Feel. Bake. Better.
gloomy pound cake fruit salad.
When it’s not just the weather, the gloomy feeling is the mood. It’s dark, cloudy and a little sad but, it’s also quiet, reflective, and surprisingly peaceful. The emotions, they’re fitting as they play out in the weather. There’s a strong pull to stop just to soak in the rain and the mood...
And if the mood’s a little gloomy and you’re on the verge of a downpour, take comfort in knowing that you can bring a little light to the rain. Put on the comfy pyjamas, grab a cup of hot tea, and sit back. If the mood can be reflected in the weather, then eventually the weather (and the mood) will change. Make your way through this gloomy mood (and bake)!
Actually, not bake. Cake. Toasted cake. Toasted pound cake in fruit salad.
A combination... that’s sweet, tart, and honeyed with an irresistible mix of flavours and textures. It’s a dessert that’s bright and cheery, and easy to make. It’s understated and effortless.
- Pound Cake Fruit Salad
- Sweet, Tart, Honeyed
This dessert, it goes well with the mood - the cake is toasty with a buttery crunch and the fruit’s deliciously sweet and tart.
Prep time: 5-10 minutes, Bake time: 10 minutes
Makes 4 servings
- 4 thick slices of pound cake, cut into 4 strips each
- Drizzle of honey (optional)
- 12 Raspberries
- 20 peach slices from a can
- 8 Strawberries, cut into pieces
- 2 tbsp icing sugar
- 2 tsp lemon juice
Let’s add a little something to the mood...
Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Cut the pound cake into slices, then cut each slice into 4 strips.
Well, that’s a strong start!
Drizzle honey onto each strip of cake and bake until browned at the edges, approx. 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.
That’s definitely “a little something” right there!
In a small bowl, mix the icing sugar and lemon juice together. Set aside.
In each serving bowl, layer the raspberries, peaches, and strawberries. Places 4 strips of the toasted pound cake on top.
It’s almost too delicious!
Drizzle the icing sugar mixture on top of each bowl. Enjoy!
This dessert is easy to sit with and savor. It’s a lovely way to enjoy the mood.
(Recipe and Photos courtesy of Emotional Baking©)
Feel. Bake. Better.
It’s not just about baking something to get you through the day.
It’s not about eating the whole tray to feel better.
It’s about getting lost in the process.
It’s about enjoying every moment.
It’s about sharing it with people that support and care about you.
Baking can be a lot of things – it can be distracting but simple, it can be movement with focus, it can be whatever you need when you need it. Choose a recipe to fit the mood and it becomes a useful tool as well – baking to quiet the mind, to connect with your emotions, or simply baking to feel emotional. Just think of the feelings you get and the emotions you experience when baking your favourite dessert…. excitement, relief, fulfillment, joy, accomplishment.
At Emotional Baking, our recipes can be the starting point to somewhere - it can lead you to a place of great comfort, one that feels like the beginning of something, something good...
A note for anyone who needs it:
Baking, while wonderful, can only help so much...
If you’re struggling in any way,
If you feel alone or you need help,
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