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Old 12-20-2010, 06:40 AM   #1
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Dessert virgin!!!

Shameful??
I have never in my life made a dessert so i would love for anyone to send me their favourite easy to make dessert recipe... pref chocolate bt any recipe is appreciated

(I really need to start making desserts, most ppl i know have a HUGE sweet tooth!)

Thanks guys hope to have something soon...

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Old 12-20-2010, 10:53 AM   #2
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I adore this chocolate cake: Quick Chocolate Cake TNT

It's easy and not a lot of cleanup. It is yummy and moist.
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:59 PM   #3
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Chocolate mousse would be one to try and there are tons of recipes for it.
Google using these terms and choose one that appeals to you.
"easy chocolate mousse"
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:52 PM   #4
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When I actually get stuck with desert, I make a boozy trifle. You need a clear bowl with mostly straight sides. You need a pound cake or an angel food cake. From there you can go to any theme you like. Buy one bottle of liquere and work it around that. Start layering fruit, booze, and pudding and/or whipped cream or topping. If you have guests with food issues, as I did a few times, I used bags of frozen berries (one each raspberries, blueberries, blackberries), non-dairy frozen topping, and blackberry brandy. But in fact, I've used many other combinations. Apple pie type filling, brandy, nuts, whipped cream. Your imagination is your limit. One time a friend brought what was supposed to be a pumpkin chiffon pie. It failed and she was in tears. She'd brought whipped cream to top it, and I had some candied nuts and wine glasses. Same concept as trifle, just individual, and call it parfait. We scooped and layered her "pie" with the other stuff, and the rest of our guests thought it was marvelous.
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:02 PM   #5
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tee hee...thanks claire that sounds cool, i do love the odd boozy sesh so with wateva is left over i will probably work on that...not that i have tons of booze laying around but ppl leave it at mine after parties ;)

take care...im going to let you know how mine goes!
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:59 AM   #6
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I'm a baking amateur myself, and so far all I've tried are two chocolate recipes.

I personally preferred the first recipe I tried, because the cupcakes came out really moist. But the other recipe has a nice gourmet flavor to it, so maybe go with that if you're looking to impress! Both recipes were pretty easy for me, but beware the chocolate-melting process in the first one...it gets lumpy if you aren't careful.

Best of luck!
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Google my name Fish, they are quite easy to make.
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Google my name Fish, they are quite easy to make.
I first read this as "Google, my name is Fish." Then the second half didn't make any sense, so I had to read it again.
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Shameful??
I have never in my life made a dessert so i would love for anyone to send me their favourite easy to make dessert recipe... pref chocolate bt any recipe is appreciated

(I really need to start making desserts, most ppl i know have a HUGE sweet tooth!)

Thanks guys hope to have something soon...

Fish
Don't be ashamed of this, Fish....I'm sure your waistline reflects your infrequent desserts. As for me....my husband sometimes wishes I wasn't so good at it, but never complains about the results.

I say start with something super simple like a dessert bar. How about some good ol' fashioned lemon squares? Always a crowd pleaser.
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Poached pears are easy and great for guests.
You can play with different wines and poaching liquids.
You can also core them first and play with different stuffings.

I like a sweet red wine or port and stuffed with a gorganzola and riccota mix or some vanilla ice cream.

Harder variety pears work best or they can get mushy.

I sometimes roll them in chopped nuts but you could vary that too.
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