While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Today's food holiday is the bomb(e)-dot-com: August 11 is National Raspberry Bombe Day, so put on your sassiest waist apron and dig out the retro dishes!
For those of you still scratching your culinary noggin, a bombe or bombe glacée is one of those great throwback ice cream desserts, frozen in a spherical mold. You can also make a gelatin-inspired variation, hence the jiggly-wiggly image.
According to this newspaper clipping, a typical bombe combines sherbet, ice cream, heavy cream, chopped nuts, candied fruit and even a spot of rum. When you layer up this little beauty in a mold and freeze it overnight, you've got a centerpiece-worthy dessert that was made for summer.
It says "You can also make a gelatin-inspired variation, hence the jiggly-wiggly image." I take this to mean the picture IS the gelatin-inspired (read jello) variation.
I think it looks kind of creepy. Reminds me of those horrible Jello salads that always seem to show up a family gatherings on the Eastern Shore. . . . Ok, yes, I read that it's not Jello.
My first reaction to the pic was *urp.* Thought it WAS a gelatin dessert. Then, like any good poster, I read the words.
Sounds like a delicious Summertime treat!
I'd try that. Looks like it would be great.
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