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Sep 28, 2011 10:56 PM

Sexy Manly Desserts to Impress!

Help Chowhounds...I need some new dessert recipes to bake for a man I'm trying to impress. I typically make the Cook's Illustrated Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip cookies but I'm starting to burn out on that one...any recommenations please? please please with a cherry on top :)
Oh and it must be easy to transport on a 1 hour drive...

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  1. You could continue on the chocolate theme and make a flourless chocolate cake (with ground almonds instead of flour) which is dense and sophisticated - and easy to carry! Alternatively it might be fun to try some traditional British pudding recipes like bread and butter pudding or treacle sponge which you could serve with custard. Or how about tiramisu, the boozier the better? - goes down very well with all the men I know...

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    1. re: flashria

      I think your idea for a flourless chocolate cake is a winner and travels well. Upon arrival, you could warm up some dark chocolate fudge to pour on it and the man is yours!

    2. I have a couple of suggestions, but they are best served warm. Sticky Toffee Pudding and Molten Lava Cake.

      1. Bread pudding with a bourbon sauce ~~ When you make it for me....leave the raisins in the box! :))

        1. pie is great for fall. Brownies? Cupcakes?

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          1. re: danionavenue

            I vote for brownies. They travel better and you don't have to worry whether the person likes icing.

          2. Smith Island Cake is as impressive as it is delicious. Description and recipes here:

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            1. re: CDouglas

              My father bought her cookbook a million years ago and it is a treasure. Never made any baked goods from it, myself, but I would try anything she made!