Alright, jokers. There are procrastinators, and then there's me. Time to belly up to the counter here in the kitchen and get some posts knocked out. Since we just had a killer Dessert Club tonight, and now I am THREE months behind on posting those, let's start there.
In April, our DC theme truly rocked. It was "American Regions." Each member was delegated a different part of our great country to represent through a dessert. The variety was beautiful, but I think the conversation was the real winner. As we ate, we told the stories we'd discovered about our regions, or the story behind our dishes, and I think we all learned a few things we didn't know before. Like, have you heard of Mackinac Island, Michigan, to which tourists flood for the fudge (and other diversions), so much that the locals call visitors Fudgies? Or how about Tennessee Stack Cake, a traditional wedding confection to which each guests brings a layer to contribute? We learned about these and more at Regional night. We're definitely going to have to do that one again.
(All regions were assigned but not everyone came.)
Avocado Pound Cake with Lime Crème Fraîche (mine)
Cherry & Chocolate Fudge
Martha Washington's Jumble Cookies
and Buttermilk Cake with Raspberry Sauce
Apple Brown Betty
Mountain Stack Cake
...and the truly, deeply deserving winner...
Vanilla Pain Perdu with Banana Cashew Praline