La La La Raspberry Bombe

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We celebrated some pretty cool desserts during the hazy days of summer like ice cream, frozen custard, and Semifreddo. Today on Food Porn Friday, we are celebrating raspberry bombe, since it is National Raspberry Bombe Day. Bombe, a frozen dome-shaped dessert, typically contains sherbet, heavy cream, sugar, chopped nuts, candied fruit and a dash of rum. It is layered in a spherical mold and frozen overnight. The center is made of custard, mousse, or ice cream in a different flavor.

Here is an impressive and easy Raspberry Bombe dessert recipe from the folks at The Culinary Cellar.

3 pints raspberry ice or sherbet, slightly softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
4 egg yolks
1 Tablespoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon sugar
1-1/4 cups whipping cream
1/4 cup orange-flavored brandy
3 cups fresh red raspberries
1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped
Mint leaves for garnish (optional)

1. Spread sherbet evenly over bottom and sides of lightly oiled 2-quart mold. Freeze, covered, until sherbet is hard, about 2 hours.
2. Heat 3/4 cup sugar and the water in small saucepan to boiling; boil until candy thermometer registers 238 degrees (soft-ball stage), about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, beat egg yolks in small mixer bowl until thick and lemon-colored. Gradually beat in hot sugar syrup in a slow steady stream until mixture cools to room temperature, about 15 minutes. Refrigerate, covered, until cold, about 30 minutes.
3. Combine orange peel and 1 teaspoon sugar in small bowl; mash together with back of a spoon. Whip 1-1/4 cups cream in chilled small bowl until soft peaks form. Beat in brandy and orange-sugar mixture.
4. Fold cream mixture into egg yolk mixture. Spoon into sherbet-lined mold. Freeze covered overnight. Unmold onto serving plate. Garnish with fresh raspberries, the 1/2 cup whipped cream, and mint leaves. Serve immediately. (Don’t forget to stick a sparkler on top and light it right before serving! It looks really cute and festive). Serves 10-12.

Happy #RaspberryBombeDay

It’s National Milk Chocolate Day on Food Porn Friday

Chocolate Cake

Oh yeah baby, listen up. I am going to get every single bit of my sweet tooth on, just because today is National Milk Chocolate Day. Oh, now there is no shame in my game because this is one of those decadent, luxurious moments of pleasure that I savor ever so slowly with that melt in your mouth sweet ooziness. Please excuse me, as I take a few moments to allow my mouth to water over these delicious, lip-smacking chocolaty…oh so wrong…but oh so right seductive confections!

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Now, was that as good for you as it was for me? Ummmmm….good! Happy #NationalMilkChocolateDay on #FoodPornFriday!

Food Porn Friday: 33 Flavors Day of Baskin-Robbins

33 Flavors Day, Baskin-Robbins, Ice Creme

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1945 was the year that two brothers-in-law, Burton “Burt” Baskin and Irvine “Irv” Robbins shared their dream of creating an innovative ice creme store that would become the neighborhood family gathering spot. They started out in separate ventures at the advice of Irv’s father. In 1953 however, they dropped their separate identities of Snowbird and Burton’s and became Baskin-Robbins.

BaskinRobbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium ice cream, specialty frozen desserts, and beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at nearly 7,300 retail shops in nearly 50 countries. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. family of companies.

The company is known for its “31 flavors” slogan, but their ice cream flavors have grown incredibly and product availability may vary by location. The first flavor I tried and still love is Pralines ‘n Cream.

So today, March 3, we celebrate the cool sensation of Baskin-Robbins “33 Flavors Day.” You don’t need a scorching hot day in order to enjoy this cool delight!

Happy Food Porn Friday!

Cherry Smackin’ Good Pie on Food Porn Friday

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Since February is National Cherry Month and Great American Pie Month, we are going to celebrate Food Porn Friday with this Easy Cherry Pie recipe from the folks at Pillsbury. It takes 25 minutes to prepare, 1 hour and 10 minutes to bake and serves 8. There are only 4 ingredients that you need: Pillsbury pie crusts (if you don’t want to roll out your own), cherry pie filling, milk, and sugar.

Make it a cherry-licious day! Happy #FoodPornFriday!

Well That’s Just Peachy!

OMG, there is nothing like biting into a sweet, juicy peach on a warm sunny day. When you bite into it, you just have to let that peach juice ooze and drip down the sides of your mouth like a kid.

Did you know that August is National Peach Month and observed annually on August 24 is National Peach Pie Day? Of course, you did.  What is your favorite peach dessert? Peach pie? Peach cobbler? Peach cheesecake? Peach Crisp? Peaches and creme french toast? Peach ice cream?

 Today is Food Porn Friday. Go ahead and get your peach on today!