Then I had one of those most pointless, bizarre dreams that I have. Mom and me were at the mall (something that is scary enough by itself, me at a mall) and we entered Penney’s. I don’t know what we were looking for but we noticed they had a candy counter inside. Apparently Penney’s did away with their candy counters decades ago, but this one had one. So of course I looked around for seafoam, and they didn’t have any. I was disappointed until I noticed something called a Raspberry Medley – Brazilian Garden Shoe. It was sort of like sponge toffee – but sort of like a pastry too. It was filled with a raspberry mixture, and when baked it took the shape of a shoe (apparently a Brazilian garden shoe, whatever that is). When cooled they dipped it in some sort of sticky/sweet syrup then rolled the lower half of it in a chocolate crumble mixture. It sort of resembled a high heel that was half covered in mud. Not that I go around eating muddy shoes as a normal part of my diet, but I had to try this thing – so I bought one.
We left the candy counter and as we walked away I took a bite of my garden shoe. It was hands down, the most delicious, fruity/chocolatey pastry/candy/thing I’ve ever tasted. I tried to get my mom to take a bite and see, but she refused since she was eating some lemon thing she bought and said shoes and lemon do not go together. I found her argument hard to ignore.
In any case, that was the end of the dream and then I woke up hungry. If I thought I could pull it off, I’d recreate that recipe and make it for dessert tonight. I might even try some kind of variation of it anyway, just to say I did.
It wouldn’t be the first time a brilliant idea came to me in a dream.