Cute Bald Baby Alert... Actually a toddler now, Laney Ruth is 18 months old!!!
And then there's this:
This is decadent.
It is beyond decadent, actually. It is so good that we kind of stared at one another in wide-eyed appreciation when we tasted it.
Jan Drexler inspired this with her pie a few weeks back... and I love my dark chocolate cream pie RECIPE HERE.....
There is something so rich and perfect about a dark chocolate pudding, isn't there????
And I thought a Peanut Butter Whipped Cream topping would be amazing instead of whipped cream, so that became the goal: Peanut Butter decadence, like better than a REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CUP!!!!
For this you need a handy dandy pie crust either frozen or packaged or fresh... Ruthy's Favorite Pie Crust Recipe Here (This makes 4 BIG pie crusts, for 10" or deep dish 9" pies. I use one or two and freeze the others as "lumps" and then thaw as needed!)
So here's what I did to make this amazingly delicious topping.... And it's simple, really:
1 cup custard pudding
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
2/3 cup Peanut Butter
Pile on top of dark chocolate pudding. Chill.
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup corn starch
2 egg yolks
2 cups milk
2 tsp. vanilla
Melt butter in 2 quart saucepan. Remove from heat. Blend corn starch and sugar together and then blend with butter. Whisk in the milk and egg yolks. Heat over medium/medium-high heat, stirring regularly, until mixture is thick and bubbling. Remove from heat. Whisk in vanilla flavoring. Chill
(You'll have an extra cup of this from this recipe... Now you can eat it (my preference) or feed it to kids or... No. Just eat it. Or cut the recipe in half.)
Notice VERY HAPPY BABY:
Note to all: Food is the great equalizer. :)
Okay, so for all o' youse out there who know that spring has finally come to WNY, yes, it is planting time!!! Baby plants, seeds, dozens of acres of beautiful veggies and fall fun stuff....
Which means we'll be throwing Zweigle's or Hebrew National or Burgers on the grill on a regular basis...
So if you have any wonderful quick summer fixes you want to share, give us a shout out either here or e-mail me! firstname.lastname@example.org
I'd love to feature your summer-fun-friendly recipes here in the Cafe!!
The Yank, also known as Ruth Logan Herne is living her dream of writing sweet books.... She loves God, her family, her country, cute kids, not-so-cute kids, dogs, chocolate and coffee... You can friend her on facebook where she LOVES to talk, visit her blog www.ruthysplace.com or visit her in Seekerville... or stop by her website ruthloganherne.com. She'd love to see you!
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And that's it from the farm! Wishing you all a wonderful week and abundant blessings!