Wednesday, July 5, 2017

LET'S HAVE SOME PEACH ICEBOX CAKE AND A LITTLE TRIVIA


Photo: Ian Bagwell, Prop Styling: Mindy Shapiro Levine, Food Styling:Torie Cox
Yay!  Get your peach fix on while you still can this season, with this mouth-watering recipe from Stephen Rose of The Peach Truck in Nashville, TN.  What's great about this tantalizing treat, is that you'll never need to crank up that hot oven to prepare this Peach Icebox Cake.



PEACH ICEBOX CAKE

INGREDIENTS
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1 (5.3-oz.) container vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 6 fresh peaches (about 2 lb.)
  • 1 (14.4-oz.) pkg. graham crackers (about 27 crackers)
  • Fresh mint sprig
DIRECTIONS

1.  Beat cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and almond extract with an electric mixer on high until stiff peaks form.

2.  Beat mascarpone cheese and yogurt in a separate bowl on medium speed until smooth.  Fold in whipped cream mixture and set aside.

3.  Gently rub peaches under the water to remove any fuzz.  Cut into 1/8 in. thick slices (really?-lol) which should make about  cups.

4.  Spread a thin layer of cream mixture into the bottom of a trifle dish.  Cover the cream with a single layer of graham crackers, breaking up some of them to fill in the gaps.  Add a layer of peaches to completely cover the crackers.  Keep repeating layers, ending the cream mixture.  Cover and chill for 4-12 hours.

5.  Top with any remaining broken cracker pieces, then garnish with mint, if you like.  Serve cold.



I don't know why, but I'm fascinated by trivia, or facts that aren't well known, but most people could really care less. (lol) Still, I keep sharing. However, there is this guy who loves trivia even more than I do.  He's so good at it, that he was even given a Nod & a Wink on February 9, 2017 by the very wonderful writer/blogger Sandra Cox at http://sandracox.blogspot.com.  I have no clue how Sandra is able to write, live life, visit other blogs and keep everything together, but she gets it done.  You go girl!  Back to Adam. *heh*
In fact, that's what his blog is all about.  Give Adam a visit if you want to find out how he rolls at  Neko Random.

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It takes about 21 pints of milk to make 1 pound of butter, so that's a lot of churning.  Who produces the most butter?  India claims the top spot.

I've seen every Bruce Lee movie, and collected a lot of his toys too.  Sadly, he died in 1973 at just 32 years of age.  Did you know that in 1958 he won the Hong Kong Cha Cha Championship?  
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28 comments:

  1. Great looking recipe. And interesting trivia indeed. Thanks for sharing and best wishes!

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    1. I'm a fan of any kind fruity recipe! Hope your day is going well! Hugs...

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  2. That peach cake looks amazing. I'm not a huge fan of the graham cracker layers but I am digging the no-bake recipe. I may cheat and pick up an angel cake from the grocery store and give this a try this weekend.

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    1. Any recipe with fruit I can find that is super simple, and I'm right there. Great idea about getting angel food cake which is even simpler and less calories. I may give that a try too Kristin. Thanks for the tip! Hugs...

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  3. Wow, Bruce Lee the Cha Cha king, who'd a thought. Though, martial arts and dancing both require focus and grace.

    I love both Adam's and your factoids, Ro. And thanks for the nod (were you winking?:) in my direction. I appreciate ya.

    Hugs,

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    1. Adam is an interesting character, Sandra! lol Something about trivia is just so fun to me. I'm just glad I have more people to share it with instead of my family, who tell me I get on their nerves. (lol) I shared your re-release info on my Facebook yesterday, and forgot to tell you. Sounds good! Hugs...RO

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  4. That recipe looks lovely. When summer comes around I will have to make a version of it. Yummo.
    And I am intrigued by trivia.
    Always. My family talked of small things for small minds...

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    1. I want to be right where you are right now, so I can get out of the dang heat! (lol) I love my trivia too. Hugs...

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  5. That ice box cake sounds good. I love Adam's blog too.

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    1. Adam's blog is super interesting. I've learned some nat stuff. Isn't that a super simple recipe? Love it!

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  6. They say if you cut him, he bleeds trivia

    he's also suppose to be incredible handsome







    *above statement is probably false


    thanks for the shout out

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    1. Such wittiness, knowledge and fun, Adam. Hugs... and I defer to your lovely wife for the truth in any of your statements. (lol)

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    1. Isn't it peachy, Angela? lol Hugs and Happy Friday!!

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  8. RO thanks for the recipe its definitely getting a try and for all the fun facts!! I LOVE them :)

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    1. Peach love is awesome, right? Thanks for the support Debbie! I love you and your blog too! Hugs...Happy Friday!

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  9. My husband said when he was younger (and single), he once told some women he was the kid from Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. The funny thing is, you actually could believe it--he looks more like him than the actual actor does today. He has a big head and used to have blonde hair! That was obviously pre-smartphone...nobody could Google it and catch him in it. I think he mostly did it on a dare for the friends who were with him.

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    1. OMG - Every time you tell me a story about your life, it just sounds so fun, that I want to be a fly on the wall and be nosy. (lol) Kudos to him for it working for a little while, and props to his friends for daring to dare him! Hugs and Happy Friday!

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  10. The peach truffle looks amazing. I love all the little tidbits you shared. How interesting about the actor who played Charlie. Have a lovely weekend Ro!

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    1. I can do without all the heat in the summer, but the fruits during this time of year are amazing. Thanks for the love Kim. You're the best! Happy Friday to you and the fam. Hugs...

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  11. Oh yum, love peaches so I'll have to give this a go.

    That's funny. I had no idea about Bruce Lee cha-cha-ing.

    You always find fun little facts and things to make me stop and consider.

    Great post, Ro!

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    1. Super Sophia, you've been with me since the beginning and I love the support and words of wisdom. I actually have a Bruce Lee action figure that I've been lugging around for years. (lol) Yay to peaches, peaches and more peaches! Happy Friday.

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  12. Oh I would give that a little nosh, I think, Ro! Sounds good for a hot day.

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    1. Take away the heat of the summer, Anna, but give me all the great fruit! Hugs...

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  13. I quite like peaches, peach crumble is one of my favorite ways to make it. That peach recipe looks delicious! And it sounds pretty simple to make too, I might give that a try once :).

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    1. Aren't peaches just great in a dessert Lola? I just love them! Hugs...

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