Preparing 2 desserts in less than an hour would be madness in my culinary world. But I did that right on the first day of the New Year…..2 desserts in less than an hour! I made a steamed 3- Layered Rice Pudding and a Rocky Road Slice. They were especially for 2 special Scottish friends who came back from Melbourne and left again yesterday.
Christina and Allan have been very special, close friends to us ever since we met a few years ago. Despite their very tight schedule each time when they came back for a short holiday, they would make sure they made time for us. That’s very heart-warming. We would always have so much to share. What I really like about them is that they are very authentic and we can talk very freely. They are always very encouraging, supportive and helpful. Between us we have no cultural hindrances. We are really blessed to have such wonderful friends.
When they called up on the first day of the New Year to say that they were able to make it and would be at my place in about an hour’s time, I was so excited but then I didn’t have much to serve them. I quickly got down to making 2 desserts. One will have to be steamed and one to be melted and mixed to save time…that’s what I thought. Steamed, 3-Layered Rice Pudding and Rocky Road Slice came to my mind. It was a big relief when both were cooked in under an hour.
But then the desserts can only be cut when cold. I couldn’t chill them in the fridge as they were too hot. Finally I put them on the icy cold garage floor. It was perfect by the time I served them. They liked it very much. On top of that I served pineapple, chocolates and almond cookies. They loved Chinese tea so I served them that too.
It was such a fabulous few hours of food, chatting and laughter. What a wonderful way to start off the year! They have left yesterday and once again we miss them. We look forward to their next trip back. I do hope to pay them a visit one day. I’m really thankful to have amazing friends like them.
Have you ever made last minute desserts? What are the fastest desserts that you made? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Quote of the day……
“What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.”
Alexander Graham Bell