#85 Elegant Desserts
Do you need an elegant dessert and don't have much time? Well don't use this book, I've got a trick for you. You go to the store and buy a box of Mr. Christie's Chocolate Wafer cookies. Someone else makes them down in the States but you can find them. They're a bit pricey but worth it in the time you'll save. Plus if your guest haven't seen this before, they'll be dazzled.
Anyway you have the box of cookies and it will tell you to use Cool Whip but that's wrong. Get a carton of real whipping cream and whip it up. Use a bit of sugar and vanilla. I get real creative and use a dash of almond extract, other flavors work well too. Then just start icing between the cookies and stacking them. You want a nice long log shape. If you have a pretty oval dish this looks very nice. I used my cute bunny dishes. Then you just frost the log and decorate, shave some chocolate on the top and add a few nuts. Put it in the refrigerator for a few hours and then unveil. The cookies become soft and cake like. It looks like you spent all day making tiny cake layers.
Now the most important thing, cut the log on the diagonal so all the layers show. Isn't it pretty! There's your elegant dessert, it takes about 15 minutes and you get to lick the beaters. It says it serves 10 but I think 8 max. Cookbook #85 is Elegant Desserts from HP Books.