What is your dessert ?

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  1. petalsandcoco

    petalsandcoco

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    I have a little bit of a sweet tooth......


    I realize that not every meal must end with a dessert (even though I was raised that way), but there are some favorites from when I was a child until now.


    Top 5 are.... (the list would be longer but...)
    1. Crème brûlée made with Cointreau and orange zest (rested in fridge for 24 hrs)
      Poached pears in red wine with chocolate sauce
      Maple chiffon pie
      Lemon tart
      Strawberries Romanoff

    Is there a dessert you enjoy alot ?



    ps. an apple on the run....
     
  2. dc sunshine

    dc sunshine

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    Desserts...I don't generally indulge, but if I were to make a list (of what someone else could make for me - I am not a good sweets cook :) )...it would be:

    1. Panacotta
    2. Black Forest Gateaux
    3. Filled brandy snaps
    4. Baklava
    5. Rum and raisin icecream - great on hot summer's day

    Petals...I thought you would have more chocolate in your list :)

    I've heard of people who love desserts that rather than having a starter, main and dessert, they just have 3 courses - all desserts hehe. What a way to go!
     
  3. petalsandcoco

    petalsandcoco

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    Well...................let the truth be told..................

    I have two verrrrry small squares of Lindt (usually orange) 70 % a day, just to take the edge off....
    Because they say a little is good for you !

    And who am I to challenge that ? Right.
     
  4. bughut

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    I love making desserts for other people, but I'd rather have the cheese board.

    Saying that, I do have my favourites:-

    Rhubarb crumble
    Pecan and toffee roulade
    Tart au citron
    Clootie dumpling
    Baked rice pudding ~Must have a thick nutmegy skin on top
    hot thick custard (made with custard powder) served with well chilled jelly (jello)
     
  5. dc sunshine

    dc sunshine

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    I think you need more :rolleyes:
     
  6. shroomgirl

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    butterscotch/caramel usually over chocolate....

    Pudding, loads of nuts

    Ice Cream/sorbet....

    Pie. warm pie with ice cream, butterscotch pie with whipped cream, berry pie, coconut pie, lemon pie, bourbon pecan pie, cherry pie, sweet potato bourbon pie....pie....well ok or crustade

    Brittle or Toffee with creamy goo....mascarpone with nutella & booze....

    Coffee Eclairs

    Coconut Chocolate pretty much anything....add toasted almonds just cus.

    Crepes, crepes with creamy goo and topped with warm fruit goo

    Cookies, triple spicy ginger, butterscotch almond, warm chocolate chip, chocolate bacon cookies (hot chocolate in Chicago)

    * my mexican chocolate marshmallows, toasted....not braggin' just fact mam.
     
  7. petalsandcoco

    petalsandcoco

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    Shroomgirl,

    Sweet tooth EH ! :roll:
    Some things in life are just.....too good.
     
  8. ishbel

    ishbel

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    I adore making puds - but don't usually eat them nowadays.

    Some family favourites include

    Cranachan
    Apple snow
    Eve's Pudding
    Sachertorte
    Gooseberry fool (or rhubarb or raspberry)
    Eton Mess
     
  9. koukouvagia

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    I don't recognize a lot of the desserts mentioned above. What is a clootie?

    My favorites are:

    - cinammon apple pie with custard
    - carrot cake with lots of cream cheese frosting
    - yellow cake with dark chocolate frosting
    - blueberry pound cake
    - hot glazed krispy kreme doughnuts (don't judge me too harshly)
     
  10. ishbel

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    A clootie dumpling is a Scottish cake-y boiled/steamed dumpling/pudding rich with fruits and made with suet. It is usually boiled in a cloth (cloot, in Auld Scots/Lallans) - hence, clootie dumpling.
     
  11. boar_d_laze

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    I'm not much of a pastry chef, so my own offerings tend towards the simple and/or rustic.

    Cheesecake -- including Crostata Ricotta (Italian Cheesecake)
    Cassata Siciliana
    Mexican Chocolate mousse
    Praline Souffle
    Fruit pies
    Fruit cobblers
    Fruit tarts
    Tarte tatin -- apple, peach, or pear
    Ice creams, Sherbets, Ices

    BDL
     
  12. shroomgirl

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    Cranachan
    Apple snow
    Eve's Pudding
    Gooseberry fool (or rhubarb or raspberry)
    Eton Mess


    ???? ok we need a translation here....

    Are you're puddings the same as ours?
    milk, eggs, sugar, flavoring, sometimes cornstarch/flour

    Seems like brits use black currant, rhubarb and gooseberry much more than we do in the states.....love um!
     
  13. ishbel

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    We use the word puddings interchangeably with desserts, 'afters' etc!

    Eton Mess is a confection of broken up meringues, double cream and sliced strawberries/raspberries/other soft fruits all tossed together - in other words a Mess, which was supposed invented as the posh boys' school, Eton!

    Eve's pudding: apples, with a sponge topping - but I also make it with gooseberries or rhubarb

    Cranachan: layers of toasted oats, drambuie flavoured double cream and raspberries (also good with stewed gooseberries or rhubarb)

    Gotta go to a meeeting, will continue later!
     
  14. duckfat

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    Truffles or chocolate mousse.
     
  15. phatch

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    Cheesecake (plus the similar things like the ricotta mascarpone cheesecakes.
    Creme Brulee or most any other custard/flan
    Apple or peach pie or other apple/peach tart
    sorbet
     
  16. chefrobin

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    Bailey's Chocolate Mousse
    Pecan pie, pumkin pie, apple pie, rum raisin pie.....a la mode.
    Honey vanilla pannacotta
    creme brulee
    tres leches cake
    Italian cream cake
    chocolate truffle cookies
    almond maccaroons dipped in chocolate
    white chocolate raspberry cheesecake
    chocolate truffle cheesecake

    ah the list goes on and on.......:lol: