So here is Dessert Club's winner for May. If you were to read the recipe without tasting it, you might wonder, "Really? There's nothing to it." And maybe that's the beauty of it - cream, sour cream, sugar, vanilla. And gelatin to give it form. So it's basically the most comforting comfort food ever - CREAM! - in a cool elegant presentation. Seriously, we all simply loved it. And you will, too. Russian Cream(print recipe) 1 cup water
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 envelopes Knox gelatin
3 cups sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups whipping cream (unwhipped)
In a saucepan, mix gelatin and sugar. Add water and mix well. Let stand for 5 minutes. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and pour in whipping cream. Mix sour cream and vanilla together. Whisk into whipping cream mixture until no lumps remain. Put mix into bowl or mold that has been sprayed with PAM. Cover and chill well in refrigerator until firm--overnight. Unmold (a tip from my mom was to put a steaming hot towl on the mold that has been turned onto a plate). Serve with fresh berries or berry puree.