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Apr 20, 2007 03:26 AM

I need an inspired pudding idea...

I seem to be lacking inspiration, I have all day tomorrow to cook and will be serving a slow roast mutton shoulder (rosemary, thyme, garlic, white wine) with roasted mediteranean veg and rosemary roasted new potatoes. (Also black olive and rosemary ciabatta) I will do some pre-dinner nibbles to have with a gin and tonic too.
Trouble is I am feeling very uninspired by all my normal go-to puds.
Any suggestions?

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    1. I've posted this recipe many times before; I don't know if it's really a pudding, but definitely a custard. It is amazing how good it is!

      4 Replies
      1. re: Katie Nell

        Does that set as a panna cotta or remain looser than that? Looks good but won't leave my 'spend time in the kitchen' urge satisfied. Can you think of anything more involved?

        1. re: ali patts

          It's looser than a panna cotta- more like a pudding consistency. It doesn't seem to me that very many puddings would be involved, unless the pudding was just a component. Edited to add: unless... are you thinking of more of the traditional English puddings and not what I think of when I think of puddings?? I forget, you're in England, right?

          1. re: Katie Nell

            By pudding I just mean, sweet after dinner eats! (I use pudding and dessert interchangably. I'm sure that's not a word!) I just mean that I want something that I can't complete in half an hour. I'd say like a pavlova, but most of that is cooking/drying time. Lemon meringue pie is another favourite but doesn't seem to go with the meal at all so that's out. I suppose I could do th eshortcake but use ice-cream instead of the cream, that would take up more of my time. I just have the urge to spend all day in the kitchen and so far I have lots less than half a day planned!

        2. re: Katie Nell

          Katie, your creamy/custardy response reminded me I was thinking of trying the attached some time - maybe tomorrow would be a good day to give it a go!

        3. Dobos torte will definitely take all day. (Haven't tried this particular recipe myself but looks similar to our family recipe.)