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If you visit Disney World, you can visit the Beast’s castle and try the grey stuff atop The Master’s Cupcake at “Be Our Guest” restaurant.
But if you want to try it at home, I’ve got an easy recipe for you to try.
And it is delicious!
— Don’t believe us, ask the dishes!
I recently hosted a bridal shower for my niece who is a big Disney fan. Each table had a theme, and the dessert table was ‘Belle’.
Along with other bite sized pastries, we had mini grey stuff tarts. We also served it from a bowl, mousse style.
Make the Grey Stuff
The first thing you need to do is crush a package of regular (not double-stuff) Oreos. (Or most of a package, someone might have snitched a few out of mine). You could do this in a food processor, but I just put them in a Ziploc bag and used a rolling pin. Either way, you want them to be completely pulverized into crumbs. The smaller the better, think about the texture of sand, that’s what you are going for.
Next you will make the pudding, two packages. I used instant. Using less milk than the package calls for makes the pudding a bit thicker. Let it chill for at least 30 minutes in the fridge to really set up.
When the pudding is chilled, whip your cream. Be sure to add the powdered sugar, as it helps stabilize the cream.
Now it’s just a matter of putting it together.
First you’re going to fold the pudding into the cream. It helps to lighten the pudding a bit by stirring in a couple of spoonfuls of whipped cream and then folding it all into the whipped cream.
Next mix in your crushed cookie ‘sand’. Remember to fold, so you don’t deflate your whipped cream.
This mixture needs to be covered and put in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours. I did this the night before the shower.
It would be tasty eaten sooner, but not grey.
To make the tarts, I used mini phyllo shells. You can find them in the freezer section. We decorated the top with pearl sprinkles and some sugar roses.
While these were tasty and pretty, our favorite way to enjoy our grey stuff was by the spoonful.
I’ll bet it would be delicious atop chocolate cupcakes, like they serve it at ‘Be Our Guest’, too.
Make this for your Disney fan and you will be a hero. And don’t forget to play the song!
Here’s the recipe:
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