July 21, 2010

Danish Cream Squares

This is a WONDERFUL dessert for those
HOT summer days!
Nothing here to heat up the kitchen...
a good thing, right?

My Sister-in-Love gave me this recipe long ago.
I have adjusted it to fit a larger pan on occasion.
It is very easy to make smaller
or larger as the need may be.

Here is the finished cake ~
ready to be served up to some very fortunate guests.


And some of the necessary ingredients...


~ Danish Cream Squares ~


~ Ingredients ~

Graham Wafers ~
enough to line a 9 x 13 pan twice

1/4 cup Bird's Custard Powder ~
Or Vanilla Pudding Mix (6 serving size),
using the appropriate amount of milk...
Or, you could also make your own custard from scratch! :)

3 cups Milk (for the custard)

3 Tbsp. Granulated Sugar (for the custard)

2 cups Whipping Cream (measure before beating)

1 1/2 Tbsp. Sugar (for the whipped cream)

1 tsp. Vanilla (for the whipped cream)

1 cup Icing Sugar (Powdered)

3 Tbsp. Milk (for the icing)

1/3 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

1 Tbsp. Butter


~ Method ~

Line a 9 x 13 inch pan with graham wafers ~
cut exactly to fit.

Cook Custard as per the directions on the package,
using the 3 cups milk, the 1/4 cup custard powder,
and the 3 Tbsp. Sugar.
Stir constantly so as not to get lumps! :)
(Ask me how I know)... ;-)

Cool a bit and spread over the top of the first layer of graham wafers.
Cover with plastic wrap or parchment paper and set in fridge to firm up.

Whip the cream with the vanilla and sugar until stiff.

When the custard layer is cold,
remove the wrap (*smile*), and
spread the whipped cream over top.

Cover this with another layer of graham wafers ~
cut exactly to fit.

Mix icing sugar with just enough milk to make a barely pourable glaze
and spread over the top layer of graham wafers.

Melt the chocolate chips with the butter over very low heat.
When melted, drizzle over the top of the cake.
Cover, and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

Serve and
ENJOY!!

I fear this recipe may sound a bit complicated,
but it is most definitely
NOT!!

Take this scrumptious dessert along to your next summer gathering,
and be prepared to share the recipe!
It's a hit wherever it goes. :)

6 comments:

Karen Long said...

Hey Camille.. wow . that dessert looks awesome.. sweet are my weakspot. i will have to give that one a try..
Have a great weekend my friend.. and I will be talking to you again real soon.. God Bless

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

The only thing I can say is "yummy" :) :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Wanting What I Have said...

This looks so good. I promise - if I lived in your house I would weigh a TON!!! :)

Camille said...

Dear Karen ~ Sweets are my weakness too! That's why I make this ONLY when I have friends to share with! :)

Dear Heather ~ Yup, it is...in fact it's scary!! ;-)

Dear J ~ LOL...I don't cook like that every day! We don't have dessert very often...mostly for company. So, if you were to visit I would serve you this sort of thing, but if you lived here you might be disappointed how few and far between the desserts are! :)

Blessings to you all!
Have a wonderful weekend!
In Him,
Camille

Grandma Becky said...

Sounds delicious to me but can't make that for our house, cuz hubby is diabetic and the crackers wouldn't be good for him. But maybe make it for a dessert a get together. Thanks for sharing. We just have cookies at our house, not much dessert wise here either. Hugs and blessings!

Camille said...

Dear Becky ~ Oh it takes discipline to have this sort of thing in the fridge! I like to make it when I know there will be NO leftovers!! Yes, it is WONDERFUL to take to a gathering as it serves a CROWD! :)

Blessings to you!
Camille