Thursday, March 26, 2009
Flashback and Foodie Friday ~ Dreaming of May
March is almost over and I am glad to say buh-bye! It's been rainy and cool. Big surprise in the Pacific Northwest huh? :-) Bad thing is I doubt April will hold much better. So let's just skip over that and head into May!!!
In May there are lots of pretty pink things like this little saxifrage.
And the Daffodils are still looking sunny and cute
The columbines are starting to unfurl
And the Corydalis is so very blue
The lilacs are smelling sweet and flirting with the False Solomon's Seal
The Pacific Coast Iris are in their prime
And the Rhodies remind us what good things can come of all that Pacific Northwest rain!!!!
Last May I was whipping up something yummy in the kitchen too! This was so easy, but would make an excellent dessert for any occasion. It's not the prettiest but something this good doesn't have to be!
8 oz mascarpone cheese
3 cups whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 Tbls Baileys (called for Kahlua but I didn't have any)
Angel food cake, prebaked..I used the loaf kind and cut it into 9 thick slices, then each slice into 3 "lady fingers".
Cocoa powder to sprinkle on layers
Grated dark chocolate to sprinkle on layers
Combine mascarpone, cream, sugar, vanilla, liquor and a tablespoon or two of coffee. Whip until stiff. In a loaf pan start layering first the angel food cake, then 1/3 of the mascarpone mixture. Sprinkle mascarpone mixture with cocoa and chocolate shavings. Repeat layers ending with mascarpone sprinkled with cocoa and chocolate. Refrigerate for a couple of hours before eating.
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