Last night my wife and I attended a fundraising event called “Starry Nights & Campfire Lights,” which benefits Camp Allen, the camp and conference center for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. It was held at the Junior League of Houston, and the meal featured the Junior League’s signature dessert, “Pecan Ball in an Almond Lace Basket.” There’s ice cream underneath everything else that you can see in this photograph. Yes, it was delicious.
Let’s write about desserts this week in haiku. It might be a favorite one from childhood or something new and surprising like the treat at the Junior League was for me yesterday. Say a few words about those sweet memories in a single verse with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line. Here’s mine, which recalls the Moravian sugar cake from Dewey’s Bakery in Winston-Salem, North Carolina:
Dewey’s sugar cake —
it’s more than just a dessert.
Good for breakfast too!