dessert

Affogatos

AffogatoWhenever I host a dinner party, I get caught up in the dinner menu, appetizers, and drinks. Dessert is usually the last thing on my mind. And after a full day of prepping, cooking, and hosting, I want to serve something easy. A scoop of ice cream is the easiest of desserts, but it’s also kinda boring. Solution: affogatos. An affogato is just a scoop of vanilla ice cream with a shot of hot espresso poured over.  As the espresso melts the ice cream, it basically becomes a sweet and creamy latte. I topped mine with a sprinkle of cacao nibs for a little crunch. Yummm!

Affogato

Affogato

Affogato

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Mixed Berry Pie

Mixed Berry Pie | Dressed In Orange

 

With fresh berries on hand, I obviously needed to make a pie.  I followed a recipe that I’ve successfully used many times before, but I managed to make several errors.  Pies always look deceptively simple, but it’s a tough dessert to master.  My first batch of pie dough turned out sticky and unusable so I had to throw it out and start over.  Then just when I thought the final product turned out beautifully, the filling ended up being too runny.  I suppose they can’t all be winners, but at least it still tasted good – especially with a big scoop of ice cream on top.

Mixed Berry Pie | Dressed In Orange