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kloh Jul 21, 2009 01:37 PM

Hello,

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]

  1. l
    lgss Jul 21, 2009 03:30 PM

    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.

    1. jeniyo Jul 21, 2009 03:35 PM

      How about a tapioca pudding with coconut milk and some sliced fruit? it is fairly easy with minimal equipment =)

      http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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        Querencia Jul 21, 2009 03:43 PM

        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.

        1. s
          superfinespot Jul 21, 2009 04:47 PM

          no bake cheesecake w/thin mints or oreo crust: http://bakingbites.com/2008/01/no-bake-vanilla-cheesecake-with-thin-mint-crust/

          pecan baklava or another phyllo based recipe

          mini pecan tassies (southern living or gourmet mag have recipes or here: http://www.cookiemadness.net/?p=752)

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