I figured I'd put in a dessert recipe since it is the best part of the meal after all. So here's the only dessert recipe that I know... Feel free to send me some of your favorite dessert recipes and maybe I'll post them on the Fridays to come.
1 Butter loaf cake (Entenmanns or fresh baked), cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 tbs of unsalted butter
1 box of strawberries, quartered
1 box of raspberries
1 box of blueberries
1 box of blackberries (optional)
3 tbs sugar
2 tbs orange juice or orange liqueur
1 pint of French vanilla ice cream
Whipped cream (optional)
Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes
First, heat a skillet under a low flame. Add the unsalted butter and swirl it around the pan. Then add the berries. Coat the berries in the melted unsalted butter and once they are well coated add the sugar. Cook the berries over low heat for 2-3 minutes. Stir constantly. When the berries soften and the juices begin to come out, add the orange juice or for the adults out there orange liqueur. Continue to stir the berries, since they will burn very easily if left unattended. Cook the mixture for another minute or so. Then cover the pan with a lid or tin foil and turn off the heat. In a separate pan (preferably non-stick), take the slices of butter loaf cake and toast them on a low heat. They should be slightly browned on the edges but still soft in the middle. This should take no more than a minute on both sides. Finally, place a slice of the butter loaf cake on a plate, pile the berries on top of that slice (including the juices), and place a big scoop of ice cream on top of the berries (you can pour the extra juice on top of the ice cream). For presentation sake you could also add a dollop of whipped cream on top of the ice cream and place a few berries around the plate (you can't go wrong with more berries). And serve within 5 minutes of preparation.