Friday, July 29, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
This classic banana pudding brings me back to my Southern roots. It is the ultimate summer dessert. I love making it for potlucks because it's easy to make in big batches and always a hit. This particular recipe has one of the best custard mixtures I've tried. It's incredibly addictive.
adapted from Food Network
Whipped cream mixture:
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups scalded milk
- 3 large egg yolks, beaten
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Whipped cream mixture
- 1 (12-ounce) box vanilla wafers
- 4 medium size ripe bananas, peeled and thinly sliced
Whip the cream to nearly stiff peaks. Add vanilla and sugar. Whip until fully incorporated. Set aside.
Mix sugar, flour and salt in a large heavy saucepan. Gradually stir in the scalded milk with a wisk. Cook the mixture over moderate heat while stirring constantly until slightly thickened. Slowly stir in approximately 1/4 cup the hot mixture into the beaten egg yolks. Next add the yolks to the balance of the hot mixture and cook, stirring constantly until the mixture is fully thickened to a custard-like consistency. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Let cool completely and then fold in 1/2 cup of the whipped cream mixture. In a large bowl begin layering custard, then banana slices, and next vanilla wafers. Repeat several times, ending with the wafers on top. Spread the remaining whip cream on top. Chill at least 30 minutes and serve.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Also, look here...
A collection, of heart hand polaroids (via)
My new girl crush.
Awesome vintage jewelry.
Loving this nautical lamp.
How to: look hot holding a camera. (or two)
Make: Thai Iced Tea.
Remember your imaginary friends?
eeek! So sexy.
Watch: these adorable sealions...I want one!
Closet envy. (p.s. this girl is 15..wha?)
Super cute forest friend brooch.
Read: Kinfolk magazine
All over the blogosphere: Other People's Houses
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
I adore everything about this. It's so simple and lovely. It combines two of my all time favorite things-- baking and photography. Check out tiger in a jar's blog and other videos. They are pretty much doing what I aspire to do eventually, which is working for themselves and doing what they love. This little creative studio is packed with beauty and inspiration. Also on a totally random note, look at this awesome picnic basket wedding present they just posted on their blog. Such fun!
(via for me, for you)