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Old 06-06-2014, 01:31 PM   #1
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I copied this recipe: Eclair Cake | Chef in Training the other day. As I was reading it over, I noticed the recipe called for "2 (14.4) oz packages graham crackers". This seems like a lot of crackers to me.

A box of GC weighs 14.4 ounces and has three wax paper packages on GC in it. So I'm wondering if the originator meant 2 of the wax paper packages from a 14.4 ounce box. I asked the question but have not received an answer yet.

Your thoughts?

P.S. I still hate Cool Whip and would make this recipe with whipped cream.
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:38 PM   #2
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I can't see how they would be using two boxes of them and make them fit in a 9x13 with other things, especially since they aren't pulverizing them first.
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:14 PM   #3
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I google images to find one that looks like yours Andy. The first two I saw each say one box graham crackers.

Mr Food says :
One box of graham crackers contains 3 individually wrapped packages of crackers. Use one package for each layer of this decadent dessert.
Read more at Chocolate Eclair Cake | mrfood.com

When I use instant pudding, I add a tsp of vanilla and w/ chocolate pudding an extra spoon of cocoa powder and mix in. I too am not sure what food group Cool Whip belongs in, so I use real whipped cream.

I copied this because it is an easy no bake dessert for hot days.
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Just two pakages Andy not two boxes! Anyway just use enough to do the layers.
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:49 PM   #5
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I would be more inclined to follow the recipe in Whiskadoodle's link. The chef-in-training author admits she is "teaching myself how to cook one recipe at a time," which leads me to think she might just be very inexperienced.
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:52 PM   #6
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Just two pakages Andy not two boxes! Anyway just use enough to do the layers.

Thanks all. I guess I was right. I think I'll make this with chocolate pudding as that's how I remember it from childhood.
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...which leads me to think she might just be very inexperienced.
At the very least inexperienced at writing recipes.
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:06 AM   #8
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I copied this recipe into my recipe file. It looks like a good one to take to a summer party.
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:40 PM   #9
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Before I read this thread I never heard of Chocolate Eclair Cake. Then I turned on the TV this afternoon and they were making it on Cooks Country/Test Kitchen. Here is their recipe they made from scratch.

A Better Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipe - Food.com
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I just finished watching that Cook's Country episode. Then I went to the Cook's Country website and copied the recipe. The recipe in the link you posted is different in one important fact. The CC recipe calls for 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. The Food.com recipe calls for two.
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