As American as …

30 Jun

What do you get when you combine this

With this

And this

Like this

… ?

Getting the picture?

When this

Becomes this

You’ve made dirt pie!  Mmm-mmmm!

There are hundreds of recipes out there for dirt pie.  This one is a devil’s food cake, baked and cut into squares; cooked chocolate pudding, cooled and mixed with whipped cream; doublestuff oreos crushed with a rolling pin; and gummy worms.  It’s a dessert trifle, really: layer of cake, layer of cream, layer of crunch, with the gummies throughout, and presented in a (clean!) flower-pot with a child’s garden shovel and a daisy spinner.  Is it any good?  Tell you later: we’ll be digging in to it in a few hours …

(PS – the English ladies in the checkout line may be slightly appalled when they compliment you on your new garden accessories and you tell them it’s all for your kids’  pudding.)


10 Responses to “As American as …”

  1. Zazamataz June 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    I’ve never made nor eaten one of those but I always thought they looked cute – bet your kids will love them! Have you ever seen a litter box cake? The dirt cake (or pie) at least looks appetizing.

    • Monique July 3, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

      Oh, no, I can’t do a litter box cake! I like visual tricky food but not when it tricks one into thinking it is really gross. Like those horrible baby cakes on

  2. Tesni June 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    Never seen or heard of a dirt pie, but my goodness it sounds delicious and it looks so cute in the flowerpot with the gummy worms and flowers.

    • Monique July 3, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

      🙂 I think I may have made the first dirt pie in Gloucestershire, lol. It was an attraction for the kids, anyway (who mostly wanted to dig for worms) and a convo piece for the adults.

  3. Sharon June 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    Yum. We made dirt cake for my son’s last birthday. It was a fish theme so we made a bucket of bait. Clean bucket, lots of dirt with lots of gummy worms. 🙂

    • Monique July 3, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

      Oh, I like that twist for your son’s birthday!

  4. mydearbakes June 30, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    This is so lovely, really enjoyed reading this post =)

    • Monique July 3, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

      Thank you! And thanks for commenting. 🙂

  5. satnavandcider July 2, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Yum! And I love the PS 🙂

    • Monique July 3, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

      ha ha, I don’t think I did much to improve the reputation of Americans in England. 🙂

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