Guest post: German chocolate cookie sandwich (cold dog) from Nina from Törtchen- Made in Berlin

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I am so excited today to share this post with you as Nina from the blog Törtchen – Made in Berlin (cupcakes made in Berlin) is sharing a very German recipe with us here. As you can see from my very long blog title, it is close to impossible to translate this treat I ate so often as a child. Literally translated the dish is called “cold dog.” Why this is the case, I haven’t been able to find out other than it is done cold, so with no baking, but what I can assure you is that this is one of my favorite things to eat. I do distinctly remember licking my fingers after getting a piece and being very excited about the high amount of chocolate after each bite. Because, you know, chocolate is always great!

Kalter Hund mit Oreo und Himbeeren-3506Apparently, Europeans all have a similar dish, British call it chocolate biscuit cake or hedgehog slice, Danish Kiksekage, and Italians salame di cioccolato just to give you a few. The basic idea is to sandwich very plain cookies, such as graham crackers, together with some melted chocolate. I am sure you will understand why this dish is so popular among children. But anyway, let’s give the floor to Nina who added a nice twist to this classic German dish.

Hi everybody, my name is Nina and I blog on Törtchen – Made in Berlin (cupcakes made in Berlin). As my blog name indicates, baking is my passion. You will find a chaos of ingredients in my kitchen and the scent of freshly baked goods on my walls. My blog contains mostly sweet, but also some savory dishes, and a few restaurant and travel tips. I am happy that Jenny invited me to celebrate her first blog anniversary with me. I won’t come without a cake to her coffee invite. I am going to present a classic German birthday cake to you with oreo cookies and raspberries.

Oreo und Himbeeren-3520Nina, I am so very happy you are introducing the recipe here, it was one of my favorite as a child, so let’s see how to make it!

Credit: Nina from the blog Törtchen – Made in Berlin is sharing her recipe here

German Chocolate Cookie Sandwich

Print Recipe
Serves: One loaf pan of 30cm Cooking Time: 20min preparation+ 4 hrs of chilling

Ingredients

  • 350 grams of semi-sweet chocolate
  • 250 grams of milk chocolate
  • 200 grams of heavy cream
  • 2x instant espresso powder of 1.8 grams
  • 150 grams of coconut oil
  • 15 plain cookies or graham crackers
  • 25 oreo cookies
  • 150 grams of fresh raspberries

Instructions

1

Cut both chocolates into small pieces.

2

Heat the heavy cream in a large bowl on the stovetop, add the espresso powder.

3

Add the chocolate to the hot heavy cream and melt while stirring, then also add the coconut oil in smaller chunks. It should all come together in a homogeneous thick batter.

4

Place either some plastic bag/wrap or aluminium foil around the loaf pan to get out the cake in one piece easily.

5

First layer loaf pan with oreos, then add the chocolate mix until cookies are covered.

6

Then start layering: raspberries, chocolate, then oreos, chocolate, cookies, chocolate, and cookies. Be sure to save enough chocolate for the last layer.

7

Chill for at least four hours.

Notes

Place either some plastic bag/wrap or aluminium foil around the loaf pan to get out the cake in one piece easily.

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So, do you have a name for this dish? I would love to hear what variety you like!

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Lizet Flores de Bowen
    Thursday March 8th, 2018 at 08:31 PM

    Sounds like a great combination of flavors and texture. We don’t have anything like it here. . Is the texture more like fudge? I love the fresh raspberries 😍 yummy recipe!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Thursday March 8th, 2018 at 08:57 PM

      No, it is not, it is melted chocolate, which hardened again and some simple and plain cookie sandwiched in there, so it is rather hard and crunchy. I can highly recommend trying it!

  • Reply
    Nina
    Sunday March 11th, 2018 at 10:04 PM

    Liebe Jenny, vielen Dank noch einmal für die Einladung zu deinem Bloggeburtstag und ich freue mich, dass ich mit meinem Rezept ein paar Kindheitserinnerungen bei dir wecken konnte 🙂 Liebe Grüße Nina

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Sunday March 11th, 2018 at 10:08 PM

      Das hast du definitiv!

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