What's your favorite dessert?

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by sucrechef, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. sucrechef

    sucrechef

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    Some time next week (date not yet set) I will be doing a cooking demo as part of the job interview process and would like to hear from all of you what desserts you would most like to see on the menu.
    I have a list of about 30 which I am trying to narrow down and will be producing the top five ideas along with an assortment of breads.
    The restaurant type is "American Bistro" and will be upscale.

    I will take photos and give you all the results after it's all done.
     
  2. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Very quick and easy.

    Pumpkin flan w/ maple sugar caramel and candied pecans. I just made some for Garrett's school the other day. :)

    Eggs, sugar, strained pumpkin, spices, milk all in that order.

    Just add maple syrup to the caramel.

    Garnish with candied pecans.
     
  3. mangilao30

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    I love good granitas and sorbets, for a light dessert and for heavy one, creme brulee, panna cotta and tortes.
     
  4. markv

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    As hackneyed as it may be, nothing beats creme brulee.
     
  5. danimalarkey

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    poached pears? I like to serve them over a black peppercorn caramel sauce with Stilton.

    But I'm not sure if that would fit with the restaurant's style.


    -dan
     
  6. abefroman

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    Pistachio Baklava
     
  7. sucrechef

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    This is the list I am working from so far ... any changes or suggestions are welcome. Note -- I must do at least one each: cake, mousse, and tart.
    1. Chocolate Caramel Pecan Tart
    2. White Chocolate Mousse in Handmade chocolate cups
    3. Lemon poppyseed cake layered with lemon curd topped with lemon scented whipped cream OR Lemon Tart (my version is VERY tart)
    4. Molten Lava Chocolate Cake
    5. Creme Brulee
    6. Tic-tac-toe -- board to be drawn on square plate with chocolate sauce, "playing pieces" to consist of two different flavored/colored petit fours
    7. Double layer pumpkin cheesecake (bottom plain, top pumpkin) individual sized round cheesecake wrapped with a chocolate ribbon
    8. Fresh fruit crisp -- haven't decided what fruit yet
    9. Apple tart with honey lavender ice cream
    10. Souffle -- pick a flavor, any flavor
    11. Rustic peach tart
    12. Bread pudding -- probably chocolate banana walnut
    13. PBJ -- Peanut butter mousse, fresh strawberry coulis on chocolate "bread"
    14. Napolean -- classic
    15. Fig tart
    16. Trio of Ice creams or sorbets with mini-sized "cones"
     
  8. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    If it were me I'd say you need to show you can make a cake, I mean a real cake like a genoise.

    A good tart crust, a good cake, a good custard. All the rest is secondary.

    But then I don't know who it is for so if you need to impress go for the fancy stuff. ;)
     
  9. chefa1a

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    My list is simple

    need some classics

    creme brulee with drunken berry martini
    chocolate decadence or lava cake
    oatmeal cookie crusted apple pie with dulce de leche ice cream,apple chip
    sorbet trio-lemon, mango, blackberry-cabernet
    white chocolate raspberry cheesecake or crostata
    banana bread pudding martini doused with godiva liquor

    something a little different

    Chai tiramisu
    Chocolate Sushi

    then specials when inspired

    baked alaska
    peach-marzipan strudel in puff or filo with amaretto anglaise
    Psuedo cosmopolitan-lime sorbet cranberry-pomegranite-vodka juice sugared rim and lime wedge

    rework some classics

    14 k carrot cake with golden tequilla simple syrup- gran marnier buttercream

    rework the pecan pie its good with steeds cane syrup

    Chocolate pot pie

    good luck
     
  10. andrew563

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    give me a nice custard or a claufotis
     
  11. botanique

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    Obviously a little late... but chocolate cheese cake and house sorbets.