Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Luscious Dessert for Mother's Day

Mom's are so good all year long. They deserve a special dessert just for them on their day -- Mother's Day.

Say you start off with this. A little boring you say??
So, add a few ingredients. Ice cream, nuts and a special Dulce de Leche sauce.
Now here's a dessert that would make any mother proud. The secret (and the reason this dessert is on a chocolate blog) is the addition of Godiva Chocolate Cream Liqueur. Ahh, so good. But we're not done yet. How about adding this to her dessert table?
A delicious and satisfying Dulce de Leche Cocktail...just for mom. Let me tell you, I could linger at the table savoring these delicious treats long enough for someone else to clean up the kitchen.

However you celebrate Mom on her day, make memories. It's the one time of the year where kids can be mushy and pamper mom with moments and memories gone by. Take a ton of photos and present them to her on her birthday or at Christmas. You can really rack up the points with her. Just treat her like the special person she is and all will be well on this earth.

Pound Cake Dessert with Dulce de Leche Topping
1 or 2 slices of your favorite pound cake
1 scoop of brown sugar ice cream
1/4 cup Dulce de Leche Sauce
Pecans, optional

Assemble and serve.

Dulce de Leche Sauce1 cup whipping cream
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup "La Lechera" Dulce de Leche
1 ounce Godiva Chocolate Cream Liqueur

In a small sauce pan, stir together brown sugar and whipping cream over medium heat. Add Dulce de Leche. Stir until it starts to boil. Allow to boil over medium-low heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat source and add 1 ounce of Godiva Chocolate Cream Liqueur. Allow to cool for a bit. Serve over the ice cream. Enjoy.

Dulce de Leche Cocktail

1 ounce rum
1/2 ounce "La Lechera" Dulce de Leche
1/2 ounce Hershey's Caramel Ice Cream topping
1/2 ounce Godiva Chocolate Cream Liqueur

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into a pretty glass just for mom. I used Lily's margarita (Chiquita Margarita) glass to make this drink. Cute, huh?
Have a lovely weekend.
If you can't find "La Lechera" Dulce de Leche, make your own. Here's a recipe by Alton Brown that you might like.

Dulce de LecheRecipe courtesy Alton Brown, 2007

Makes about 1 cup

1 quart whole milk
12 ounces sugar, approximately 1 1/2 cups
1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Combine the milk, sugar, vanilla bean and seeds in a large, 4-quart saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Once the sugar has dissolved, add the baking soda and stir to combine. Reduce the heat to low and cook uncovered at a bare simmer. Stir occasionally, but do not re-incorporate the foam that appears on the top of the mixture. Continue to cook for 1 hour. Remove the vanilla bean after 1 hour and continue to cook until the mixture is a dark caramel color and has reduced to about 1 cup, approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to a month.

Have a lovely Mother's Day weekend everyone.


Reeni♥ said...

What heavenly treats! You must know my weakness for dulce de leche. That drink is so yummy - I love to drink my dessert!!

Happy cook said...

Wow Teressa that is indeed lusciuos, just looking to that pic makes me drool, what iwoudn't give to have tha tplate.

Ben said...

Oh nice! I am sure my mom and MIL would love this. Hell, even I'd like to have this for my birthday, Yummy!

Megan said...

Ahhh, yes! Everything is better with a little Dulce de Leche. That cocktale would be the sort of drink you would find in front of me! ;)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Happy mothers day Teresa... dessert looks super delicious and divine...

indosungod said...

Who can say no to anything made with dulce de leche. Looks delicious.


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