Beauty and the Beast Grey Stuff Recipe
You know you want it, a Disney recipe. A grey stuff recipe. You, like me, have seen all the new things out about the Beauty and the Beast live action movie and what is the most quoted line from the movie? (after, “Gaston, you are positively primeval”)
“Try the gray stuff, it’s delicious. Don’t believe me? Ask the dishes.”
Said by our lovable Lumiere, that French Casanova of the enchanted palace. He made us all wonder, “What is the grey stuff?” “Does it taste delicious?” “How do I get a grey stuff recipe?” and “Why don’t my dishes talk?” (it’s obvious why my candelabra doesn’t talk–I don’t own a candelabra). You can get it at the Be our Guest Dinner in Walt Disney World, but we can’t always be in Disney World (but don’t we we wish we could?)
I was excited to make this recipe, because I love black licorice and grey means a lighter form of black right? So I got licorice pieces, I got black jelly beans, I got anise extract (that’s the spice name for licorice extract). I started making licorice frosting. That’s when my smarter side started to pay attention. The grey stuff is supposed to be delicious. And black licorice is delicious….to me, but not to most everyone else I know. And especially not to most kids (a serious lack of quality taste buds on their part IMHO). Thus I was left with the question.
How to make a grey stuff recipe without licorice?
Oreos, oreos are the gray stuff. And what isn’t delicious about chocolate crumbs in frosting? Yeah, nothing! So I crumble some cookies and make a delicious grey stuff recipe for my cupcakes. Not a licorice recipe. (Why don’t more people like licorice flavor?) So now you can try the grey stuff it’s delicious, but don’t ask my dishes (they still don’t talk).
[recipe title=”The Grey Stuff from Beauty and the Beast” servings=”frosts 12 cupcakes” time=”15 minutes” difficulty=”easy” description=”A quick recipe for grey stuff to delight any Beauty and the Beast Fan”][recipe-ingredients]
12 chocolate sandwich or Oreo cookies
1/3 cup butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Extra milk for consistency
1.Separate each cookie and remove the crème center (I just throw them out, but your kids might think this a super treat to eat just the center). Pulse in a food processor until crushed.
2.Using a metal small-hole strainer, shake the cookie crumbs through for a fine powder.* Discard the large chunks that don’t fall through.
3.In a separate bowl, beat the butter until fluffy. Add 2 cups of powdered sugar and the ¼ cup of milk. Beat slowly until mixed.
4.Slowly beat in the remaining powdered sugar a cup at a time.
5.If your frosting is too thick, add more milk. Too thin, use more powdered sugar.
6.Once it’s the consistency you want, add in the cookie crumbs and mix well.
7.Place frosting in a piping bag (or Ziploc bag with a hole in the corner if you wanna be quick) and pipe onto the cupcakes of your choice (I like yellow)
Then try the grey stuff recipe, cause it’s delicious!
* this is unnecessary if you plan to just spread the frosting on. But for a piping bag you need to remove all the large chunks so the tip won’t get clogged.