Tuesday, August 03, 2010


"The summer night is like a perfection of thought."

- Wallace Stevens

Hubbard Lake Sunset

~ Delightful 'remains of the day' summer dessert slightly adapted from The Lark (Savor Michigan Cookbook)

2 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup water
18 organic egg yolks
2 quarts whipped cream (from 1 1/2 cups heavy cream)
1/2 cup Grand Marnier
cocoa powder

Framboise Sauce

  • Mix sugar and water in a saucepot and bring to a boil. Cook until mixture reaches 250º on a pastry/candy thermometer. While sugar is boiling, whip egg yolks until light and fluffy. Slowly add sugar mixture while whipping on low. Continue whipping til cool, approximately 10 minutes.
  • Fold into whipped cream. Add Grand Marnier.
  • Gently pour or pipe filling with pastry bag into soufflé pan (like springform) or individual flan pans lightly dusted with cocoa powder Freeze.
  • Remove from pan and serve with Framboise Sauce.

Wine Suggestion: Kir Royale (Champagne and Framboise)

Framboise Sauce:

4 cups fresh organic raspberries
1 cup sugar

Mix together in a bowl and crush berries. Let stand for 5 minutes. Strain and serve.

'The Remains of the Day'


Carol said...

Such atmosphere you offer us Joey! 'The Remains of the Day" Perfect! Your photos are just gorgeous. A lovely way to end the day. ;>)

Xavi said...

These are gorgeous photos--and even more spectacular when put together in a montage. I'm really looking forward to perusing more of your blog.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Ah, what wonderful photos. I kept waiting for something to be set afire int he recipe, but that would be flambais, not Framboise! Je m'excuse!

joey said...

Thank you, Carol. The 'Remains of the Day' is always different, always a joy (as are your delightful visits).

How kind, Xavi, and thank you. I too have enjoyed perusing yours ...

Ah, dear Monica, you are a hoot! As you can see, though now home, my head is still at the lake. After catching up here (about to hit the garden), will return on Thurs/Fri ... hopefully at some point this summer, my head will catch up with my body! ((August hugs))

Roses and Lilacs said...

What a lovely place to sit and watch the sunset and listen to the birds settling in for the evening. LOL, it beats watching the sunset over a cornfield. Not much romance here:)

imac said...

I just love your photography Joey.

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Gorgeous photos Joey, I want to lose myself in the view through that wine glass. As for the souffle, I need to squirrel away that recipe for when our new chickens start laying eggs in a few weeks. I'm always looking for recipes that can use up lots of eggs! It sounds delish too!

joey said...

Yes, I feel blessed, dear Marnie (life was not always this way and a dream come true for me). Trust me, growing up I saw lots of sunsets over corn/beet/pickle fields and why I fell in love with the 'remains of the day'!

Huge thanks, imac ... and I love your photography too!

You are a dear, Clare ... wish I could share this with you! It's fun to capture each month's setting sun while sipping and shooting. Mr. Ho-Hum wipes the rim although a clean glass is best with a sipping one beside :) Though they may look the same, each month is different as the sun dances across the sky. It's a tough challenge but someone's got to do it ... and that would be me :)

Gail said...

Joey, This morning I took a walk and saw the sun rising and it struck me once again that i want to see the sun rise and fall every day...It's a joy to watch and a true spirit lifter. Your photos are wonderful and gosh if I don't feel really good looking at them~Thank you, dear, xxgail

Rosey said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. It looks marvelous!

Love that Michigan sunset. So spectacular!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Joey, that Hubbard Lake looks magical. I can see why you want to spend time there. My mother was a great souffle maker, always talking about how you had to serve it right after it had risen. It has been a long time since I have made one but it sounds delicious.


Kala said...

Absolutely lovely sunset collage Joey.

Rick said...

Beautiful shots joey - even more so with the sunset on the glass. And that recipe sounds tantalizing. GM became my favourite liqueur during constant business travel in my previous life - when liqueurs were still served in business class.

Naturegirl said...

Delightful images Joey! I love the one with the wine glass..very creative!I look forward to sipping wine as I watch the sunsets in my new home by the beach very soon!

joey said...

Thank you, dear Gail. I often think of you (especially in the garden) when I'm shooting ... how fun some day to do it together :) Home briefly then back again tomorrow or early Friday, hoping to see/capture the Northern Lights!

Hi, Rosey, and thank you. Surrounded by The Great Lakes, we are blessed to see amazing sunsets. Happy August :)

Thank you, dear Eileen. Hubbard Lake is indeed magical. This cold soufflé doesn't flop like hot ones from the oven. When autumn nears, I will make/post my Mushroom Soufflé with White Cheddar Sauce that I haven't made in ages.

Thank you, dear Kala. Happy August shooting :)

Hi, Rick, and thank you. Sunsets and wine go hand in hand :) Always have some GM on hand but mostly for cooking and guests.

Hi Anna! We must have been commenting at the same time. I just visited your stunning new home and surrounding Paradise! I am so happy for you :)

Kiki said...

Oh my Joey..fabulous recipe and the superb ambience of photos along with it..Wow!

joey said...

Thank you, dear Kiki. Can you tell, it's my favorite time of the day!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Joey, Many apologies for my late appearance, but I have been on my travels.

Now, dearest Joey, there are so many problems for me with this delicious receipt which you give here today. First, I have no freezer. Secondly, just the word 'souffle' and I know that I am way out of my depth. Thirdly, my kitchen equipment that I have knowledge of does not,I believe, include pastry bags or thermometers.

What I do have is Grand Marnier which I have poured into a glass and drunk in a toast to your most wonderful pictures of the lake. Here's to you and the remains of the day!!

joey said...

... and I will gladly join you, dear Edith! There is more to life than cooking! Here's to the 'remains of the day' ... Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Oh how I love a gorgeous lakeside sunset! And add in a glass of white wine, and you have heaven.

joey said...

Come join me, Robin! Thank you dear blogging friend.

Michelle said...

That glass of wine in front of the sunset...doesn't get better than that.

Sunita said...

Arre wah! (er, that's the Mumbai version of "ooh la la!") I love your blog, Joey. Gorgeous blooms, beautiful photos and droolworthy recipes ... it doesn't get any better than that!

joey said...

Thank you, Michelle. It's a double treat!

You are a dear, Sunita, and thank you.