2010-04-15

Brag Time

Last weekend we celebrated Matt becoming one year older and awesomer. In a last-minute shuffle of events, we ended up just having a gaggle of people over instead of going anywhere. I attempted to class-up the get together, which was bound to become a hanging-around-the-illegal-firepit kind of party (meh... bylaws...) by making passion fruit ice cream again. This time I remembered to take a pretty picture as well. Cupcakes and Cashmere better watch out, I did good...

dessert

Passion fruit ice cream served in the empty passion fruit, with a dollop (I like that word) of spiced rum whipping cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

I'm giving myself extra points (feel free to give them as well) for hand whipping the egg whites and the whipping cream that went into the ice cream. Matt tried to use the hand blender to mix chocolate chip cookie dough a while ago and burned out the engine. Sometimes he's so smart and other times... he breaks things. Hand whipping stuff takes a wee bit more effort but if Laura Ingalls could do it (one of my heroes growing up), so can I. Besides, you might as well get whatever work out you can before you indulge in dollops of whipping cream.
Ok, this picture is making me far too proud. For the sake of my ego and your entertainment, I will return to fashion blogging pronto.

17 comments :

Julia said...

That is some kickass whipped cream. I love homemade whipped cream!! Congrats to your man for being awesomer!

xx

A.Co said...

Nice work, Martha!! ;) Looks delish!

*EXTRA POINTS*

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Nadine said...

WHAT, no recipe!?!?

Fifth Sparrow said...

I agree! This looks too yummy for you to have not included the recipe! I want to brag as well (if it turns out as nice as yours looks!) xx

PSUCoCo said...

Wow! How badly did your triceps hurt the next day?! That looks delish!! I'm with the others - recipe sharing is in store please!! That - or a sample of yours... ;)

Oh - and Happy Birthday Matt!

Biba said...

Excellent job! And a yummy one, I take it?

Many (belated) happy returns to your husband!

Lovers, Saints and Sailors said...

That looks amazing!
Recipe pretty please?

cocojones said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmm! looks delicious, well done!!

Time and Space Traveler said...

I'm drinking only coffee today... And your ice cream looks so gooood... I want something sweet!

Bridget said...

thats seriously impressive!
great blog too.

briannelee said...

Oooo, that looks good. Happy Friday!

Fell 4 Fashion said...

U did do good! Yummy! and you asked if I was staying at my old job...for now, but am looking for something else! I can still commute to my old job from my new location :)

Becky said...

This looks fantastic! I'll definitely award you some points for your hand-whipped cream. Speaking of Laura Ingalls, I remember a specific instance where I tried mashed up cornbread and milk, because "they did it in Little House on the Prairie" and was just grossed out. I used to think pioneer life was so glamorous until my foray into their pioneer fare...and then there's the whole getting your hoopskirts twisted up because of that pesky prairie wind...times were tough man.

Kansas Couture said...

Fancy! I'm impressed.

issa said...

looks delicious!!

em.me.ma said...

YUMMY i want one ;)

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