Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Correct Way To Make Dirt Pudding

Before you begin any cooking adventure, you must set the mood.  This requires music.  I have been on a Celtic Thunder kick lately.  I am not ashamed.
Select the appropriate attire.  I may or may not have had my pajamas on underneath this fabulous apron.  Thursday, if you're reading - I love my apron!
This Dirt Pudding recipe is rich & wonderful.  It requires crushed Oreo cookies.  I didn't have any anger to vent so I used my food processor.  It pulverized those things!  If you like a grittier texture, load the cookies into a ziplock & whammo with a rolling pin.
 If a cookie should happen to flip out of the package & into the sink, you must eat it.  That's what I had to do, ten second rule & all.  You know, the rule that states if food gets dropped it must be eaten within ten seconds so that it doesn't get yucky?  That's not really how the ten second rule works?  Whaddayouknow...
 Put your cream cheese & butter in a bowl to soften.  Stick it in the microwave if you are impatient like me.
 Measure out some milk & vanilla pudding mix. 
Grab your whipped topping (it's a disturbing food isn't it?  I mean what is really whipped to make that topping...).  It should be thawed.  It's hard for even a Kitchenaid to mix up frozen whipped topping.  No, I haven't tried that; why do you ask?
 Get some powdered sugar because this isn't sweet enough already *grin*
 Mix it all up (except the Oreos, obviously).  It's a big bowl of wonderful deliciousness.
I layered this lovely concoction in my trifle bowl.  It was a wedding gift & this was the first time I got to parade it out of the china cabinet.  Looks pretty, doncha think?

After you have it all dished up, put the dirt in your freezer.  I don't think ours got frozen all the way through but it stayed wonderfully cold even after traveling to our friend's house about 30 minutes away.  Delish.

Here's the breakdown on how much you need of what:

1 package Oreo cookies, crushed
1 1/2 small boxes of vanilla pudding mix
2 cups milk
8 oz. whipped topping
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 stick butter

This is actually half of the recipe.  The whole recipe is enough to get an army on a sugar high.  If you are super observant you will realize that there is an entire stick of butter in the photo above.  That's what happens when your name is PharmGirl & you try to half the recipe in your head on a Saturday morning when your brain is not yet quite in gear.  Don't be like me.



Adele said...

I think you should make that for our get-together!

Mary Ann said...

Now that you mention it Dellie, great idea! It's on my to do list. I'm so excited & grateful we are going to have an opportunity to get together!