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sleepywalkin
« on: June 16, 2005 12:11:37 PM »

Summer is officially almost here!  I'd like to bring some celebratory edible treats into work on the first day of summer.  Any ideas/recipes?  Not so much a meal, but snacks or baked goods.

I think I'll make some lemonade to bring along, too.

Thanks!
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McAuliflower
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2005 12:30:25 PM »

I just posted this in the "4 Ingredient" thread.  I think strawberries scream summer:

Strawberries and Whipped Ganache for Dipping

Place 12 ounces of  chopped chocolate into the bowl of a food processor.

Heat 12 ounces of heavy cream in a quart-sized, microwavable container and microwave for 3 to 4 minutes on high, or until it just begins to simmer; be careful not to allow cream to boil over. Pour the cream over the chocolate and let stand for 2 minutes. Add 2 tsp of vanilla extract or a Tbs of your favorite liquor. Process by pulsing several times until chocolate mixture is smooth. Can be used as is. To make it softer and fluffier, allow it to come to room temperature, approximately 2 hours. Once at room temperature, place in the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk on high for 2 to 3 minutes. Scoop into a bowl and serve with fresh strawberries.
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sleepywalkin
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2005 01:03:50 PM »

oh my, that sounds incredible.  if the farms have nice looking strawberries this weekend, i'm definitely going to pick some up.

thanks!
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tessorama
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2005 07:18:07 AM »

watermelon makes me think of summer, you could make a watermelon ice cream cake (too hard??) well you could ice
a cake like a watermelon!  or a fruit salad, you use a watermelon(half) and make your fruit salad and then put it in there (it should just be the rind no pulpy stuff) and you could make a decorative edge on the top.             i dunno if this is what you're looking for! Huh
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Gierma
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2005 07:32:13 AM »

Traditional Swedish summer cake...Makes me think of summer.

This is how it goes.

You take a normal sponge cake and divide it in 3 layers. So that you have 3 round ( if your cake is round) approx 1.5 cm thick bases.

Start with base 1.
1. Drizzle a little bit of Cordial on your base to keep if from getting really dry. Just a table spoon or two.
2. Mush a banana on a plate untill it becomes like a banana pure/paste. Spread Banana paste ontop of your base.
3. Put a thin layer of wipped cream on top of your banan mush.

Base 2.
1. Drizzle base as above.
2. Take Fresh or Defrosted Raspberries ( or jam, that is cheaper, but with rasperries taste nicer), and muck them togehter on a plate, so they get mushy. Spread thick layer on your base. Put Cream or vanilla cream on top.

Base 3. Put the top layer on ( do NOT drizzle) . Now, Put Whipped cream all over the top base and all over the sides, in a nice fashion. The decorate the whole cake with Strawberries. I usualy decorate the top and the sides

I'ts the loveliest cake ever, and it looks like a jewell on the table becuse of all the fruits...It does prefer to be placed in a col place, because of all the fresh cream.

it's not healthy...But sooo nice

Here is a picture
http://www.svd.se/statiskt/mat_och_dryck/kokboken/efter/000518_Jordgubbstarta.asp
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sleepywalkin
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2005 08:06:49 AM »

ooh more great ideas. 

the fruit salad might work well.  i never thought of putting it in the actual watermelon.

the swedish cake sounds fantastic.  sounds like a bit more effort than i'm willing to put forth for my coworkers, but i'd love to make this for my family.

thanks!
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hankpiece
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2005 11:48:06 AM »

Best summertime drink ever? The Arnold Palmer!

Half iced-tea, half lemonade.

Seriously, on a hot day your coworkers will love this beverage, especially if you're using real homemade lemonade instead of store bought.

Also, because it's only half lemonade, that's half as much work!
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