Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Girl's night

The menu:

Prosecco and saft (fruit juice concentrate)

Add fruit syrup to ice, add Prosecco, and stir lightly.  Easy peasy.


Roll out your pizza crust of choice (I use frozen leftovers from the McCormick pizza nights). 

Toppings for this evening:
--fig preserves, goat cheese and caramelized onions
--pancetta, caramelized onions, and olive tampenade

Cherry mascarpone ice cream (adapted from Not So Humble Pie)

1 1/2 cups fresh cherries
1/4 cup golden brown sugar (or light brown)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 3/4 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese (homemade!  see here)
1 large egg
splash of lemon juice
splash of cherry kirsch, if desired (um, yes)

Combine cherries and brown sugar and mix until well blended in a food processor.  Add the remaining ingredients and blend for roughly 15-20 seconds.  Chill the mixture for 30-60 minutes and then prepare in your ice cream maker according to the manufacture's instructions.

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