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Dessert Island Selection

Postby suffolk » August 10th, 2019, 8:27 am

As this is a forum about food, it struck me that we ought to have a selection of desserts as well as discs on our Desert Island, so ... in no particular order mine are ...

Steamed treacle (golden syrup) sponge pudding and custard

Chocolate mousse (made just with eggs and chocolate ... no cream)

Queen of Puddings

Iles flottante

Baked rice pudding

Bread and butter pudding made with brioche and marmalade

Pavlova with ‘forest type’ fruits

A good Cornish Clotted Cream ice cream.

And if a big wave came and I could save only the one ... it’d have to be Iles Flottante ... obviously :lol: :duck:
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby PatsyMFagan » August 10th, 2019, 8:45 am

Before I read your choices, Suffs, I was thinking that I don't really like desserts …. that is until you reminded me about Iles Flottante, Pavlova, Vanilla Ice cream made from top ingredients, Rice pudding (haven't had that in years) B&B pudding... :rolleyes: :chops: :tu:
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby Suelle » August 10th, 2019, 8:47 am

Oooh! Brilliant idea!

I'd need desserts more than music - when it came to music I could grab any 8 CDs in my (modern) music collection and be happy, but food is a much more serious matter. It will require some thought! :D
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby liketocook » August 10th, 2019, 9:03 am

Anything meringue based
Creme Carmel
Creme brulee
Sticky toffee pudding and custard
Profiteroles
Tiramisu
Rhubarb crumble
Tarte tatin

That said I've not got a hugely sweet tooth and seldom have a pud. Deciding my favourite starters would much harder! :)
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby suffolk » August 10th, 2019, 9:10 am

LTC I’m also well known for not really having a sweet tooth ... we only have a pud if we have guests ... probably just as well :oops:
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby scullion » August 10th, 2019, 9:13 am

strawberries and clotted cream.
syrup pudding.
chocolate pot - the type made with double cream and dark chocolate.
lemon posset.
christmas pudding.
sticky toffee pudding (with dates in).
treacle tart.
blackberry and apple crumble - well, let's just say fruit crumble cos then i can have gooseberries, apricots, blackcurrants and any other fruit that a crumble can be topped on.
all served with clotted cream (or ice-cream - or would that be cheating?).

but maybe i haven't thought long enough...

we rarely have 'afters', too.
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby liketocook » August 10th, 2019, 9:19 am

suffolk wrote:LTC I’m also well known for not really having a sweet tooth ... we only have a pud if we have guests ... probably just as well :oops:

Same here they just don't feature in my regular eating at all, though I always enjoy one when I do indulge :)
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby suffolk » August 10th, 2019, 9:33 am

scullion wrote: ... all served with clotted cream (or ice-cream - or would that be cheating?). ...


Maybe an endless supply of cream and/or custard would be the luxury :chops:
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby StokeySue » August 10th, 2019, 10:02 am

I’m not big on puds, I hardly ever want one at the end of a meal and I’m not a fan of cake either, though there are exceptions
There are a few already listed I would refuse whoever made them, îles flottantes in particular :sprout:

I do like good ice cream, crème brûlée, baked rice pudding, fruit crumble specially rhubarb if I have to pick one, a good trifle, sticky toffee pudding, apple pie ( the continental style), Queen of Puddings, Bakewell pudding, tiramisu
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby Suelle » August 10th, 2019, 10:53 am

My choice would probably depend on whether a dessert appeared every day, or whether ingredients and equipment were available for me to cook my own! However, most of these would appear on either list:

Fruit crumble - rhubarb or gooseberry for preference.
Flourless chocolate cake
Lemon Tart
Sticky toffee pudding
Frangipane tart, with a mincemeat filling layer
Linzertorte
Baked vanilla cheesecake
Salted caramel brownies
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby earthmaiden » August 10th, 2019, 11:00 am

This is harder than the music! Almost impossible but I have chosen:

Coffee and Kahlua ice cream

Tarte Tatin with vanilla ice cream.

Apricot crumble with custard.

Plum crumble containing almond extract with ground almonds replacing some of the flour. With a smattering of single cream.

Lemon cheesecake - baked.

Raspberry mousse.

Chocolate sponge with chocolate custard.

The Spotted Dick MIL used to make - with custard.
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby Pepper Pig » August 10th, 2019, 11:57 am

Iles Flottantes

Christmas pudding with brandy butter

Nigella’s chocolate and raspberry pavlova

A really large knickerbocker glory

Pecan pie with creme fraiche

Gooseberry fool

Pistachio soufflé with chocolate ice cream

Spotted dick my nana used to make spread with butter and sugar

Really hungry now. :o
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby suffolk » August 10th, 2019, 12:50 pm

We used to have Spotted Dick with butter and sugar too ... sometimes Demerara ... :chops:
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby Ratatouille » August 10th, 2019, 1:04 pm

I am quite shameless about loving desserts - making them and eating them perhaps only slightly less than Mr R! So......;
Tarte Tatin
Mixed berries in rose wine jelly
Sticky toffee pudding
Gateau Ste Honore
Tarte au Citron
Steamed Syrup sponge
Crepes Suzetteh
Christmas Pudding
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby Bubbles » August 10th, 2019, 1:13 pm

1. Really good apple pie with crumbly pastry and cream, 2. apple, rhubarb or any fruit crumble and cream, 3. crema Catalana, chocolate mousse,4. raspberry cheesecake ( had one recently that was more airy than a usual cheesecake), 5, banoffi pie, 6, proper trifle, 7 chocolate parfait, 8 ice cream from any of the Italian Cafes I grew up with in Glasgow- lots of it!
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby WWordsworth » August 10th, 2019, 2:26 pm

I'm also not a big fan of puddings and very rarely order one, but I do enjoy these occasionally

1. My Mum's orange soufflé
2. Proper sticky toffee pudding, made with dates and served with custard
3. Christmas pudding with sweet white sauce and rum poured over
4. Crème brulé
5. Lemon or raspberry posset
6. Steamed marmalade sponge and custard
7. Treacle tart with cream
8. Strawberries and dairy ice cream (without vanilla)
9. A proper black forest gateau, not one of those frozen abominations
10. Can't think of another, so my favourite way to end a meal - cheese and crackers with celery.
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby Seatallan » August 10th, 2019, 3:51 pm

Really good vanilla ice cream
Eton Mess
Chocolate Angel Delight with tinned pears ( :) )
Gooseberry Fool
Apple pie with custard
Marmalade steamed pud
Chocolate mousse
Lemon Meringue Roulade
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » August 10th, 2019, 4:57 pm

Trifle

Apple or rhubarb crumble

Creme brûlée

NY baked cheesecake

Black Forest gateau
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » August 10th, 2019, 8:45 pm

I’ll take..

Sticky toffee pudding with a glass of Brunello

Tarte tatin with a glass of white burgundy

Victoria sponge (raspberry jam) with a cup of Yorkshire tea

Please :D
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby TeresaFoodie » August 10th, 2019, 10:21 pm

I spent so many years on a vegan diet that I still have no experience of most puds mentioned here. Over time I have grown to love fresh fruit if I fancy something sweet, however here are some I have eaten as vegan and adore.

Any fruit crumble, served hot with vanilla ice cream. Favourites being apple, apple and blackberry, nectarine and strawberry

Summer pudding with cream

Winter pudding with cream

Baked stuffed apples with custard

The one where a scoop of vanilla ice cream is served in strong, hot coffee (I can never spell that right...)

Jam Roly Poly with custard

Baked cheesecake

Christmas pudding with pouring cream

I could live without all of the above if I could have a lifetime supply of raspberries.. :chops:
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby Amber » August 11th, 2019, 9:10 pm

TeresaFoodie wrote:
Christmas pudding with pouring cream



Leftovers, sliced, fried in butter, served with alcoholic cream....one of the best desserts ever :D :D .
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby suffolk » August 12th, 2019, 5:55 am

Tezza ... affogato? :tu: I love that too ... apparently some places categorize that as a beverage rather than a dessert so even tho I’ve made my 8 choices, I could have an affogato too :chops: 8-)
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby Ratatouille » August 12th, 2019, 8:34 am

I think I might change something for the dessert I had yesterday. It was called strawberry and basil delice and consisted of a madeleine base topped with basil creamy mouse then sliced strawberries , decorated with extra strawberries and basil syrup and a strawberry sorbet. It was divine.
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby earthmaiden » August 12th, 2019, 9:01 am

suffolk wrote:Tezza ... affogato? :tu: I love that too ... apparently some places categorize that as a beverage rather than a dessert so even tho I’ve made my 8 choices, I could have an affogato too :chops: 8-)


In that case I can also have an Ameretto Sundae. A scoop of ice cream in a cocktail glass filled 1/3 full with Ameretto and a little blob of cream on top. It is eaten with a spoon but I'm sure it just became a cocktail :lol: .

The strawberry & basil delice sounds lovely Rats.
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby Busybee » August 13th, 2019, 1:29 pm

Apple pie, served with cheese
Fruit crumble and custard
Chocolate cake
Coffee and walnut cake
Bakewell tart
Scones with jam and butter(no cream for me)
Jelly
Cheese and biscuits

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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby Pepper Pig » August 13th, 2019, 2:13 pm

EM, I have a lovely teenage double bass pupil whose parents are Italian and are surgeons at St Thomas’s in London. They are great foodies! G has just passed her Grade 6 with distinction and the family gifted me a bottle of very posh Marsala and a tin of Amaretti biscuits as a thank you. Dad also sent instructions that I was to fully dunk the biscuits before imbibing. I haven’t opened any of it yet!
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby earthmaiden » August 13th, 2019, 4:36 pm

We could always help you! (what a nice present :luv: ). I have never had Amaretti biscuits dunked in Marsala but am sure it is the correct thing and improves them greatly ;).
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby scullion » August 13th, 2019, 4:45 pm

i'd forgotten about lemon and sultana baked cheesecake - and a few other puds.

i think it would be far easier to say that the only pudding i don't like is bread and butter pudding. other than that it would depend on the day as to which are my favourites!
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby suffolk » August 13th, 2019, 5:50 pm

earthmaiden wrote:We could always help you! (what a nice present :luv: ). I have never had Amaretti biscuits dunked in Marsala but am sure it is the correct thing and improves them greatly ;).


I am quite willing to conduct some serious research .... :chops:
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby Seatallan » August 13th, 2019, 5:55 pm

They're lovely that way. I use them soaked in Marsala as a base for Tiramisu. :chops:
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby KC2 » August 13th, 2019, 6:24 pm

What a fab present, PP, and many congrats to your pupil, and her teacher! Distinctions at Grade 6 are not given away!
Yum, we had Italian friends who always brought us cantucci and vin santo when they came to dinner - http://www.theflorentine.net/food-wine/ ... vin-santo/ :chops:
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby PatsyMFagan » August 14th, 2019, 5:48 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:and the family gifted me a bottle of very posh Marsala and a tin of Amaretti biscuits as a thank you. Dad also sent instructions that I was to fully dunk the biscuits before imbibing. I haven’t opened any of it yet!


I can pop round and help you sample this combination … ;) :hungry: :cocktail:
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby miss mouse » August 14th, 2019, 9:15 pm

PatsyMFagan wrote:I can pop round and help you sample this combination …


That is noble Patsy but an onerous task for one, I will selflessly volunteer to help.
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby suffolk » August 15th, 2019, 6:23 am

suffolk wrote:
earthmaiden wrote:We could always help you! (what a nice present :luv: ). I have never had Amaretti biscuits dunked in Marsala but am sure it is the correct thing and improves them greatly ;).


I am quite willing to conduct some serious research .... :chops:


Think I was first in the queue .... :lol:
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby PatsyMFagan » August 15th, 2019, 10:40 am

But I live closest ;) :lol:

Edited to add : So I can get there first ;) :lol: :tu: :bounce:
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby Pepper Pig » August 15th, 2019, 10:45 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Dessert Island Selection

Postby suffolk » August 15th, 2019, 1:52 pm

S’not fair :cry:
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