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Jun 16, 2008 04:59 PM

No Bake Desserts w/Mixer

This might be a strange request, but I just got a new Kitchen Aid Mixer and my oven just broke. A tech cannot come out until Thursday. I am itching to make something. Any Ideas other than Cheesecake?

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  1. Some kind of parfait would be the easiest: whip some cream and layer it with fruit, either plain or cooked in simple syrup and pureed (or both). Yumm ... strawberry parfait! Mousse is another option.

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    1. Can you use stovetop? If you get a graham cracker crust, I tried making a mango pie. I don't have the recipe on me (I can give it to you when I get home. It was in the Mercury News years ago.) but I think it was pureed 2 c worth of mangos, added equal parts yogurt, then you add a bit of sugar (the recipe called for ridiculous amounts; I cut it to 1/2 a cup), heat this over the stove. Then you add 3 egg yolks and some amount of corn starch.

      The recipe tasted quite good, but the problem was I still need to tweak this, as it didn't set. I think the next time I try this, I will use gelatin and roughly follow the directions for a no-bake cheesecake. Though the mango didn't-quite-set filling was delicious as a pudding/mousse-type thing.

      1. Whip some ricotta or marscapone with a bit of cream cheese, some vanilla and some honey in the blender or in the bowl of your mixer. Mascerate some berries in a bit of booze (creme de cassis or rum taste best, I think, but lots of others would work too). Dish up a layer of berries, topped with some of the whipped ricotta, in wine glasses or decorative glass bowls.

        Oh, and if you can use the stovetop, crepes with all kinds of different fillings would be fun.

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        1. re: chloe103

          Anzu: You think I could substitute cherries instead of mango?

          Chloe, This sounds so GOOD! How long does it take to macerate berries?

          1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

            As little or as long as you've got, really. Minimum of 30 minutes, and up to a couple of days in the fridge, if you want to do a big bowl and snack off it periodically.

            If you're using a harsher liquor (bourbon, say, rather than a sweet fruity liqueur), a spoon or two of sugar might be a good idea, too.

            edit... OH - just saw your list of working appliances below. Grill some fruit! Peaches on the bbq are amazing. You could also put a skillet on the bbq and do crepes that way.

            1. re: chloe103

              Thank you! I am making this tomorrow I have the fruit(cherries, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries) sitting in rum. I'll have to try that grilled fruit, sounds good and odd at the same time.

              Thank you everyone! I made Mousse last night, because I had the ingredients on hand. It was good, I had never made it before. My friend was licking the bowl.

              I am definitely going to have to try those crockpot brownies.

        2. Thank you so much for the replies! Keep them coming. No, I can't use the stove top either. I have a crockpot, the microwave, a bbq grill and george foreman grill I could use. I feel like McGuyver. ;)

          1. This crockpot brownies is good--it's a brownie over a molten layer of chocolate.


            It says whisk but you can use your kitchenaid.