Thursday, April 23, 2009

vanilla crème with fresh berry jam

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this week i am thankful for:

1. my husband, who is not only completely awesome but also totally random. he makes my life happy.

2. a break from the heat we've been having.

3. this awesome deliciousness:

what are those beautiful things, you ask? only A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN especially on a hot day. it's vanilla crème with fresh berry jam, so insanely easy to make and so fabulous. i know, i'm such a foodie. did i mention how good it is?

i had leftover rhubarb and strawberries (how do i always end up overbuying produce?) so i made a compote, fully intending to freeze it for spooning on ice cream later in the summer. instead it got spooned over the crème. to make the compote i just mixed about 4 cups of chopped rhubarb and strawberries (total) with about ½ cup of sugar and let it stand about 15 minutes, until the juices started to run out of the rhubarb. i brought it to a boil and simmered it on the stove for about 10-15 minutes, then let it cool and chilled it in the fridge. yum.

this dessert (or lunch, or dinner, or midnight snack, or, or, or) is delicious with any kind of berries. last summer i made it with mixed berries. SO GOOD. why do i not make this more often? brian is not hugely into fruit desserts so i get to eat all of these. HECK YEAH BABY.


Jaye @ said...

MmMmm those drinks look amazingly delicious!

eireann said...

jaye, they are actually more like a custard/very firm pudding, with jam on top. definitely not drinkable, but i don't have fancy custard cups so i just use margarita glasses. :)

Sarah @ said...

I am pretty sure that the best sort of dessert is the one a husband doesn't care for.

Just sayin'.

Kelly said...

I rarely make desserts or treats that Matt won't eat some/most of.

Those look awesome! I love that they are in margarita glasses!!