Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I guess I've grown a lot in 10 years....
My first job ever was at Baskin Robbins. I quit three times in a matter of 3 years....obviously working there was an addiction.
When I would get sick of ice cream (I know! I swear it only happened a few times...) I would do this:
Fill a container with hot fudge.
Fill a container with chopped peanuts.
Peel a banana.
Dunk banana in hot fudge and then dunk it in the peanuts. Eat, drool...delicious.
It's essentially a banana split without the ice cream, and although that combination is still one of the best on earth, my style has become slightly more sophisticated.
I made Streusel-Stuffed Baked Pears with Hot Fudge for breakfast today.
.....apparently my behaviour hasn't gotten anymore sophisticated. Hey, a girl's gotta eat.
This is one more use for my Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce, which you hopefully have in your fridge right now. If you haven't made it yet... then run! Go!...stop reading! Just go make this sauce - it is so good.
This is also probably the best "I'm so fancy and delicious, but nobody will know how easy I am" dessert you'll ever make. We're talking warm tender pears with a sweet, cinnamony crunchy topping...smothered in dark chocolate fudge sauce. It's kinda sexy.
Last minute guests? Nooooo problemo. This is what you do.
It's chocolate and pears and it'll knock the pants off your company.
Get your hands on some perfectly ripe Bosc pears.
Scoop out the core using a melon baller and brush the pears with melted butter.
Pile a bunch of rolled oat-streusel into the hole and bake until pears are tender and the streusel is crisp.
Pour hot fudge all over them and dig right in.
PS - you can also make these gluten-free by replacing the wheat flour with rice flour. Bingo!