The weather here in MN has been jumping around like crazy! One day it will be 60, the next in the mid 80's. I wouldn't be surprised if it snowed tomorrow. Thankfully the produce is slowly but surely getting better here. Strawberries are something I very much miss during the long winters, so I really wanted to incorporate them into my next baking project.
Thankfully I found a great recipe that I wanted to try over at MBA. The actual mix for the cakes was AWESOME! It was semi-homemade, but hard to go wrong with devil's food cake mix, pudding mix and sour cream in the batter. It literally melted in my mouth. These cakes would have been great topless (Editor's note: what isn't?), but I was dying to make the frosting.
Even though strawberries are a little more in season, Josh and I literally looked through boxes and boxes to find a container with presentable berries. I almost scrapped the whole thing but crossed my fingers that the strawberries would taste better than the looked!
|Into the blender they go.|
|Yum. I may or may not have licked the paddle.|
You can't have chocolate dipped strawberries without actually dipping some!
|Seriously, it was slim pickings when it came to finding the good whole strawberries, so I had to resort to cutting some and dipping the chunks.|
last ones I tried to make! Not to mention they're a lot prettier. I am pretty excited to try out some different fruit recipes as the selection gets better.
PLUS I am going to make a lot more "adult" baked goods. Meaning cooking with alcohol (get your heads out of the gutter!) My friend Mark gave me a great book with tons of recipes and ideas! Thanks Mark!
Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day Weekend!