Yesterday was Hallie's birthday and she requested her favorite dinner (Persian "chicken" and rice) and for dessert I tried something new.
When we were at my friend's cabin a few weekends ago I was looking through an old Gourmet magazine. I usually don't find much in Gourmet (or Bon Appetit) but I found several recipes this time. The chipotle sweet potatoes were from that issue as well I think. In any case I found a recipe for Cherry Chocolate Shortcake. I made a few substitutions for the shortcakes (used soy milk and Ener-G for the egg). And for the cherries I used frozen dark sweet cherries from Trader Joe's (I adore my daughter, truly I do. But I just don't have the patience to pit that many cherries!). I didn't have kirsch in the house so I just mixed the thawed cherries with the sugar and a little cornstarch and cooked them a bit. For the topping I made Bryanna's Almond Creme Whipped Topping.
This was really wonderful - the chocolate in the shortcakes was a nice twist. The almond creme was delicious!