Looking for a dessert that contains lard
- Tom M of Durham NC Oct 31, 2006 09:50 PM
I'm planning a multi-course Italian dinner and I realize that every course includes pork. That is, except dessert, which I haven't decided on yet. So of course now I'd like to find a dessert that includes some pork product, just to complete the thematic circle.
Lard seems the best prospect. Any suggestions? Doesn't have to be lard, either--just so long as there's something porky in it.
Does your dessert have to be Italian? Because the easiest — though non-italian — thing would be to do would be some kind of pie with lard in the crust. Though I've also seen some little italian dough balls, and I bet those have lard in them.
If you're really feeling adventurous, though, I found a recipe for bacon ice cream:
Anything in a delicious lard crust.A crostata, a rustic tart would be great to end an Italian meal.
I know Serena Bass has a chocolate cake recipe in her book that's made with lard. She says no other shortening gives the same effect for this particular cake.