Sorry it has been a while since I last posted anything of significance. I really have not had a lot of time to make ice cream. Nonetheless, I have found a few minutes to make a couple of outstanding desserts.
I entered the Domino's Sugar Baking Contest in Atlanta that benefited the charity Share our Strength. I did not win, the judges were not fans of my Maple Cheesecake. However, I was voted "Crowd Pleaser." Winning the overall amateur competition prize would have been nice, but I am very happy with the results. The attendees picked my cheesecake as the best dessert over every other contestant, including the professionals. I am glad I could make people happy and even happier that I can help out a good cause.
The other baking I did was for a party at a friend's house. The last time I was there, I made the frozen chocolate cherry torte so the bar was set pretty high. I am happy to report I was able to deliver another great dessert. I made the Sweet and Salty cake from Baked One of my friends dubbed it the PMS cake. I won't post the recipe, but I will suggest you buy the book if you like to bake.
The next Slow Food Atlanta ice cream social is around the corner. Anyone who has a good idea please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last, but not least, please enjoy these pictures of puppies eating ice cream.