We had just arrived from the beach and had a relatively simple steak dinner at home for my birthday. The Teen and Mrs. MM were a bit crazed and certainly not in any mood to bake a cake on short notice, so I gather they resorted to one of their go-to spectacular dessert providers, Roshan Samtani. First up, a layered meringue cake with lots of lemon curd with walnuts and a buttercream icing. Amazing. I love the interplay between very tart curd (I think it was made even tarter for this particular cake on request), the walnuts and the sweet meringue and icing. Delicious. Excellent with a hot cup of tea. A big hit with guests as well. And something I would definitely not have the patience or even capability to make.
Just look at that cross section! Calories galore but you only celebrate your birthday one day a year, right? :) The Teen also had a hand in the dessert orders, as the official birthday cake/cookie looked like something she would definitely choose from a line up of potential birthday cakes… it was a giant chocolate chip cookie of a medium to hard consistency and decorated with some icing. Tasted great as well. I have written about Roshan’s desserts before, here and here. Okay, now I really have to map out a diet for the next four months… :)