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First dinner date at home.

cheesepleese Nov 13, 2010 12:51 PM

I've got the meal planned-I'd like some ideas for a dessert for that new man!

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    ChiliDude RE: cheesepleese Nov 13, 2010 12:58 PM

    Your name says it all...CHEESECAKE!

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      todao RE: ChiliDude Nov 13, 2010 01:08 PM

      Yeah, I'd agree that cheesecake would work out well. If you don't have a lot of experience with cheesecake and want to avoid the unsightliness of cracked surfaces, plan on topping it with a sauce. Perhaps something simple like frozen strawberries heated and combined with a bit of corn starch to thicken. A nicely browned butter/graham cracker crust combined with the yellow cheese cake and red strawberry topping makes for a nice presentation.

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        boyzoma RE: todao Nov 13, 2010 01:28 PM

        Hot fudge is great on cheesecake. Don't forget the whipped cream!

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          cheesepleese RE: todao Nov 13, 2010 01:40 PM

          Yes I've done cheesecakes-maybe i'll do individuals.To those other folks, my menu is zuccinni soup,Pizza rustica and a green salad.

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            cheesecake17 RE: cheesepleese Nov 13, 2010 01:43 PM

            I'm going to agree with individual cheesecakes. Can be prepared in advance, served as is, and no last minute fussing in the kitchen!

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              Philly Ray RE: cheesepleese Nov 13, 2010 02:44 PM

              With that menu, I would recommend gelato or sorbet if you can find it.

        2. mamachef RE: cheesepleese Nov 13, 2010 01:13 PM

          If you tell me your menu, I can help you much better. A lot depends on how heavy/spicy/creamy the dinner was - you don't want to serve a heavy rich dessert after a heavy rich meal.

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            Philly Ray RE: cheesepleese Nov 13, 2010 01:15 PM

            Whipped cream...you decide how to serve it ;))

            1. mamachef RE: cheesepleese Nov 13, 2010 01:56 PM

              Tiramisu, easily done in advance. Or for easy, just slice some really good poundcake and poach some plums or pears in a bit of port with some cinnamon, cloves and ginger until reduced and "saucy" (can be done 2 days ahead) and ladle over the cake. Whipped cream of course.
              Enjoy the evening.

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                Littleman RE: cheesepleese Nov 13, 2010 02:12 PM

                Cook a pecan pie. Use a regular recipe but put a shot of bourbon in it. He will like that. Don't cook it too long though. Put some Breyer's Vanilla icecream on it.

                1. mattstolz RE: cheesepleese Nov 13, 2010 02:26 PM

                  if a girl happened to serve me this...


                  she would have my heart forever.

                  1. chef chicklet RE: cheesepleese Nov 13, 2010 03:48 PM

                    Since your having pizza, a finger food, I think I'd make cannoli.
                    They are delicious and fun to eat. You can make the shells or buy them and there's quite a few fillings. Some with pistachio, nuts etc. or not. Dark chocolate shavings, orange esscense etc. I like a dash of grand marnier. You can use the mini chips, or whatever just get creative. I love these with a nice coffee for dessert.

                    1. RetiredChef RE: cheesepleese Nov 13, 2010 03:55 PM

                      Cannoli is a great idea or Panna Cotta (Pumpkin spice fits the season), but I would keep it a Italian style dessert, even some simple gelato would work too.

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                        chef chicklet RE: RetiredChef Nov 13, 2010 04:12 PM

                        Perhaps a filling of your pumkin spice?with dark chocolate? OMG, I have to try that.
                        I love a well made panna cotta. If there was any spumoni around that would work too!

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