In For A Pound
We definitely ate too much.
Even though I didn't eat half of my pulled pork sandwich, determined to save room for dessert, I still felt too full as we left the dining room at the SRJC Culinary Café.
The dessert menu was simply too tempting. How does one choose between upside down apple tart, peach shortcake, and a hazelnut gelato sandwich?
With growing awareness of our increasing middles, we decided to split a dessert. It was still truly piggy, but we couldn't resist.
This is just half, believe it or not, of our Peach Shortcake with Crème Fraiche and Fresh Berries. Oh, and Raspberry Coulis. Don't forget the raspberry coulis! This little beauty is shown on a saucer, so it's not as completely decadent as you might otherwise think but, believe me, it was still at least a venial sin.
The shortbread part was actually surprisingly light, with a consistency more like a pastry shell than true shortcake - in a good way. The fresh peaches and berries with the vanilla bean crème fraiche were plenty rich without a heavy shortcake to boot.
But, we still ate too much. Fuel for the tour of Luther Burbank's house and garden, and a good excuse for a long nap when I got home.