Category: sweet treats
|May 11, 2021||Posted by Wendy Perry under bananas, Carolina Country, fun food, ice cream & frozen treats, Mindless Mutterings from the Teacher's Lounge, no cook, nuts, published, sweet treats|
Published in Carolina Country Magazine May 2021
Such a southern thing, the hummingbird cake. Although its history is shrouded in mystery and conflicting tales of its origins, its key ingredients have remained the same over the years. And it’s just damn good. When doing my research, I found just about every kind of recreation and twist on the cake but no parfaits! And since everybody doesn’t have the time nor inclination to make a hummingbird cake from scratch, you’re welcome! For my tasty rendition with all the flavors of a hummingbird cake, without all the fuss… cinnamon. bananas. pineapple. crunchy toasted pecans. cream cheese.
What more could you ask for? Time? The time it would take to mix and make and bake? Well you just slash that time, make yourself a grocery list and fix a bunch of these Hummingbird Cake Parfaits to freeze and grab whenever you take a notion!
Enjoy on the patio with these Everything Pork Smash Burgers with toasty hoop cheese and a side of Smoky Okra Fries.
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The most popular Southern Living cake ever… the Hummingbird Cake
Such a southern thing, the hummingbird cake. Although its history is shrouded in mystery and questions of its origin, its key ingredients have remained the same over the years. Try my ice cream-layered twist on this fruity cake.
- 1/2 gallon butter pecan ice cream, softened
- 1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
- 2 bananas, peeled and cubed
- 2 teaspoons allspice or apple pie spice
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 pint whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup roughly chopped pecans
- 3-4 cups cinnamon graham cereal, crush half
Fold pineapple, bananas and spice into softened ice cream. Place back in freezer for several hours or overnight to firm.
For buttercream whipped topping, use a mixer to combine cream cheese, whipping cream and butter until peaks are almost stiff. Blend in vanilla and sugar.
For the pecans, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add pecans and toast them, stirring frequently, about 7 minutes. Pour onto parchment paper to cool and sprinkle with salt.
To assemble the parfaits, put some of the cereal in the bottom of each glass. Add a scoop of ice cream and repeat layers. Top with whipped cream, dust with cinnamon and garnish with the buttery, toasty pecans.
|February 19, 2021||Posted by Wendy Perry under Carolina Country, chocolate, fun food, Mexican/Southwestern, Mindless Mutterings from the Teacher's Lounge, published, sweet treats|
Look no further for a fun, finger food dessert to put smiles on faces! Keep cake pieces on hand in a freezer bag to fry in a flash for when you need “just a bite of something sweet.”
|December 30, 2020||Posted by Wendy Perry under baking (she said in terror), bananas, Carolina Country, Christmas, eggs, Mindless Mutterings from the Teacher's Lounge, pie please, published, Simply Natural Creamery, sweet treats, wendy's signature recipes|
It seems fittin’ to use up that last bit of holiday eggnog in a good old southern chess pie. ‘Nog and bananas go together like mac and cheese, so partake of pie while toasting toes in front of a cozy fire as you settle into the New Year.
|October 31, 2020||Posted by Wendy Perry under apples, baking (she said in terror), breakfast, L&M Produce, published, sweet treats|
Enjoy this moist German Apple Cake… for breakfast, lunch, supper or bedtime snack! Great over warm applesauce and a dollop of whipped cream on top, dusted with apple pie spice! Or, just as is.
|August 30, 2020||Posted by Wendy Perry under bananas, Carolina Country, here piggy piggy!, no cook, party foods, published, sweet treats, wendy's signature recipes|
This Pig Pick’n Banana Pudding is a marriage of 2 of my favorites… pig picking cake and good old banana pudding! What’s not to love here?
|August 25, 2020||Posted by Wendy Perry under Asian, baking (she said in terror), breakfast, Carolina Country, gluten free, Mindless Mutterings from the Teacher's Lounge, published, sweet treats|
This gluten-free Mandarin Orange Upside Down Cake is the perfect citrus dessert for a savory Asian meal, but it’s also the ideal pairing with a cup of tea or coffee. And if you’re a breakfast cake eater, this is IT.
|June 23, 2020||Posted by Wendy Perry under Carolina Country, garden goodness, ice cream & frozen treats, no cook, published, sweet treats, wendy's signature recipes|
Nothing says summer like the combination of sweet, ripe cantaloupe and creamy coconut. Close your eyes and you might even think you’ve landed on a tropical island with this no-churn Cantaloupe and Coconut Ice Cream with vanilla bean.
Peanut Butter & Hot Pepper Jelly Doughnut Holes… with Peggy Roses jellies and all natural peanut butter
|June 8, 2020||Posted by Wendy Perry under fun food, Peggy Rose's Jellies, product recipe development, sweet treats|
You will want to make some of these scrumptious Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts! Made with canned biscuits filled with Peggy Roses Hot Pepper Jelly and All Natural Peanut Butter! Y’all. Just do it.
|May 1, 2020||Posted by Wendy Perry under Carolina Country, chocolate, garden goodness, krispy kreme, no cook, published, strawberries, sweet treats, wendy's signature recipes|
We love strawberry time! And Krispy Kreme doughnuts, of course. How about an NC cannoli strawberry shortcake? Those signature doughnuts, combined with a creamy cannoli-like filling, sweet berries, plus a pillow of whipped cream drizzled with chocolate? Yes, please!
|April 7, 2020||Posted by Wendy Perry under baking (she said in terror), Carolina Country, Easter, pie please, plums, published, sweet treats, wendy's signature recipes|
Sometimes, a simple pie is all that’s needed to round out Easter lunch or a spring supper… or just to enjoy all by itself. Like this Spiced Cream Plum Pie. Not a plum fan? You can sub other fruits like summer peaches with the same tasty outcome!
|February 10, 2020||Posted by Wendy Perry under candy, cherries, chocolate, cook'n with NC goodies, cooking with wine, gluten free, Mindless Mutterings from the Teacher's Lounge, no cook, Our State Mag, published, sweet treats, Valentine's Day, wendy's signature recipes|
Fifteen minutes, a few pantry items, and a North Carolina wine are all it takes to make these bite-size treats. They’re almost as easy to make as they are to eat.
|December 18, 2019||Posted by Wendy Perry under baking (she said in terror), buttermilk, Carolina Country, Christmas, published, sweet treats, wendy's signature recipes|
January has me thinking “winter whites.” So I tweaked my GrandMa Perry’s Red Velvet Cake a little into this White Velvet version… served on my mama’s cake stand. I like to make it a day ahead and chill for cake to “ripen” and let all the flavor bloom and cake to moisten from the icing.