Sunday, 20 September 2009

Eggplant and raspberries

The last few days have flown by and I've barely turned my computer on - my Godmother left today to go back to California after a wonderful few days of catching up, fabulous meals, laughter, family memories and shopping til we dropped!

So it's Sunday again and time for another challenge over at Stamp With Us - a recipe challenge today with the following 'rules':
-No patterned paper
-Two ribbons
-Two stamps

I'm not usually a huge fan of purple (actually any fan of purple!) but I do like Elegant Eggplant and love it with Tempting Turquoise:

Recipe: (All Stampin Up unless stated)

Stamps - Seeing Spots/Cheer and Wishes

Ink - Tempting Turquoise/Elegant Eggplant

Card - Tempting Turquoise/Elegant Eggplant/Whisper White

Other - Turquoise and Elegant Eggplant ribbons/punches - scallop edge, corner rounder, circles/Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder

Don't forget to check out the Stamp With Us blog to see the other DT creations and for details on how to enter.

Remember the Raspberry Semifreddo I mentioned, here's a quick pic I took of it and the recipe too for anyone who wants to try it. It's a big dessert - too much even for a 2 lb loaf tin so great if you're having 8 - 10 for dinner, and the best thing is because it's an iced dessert you can prep it the day before!

Raspberry Semifreddo

6 eggs
250g/9oz caster sugar

250g/9oz raspberries

750ml double cream

1)Whisk the eggs with the sugar in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water until thickened.

2)Remove from the heat and continue whisking until completely cool

3)Mash the raspberries in a shallow dish

4)Stifly whip the cream and stir in the egg mixture and mashed raspberries
5)Line a rectangular loaf tin with cling film. Pour in the mixture and smooth the surface.
6)Put in a freezer overnight. Turn out and remove the cling film.

Thanks for visiting today!!

Kate x


My Little Space said...

Kate, your card is stunning, and I love the colour combo, having just recently acquired elegant eggplant cardstock and ink I might just have to try these colours together!!


Zoƫ said...

Pud looks srummy Kate and the card is elegant and completes the recipe perfectly. Hugs Zx

Leigh said...

Oh my goodness, what a delicious looking dessert. Yummy.
The colours of your card look so good together. Great sketch.

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Stunning card Kate, the colours are simply gorgeous!
The pudding looks yummy too, thank you for the recipe.
Clare x

Anesha said...

Lovely card. Anesha

Steph said...

Love the card and the cake - well! yum yum!

Lesley said...

Ooo that looks delicious. Might have a crack at it!
Love your card. That turquoise is gorgeous.
Lesley x

Donna said...

What a gorgeous card! I've just tripped upon your blog accidently, your cards are beautiful. Donna x

Tina said...

Such a lovely card, Kate!

Because of you I´m hungry now. :D Looks delicious! :D

Hugs, Tina

Sarah-Jane said...

Yummy cake and I love the colour combo of this card, very unusual.
Great, Hugs S.J. xx

Sara said...

I'm never very keen on this set - until I see what you've done with it. Love the colour combo. Thanks for the recipe, it looks scrumptious.

Sara xx

yvonne said...

Love your card, Such beautiful colours you have used.
The stamps are perfect too.