There’s something about childhood friends that you just can’t replace – Lisa Whelchel
Every friendship is special but the friendships made in our childhood are closest to our heart. Aren’t they? There is an amazing level of comfort and understanding having literally grown up together.Sharing lunches and secrets,dreading some strict teachers and loving some adorable ones,celebrating victories and crying over losses,learning and unlearning- we did all these together.We saw each other being praised- being punished, in happy times and in sad, in braces and in ruffled hair. There was innocence and healthy competition- no adult rivalry or fear of being judged. A sense of familiarity,of belonging and bonding -something which transcends time and distance.
My school organised a reunion recently- the first of it’s kind on it’s 50th anniversary. I have attended college reunions but a school reunion is something different. A beautiful experience which I cannot describe in words. I met a lot of friends and teachers who came from all over the world just to attend this meet. I found atleast 25 class friends who I had lost contact with after we graduated. We were meeting after more than twenty years.There was a lot of fun,excitement and catching up. We promised to keep in touch. Thanks to social media it is so much easier now. We made a whatsapp group and there has never been a dull day on it ever since. It is literally active 24/7 because we are all scattered across the globe in different time zones and have stories spanning 20+ years which need sharing.
This post is dedicated to all my glamour girls ❤
Strawberries, cream and chocolate are made for each other. They complement each other and combine beautifully into a sweet relationship like the best of friends. Strawberry Tiramisu is one such delicious dessert which can be relished with family and friends. It is simple and easy to prepare and assemble.
Strawberry layer: Clean,hull and chop strawberries. Mix some strawberry syrup or jam and keep in the fridge.
Chocolate layer: This requires a chocolate cake about one inch thick. You can either bake it at home with this recipe or use a store bought one. Cut discs from the cake with the help of a cookie cutter. The discs should be the size of the glass you are setting the tiramisu in. I used shot glasses because they are so dainty and make for small and pretty serves.
Cream and Cream cheese layer: Whisk 180g cream cheese and 75g heavy cream separately till light . Add 40g sugar to cream and whisk well till fluffy. Add vanilla pod or essence. Fold in the cream cheese. Pour this mixture into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle or any other nozzle and keep in the fridge.
Assembling the Strawberry Tiramisu:
- Put a teaspoon of strawberries into a shot glass.
- Place a disc of chocolate cake.
- Dissolve a teaspoon of instant coffee powder in a cup of hot water. Let it cool.
- Drizzle a teaspoon or less of this coffee on the chocolate layer.
- Pipe a layer of cream cheese over it.
- Repeat the layers.
- Top it with some strawberries and a mint leaf.
- Keep it in the fridge for at least an hour.
- Serve chilled.
Dear Friends and readers
Could you help me choose the correct lighting for the pictures. Which picture according to you is better.None of the pictures have been edited.