Friday, February 5, 2010

National Frozen Yogurt Day: Redemption Crepes

Update: National Frozen Yogurt Day is February 7th. I just realized this post went up on the wrong day. Thanks:)

No long stories today visitors. I'm off to an auction "as we speak." Yes, my first auction of the season "good Lord willing and the creek don't freeze." It is snowing Big Time! at the moment. When I went to the preview this afternoon I asked the auctioneer what his policy was as far as weather. He said, "It's on no matter what!" Normally, I would reconsider going out in a blizzard for an auction, however, I'm seething with excitement. As advertised, there will be 400+ cookbooks!!! It isn't a far ride and if at all possible, that is where I will be, probably the entire day. Cookbook Heaven:)

Before I go, I would like to show you what I made for dessert tonight. Oh, okay, it really was my dinner:) I can eat dessert for dinner if I want, I can, I can!!!

I'll give you a quick run down as to what I did because I actually combined two recipes and then added a few personal touches. Now, you know I've been making gallons of yogurt these days. When I looked through The Yogurt Gourmet for frozen yogurt recipes, most every one of them called for gelatin to be added to the yogurt during the yogurt making process. Uh oh?? My yogurt is simply Meyer dairy milk and yogurt culture. Just about when I was ready to give up, I found a recipe for Frozen Banana Yogurt that did not require gelatin. Yippee!!! Basically you add frozen bananas (which I just happen to have in the freezer) to thick yogurt in the blender. After it's nice and smooth, you put it in the freezer for a spell or until you're ready to serve it. In my case, I decided to make crepes "stuffed" with the sweet dollops of frozen yogurt. Crepes, oh my gosh, it's been a very, very long time since I made crepes. I do believe I had crepes on my belly's mind after reading Sophia's post the other day.  I followed a recipe, yes you read that correctly, I followed a recipe from The Many Faces of Kahula recipe book. I love those little Kahlua recipes books, don't you?

The only alternation I made to this recipe was I used 2 tablespoons of Kahula Coffee Cream rather than plain ol' creamy Kahula. I also omitted the bananas on top because I didn't have any. Instead, I made a simple blueberry syrup from the last of the blueberries in the fridge. (I went on a blueberry frenzy the other day when they were on sale for $1.59) and splashed it on. Oh and those tiny strips on top are pieces I cut off from one of the unsightly crepes. I caramelized them in butter and the Kahula Coffee Cream. That added soft, sweet, crunch, made all the difference!

After that "unappealing" carrot cake I baked the other night, I'm calling these my Redemption Crepes.

I hadn't planned on posting for Super-Bowl Sunday; dare I say, I'm not really much of a football fan. However, as I was re-shelving books last night, I happened upon a cookbook published by the Junior League of Indianapolis titled Winners. I'll be sharing a few recipes from that book tomorrow, Super-Bowl Sunday. In other News, today may also be Pisco Sour Day. Honestly, trying to figure out the true date of Pisco Sour Day, made me a bit tipsy. Peru celebrates its national drink either on February 8 or as of recently, the first Saturday in February which happens to be today. February 7th is also the day that the SunMaid Raisin trademark was filed in 1917. I mention this just in case you were unaware of the fact that unlike Aunt Jemima, the Sun-Maid girl trademark was inspired by a real person by the name of Lorraine Collett Petersen. I posted a really cool SunMaid cookbook and more about her back in 2008. Just follow her link if you have the time. I haven't gotten around to checking the links but I think I left a few raisin sauce recipes for your enjoyment. 

Wish me luck at the auction!!!