(One of my goals with this blog was not only sharing recipes and craft projects but bringing you products and places that deserve a shout out! This is the first installment of many to come.)
TJ’s AND DR MIKES TEAM UP FOR DESSERT
Yesterday was one of those days when 1+1+1=10! I’m talking about dessert last night. It was one of those lazy meals when you put two products together, add your own sauce and the end result is magic in your mouth.
It all started last month as I began feeling really under the weather about a week before Thanksgiving. Just in case I didn’t feel like baking, I bought Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread Pudding (a frozen, ready to bake dessert). I stashed it in the freezer and quickly forgot about it. As my strength came back, and I started cooking up a storm the night before Thanksgiving and never needed the stand-by dessert. Then a friend brought me a pint of pumpkin ice cream from Dr Mike’s Ice Cream in Monroe CT. I still had praline sauce left over from our pumpkin cheesecake (see November 2014 posts or recipe below) so I decided to serve TJ’s pumpkin bread pudding with Dr Mike’s pumpkin ice cream and my homemade praline sauce. Such a delicious combination I wouldn’t mind serving it to company in the middle of July!
For Praline Sauce:
2 tbs butter
1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 tsp flour
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 Tbs maple syrup and 1 Tbs bourbon
1 tsp vanilla
In a small saucepan, melt butter and blend in brown sugar and flour. Add heavy cream, maple syrup bourbon and vanilla. Bring just to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and serve warm to room temperature.