Friday, February 3, 2012
A full decade ago my Middle Son at the age of 4 declared that "Julia & Mommy are my two best girls". Those days are long gone as he is a 14 year old now & really prefers I disappear, except when cooking, doling out allowance, or driving to some very important destination. Still, I like to remember the sweetness & hope it will someday return. He & THE Julia Child wrote letters to one another as he consistently invited her to all his birthday parties until she passed on to the Grand Buffet in the Sky. I have kept these missives as I hope, someday, to present them to my Grown Boy. We spent many hours looking at cookbooks, recipes, and watching our beloved Julia on PBS. All this to say, if Julia Child happens to rank up there as someone you'd send a Valentine to, then I am fairly certain she might enjoy this recipe. She was always gracious, generous, & curious when asking a 4, 5, 6, or 7 year old what he had made for birthday dinners, & was often particularly interested in dessert.
I have no idea if Pink Slip Jam would pass muster, yet I am willing to bet some of the flavors would work really nicely in this classic French dessert. You do not have to wait until February 14. Julia wouldn't. If you make this, please leave a comment to let me know how it turns out.
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