June 29th marks National Waffle Iron Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a homemade maple ice cream waffle sandwich?
I’ve always been quick to devour anything maple. (It’s second only to coconut in terms of my favorite flavors…I’ve yet to meet a coconut-based food that I don’t love.) Maple-filled chocolates, maple syrup, maple sugar candy, maple fudge, maple cotton candy. You name it, I’ve tried it!
So of course it probably comes as no surprise that maple-walnut holds the top spot amongst my favorite ice cream flavors. I’ll always choose it if I see it on the menu at an ice cream shop (Emack & Bolio’s in NYC does a great maple walnut). But, I’d never tried making my favorite ice cream flavor at home.
A few weeks ago I purchased a set of adorable (and cheap!) new parfait glasses from Flying Tiger USA. Strawberry Parfait Day (celebrated annually on June 25th) seemed like a great day to test drive a yogurt parfait recipe, and put my new glasses to good use!
This ice cream sundae-inspired parfait boasts all of the elements of a classic banana split–crushed pineapple, peanuts, strawberries. But, it subs in vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry Greek yogurt in place of the ice cream. It’s a healthy alternative to a traditional sundae. Great for breakfast…or for fulfilling an ice cream craving without breaking your calorie budget!
Other than parfait glasses, the only special “equipment” you’ll need to make this recipe is a pastry bag with a star tip. If you don’t have a pastry bag, you can create a makeshift version by cutting the corner off of a large Ziploc bag, filling it with your yogurt, and using it to make a swirl. However, if you don’t care about a “whipped cream” look, you can also simply spoon the plain yogurt on the top of the parfait before adding your bananas and strawberries.
When I started this blog, I chose the name “Baste Cut Fold” because it reflects both of my worlds–costume design and cooking. Baste, cut, and fold are all frequently-used terms in the food industry, but they all mean things to costumers and seamstresses, too.
I’m starting to explore my food-related interests in a more serious way, with a goal of someday working in the industry at a professional level. However, to some degree I’ll probably also always have my hand in the world of costumes. There are many ups and downs to working in the entertainment industry–rarely is it as glamorous as it looks from the outside–but I do truly enjoy the creative parts of my work, especially when I get to design with full creative freedom.
Preparing costumes for Broadway Bares
My cheerleader costume designs for Broadway Bares 2017
One of my favorite events to costume is Broadway Bares. Broadway Bares is a burlesque show produced annually by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. BC/EFA is a wonderful charity which supplies medications, health care, food, counseling, and emergency financial assistance all across the United States. Hundreds of designers, makeup artists, hair stylists, stage managers, technicians, dancers, choreographers, and other industry professionals volunteer their time to help create Broadway Bares each June, and all proceeds go to BC/EFA. This year’s show, held on June 18th at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC, raised a grand total of $1,568,114.