August 11, 2012

National Raspberry Bombe Day

“Fruits each in its season, are the cheapest, most elegant and wholesome dessert you can offer your family or friends, at luncheon or tea. Pastry and plum-pudding should be prohibited by law, from the beginning of June until the end of September.” -Marion Harland

It's National Raspberry Bombe Day!

Sponsored bySuzanne's Specialities

When I first put together the food calendar for this project, I had filed "Raspberry Bombe Day" away in the "I'm Screwed" Category. I had no idea what it even was, after just celebrating three or four other raspberry-related days I knew I was gonna be generally burned-out, and I also am not a pyromaniac. So the idea of blowing up my food - in this case I imagined a mauve colored, ball shaped cake with a tiny Mario-esque ba-bomb in it - doesn't excite me.

But a bombe, or bombe glacée, is actually just a frozen ice cream/sherbert dessert shaped in a spherical or dome-like mold. Typically it combines sherbet, ice cream, heavy cream, chopped nuts, candied fruit, and sometimes even a little rum. Once it's all been layered and frozen, you have a beautiful, colorful dessert even royalty would be impressed with.

And now you're all the wiser, foodies.

I found a recipe online for a raspberry trifle bombe that looked absolutely gorgeous and easy enough to make entirely vegan. Yes, it's a little non-traditional, but I'm a little non-traditional myself - and thinking outside the bombex is fun!  Plus, I had a lovely jar of Suzanne's Specialties raspberry fruit spread that was calling out to me.

Suzanne's Specialties all-natural Rice Nectar Fruit Spreads are the first and only grain-based fruit spreads. They're made by blending the highest quality fruit with brown rice syrup. Sweetened with rice nectar, they're fat-free, gluten-free, corn syrup-free, refined sugar-free, GMO-free, and naturally low in calories.

Suzanne's promises that all their products are made with only the highest quality organic ingredients. Their philosophy is to avoid over-refining grains where the identity of the plant itself has been removed. "We believe that there is real value in keeping the original color, proteins, residual oils, and micronutrients of the grains. As a result, our products are truly sweetened the way Mother Nature intended."

You can find Suzanne's Specialties on Facebook.  And in my belly after this cake is done!

Happy National Raspberry Bombe Day!

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