Saturday, July 11, 2009
Notes from the Field: "Hot fun in the Summertime"
A successful summer sweet is not always easy to make. More often than not, dessert is passed up when it's too hot out. But no drink, meal, or party is truly complete without a little indulgence. Some observations on achieving warm weather perfection:
-Must be light, airy, and ultimately intend to refresh.
-Must travel easily.
-Must be relatively simple, to make and consume.
-Must be able to survive heat (to some extent...or in my opinion, until viewed in its glory by those devouring it at a later hour).
-Must pair well with beverage (bonus points for summer beer, champagne or cocktail). Increased success rate if it appeals to party more after several said beverages.
-Must be consumed in good company: tunes, location, friends. No dessert fares well in summer if eaten alone.
-Must look good at sunset...well that shouldn't be hard.