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Old 02-12-2018, 10:14 PM   #501
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I'm not baking but I'm eating. Does that count? GF made a lemon meringue pie. I had to have two pieces..
Of course Rock!
That's why the title of this is thread is ambiguous.
"What's For Dessert?"
... whether you made it, bought it, were given it, someone brought in a goodie for the office to share or plain just ate something yummy after a meal or as a snack...
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:06 AM   #502
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I had a lovely time this morning going through all your posts!

There are many differences between what you call dessert and what it is for us. For example, those wonderful pictures you all contributed we would call "gŕteau", and they're almost always made for special occasions. In Italy too, it tends to be called 'torta', and can be served for a special occasion. In the UK, a dessert is a sweet end-of-meal dish that could be many things:

rice pudding, steamed pudding, trifles and possets (cream-based, or, in the case of trifle, it's anything but trifle. It's opulent. It dates back to the late 1700's, see Hannah Glasse. The pancakes also count as desserts: crčpe suzette; pancakes are eaten on Shrove Tuesday in the UK. There are special celebration cakes - as there are in most Christian countries: Wedding cakes, Easter cakes, Christmas cakes, for celebration. Austria is an Aladin's cave of fabulous paterisserie, in many cases, not described as 'dessert', but, although our 'gateau' would count, these would count as 'dessert' in the US, and here they don't. What's in a name, I ask myself! Would you mind if I broke the rules and said, 'would you like me to send you my recipe for pears braised in Moscato and crystallized ginger with brandy snaps?' To me, that would be a dessert!

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Old 02-13-2018, 10:14 AM   #503
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di - our deserts are the same as yours, so roughly

- gateau is cake - torte is pie - sweet biscuits are cookies - gelato is ice cream - etc.

Anything we have at the end of a meal usually sweet and that is not considered a 'savoury', we call desert!

Even at breakfast we can have a jam or jelly (on toast) to finish off weith our coffee. I find that a sweet helps to cut the appetite to signal your brain to stop gorging yourself ...
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:50 PM   #504
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Thank you dragnlaw! Today is Shrove Tuesday, and by tradition, it's Pancake Day, symbolising eating up all the goodies before Lent starts. In many Parishes, Pancake races are held, when the competitors run 1/2 mile, the winner being the one who still has the pancake at the end of the race.

I love pancakes, so here is my recipe. I like them thin enough to make crčpes suzette:

8 Oz flour (plain)
3 eggs
generous 3/4 pt milk
knob of butter
2 tbs brandy
pinch salt
orange-flower water
pinch salt

Mix the flour, egg and milk, then add the butter, melted, 2 tbsp brandy and orange flower water to taste. Leave to stand at least one hour and strain before you make your pancakes. Use a ladle to pour the same amount of batter into the pan to be sure you get the right result each time. Add a little more butter each time you add the batter for the next pancake - they should turn out the same colour each side on both sides. You can use these to make Crčpes Suzette or any other version.



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Old 02-13-2018, 10:44 PM   #505
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Pancake Day for our household here in Arizona USA are these:
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Buttermilk Pancakes with loads of butter and/or some other toppings,
like flavored syrups, chocolate chips, whipped cream, fruit, bacon ... and on and on... either in or on top of your pancake.
We enjoy our pancakes for breakfast/brunch mostly, but dinner is perfectly fine too
I try to make mine as fluffy and light as I can.
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Jeannie was aghast when I told her the "kids" do not do dessert much..
She said we will fix that when she gets here..
I will search the thrift shops to replace the ramekins, cake and pie tins, etc., I didn't move with me..

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Jeannie was aghast when I told her the "kids" do not do dessert much..
She said we will fix that when she gets here..
I will search the thrift shops to replace the ramekins, cake and pie tins, etc., I didn't move with me..

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Of course I'm the one who will be making the desserts... Jeannie will "encourage" me...

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I say dessert away, Ross. Once the "kids" aren't around to supervise, you get to make all the rules.
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I say dessert away, Ross. Once the "kids" aren't around to supervise, you get to make all the rules.
They have no objection to desserts. They would just as soon not have the temptation calling them each evening...

I however, embrace temptation..

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