Friday, July 11, 2008

Famous Chocolate Refrigerator Roll

Serves 8

You will need a serving platter that is at least 12 inches long to accommodate this long tube-shaped cake. Can use a cookie sheet in a bind.


2 cups heavy cream , chilled

1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

24 Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers

chocolate shavings to decorate top (optional)

1. Whip the cream, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.

Stack 6 wafers on top of each other, spreading about 1 tablespoon of the whipped cream filling on top of each wafer. (You should have 4 stacks of 6 wafers.)
2. Lay the cookie stacks on their sides, end to end, on a 12-inch-long serving platter,
then cover with the remaining whipped cream, ends included. Carefully cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 6 hours at least, overnight is good. The longer time it is refrigerated the softer the cookie wafers get and it becomes cake-like.
3. Before serving, unwrap the cake, and sprinkle with the chocolate shavings or mini chocolate chips.
4. Cut on the diagonal for a pretty and surprising presentation.
To Make Ahead : After chilling, this cake can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Decorate with the chocolate shavings just before serving.
A Washington Post article states this was made in the 1930's and tell's of a Portland lawyers who wants to make the dessert he loved in his childhood and can't find the wafer's. On his blog he had a quiz . . . which is harder to find in Portland a. her.oine or b. Nabisco chocolate wafer cookies. It's a fun read.

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