Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Vintage Recipes - Peppermint Wafer Dessert

This vintage recipe is from the 1948 Better Homes & Gardens Cook Book. Sounds like a good one dessert for the winter season.

Peppermint Wafer Dessert

1/2 pound peppermint stick candy
1/2 cup light cream
1/2 tablespoon (1/2 envelope) unflavored gelatine
2 tablespoons cold water
1-1/2 cups heavy cream
19 (10 oz can) chocolate wafers

  • Crush candy; add light cream and heat in double boiler until candy dissolves.
  • Add gelatine softened in cold water.
  • Chill until partially set
  • Fold in Whipped cream.
  • Break chocolate wafers in half and stand around outside of 9 inch square cake pan.
  • Place layer of wafers on bottom of pan
  • Spread with 1/2 of gelatine mixture
  • Place another layer of chocolate wafers on top
  • Spread reamaining gelatine mixture
  • Top with wafers.
  • Chill 12 hours
Cut in squares to serve 9.

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