#19 Ginger Cream Roll (or Dougal Cake) {Baking Bible Challenge}

I laughed when I stumbled across this recipe in Mary Berry’s Baking Bible. Why? Well, for one it requires absolutely no baking, and secondly, because I’ve made something very similar previously, and we call it Dougal Cake, because it looks like Dougal from the Magic Roundabout!

Mary’s recipe uses ginger biscuits, but my Dougal Cake uses chocolate chip cookies, both are tasty, but now having sampled both I have to say I think I prefer Dougal.

450ml of double cream, whipped
1 packet of either ginger biscuits or chocolate chip cookies
4 tbsps of Brandy
Either stem ginger or chocolate chips to decorate.
1. Quickly dip a biscuit in the bowl of brandy, then spread cream on the back.
2. Dip a second biscuit in brandy and sandwich this biscuit to the first.
3. Continue dipping in brandy and sandwiching biscuits together with cream, arranging on a plate, until the packet of biscuits is used up and you have a long roll on your serving plate.
4. Cover the entire roll in whipped cream.
5. Pipe rosettes of cream along the top if you’re feeling fancy, and decorate with either stem ginger or chocolate chips. To make it look like Dougal, add chocolate chips to the front to form eyes, nose and mouth!
6. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight to allow the biscuits to go nice and soggy.
This has got to be one of the simplest but most effective dinner party deserts out there! It looks quite impressive on a serving platter, is really easy to cut and tastes pretty damn good too!
Give it a go next time you need a quick dinner party pudding and let me know how you get on.

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    Vickie Rich
    January 2, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I make a similar cake with shortie biscuits dipped in coffee and slathered with buttercream. I'm definitely going to try it with chocolate chip cookies though!

  • Reply
    Jess Eliot
    January 2, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Ooh, that sounds tasty Vickie. This one is definitely more of a pudding than a cake with all that whipped cream ๐Ÿ™‚ I might try making this with coffee, or perhaps tia maria!!

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