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Sugar High Friday – Citrus : Reminder

Yes, I know, it seems like the 25th is weeks away and there is still plenty of time to make something for the event….and you are right…but you know what they say: time flies. I was happy to see from your comments and the wonderful entries I have already received that you dig the theme this month, but I am difficult and I want more. Pleeeeeaaaase!!! Don’t forget to send the entry at sugarhighfridaycitrus AT gmail DOT com. For all the rules, see this post.

I have been baking a lot for home and work these past few days and there will be another SHF-Citrus entry tomorrow for a special someone and a celebration but in the meantime I thought I’d give you something from the archives to entice you and maybe inspire you for this round.

Citrons Givres : one of my favorite treats as a child and still has an adult, although now I like to add a little vodka to the lemon sorbet. Funny story is that in most French restaurant a lemon sorbet with a touch of vodka is called a Colonel…interesting isn’t it? Even my dad the Army guy can’t figure out why…and he knows everything (of course, he is a dad and that’s his job!)

Full post and recipe can be found here and I have already made a couple batches this week to cool us off with this crazy humid and hot week we have had. By the way, don’t you just love the fingerprints on the lemons?….Not!!

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Bakerette May 12, 2008 um 7:14 am

wow…let me tell you, it doesn’t get any citrusier than this! I can almost taste the tang! I really want to invest in an ice-cream maker. Next on my list!

iTink May 12, 2008 um 10:10 am

This looks great. I love sorbet. Duh doesn’t everyone?!
Untill your last comment I thought the fingerprints in whatever you have coating them were intended to be there and looked really cute.
But there you go, I’m even a fan of your stuff-ups! lol.

Cannelle Et Vanille May 12, 2008 um 10:34 am

I love those!!! It brings back childhood memories helen… summer afternoons having sorbete de limon… yummys!!! I’m working on my SHF dessert this week… slacker me….

Laurie May 12, 2008 um 11:40 am

For the past few months (since I’ve been a Daring Baker)I have loved coming to your blog and getting blown away by your gorgeous give me something to "hope" to attain to one day as a baker. ๐Ÿ™‚ But recently I have also come because your are such a sweet girl and you write beautifully!!

mimi May 12, 2008 um 2:56 pm

i am totally excited for this month’s SHF, love citrus! and i love all the treats you’ve posted so far. and totally unrelated, but i finally used those tonka beans you sent me! ๐Ÿ™‚

LizNoVeggieGirl May 12, 2008 um 3:06 pm

Thanks for the reminder, Helen!! I will definitely try to enter this month’s SHF!!

Givres = stunning.

Anonymous May 12, 2008 um 3:28 pm

Fingerprints!!! And here I was asking myself *How did she ever get that pattern on the lemons*!!!
Beautiful as always!

That Girl May 12, 2008 um 5:28 pm

Those are my favorite treats every year at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach. But they’re prepackaged, so I’m betting these are a hundred times better.

Cookie baker Lynn May 12, 2008 um 6:29 pm

This looks so beautiful and refreshing! What a treat on a hot day.

Abby May 12, 2008 um 6:41 pm

I made a (very simple) citrus dessert for Mother’s Day, just for your event! Now I have to get my butt in gear and post it later this week! Yay!

Mike of Mike's Table May 12, 2008 um 7:28 pm

I’ve always wanted to make and present a sorbet like this. It looks great. I hope I can get something done in time for SHF for you…

Rachel@fairycakeheaven May 12, 2008 um 9:37 pm

mmmmmmmmm sorbet, perfect for the lovely weather we’re having here at the moment. We only get these when we go to restaurants here but am such a lemon fiend think I’ll make them myself!

creampuff May 12, 2008 um 11:47 pm

You’re hosting SHF!!! How did I miss that?! Okay … I have marked it down … must start thinking of ideas!!!

strawberriesinparis May 13, 2008 um 1:52 am

haha, now I see the fingerprints! I think they look like an artistic "leaf sort of design." ๐Ÿ™‚

Nice idea for the serving dish!

Anonymous May 13, 2008 um 1:20 pm

this was a tipycal dessert in Italy too, and one of my favorite! thanks

Anonymous May 14, 2008 um 5:09 am

Hi Helen. Deeba of Passionate About Baking told me about your Citrus event. I am very excited about it and going to send you my entry soon. You have a fabulous blog here! I added you to my blogroll and subscribed to you to get your yummy updates!

kellypea May 14, 2008 um 3:23 pm

I have always wanted to present a dessert like this. How cute! And I still can’t get over the weather you guys are having right now. I’d totally melt!

Sophie May 20, 2008 um 1:53 am

OOh, I had this once at a renaissance fair, so delicious. Thanks for posting this recipe. I think I might make it this summer or maybe a little sooner :); it’s already sizzling hot here in Texas :/.

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