A patriotic dessert created for the weekend. Bon Appétit!!
When I picked Plumster up from summer camp today, she declared that she was making a surprise for me. “I will make a surprise for you too!” I replied enthusiastically as we climbed into my car.
Dinner tonight consisted of baked panko chicken and a huge mixed green salad. As I rummaged through the refrigerator looking for something to reciprocate Plumster’s surprise, I came across a handful of blueberries and a pint of gorgeous strawberries. A light bulb flashed: I will make her a surprise dessert which I will name, the “Independence Parfait”!
I took out my trusty handheld mixer and made some whipped cream. I like to whip my own cream because it allows me to control its flavor and sweetness. Tonight, I flavored it with some vanilla extract and deepened the complexity with a dash of almond extract. I have to credit the almond addition to a good…
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