Wednesday, March 05, 2008


When : Always March 5th
" Multiple Personality Day is an opportunity to get in touch with yourselves. Someone with a split personality has two personalities. Someone with multiple personalities has more than two personalities. Its a psychological disorder that we hope none of our readers have. When you wish someone 'Happy Multiple Personalty Day', you may need to do so multiple times, once for each personality. "

~ 'Multiple Personality' Rose



~ A newer twist on and old 'multiple personality (hot & cold)' yummy '50s favorite, perfect for this crazy 'multiple personality' month of March. (Bon Appetit 1999)



1 quart softened coffee ice cream

1 (10.75 oz.) frozen pound cake

4 large room temperature egg whites

1/4 tsp. cream of tartar

1 tsp. coffee liqueur (like Kahlua)

1/3 cup sugar


1 1/2 cups freshly brewed strong coffee

10 oz. chopped semisweet chocolate

2 Tbsp. coffee liqueur

  • CAKE: Line 9x5x2 1/2 inch metal loaf pan with plastic wrap, leaving overhang. Spoon ice cream into prepared pan, spreading evenly and smoothing top. Cut cake horizontally in half. Arrange 1 cake piece, cut side down, atop ice cream and against 1 corner of pan. Cut remaining cake piece into strips and arrange in pan to cover ice cream completely. Cover with overhanging plastic and freeze until firm (at least 4 hours).
  • Uncover cake. Invert onto metal or ovenproof platter. Freeze while preparing meringue.
  • Beat egg whites in large bowl until foamy. Add cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form. Beat in liqueur. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff glossy peaks form. Spread meringue over cake, covering cake completely and sealing meringue to platter. Freeze overnight.
  • SAUCE: Combine coffee and semisweet chocolate n heavy saucepan. Stir over medium-low hear until mixture is smooth. Increase heat to medium. Simmer until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Cool slightly. Stir in coffee liqueur. (Can be prepared 3 days ahead. Keep cake frozen. Cover sauce and refrigerate; rewarm over medium-low heat before serving.)
  • Position rack in center of oven. Preheat to 500-degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Bake dessert until meringue is lightly browned and just set, about 3 minutes. Cut baked Alaska into slices and arrange on plates. Spoon warm sauce around dessert and serve. (6-8 servings)


Catherine said...

Very interesting Joey, I didn't know there was a day to celebrate Multiple personalities hmmm....:) Love the Multiple Personality Rose collage~Very colorful and creative!!

Iris Nicholes said...

As you're probably aware, there are a lot of myths about multiple personalities, but it's really just like having a family, or a lot of roommates. It is not necessarily a psychological disorder, it is not always a response to child abuse, and it is certainly not crazy. Difficulties can arise when a group of minds in one body are badly managed or not communicating, but they can learn to do so.

Your recipe sounds absolutely delicious and we will be happy to try it.

Learn more about multiple personalities -- myths and facts!

joey said...

I hope I did not offend with this post, not my intention, Iris. It is a fun recipe that seemed perfect for the month of March that wears many faces as does my playful rose. Do enjoy :)

Iris Nicholes said...

Of course we're not offended, and we love your rose&! Most people are not aware of the reality. With your open-mindedness, you can help us spread the word. When you meet people who aren't aware that there are healthy multiples, you can say that you know of one. Please feel free to read our web site, write us email and ask any questions you may have.

I was always going to write a book on cooking, but have not yet gotten around to it. I may make this recipe for Easter.

joey said...

I am sighing again, Iris, wondering if I should delete this old post but thanks to you, some might find you and your cause and become enlightened, so will keep it. So, happy to hear from you ... may your dreams come true regarding writing a cookbook ... mind too for that fact. Happy Easter :)

Iris Nicholes said...

Oh, no, please don't delete it! It's so sweet. When I finish my cookbook, I'll be selling it on our website. Thank you and happy Summer to you!