Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Mother Knows Best: Peppermint Ice Cream Torte

Greetings from the dead.

Yes, yes. I know I am the shittiest blogger ever, and all that. The best I can say is a new job at a new restaurant has kept me very busy, and, when I'm not busy workin'...I'm busy taking a load off.

But, though I have been tardy with the blog, fear not. I have still been cooking, however, on a somewhat infrequent basis.

And, in my most recent adventures...I took addROC on a trip down memory lane.

As you may or may not remember, addROC's mom gave me a recipe book for Christmas that includes her recipes with some significance in addROC's youth.

Previously, I made Boston Cream Pie for addROC's birthday from the family inspired, recipe collection.

This time? Peppermint Ice Cream Torte.

One of addROC's favorite treats of yesteryear.

I started by layering a Homemade Granola Mix, then, a layer of Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream (Ben & Jerry's of course), and then a middle layer of Chocolate Creme which I prepare below:

Then, I spread the Chocolate Creme over a frozen Ice Cream layer before two more rounds of freezer time!

Then, after much layering and much freezing, it was finally time for EATING!

Refreshing and delicious.

seemed to enjoy it.

Though, deep down, I know it'll never be Mom's.

And, he did take the liberty to bitch about the fact that I used WHITE Peppermint Ice Cream, as opposed to GREEN.

His Mom's response?

"Who sez real men don't eat green food?!"

Thanks for the recipe Cindy! It was damn good!


Marc said...

Hooray, you're back! I was beginning to worry that you were done blogging.

You're working at a restaurant? What are you doing?

The dessert looks fab!

Erin said...

Oh man Sarah, it looks great- even with the white ice cream. Its been so long since I've had that!

My mouth is watering now and I'll be thinking about that torte all day.