You Didn't Forget Me, You're Just Leaving It Late  

Fallic40 53M
3214 posts
2/14/2006 8:17 pm
You Didn't Forget Me, You're Just Leaving It Late

Better late than never, I suppose. I thought that since it is still officially St. Valentine’s Day for about four more hours, I would let everyone know what I would have loved to receive for a gift today. And although I love to get flowers (no seriously, I do: just not roses), plants, or other such things, nothing is better than a good dessert.

Now we all know that I love dessert: In the words of Saf, I lurve dessert. I do not get to eat dessert as often as I used to since I no longer work out like I used to when I was playing soccer. So it has to be a special treat in order to be dessert. If it is not special, it is just called “afters” and might as well be my mum’s over boiled rhubarb and lumpy custard.

So should any of you feel like air-lifting a special Valentine’s something to me (since all of you love me, anyway: don’t fight it), I thought some suggestions might help.

Tiramisu I have just discovered this dessert and I love it. A friend of mine of the feminine persuasion forced me to split one of these with her when we went out for Italian food one night. I was on the phone to the friend of mine who owns the restaurant for the recipe next morning.

Blackberry Apple Pie Now I like mine with freshly picked berries. There is a really great stand of brambles about a mile from where I live that always has huge berries. I try to pick at least two gallons of berries there every year. I always use Granny Smith apples when I bake.

Cheesecake I very rarely eat cheesecake since I can, and will, eat it to the puking point. I love mine topped with raspberry puree. I do enjoy making cheesecakes and can usually rope either daughter in to helping very easily.

Trifle Shaye had a fantastic chocolate trifle recipe listed the other day that I will be trying one weekend when my youngest daughter is with me. (The older daughter does not like chocolate.) Visit [post 233783] for the recipe. But I grew up with trifles being made by my gran and they had the lady fingers steeped in whatever alcohol she had not already drunk. There was a rich custard and whipped cream. It was very decadent and very Irish.

Lemon Meringue Pie This is my Achilles heel. I think I would sell my mother for a good lemon meringue pie. I prefer a home made pie rather than a store bought pie but I will even stoop to the Albertson’s pie level in order to get a fix.

Chocolate Soufflé We all know how much I love this. I do not really need to go over it any more. Just read my post on chocolate soufflé: For all of the ladies who are too far away to come for dessert.

Carrot Cake I often make this for family meals or for potlucks since it is requested so often. I use walnut oil as well as vegetable oil in my batter for additional richness. I always use a lemon butter cream frosting so that it is really decadent.

Peach Cobbler My ex’s peach cobbler recipe is one of the few things I have kept from the marriage. She had a grandmother from the south who made a phenomenal cobbler. I love blackberry cobbler also.

Apple Crumble I make this English dessert for my oldest daughter and serve it up with vanilla ice cream. I often add a little fresh rosemary to the crumble mix for additional flavor. This is a childhood dessert that was always a favorite, even my mum made a good apple crumble, hell, even my school made a good crumble.

The only thing about my desserts is that I always use fresh fruit for pies and cobblers. If it is not available in any form other than fresh, then I cannot use it and very rarely eat it. I guess that would make me a dessert snob, but nothing tastes better than fresh.

And most important of all, please do not forget the ice cream to go with my pie or cobbler.

And so to all of my friends in here, “Happy Valentine’s Day”, I think the world of each of you.

rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
2/15/2006 8:26 am

AHHHHH. Dessert is the purpose of life. Flan, fried ice cream, chocolate mousse, creme brulee, strawberry ice cream, coconut cream pie.

And your list as well, especially the carrot cake

southrnpeach333 50F

2/15/2006 10:44 am

There are two desserts that I can make. One is a cobbler, a staple in the south, I can make it with whatever fruit is ripe. The other is a pineapple upside down cake. It is the one thing that I can make that is really delicious. My talent lies more on the enjoying food side of the kitchen. But those two things are my favs.

rm_emmie234 52F
608 posts
2/15/2006 11:55 am

Such a delicious Valentines Desert list indeed. I especially love chocolate mousse with raspberries. Wonderful!

Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
2/15/2006 1:31 pm

jay, next time you make carrot cake, replace about 25% of the vegetable oil in the recipe with walnut oil. It will make a huge difference.

rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
2/15/2006 8:54 pm

Fallic, you dear, dear boy.
You've mistaken me for someone who actually cooks.
I use my oven for storage.

When I enjoy dessert, it's served to me. It's a fully decadent experience. Sugar and sloth.

Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
2/15/2006 9:26 pm

southernpeach, isn't a good cobbler a requirement that has to be met before you can be a card carrying southerner? Like I said above, I love peach cobbler and blackberry cobbler. Fresh and ripe fruit is the key to all cobblers.

I haven't had a good pineapple upside down cake in a long time.

Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
2/15/2006 9:27 pm

emmie, try the chocolate souffles. They are incredible.

_Safira 53F
11260 posts
2/15/2006 9:51 pm

I make wonderful cobblers and a killer carrot cake. But I STILL luhrrrve you more than any old dessert. Now sushi? Sushi's a different matter.

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2/15/2006 11:26 pm

lemon meringue?


Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
2/16/2006 8:44 am

saf, so I fit in somewhere between carrotcake and eel?

Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
2/16/2006 8:53 am

redlips, I love lemon meringue, it's that sweet/tart combination. In fact I have just decided to make one this weekend for my daughters.

Holly_Would 105F

2/16/2006 10:11 am

I am too late to send you anything, except my good wishes, but I agree with your selections. Especially my personal weakness: tiramisu. Now I want some!

papyrina 50F
21133 posts
2/16/2006 11:54 am

any type of pie for me except gooseberries even pie with no filling ,trifle without custard,strawberry cheese cake and do you remember spotted dick , jam roly poly and steamed syrup sponge, all that suet and wonderful fattening sugar

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Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
2/16/2006 9:16 pm

hi papy, I have to admit that gooseberries are not one of my favourites either. I thought about adding treacle pudding and treacle tart to the list. However I get flashbacks to School Lunches and I start to shudder.

Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
2/16/2006 9:19 pm

Holly, I had never tried this until several weeks ago. Now I have a really good recipe and a wicked intention to make it for myself and associates.

Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
2/16/2006 9:22 pm

jay, I see that a midwest bound care package might be necessary.

Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
2/17/2006 1:13 pm

hi Shaye, steeping the ladyfingers in booze is the traditional irish way.

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