This week’s photo hunt word is ‘delicious’ which to me usually signifies some form of calorie-laden dessert or a moist and tasty slice of cake, with or without cream. However as I now very rarely have calorie-laden desserts and I’m now on Day 37 without eating any cake – not so much as a single crumb – I’ve had to resort to the archives for the very few photos I have.
The first one is a photo I used early last year. On one occasion when Michael was popping down to our local Asda store he asked me if I wanted anything while he was down there, so I asked him to get me a bit of cheap cake which would go with a brew – I was thinking along the lines of maybe a box of individual apple pies or Viennese whirls as a couple of those go well with a mug of coffee. However he came back with a leopard print party cake which, according to the box, would serve 14 and it was all for me as he didn’t want any of it.
At first I couldn’t see how it would serve 14 people as it wasn’t really that big, but having sampled the first slice I realised why it would. It was very sweet and not the sort of thing you would want a lot of at once so a thin slice was quite sufficient, though I did add some squirty cream with every slice I had after that – and it turned a ‘nice’ cake into something quite delicious.
The second photo is rather more recent. We always have a trifle at either Christmas or New Year, and while I would prefer to make my own the cost of the individual ingredients works out more than the cost of a ready made one from Asda so one of their own strawberry trifles does the job nicely. I wouldn’t normally photograph a trifle but for some reason this time I did and it’s proved to come in very handy for this post.
Over to Italy now and some of the delicious desserts I’ve had while on holiday at Lake Garda in previous years. The first one was an ice cream sundae I had at a cafe-bar by the lake at Garda itself – I can’t remember their particular name for it but it had sorbet at the bottom, chocolate and vanilla ice cream in the middle with whipped cream and chocolate sauce on top.
The next dessert was something I could only ever find in one certain cafe-bar in Sirmione at the southern end of the lake. A deep meringue nest filled with thick chocolate ganache, coated thickly on the outside and top with whipped cream, dusted with chocolate powder and topped with chocolate curls it was the absolute last word in ‘I’ve died and gone to heaven’ delicious. Of all the towns on Lake Garda I only ever found it in that one cafe-bar in Sirmione and I would quite happily make the two-and-a-half-hour ferry trip down the lake just to have one.
Back to the lakeside cafe-bar at Garda now and my favourite of all the desserts I had there. Fresh strawberries in the centre topped with vanilla ice cream surrounded by thick whipped cream and decorated with banana slices, strawberries and strawberry sauce. The photo was taken in 2008 and I offset the calories that year by cycling 98 miles right round the lake.
Well that’s the last photo hunt post for this month, I hope everyone likes my choices and no-one has piled on the pounds just by looking at the photos – now it’s time to see what delicious things have been chosen by everyone else this week over on Kate’s blog.