Friday, March 2, 2012

Thinking of Spring

Just as it felt like Spring might finally arrive after such a mild winter, the cold and snow reached Connecticut!  The weather for the past few months has been such a tease--cold and rain one day, sunny skies and 50 degrees the next.  Not to be daunted by yesterday's snow flurries, I decided to try my hand at the fun Ice Cream Flower Pot dessert.

I can't claim any credit for this one; I first heard about it from a friend, and have seen some versions around the web (such as this excellent tutorial by Ree, http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/03/a-blast-from-the-past/ ).  Still, I can say it's a great deal of fun, and works marvelously well as a surprise for dinner guests.



I ended up mixing and matching actual flower pots and handle-less teacups; until I started the project, I didn't realize just how many flowerpots of mine had drainage holes in the bottom, which did not seem particularly ice cream friendly.  On the other hand, I discovered that this is an excellent way to get rid of extra cake scrids: jigsaw them together at the bottom of the pot.  If it's chocolate cake, crumble it over the top for crumbs, too!

Thinking happy spring thoughts to everyone! 




     

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