aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Just desserts

I was going to bake a couple of pumpkin pies this evening, and toward that end placed two packages of frozen pumpkin in the fridge to thaw. When I got back from my out of town meeting, however, I still had two big orange ice cubes. So scratch that. They'll have to wait until morning.

On other fronts, I've been trying to come up with a new showstopper Christmas dessert. I think I'm on to something.
1. Bake two sides and two ends of a large gingerbread house; cool and decorate.
2. Assemble a three-layer cake in the shape of a house:
Bottom layer = pound cake;
Middle layer = ice cream;
Top layer = trifle, composed of angel food cubes, berries, and something whipped for a binder (probably a cream cheese and marshmallow fluff something) -- the whole triangular in form, like a roof.

3. Cover assembled cake with meringue and brown in a hot oven -- in effect, making a complicated sort of Baked Alaska
4. As soon as the cake emerges from the oven, slap the gingerbread sides on the house. The whole should look like a winter cabin with meringue snow on the roof.

Howzat sound?

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