probably won’t have been able to tell by the name, flapjacks are oat bars made using just 4 ingredients. You can also add other additional ingredients that take your fancy such as coconut, lemon zest, a pinch of ground cinnamon/ginger, nuts or chocolate chips.

Chewy, sweet and an easy bake to make to serve alongside a cup of tea or coffee. These flapjacks also make a great breakfast!

Once sliced up, I love drizzling the tops or dipping my flapjacks into chocolate, especially slightly bitter dark chocolate because it contrasts amazingly with the sweetness.

 (Makes 12-16)

Ingredients:

175g unsalted butter

175g golden syrup

175g light brown sugar

350g rolled oats (I like using jumbo rolled oats)

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 150°C / 130°C Fan / 300°F / Gas Mark 2. Line a 20cm / 8-inch square cake tin with greaseproof paper and grease well. Set aside.

2. Start by melting the butter. Once the butter is melted, add the golden syrup and sugar and continue to cook and stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Stir through the oats. Once the oats are completely covered, spread the mixture out into the lined tin. Press down well with the back of a spoon or a spatula until firm.

3. Bake for 40 minutes, the flapjack should be slightly golden around the edges. Once cooked allow to cool in the tin completely – as they cool the flapjacks will crisp on top slightly. I recommend leaving the flapjacks in the fridge to set before slicing. Once cooled slice into 12-16 squares or 24-32 mini flapjack bites.

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Gluten-Free · Light Lunches · Main Meals · Rice Dishes · Vegetarian Recipes

Saffron Rice

Fluffy aromatic buttered saffron rice. A classic and delicious side dish.

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I absolutely adore simple and easy dishes. They’re especially convenient for busy working families with hardly any time to make a delicious and tasty dinner. Rice dishes in particular are a great standby for hectic weeknight dinners. Rice is a basic store cupboard ingredient and my recipe proves it can be transformed into something special with just a handful of extra ingredients!

This rice is amazing and it’s always a big hit with my family. It’s quick to make and with a buttery and fragrant flavour it makes a tasty side dish that is luxurious and will impress any dinner guest who tastes it. I decided to combine one of my favourite ingredients in my herb and spice cupboard, saffron. I often use saffron in my Spanish recipes like paella (recipe for that will be coming soon!) and homemade sauces. This rice recipe is very adaptable as you can add a small handful of cardamom pods, cloves, a little pinch of turmeric and a cinnamon stick and easily turn the recipe into pilau rice ready to serve with your favourite curry.

I’ve been making and creating my own rice recipes for a little while now. I shared this amazingly good Mexican Red Rice (Arroz Rojo) recipe a while back when I’d just started blogging and it still remains one of my favourite dishes.

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The rice is speckled with beautiful saffron threads. I love the rich flavour the saffron adds. To prepare the rice it’s very important to have your mis en place prepared beforehand. I take two smallish pinches of saffron threads and I soak the saffron in boiling water for 10 minutes. The soaking allows the oils to be released and the flavour will become stronger. Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice but it can be found at an affordable price if you look around at your local supermarket.

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Whilst the saffron is soaking you have the opportunity to prepare your other ingredients. I finely diced a small white onion and chopped up a couple cloves of garlic. To cook the rice, melt the butter and oil in a large saucepan. Caramelise the onion and then add the garlic and a bay leaf – caramelising the onion again will add more depth of flavour and a little sweetness. Tip the rice into the pan and toast slightly so it can be coated fully in the butter mixture. Then all that’s left to do is to pour in the stock and leave the rice to simmer away until cooked.

Once cooked I always take rice off the heat and leave it to rest for another 5-10 minutes. This allows the rice to steam a little longer and makes it fluffier – it’s one of the most vital steps in making perfect homemade rice! Fluff with a fork and then serve up.

This rice can also be served alongside many dishes – I love to serve it with curry or my mum’s Spanish roast chicken. But the rice is great enjoyed on it’s own too.

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(Serves 4-6)

Ingredients:

2 pinches saffron threads

2 tablespoons boiling water

30g / 2 tablespoons butter (salted or unsalted)

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 small white onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 bay leaf, torn

450g (2 cups) rice (you can use basmati or long grain rice)

900ml (4 cups) chicken or vegetable stock

Salt and black pepper, to taste

Fresh parsley, to serve

Method:

1. Add the saffron threads to a small bowl. Pour over the 2 tablespoons boiling water, mix and leave to stand for 10 minutes.

2. In a large saucepan gently melt the butter and oil. Add the chopped onion, season well with salt and pepper and sauté on a medium heat for 3 minutes. Now add the minced garlic and bay leaf and continue cooking for a further minute until fragrant.

3. Add the rice and toast for 2 minutes. Now add the stock and the saffron infusion you pre-made earlier and stir to combine. Bring up to the boil and then once boiling turn down the heat to low and allow the rice to simmer covered for 15 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is cooked fully.

4. Once the rice is cooked, take off the heat and leave on the side for 5-10 minutes. Fluff the rice up and adjust seasoning, if needed.

5. Serve warm with a sprinkling of parsley.

Note: To make this dish vegan, omit the butter and add an extra tablespoon of oil or 30g of your preferred butter substitute.

Enjoy!

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