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Aug 24, 2009 05:34 AM

My Dream Dessert would be...

One of the reasons as to why I dont order dessert at restaurants is because the offerings are boring! Its the same offerings everywhere: Cheesecake, a brownie sundae, and apple pie a la mode. My dream dessert would be a nice, big flamed smore with a slighly burnt marshmallow with chocolate oozing from the center. So, what would your dream dessert be...?

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  1. Anything with puff pastry, Bavarian cream, ground almonds, whipped cream, marzipan, fresh berries and more whipped cream. Hey! Sounds like a great Napoleon! Maybe i'll try making one.


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    1. re: Chefpaulo

      How about a Gateau St-Honoré, with puff pastry, choux pastry, and creme Chiboust? I have always intended to try making this, maybe when it gets a bit cooler...

    2. Creme brulee

      chocolate pudding

      butterscotch pudding

      fresh peach pie

      1. I'm sorry that you're encountering boring desserts at the restaurants you go to. I'd be bored too if all I ever saw was cheesecake, brownie sundae and apple pie on the menus. You should visit NYC where I think the hounds can point you to some really wonderful desserts.

        In order to answer your question, my dream dessert is the Ispahan, a beautiful combo macarons with flavors of of rose, lychee and raspberry. So beautiful, aromatic, powerful and delicate at the same time.

        1. I've been craving Pavlova for the soft/crisp combination with fruit. But really all I need (as boring as it my be) is a well executed creme brulee and I'm happy.

          1. Much of my disappointment has to do with portion size. I want a BIG creme brulee, a LARGE slice of key lime or coconut cream pie, or a HUGE serving of chocolate mousse, not some miserly dibble-dabble of something sweet in the middle of a much-larger plate. Dessert is all about indulgence!

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            1. re: CookieWeasel

              i come from the opposite end. i like a BIG meal. then a small dessert, just to put a sweet finish on things. large amounts of sweet just destroy the experience of the meal and leave you with that uncomfortable overstuffed buzz. not for me thanks, but I'm glad you enjoy yours.

              1. re: CookieWeasel

                That's why Americans are fat!

                Studies show people actually only "really taste" the first three bites of a food...

                1. re: Jacey

                  Well then I would prefer three bites of an app, three bites of a main, and then fill up on dessert. Of course I would pause every three bites in the hope that I taste every last one. Dessert is the best part of the meal after all.

                  1. re: viperlush

                    Hear, hear! I for one will have a nice, healthy small serving of diiner so I can treat myself to a great big dessert afterward! It's one of the percs of eating out, which I rarely get to do anymore. Dessert is my favorite part of the meal-- that's why it comes at the end, so it's the last flavor to savor!