Monday, January 30, 2012

Anniversary Cake

I was born one year after my parents were married.

1991  (undoubtedly one of the best years to be born)

Every time their wedding anniversary rolls around I can remember the exact number of years they have been married (as every responsible and caring child should), just by adding one year to my expected age for that year.  I sometimes get confused and add a year to my current age and then fall short (awkward moment).

I just re-read the last paragraph and I'm not sure it even makes sense.  But since this is the Mouse Files and I'm  the Mouse I can write whatever I like!  Excuse me while I go and revel in that extraordinary power.

While I'm revelling, set your peepers on this:

On the evening that marked 22 years of their marriage, Mum and Dad collaborated in the kitchen to make an ice cream cake.

We thoroughly approve.

Granted, this was going to be my recipe and triumph, but when I was suddenly and conveniently called away, Mum and Dad stepped up to the challenge and produced a masterpiece together.

I think that's one of the signs of a good marriage.

Two people creating something wonderful together that wouldn't have been possible if either one of them had been on their own.  (Mum providing the guidance and Dad the muscle)

Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream Cake

2 cups cream
395ml sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup frozen raspberries, pureed

Using an electric beater, beat together cream and condensed milk until soft  peaks form.  Pour into a 20-24cm round cake pan.  Dollop berry puree over cream and gently swirl over the top with a metal skewer.  Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 12 hours.
Remove from freezer and let sit for 5 minutes to soften.  Dip a knife in hot water before slicing into wedges.  Serve with fresh berries and try not to eat the whole thing in one sitting!  (V. hard)

We thank Coles for this three-ingredient marital recipe.  Now you should go and make one while it is still summer.  Go on.  You know you should.

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