2nd November Recipe test with Anna / Cake Decoration 12: Anna’s Birthday!

For our second recipe test in November, Anna and I made a Creamy Bacon Carbonara and Strawberry Mimosas. It was her birthday celebration, so I made a cake for the occasion as well!

The tasty Creamy Bacon Carbonara:

Creamy Bacon Carbonara
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup Cream or Heavy Cream (Whipping Cream)
  • ⅓ cup Parmesan
  • Fresh diced Parsley or dried flakes
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp Red Pepper flakes
  • *(I doubled the Sauce recipe, and it was perfect)
  • ½ lb. bacon fried crisp then crumbled
  • 1 small onion, chopped (opt )
  • 3 mushrooms sliced (opt )
  • ½ lb. Pasta
Instructions
  1. Beat the eggs, cream, Parmesan, parsley, salt and the red pepper together in a bowl. I just used a fork.
  2. Fry the bacon until crisp, then crumble and set aside.
  3. With 1 -2 Tbsp. bacon grease, saute the onion and the mushrooms until the onions are translucent and golden.
  4. Drain the pasta and while still warm, add to the onions and mushrooms. Pour cream mixture into the pasta, and stir over low heat for one to two minutes.

Strawberry Mimosas:

Ingredients 

  • 3-4 Strawberries
  • 3 1/2 Oz. Champagne (or Sparkling Wine)
  • 3 1/2 Oz. Orange Juice

Directions

  1. Mix orange juice and strawberries with a little shaved ice in a blender until smooth.
  2. Pour into a chilled wine goblet and add cold champagne. Stir gently so as not to lose the bubbles.

Our Strawberry Mimosas turned out not so great- something must have happened because the pictures on the internet make them look seriously good:

Strawberry-lemonade-recipe

I made Anna a Harry Potter birthday cake- there’s no better way to celebrate your late 20’s! It was a good dinner- especially the Creamy Bacon Carbonara (YUMMERS!) – I would have a lighter hand with the hot pepper flakes though, and it really doesn’t need onion in it at all. Happy November!

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