Friday, March 7, 2008

It's Party Time! Let's Have Dessert!

Welcome to my blog party!


Look I have a new blog all about desserts and it's already party time!

I love to have fun and I love desserts, so please join me at Joy of Desserts. I am French and have lots of great recipes, so Just add me to your feed reader and you won't miss a single delicious dessert recipe.

I've already shared Sprinkles Bakery's Strawberry Cupcakes that everyone is lining up all the way down the street in Beverly Hills to pay $3.25 for each one. Even Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey rave about Sprinkles Cupcakes and they will soon open more bakeries all around the country, so be sure to grab their ONLY RECIPE EVER PUBLISHED!

And just for this party, I want to share a French dessert (oui, oui) with you. The picture shows it in a heart shape and that's very appropriate because I love every single one of you and hope you'll come back to JOY OF DESSERTS often. You can make it for a wedding anniversary, or you can use the puff pastry sheets right out of the box and make it square. A circle would also be very easy and you can use the left over corners for decoration. My bloggy friend, Melanie over at Monday Through Sunday gave me this recipe to make for Valentine's Day, and boy was it good! Mmm! Mmm! Mmm! So be sure to jot down that recipe.

And just because today is a special PARTY day, I'm giving you another one;
one of my all-time favorites!!

STRAWBERRY CREAM PIE
4 Egg yolk
1/4 Cup Sugar
A Pinch of salt
1 Tablespoon of natural flavoring

such as vanilla, lemon, rum, or
Grand Marnier

1 Pre-baked pie or tart shell
1 Basket of strawberries

Gently beat the yolks, add sugar and salt. Slowly bring to almost a boil while stirring. DO NOT BOIL or it will curdle. Add flavoring and let cool.

While you are waiting for the custard to cool, wash and cut your strawberries in halves. Gently stir in a few teaspoons of sugar to macerate (marinate for fruits). When cool, add the custard to your favorite pre-baked pastry shell. Line the macerated strawberries all around on top of the custard, covering it completely. Pour all sugar syrup over the top. Voila! Simple as Strawberry Pie!


Be Sure To Leave Me A Comment So I Can Visit YOU!
I hope we'll be friends and visit each other often
!!


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I've just been invited to post at
Scrumptious Sunday's FRUITY DESSERT EDITION!
Thank you Mercedes!


22 comments:

  1. W00t! The Blog Party is on! Ooooh, strawberry cream pie! Wonderful! Have a Happy Blog Party!

    Come visit my blog party at http://usr-bin-mom.com. I'm having my 8th Blogiversary and hosting a giveaway!

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  2. I think I just gained 5 pounds reading your blogl. . . but it was worth it. On to the next party.

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  3. Oh! Yummy :0) What fun!!!

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  4. I have used that recipe for the Sprinkles Cupcakes. They are the most delicious cupcakes I have ever eaten. The ingredients and the way it's baked, it makes a really great crust on the top of the cup cake.

    THIS CUP CAKE IS A MUST!

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  5. Lovely desserts! Thanks for sharing!

    Party with Me!

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  6. Those desserts look amazing! I've been on a baking spree, but mostly baking breads this week. I do have strawberries in the refrigerator, though... :)

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  7. I just ate the Ultimate Feast at Red Lobster and I'm miserable!

    But apparently not too miserable for dessert!

    You people are killing me. :)

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  8. I love desserts too, but they don't love me. Hope you are having a good time at the party. It's nice to meet you.

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  9. I love your site! I will have to come back for sure! Come on over and check my party out: http://mercedesrules.wordpress.com/2008/03/08/blog-party-time/

    I also have another site~Mercedes Rocks where I am hosting two new memes: Scrumptious Sunday and Hump Day Humor. Today's theme for Scrumptious Sunday is fruity desserts! You should participate~you already have some great ones! You can check it out here: http://mercedesrocks.wordpress.com/

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  10. Thank you Mercedes. I'm so glad you like it and that you'll come back.

    I accepted your invitation to participate in Scrumptious Sunday and linked on your site. :-)

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  11. wowwwwwwwthats so yummylicious am sure. hven't tasted thta kind of fruit cake yet. :D bt i surely guess that is so delicious.

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  12. WOW!! That strawberry custard pie is gorgeous! The strawberries all look like hearts!

    Bowing down to you.

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  13. Hi! Came over here from Scrumptious Sunday, only a little late! This looks great and sounds better. I put one up on Sun. too.

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  14. Aged Cat: Thank you so much for your compliment. I'm so glad you liked it and that you noticed the small details. Details often make all the difference.

    I tried to leave a comment on your site, but it didn't let me without a WordPress blog account and didn't see an e-mail address either. :-( I'm sure it's just the matter of a click of a button in your settings.

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  15. Yummy!!! I love your post and the desserts look delicious! I enjoy cooking/baking as well and I am always on the prowel for new recipes. I will be looking up your receipes now!
    Nice to meet you!

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  16. Oh, now you've got me craving cupcakes! Mmmmm, eveything looks so good. Thanks for stopping by my blog party.

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  17. my kinda place judyb


    sydney1948 aT MSN.COM

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  18. Oh, yummy! Your desserts look so fabulous. I need to get on the treadmill just looking at them! Hope you'll stop by my party!

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  19. Your strawberry cream and my pineappl cream pie together ~ who needs anything else?

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