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I’m back again with Cascade Platinum Pacs. It’s my 3rd week using them and Cascade Platinum Pacs have continued to work their magic in our dishwasher, producing sparkling clean glassware and flatware.
Cascade can help make your meals and desserts look even more delicious. We know that presentation of a meal or dessert is nearly as important as taste!
Gail Simmons, Top Chef judge and editor of Food+Wine magazine and also Cascade partner, recommends impressing with a Platinum Presentation:
“The easiest recipes pop with unexpected, gourmet presentations. Drizzle bright sauces on sparkling white plates or layer desserts in crystal-clean glassware. Keep you presentation sparling with Cascade Platinum, which keeps dishes perfect for anytime entertaining and impromptu guests.”
I enjoy the colors & process of cooking and baking so I enjoy taking pictures of foods. If you do too, you’ll want to enter the Instagram contest! See below.
Next is a recipe by Gail Simmons. This is what she has to say about her Bumbleberry Pie Sundae recipe:
“In Canada, where I was born and raised, we call mixed-berry pie Bumble Berry Pie, and it’s my favorite summer treat of all. Here I’ve combined all the flavors of this tangy, juicy dessert into a refreshing sundae that’s perfect for entertaining guests of all ages.”
We loved this dessert! Although it was a few steps, it was simple to make. The berry sauce is amazing! I like how beautifully this dessert presents in glassware and is equally wonderful to eat.
Bumbleberry Pie Sundae
- 3 cups plus ¾ cup mixed berries, well washed and divided (any combination of strawberries hulled and quartered, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries halved)
- 4 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 pinch coarse salt
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream
- 1 pint raspberry sorbet
- 6 graham crackers, crushed
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest
Instructions In a medium saucepan heat one cup of mixed berries, 2 tablespoons sugar and lemon juice over medium heat, until the blueberries begin to burst and the other berries break down, about 10 minutes. Remove from off heat and stir in the pinch of salt.
Place half the berry mixture in a blender and puree until smooth. Return the sauce to the saucepan and stir well to combine with remaining fruit. Allow to cool slightly.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl crush ¾ cup of mixed berries with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar using a fork, until slightly chunky and loose. In a large bowl or stand mixer, using a balloon whisk or hand-held mixer, beat the cream at medium speed until soft peaks form. Gently fold the crushed berries into the whipped cream. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
To serve: spoon 2 tablespoons of the sauce into each of 6 parfait or rocks glasses. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a sprinkling of crushed graham crackers, and a pinch of lemon zest.
Then add a scoop of the raspberry sorbet and another 2 tablespoons of the sauce. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and finish with a sprinkling of the graham crackers and another pinch of zest. Serve immediately.
There’s a couple more weeks to enter the Instagram contest.
Enter Cascade’s #MyPlatinum Instagram Contest for a chance to win a KitchenAid® Kitchen Makeover and a 1-year supply of Cascade®! Weekly entries have a chance to win a KitchenAid® Dishwasher and six-month supply of Cascade® too!
To win, users have to both register and upload a photo with the #MyPlatinum hastag and tag @MyCascade.
- Week 3: My Platinum Clink (Entry: 6/17-6/23) Show us how you serve up creative concoctions in sparkling glasses. Cheers!
- Week 4: My Platinum Table (Entry Period: 6/24-6/30) Show us your sparkling tablescape for your most special celebrations!
- Grand Prize Winner (Entry 6/3-6/30)
Make your best sparkling presentation! Have you tried Cascade Platinum Pacs yet?