Thursday, June 18, 2009

March, April and May

My, time flies. Especially when the link to the internet is not functioning. It has left me with an, albeit, pleasant reunion with the telephone and the bill for toll calls to match. Nonetheless, hearing a familiar voice, even though it is miles away, is comforting.

Comfort and comfort food has been what the past few months (and their below average temperatures) have been about. Spring has been teasing (and I am still not sure it has entirely arrived) and summer well.. let's just say that the garden is in and a few rogue frosts have culled my fig harvest before it started.

Canadian winters, though glorious in their sparkling snow covered arrival, can be a stubborn, stubborn thing to leave. So making the most of it with baked treats and slow cooked dishes to warm the soul are in order. Just the thing for those lucky folk in the Southern hemisphere right about now.

This is a standby when summer fruits haven't yet arrived or are long since past.. Banana maple upside down puddings.

If you are in need of extra warming, adding little rum in the caramel and in the cake (a Tbsp or so for each) adds a subtle flavour.

7 comments:

Barbara said...

You've been on my mind all week. Good to see you back. Hugs Mary

Mary said...

Thank you Barbara, it's good to be back. I hope your break is restorative and am sending a big hug to get you through these last few sessions.

Deborah said...

Looks delicious!!

Kevin said...

That looks so good with the melting ice cream on it!

Mary said...

Thank you Deborah, it is quite tasty and you can make brown sugar caramel instead of using pricy maple syrup..

Hi Kevin, and thank you. I honestly didn't think about the melting.. only that if I didn't take a photo as soon as they were out of the oven, I might lose my subject!

Mary said...

YUM! This both sounds and looks delicious!

xxMK
Delightful Bitefuls

Mary said...

Hi Mary,

Thanks. They are tasty puddings (cakes) and the best part is that the batter can be made in advance and set aside (within reason) to bake at the last minute so they can be enjoyed while still warm..