So, I am working with a bride for her down home, in a barn, fireworks and hay bales wedding. She is having a bonfire after the ceremony and of course s’mores! I will be making some flavored homemade marshmallows! We got talking about the grahams too and decided to try some homemade ones! Oh man are they good! I will be making 600 for her reception! I will come back and share pictures from the event.
An order for a dozen of these came and I knew I needed to tweak them from the last time I made them. Last time, they were too much like muffins! I needed a light, delightful cupcake. Muffins are for breakfast, not dessert! So this time I took my vanilla cupcake recipe and instead of flavoring it with vanilla, I used strawberry extract. I also added strawberry extract to the buttercream frosting and a few tiny diced strawberries. Although the strawberries added some extra moisture I didn’t plan on, it was still delicious!
So, I have a hard time deciding what dessert to make when I get to choose! I asked my 10 year old to decide for me. He was happy to! He paged through my favorite chocolate dessert book and picked Frozen Chocolate Mousse Bombe. It has a dark chocolate truffle cake bottom, chocolate mousse and is finished with a chocolate ganache on top. Oh mama! This was so good, so rich, so divine. I was very happy my son picked it! (Truth came out later. He said he wanted it for his birthday cake last year and I said no! Made me laugh.)