I probably shouldn’t have done this; opened the door wide when those little chocolate wafer cookies layered with whipped cream came a-knocking. Remember those logs made with chocolate cookies spread with whipped cream, then stuck in the fridge for hours until the previously crisp cookies softened to something sliceable? Genius. I turned one into an easy Bûche de Noël (Yule Log) by spiking whipped cream with sugar and instant coffee to add a log-ish hue, but to be perfectly honest the coffee cream was almost better scooped straight from the bowl with a chocolate wafer. There was a lot of moaning going on, let me tell you. I’m sorry I missed the boat on photographing the finished product; I dragged a fork along the surface and it looked exactly like a little log you’d throw on the fire. Only don’t.
One Year Ago: Mincemeat Cake (and look how cute W was!)