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!

Easy Tiramisu

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)
Strong coffee
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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Anonymous said...

Oh the flowers and then I got to the food! The plate was beautiful and I could almost taste the tiramisu! Love this post!
Robin Rane'
All Things Heart and Home

Jayne said...

Suzy, the tiramisu does look good and I'm sure it's delicious. But, I'm head over heels with the sight of your gorgeous flowers. Just beautiful!

Foley said...

Suzy - I can't get over all of your gorgeous flowers! You have some I have seen before but never knew their names...I just called them 'pretty' lol..
The tiramisu is my sis' favorite dessert..I will have to give her this recipe, but then she'll just ask me to make it for her!

imjacobsmom said...

Lucky me! I bought an angel food cake yesterday. It's a roundy but it will work just the same. Your a tad bit ahead of us with the spring flowers so it was fun to see them. ~ Robyn

Cynthia said...

Suzy, I remember when you made the tiramisu .... seemed like an ambitious undertaking at the time.

Weather-wise, I'd be happy to skip over April, too. I'm always amazed that you remember then names of of the flowers. They are all gorgeous, but I do favor the columbine, so delicate and sweet.

Sara said...

Your flowers are just beautiful! I love your fountain too. The tiramisu looks delicious, one of my favorite desserts.

SusanQ said...

With snow heading our way I am loving each one of your garden shot, Suzy! That tirimasu sounds so good!

Chandy said...

It's so yummy, and the flowers, so beautiful! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Marsha said...

Your spring photos are heartwarming right now! I just came in from feeding the birds and it is freezing out there so I am warming up with tea and blogs. The blossoms, green grass and fountain even if they are a flashback is just what the doctor ordered :)

I have never made tiramusi so I am going to save this recipe. Sure looks good.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

Kristen said...

I love tiramisu - and never would have thought to use angel food cake! That is genius!

Kathleen said...

Oh those flowers! So beautiful..
And the tiramisu, I'd love some thank you!

Dishesdone said...

Great flashback! The tiramisu looks delicious! SO do the the flowers! Gorgeous!

Gollum said...

This looks out of this world delicious! The photos of the flowers have made my day!

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

Suzy, very timely! Our dinner group is meeting at our house on April 18, and my theme is Tuscan. Someone is bringing Tiramisu, so I am emailing her your recipe.

Thank you for the inspiration on gardening with a wooden fence. Joe just fenced in our backyard for Kiki, so I need to think about landscaping. Fences serve their purpose, but I want to make it more attractive!

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