Have an Upside Down Leap Day
Long ago in Ireland (we're talking 5th Century), gender roles were inverted during leap years to correct an imbalance in society, just as a leap year would balance the calendar. Women wore breeches instead of skirts, and had the right to propose marriage to men.
Luckily, as society progressed, these traditions lapsed. But we still like the idea of turning things upside down on Leap Day. Celebrate your bonus day this year by serving one of these inverted desserts from the Drop Recipes app!
Arrange sweet carmelized pear slices in the base of a cake pan, then top with a gingery spiced cake batter. When it's ready, invert it on a plate to reveal your lovely pear pattern. It's easier than it looks, and extra delicious served warm.
A tarte tatin is achieves its beautiful puffed crust by being baked upside down, then flipped out onto a plate to serve. It couldn't be easier (or more flaky and buttery). Recommended: a dollop of chantilly cream on the side.
It's the very beginning of rhubarb season, which is another reason to give this bright and tangy cake a try. These tart fruits pair wonderfully with sweet strawberries to become the topping for this light, moist cake with a soft crumb. Easy to whip up, and super delicious!
Hope we've convinced you to make one of these upside down recipes, so you can have a topsy turvy day. If you don't have the Drop Recipes app yet, head to the app store to download it for free.
Happy Leap Day!