Breakfast buffet: National raspberry bombe day
August 11th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
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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.

Bombes away!

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  1. K from NYS

    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.

    August 11, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Reply
  2. StabbyCerberus

    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.

    August 11, 2011 at 10:20 am | Reply
  3. AleeD

    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!

    August 11, 2011 at 9:38 am | Reply
  4. Jerv

    I'd try that. Looks like it would be great.

    August 11, 2011 at 9:21 am | Reply

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