It was my turn to bring dessert to our neighborhood potluck, and as often happens, I wanted to try something different. Once in a while another neighbor brings a phenomenal concoction she calls dirt cake, so I decided to give it a try.
Dirt cake, I learned, is little more than Oreo-flavored trifle. I tripled this recipe.
First thing to do is chop up the Oreos in a food processor. The result does, indeed, look uncannily like dirt.
Mixing butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar.
At the bottom is a bowl of whipped cream.
Not pictured: blending the pudding mix with the milk. Then all the filling components -- cream cheese, whipped cream, pudding -- are also blended together. (Sorry about the lack of photos.)
Then I layered the bowl with Oreo crumbs and filling, Oreo crumbs and filling, until it hit the top.
Looks almost like I could plant some seedlings in it, doesn't it?
Good stuff. One more dish for my potluck repertoire.