Some of my friends get intimidated by baking. Not everyone has to be stellar in the kitchen, but there are ways to get around this. Specialty food stores like Trader Joes, Gelson’s, and Whole Foods make it easy for us to be impressive without having to work too hard.
Valentine’s day is coming up. We got a month people. And for those of you who are intimidated by the oven, I wanted to share with you a simple desert I throw together on occasion…. for myself… while I am sitting watching Friends reruns with my dog Brody. No. Big. Deal.
Women, we all love chocolate. And men, well they all love just about anything. So if you are the no-baking-kind-of-girl, but you still want to impress your man, try this.
1 container Belgium Chocolate Pudding (or any other rich dark pudding you can find)
* Do not buy jello pudding. You are looking for thick rich pudding If you can’t find a thick pudding, get chocolate mousse. Just trust me*
1 container Creme Fraiche
Pink Sea Salt
Grab your glasses. I kind of like using a clear ones so you can see your layers. However, anything else beautiful or red or pink will do. The desert is pretty much done, you just have to assemble it. Carefully, take spoonfuls of your pudding and place it into a glass. Fill it about 3/5 the way up, and try and wipe any excess pudding you get elsewhere on the glass.
Next, take your Creme Fraiche and place a large dollop of it on top of the pudding, resting in the center. Shake the glass a bit to get everything settled together. Clean up any excess Creme Fraiche making the glass look messy.
Lastly, take your pink salt and sprinkle a little bit on top. You do not want too much! But, mixing the sweet pudding with the salt and the creamy sour Creme Fraiche is such a dynamite combination. Plus, the pink salt brings a Valentine’s Day vibe. Just make sure you do not overdo the salt.
|Sorry, my camera was a little blurry|
|Yum! Creme Fraiche, pudding, salty bite….. delicious!|
Oh and ladies, just remember. Don’t let him know you got stuff from the store. Remind him how you sweated all day over dinner and desert, so you get a nice massage later :)