Mother Duck used to enjoy a certain dessert made from chocolate wafer cookies layered with whipped cream. You would then place the treat into the fridge for a few hours, allowing the cookies to soften, creating something akin to a chocolate cake. Unfortunately, the original Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers used in the recipe seem to be discontinued, so Mother Duck and I recently went about finding an alternative.Continue reading Recreating the Nabisco Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake
It is now time we talked about the desserts at Disneyland, including some special limited edition stuff they had in celebration of Pixar Fest! One nice thing about the snacks at Disneyland is that they often come in large servings, meaning you can save some money by sharing (Mother Duck and I shared the curros and grey stuff twist, sometimes with food to spare). I will be ranking all of the treats we’ve had, including those from last year’s visit, which will be in italics. Oh, and if you want to read last year’s dessert post, you can find it here. Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Dessert Tour 2018
From time to time, Mother Duck and I enjoy baking new things. Well, to be more accurate, we don’t always enjoy the process of baking, but we certainly enjoy the results. One recent recipe we decided to try was a caramel dobos torte, a twelve-layered cake with caramel buttercream, the recipe for which came from British baker Mary Berry. Now there’s a nice name if there ever was one.
First of all, I’ll just tell you guys now that we had no intention of actually making twelve layers. That’s a bit too fancy for us. Though we had actually halved the recipe, no, we did not plan on making six layers, either. Rather, we were perfectly content with two layers because cake is cake, no matter how many layers it has. And yet, even now, we were getting ahead of ourselves because the first step of the recipe was creating homemade caramel. This is something we had never done before, and it felt like a monumental task indeed! Continue reading Fun and Confusion with Caramel
While the best part of Disneyland is undeniably the rides, to be sure (and the scenery and the shows!), a trip to this fair kingdom of happiness would not be complete without some delicious morsels (the calories of which have the added benefit of being burned away thanks to the great distances we walked over the course of those two delightful days). I’ve already discussed the meals we had during our time at Disneyland, but let’s not forget the most important part, the desserts, which shall be listed below for your reading enjoyment, from least best to most best! Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Dessert Tour 2017