Food-filled weekend9:24 PM
I had a delicious weekend and apparently so did my best friend who almost missed a flight back to Houston because she was trying to get Sprinkles Cupcakes on her way to the airport. One reason why we are so perfect as surrogate sisters.
Ended Sunday by making Semolina pudding with blueberry sauce from Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy. I have never been a fan of compote. I've tried to give it a chance because in food photography it looks beautiful and on menu descriptions it sounds like it would taste amazing but I've never had a compote I liked. Yet, I will still try it over-and-over again just because I really want to like it. So today, I finally struck gold. I believe one reason why this sauce worked so well is because the blueberries were like little bombs of sugar. They were so good instead of mixing in the recommended pint of blueberries I saved half to snack on in case the sauce fell short. The sauce did not. Part miracle blueberries, part local honey and a splash of orange juice this sauce was everything I imagined in a compote. The semolina was mixed into boiling heavy cream until it became almost bready, porridge-like. Alone it would have been creamy (how I do love the flavor of heavy cream) but bland. With the blueberry sauce it became a surprisingly delightful dessert. Though I would like to try to make it with whole milk next time just to make it a little healthier.