Summer always makes me realize how important recharging our batteries and disconnecting from work is. After just 2 days on vacation, my creative juices start flowing again. I get my most innovative ideas from the year when I am at the beach. How about you?
Here are a few adjectives related to summer.
My beach neighbor has such clammy hands. Yucky!
My daughter is very pale but she gets sun-kissed in the summer.
having an attractive color after being in the sun
It was a scorching today. I had to drink lots of water.
I was barefoot almost all summer.
My mom always sits in shaded areas. She can’t stand the sun.
with no exposure to the sun
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god. – Napoleon Bonaparte
Stefano and I picked up this recipe many moons ago in St-Leonard Montreal of all places.
It was fine-tuned over the years and has since become a signature dessert for him.
I decided to share it with you because I love chilled cup desserts for the summer time.
tiramisu (Photo credit: suziedepingu)
500 ml mascarpone
5 egg yolks
5 egg whites
7 tablespoons sugar
500 ml of espresso
1 box of pavesini cookies
150 ml of Sambuca
Mix coffee and Sambuca and cool
Beat the egg yolks and sugar (pale yellow)
Add the mascarpone and mix well
Beat the egg whites until stiff
Fold egg white into mascarpone mixture
Dip pavesini in the cooled coffee mixture and cover the bottom of a baking pan 12 “x 10”
Cover with half of the mascarpone mixture
Sprinkle with cocoa
Put another layer of biscuits dipped in coffee and cover with the rest of the creamy mixture
Sprinkle again with cocoa
Refrigerate for 12-24 hours
Special Note: It is always fun to create single portions with mason jars or different glasses that you might have in the house. Moreover,the choice of pavesini and not savoiardi cookies lies in the quest for a smoother texture that is not so cake-like.
a yolk: the yellow-inside of an egg
pavesini: a lighter version of ladyfingers
beat: to stir or mix in a forceful way
fold: to add (a food ingredient) to a mixture by gently and repeatedly lifting one part over another
dip: to put (something) into a liquid and pull it out again quickly
sprinkle: to drop or spread small pieces or amounts of something over something
I woke up this morning and I spilled brown sugar all over my counter when I was making my coffee. I then dropped a stack of papers all over the floor that had been sorted in alphabetical order. My pen fell to the floor after I pushed it with my elbow. With all this said, we can safely confirm that I was a klutz today!
a clumsy person
a person lacking physical coordination, skill, or grace
it comes from Yiddish (high middle german)
Sandy is such a klutz. She is always apologizing for her clumsy behaviour.
Mike spilled his beer all over the sofa. What a klutz!
My eldest son is all thumbs. Everything always happens to him!