Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Famous Wafer Dessert

Mom made some spectacular desserts at Christmas. Often it was a big trifle or a creamy tiramisu. But for us kids she would make the Famous Wafer Dessert. It is ridiculously simple to make using the recipe on the box: Just make whipped cream using a pint of whipping cream and some vanilla, then put stack the cookies using the whipped cream to hold it together. Lay the "log" of stacked wafers on its side then frost with the remaining whipped cream. Refrigerate for several hours. When ready to serve, sprinkle with chocolate shavings and slice diagonally.
Here's an article on the origins of this recipe: Famous Wafer Dessert


Lidian said...

Oh, this was what my mom made on New Year's Day for company! I actually wrote about it recently too...my blog is at www.kitchenretro.blogspot.com

I like your blog a lot, mind if I link to you?

Kathleen said...

That would be great! I will do the same with yours (once I figure out how to do it!).... :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh...I'm just finding this post now but I used to love this dessert as a kid. My Mom never made it for special occasions, she'd just surprise us with it once in a while on a regular day for no particular reason. Hmmm, maybe I'll bring it to her house tomorrow to go with Sunday dinner as a surprise :)!