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Feb 10, 2009 07:02 PM

desserts a lot of people do not like but you do?

i am not a big dessert fan, mostly i like salty savoury things, but occasionaly when i do reach for something sweet the things i choose are the ones that everyone around me either hates or is just unfussed about. for example banna flavoured anything cake bread muffins ice cream etc, chocolate chip or chocolate muffins (not cup cakes although sometimes there no difference is there), in fact muffins in general i like especially warm, fruit cake, rum and raisin ice cream, scones and the other dessert i like is apple pie but i will admit everyone mostly likes that.

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  1. Rhubarb pie made with about 1/4 the amount of sugar the recipe calls for. Lip puckering good..And NO DAMNED STRAWBERRIES in there.

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    1. re: billieboy

      actually, strawberry rhubarb pie traditionally did not have strawberries, only red-stalked rhubarb (not all rhubarb is that color) that was once called strawberry rhubarb. However, since the berry and stalk share a season, that combo became a variation on the original pie. But I hate strawberries in pie, and like my rhubarb to not be molested by them....

      Also, pecan pie is way too sweet.

      1. re: Karl S

        there is a variety named 'Strawberry,' as is there one named 'Cherry'. I think it refers to the color of the stalk.

      2. re: billieboy

        If you made a plain rhubarb pie (always add some grated orange peel) then just served with a strawberry sauce of semi-thawed blender whirled frozen strawberries and a little orange juice and sugar, you'll see what a good combination it is.

        Strawberries baked into things are so texturally gross.

        1. re: billieboy

          Seriously. I get so excited when I hear "rhubarb pie," but it seems like every time they say "strawberry" next. :( What's wrong with a little tang? My dad makes the best rhubarb (and apple, and peach...) pie in the world, but I love others, IF they're RHUBARB, not a bastardization. (Still, I should point out, that's fine, but a tart, pure pie still appeals to some.)

          1. re: billieboy

            I lived with my grandmother for a couple of years and there was a guy who would go around in his car in the summer selling baked goods he made with the rhubarb that grew in his yard. I always got the rhubarb crisp and it was FANTASTIC. I miss that guy :(

            1. re: spellweaver16

              My mom still makes rhubarb crisp and her mom did before that. LOVE IT--but not everyone shares our love. More for us, then!

          2. I always try to order the weirdest thing on the dessert menu, but that is mostly because I wish more people would order the weirder things on MY dessert menus! I made some spicy peanut butter ice cream the other day that the chef & I both liked, wonder if anyone will order it.

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              1. re: alkapal

                Yeah, just a little brown sugar, ginger, chili powder, and extra salt, not overwhelming. We have a Thai menu at that location. The chef was all excited about taking the warm banana fritters from another dessert and eating them with the spicy peanut ice cream.

                1. re: babette feasts

                  Wish I could come eat at your restaurant (and not for the first time either!). I've wondered vaguely about spicing peanut butter cookies somewhat similarly. I would try your ice cream, paired with the fried banana.

                  1. re: julesrules

                    You can totally do it with pb cookies too. A little chili powder can also be a nice addition to english toffee or caramel corn (popcorn).

              2. re: babette feasts

                I would! That sounds awesome. It maybe tough to sell peanut butter with the salmonella thing still going on though.

              3. I like salad for dessert made of tender fresh greens and good balsamic. I like a thick slice of crusty bread with lots of butter and some special preserves like Fig and Ginger. Berries with sour cream and a drizzle of honey. Fresh hot chocolate chip cookies, heavy with walnuts. Homemade rice pudding rich with egg yolks.

                      1. re: buttertart

                        Love tapioca pudding, rice pudding, all those. I know some people are grossed out by the texture of the tapioca pearls, but for me nothing beats following up a good Chinatown lunch with a glass of bubble tea. Though even I have to admit the pearls kinda remind me of eyeballs.

                        1. re: Emmmily

                          i'm a fan of spherical I also love quinoa and israeli couscous.

                          1. re: Emmmily

                            I love pearl tapioca, but it reminds me of frog eggs.

                            1. re: Emmmily

                              I make a coconut rice pudding, as well as tapioca.

                            1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                              Maple dumplings- but I have to say, they are not for the faint of heart...they are a sugar overload and I can only indulge once a year.. However, they are fab! Prob a New England thing...

                              1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                Yeah, tell me about it. My parents gave red bean yokan to my friends (pretty much all non-Asian) during my 8th birthday party. They all said "Ewwww." Thank goodness for Pocky.

                                1. re: Miss Needle

                                  As a whitey, I like the red bean stuff way better than pokey sticks.

                                  1. re: mordacity

                                    A bean-based very slightly sweet perfectly smooth distinctly flavored subtle dessert that comes in large bars and is quintissentialy Japanese. It actually cannot be described.

                                    1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                      Yep, anything with sweetened azuki bean paste. I get to eat it all since my hakujin husband doesn't care for it.