I'm looking for an interesting dessert (no chocolate chip cookies or plain brownies etc) that's fairly fool proof (no macarons) and doesn't require a stand mixer (currently broken. sadness.).
I'm pondering a strawberry almond clafoutis, but I've never made one before, so I thought I'd see if anyone else had ideas. Previously I'd done a chocolate cake that was really a brownie from a mix topped off with rum caramelized bananas and an easy chocolate mousse. Ideally I'd like something a little over the top, but not something that will take HOURS.
Any ideas are welcome, thank you! :D
[this is for a picnic, but i live pretty close to the picnic site, so i have some flexibility there. but nothing that needs to be assembled per person or stay superhot]
The molasses ginger bread I make for a family gathering recently was a hit. It's a recipe from Vegan Lunchbox. I made it without the sauce. Fairly fool-proof, but not what I'd call over the top.
My experience is that people love the desserts of their childhood and would rather have them than something exotic that they're not too sure what it is. Example: pineapple upside-down cake. Travels, doesn't need to be refrigerated, is easy to make, looks pretty, tastes good, people love it.