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Old 01-27-2005, 10:25 AM   #11
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middie, I agree about the key lime pie, but I doubt I can find the limes anywhere around here right now. I always love something cool and citrusy after a spicy meal.

PA, yeah, I'm leaning toward the tiramisu for the reasons you mentioned. Plus I have a 9x13 pan with a cover that will work beautifully.

I may do the beggars purses anyway this weekend and try them out on the family first! Thanks again for all your brilliant ideas (and I saw that dark choc/orange souffle thingy too!).
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Old 01-27-2005, 10:29 AM   #12
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My pleasure! :D Enjoy your night out with the girls!

I haven't made the raspberry tiramisu yet myself, so you'll have to let me know what you think of it.
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Old 01-27-2005, 10:36 AM   #13
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I am gonna do the raspberry one first, quickly followed by mish's Sophia recipe soon!

Wonder whether ladyfingers are on sale this week............
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Old 01-27-2005, 08:14 PM   #14
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Super easy, super yummy.

Chocolate Volcanoes.

Preheat oven to 450.
1 package devil's food cake, whatever brand you prefer. Mix batter according to directions. Spray Pam for baking, or similar product into muffin tins. Pour batter into muffin tin. Bake until the top and sides set. Remove immediately from the oven. Let cool slightly and turn cooked "volcanoes onto serving plates. Top with chocolate sauce and serve hot. When the volcanoes are cut into, the uncooked batter oozes from the inside in rich-chocolate glory. Serve with whipped cream. Your guests will ask "How'd she do that?" :D

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Old 01-28-2005, 05:11 PM   #15
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Although there are recipes using alternative meats, such as turkey, most cooks still prepare beef and/or pork chili – whether the original chile colorado de res (meat with red chiles), or some variation thereof. Texans who are hunting enthusiasts are known occasionally to enjoy this dish with ground venison and, more regionalistic, armadillo.

I firmly believe that after such a spicy hot & substantial dish as chili, diners ought to be served a refreshingly light final note. Consider that the majority will have had their chili accompanied by cornbread (made with blue corn, jalapeños, or sweet potatoes), buttermilk biscuits, or tortilla chips – (along with lime, sour cream, boiled rice, or perhaps even Navaho fry bread). And maybe a glass of beer, too. Therefore, almost any dessert prepared with a heavy grain texture is going to tip indulgences into overload.

Instead, let’s be understanding of both the nature of the meal's components, and of balance and satiety: Go for something truly appropriate such as Nieve de Tunas (no, it isn’t seafood!), otherwise known as Prickly-Pear Snow. Look up a good method for making this exquisitely tasty & cooling treat.

Other apposite suggestions include Margarita Sorbet, Flan de Almendras (an almond custard), and Walaxshi (poached pears in a custard cream sauce). Or a delightful Tropical Fruit Salad. More surprising to some palates could be a small bowl of freshly churned Avocado Ice Cream.

Please do not misinterpret my remarks as criticism, but I wouldn't think that tiramisu follows a pot a chili very gracefully.
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Old 01-29-2005, 07:44 AM   #16
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Konditor, I am delighted to see you back among us. Your suggestions came too late for last night's repast, but are duly noted. I agree that the pairing was not the most harmonious, but we enjoyed it anyway.
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Old 01-29-2005, 10:24 AM   #17
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Mexican Ice Cream Pie

Crust:
1-1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
3 Tbs butter, melted

Combine chocolate cookie crumbs with melted butter and press mixture into the bottom and sides of a deep dish pie pan. Freeze.

Filling:
1 quart Ben & Jerry's coffee heath bar crunch ice cream
6 oz unsalted dry roasted peanuts, crushed

Set ice cream out to soften for 15 to 30 minutes. Press the softened ice cream into the frozen crust, distributing it evenly, sprinkle with crushed peanuts, and freeze until serving time.

Topping:
1 c. whipping cream
2 Tbs sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla

Whip cream with vanilla and sugar until stiff. Cover and refrigerate.

Kahlua Chocolate Sauce:
3 squares unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup half & half
1-1/2 cups. sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 pinch salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 oz. Kahlua

Melt chocolate and butter in double boiler, slowly add the half & half, then add the rest of the ingredients.

To serve, slice pie into serving pieces, top each piece with whipped cream and drizzle with sauce.
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Old 01-29-2005, 11:43 AM   #18
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Mr Caine, thank you for supplying the Mex. pie recipe. Incidentally are you are culinary mind reader? :o

(I very nearly included 'Chocolate Meringue Pie' in my brief list of suggested endings for the meal.)
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Old 01-29-2005, 08:49 PM   #19
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I developed that recipe for someone who was complaining that Rachael Ray was supposed to make Mexican ice cream pie on one of her shows, she never made it, and they never posted the recipe. I actually didn't make this pie myself until about 6 months after I developed the recipe because I couldn't find chocolate wafer cookies (supermarket workers were on strike at the time, so my sources for cookies was extremely limited).
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Old 01-31-2005, 07:40 AM   #20
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Many years ago, I was traveling through Barstow, California and got stranded as the heads warped on my engine do to the 115' F temperature of the midnight air. There was a restaurant called "Carlos & Totos that had very good Mexican food. They had the best Fried Ice Cream I have ever eaten. Anybody ever eat there, and if so, know how to make that wonderful desert? It would go very well after a bowl of good chili. :D

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