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Dec 4, 2011 02:09 AM

Swiss Desert

On a rerun of The Big Bang Theory Sheldon mentions a Swiss Desert called Volharemusse,
(I don't know how it's spelled, it was prounced Vole-Hare-Mosse.) I googled it and looked for it under "Swiss Deserts" in Wikipedia, no luck. Has anybody out there heard of this, or was it just made up for the show? (like the game The Mystic Knights Of Ka'a.)

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  1. Being Swiss I have no idea what that could be. Maybe it's the butchered version of some Swiss-German or French name, or, as you pointed out yourself, it might just be made up.

    Any further information on what it is, or just a name?

    1. They way Sheldon, (one of the lead characters, I don't know if you watch the show?) described it Voleharemusse was a kind of pudding with almonds, (maybe like Blancmange.) At the end of the episode He gets the flu and throws it up. The show is now in syndication and I
      have been watching it a lot.

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      1. re: syrupy43

        That is one of my favorite shows, and sheldon is my favorite character by far!! I remember wondering what the dessert actually was too.... I am now on a mission!

        ETA: Still looking, but all I can figure is that it's a Blancmange named something else...

      2. You'd probably have better Wikipedia luck if you spelled "desserts" with two "s's" in the middle.

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        1. re: Sharuf

          ha, I bit my tongue, I was going to ask when Switzerland developed a desert.....

        2. The Swiss 'breakfast ' dish that was mentioned is Cholermus, or Swiss pancakes. They actually are more of a supper item rather than breakfast. Here is a link to the transcript:

          (The key to a search like this is knowing what to search for. I knew there had to be someone out there with a site dedicated to the transcript of this show.)

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          1. re: John E.

            Thanks for the info. I would of watched in episode in closed caption, but my TV remote doesn't work and that feature is not on my actual TV.

            Maybe I should start a thread on The Cheesecake Factory, (it probally should be on the chains board. They don't have one in my area.)

            1. re: syrup09

              In case you see this post in time, this episode will be shown by TBS in 45 minutes.

              1. re: John E.

                i *just* caught the episode and logged on to give the OP the correct info, and saw that you beat me to it :)

                here's a recipe:

            2. re: John E.

              Interesting, I know what it is, but it's not common to the region I am from. I would definitely call this a supper dish more so than breakfast. Seen recipes with dried apricots or plums.

              Sounds similar to the Kaiserschmarn in Austria.

              1. re: walliser

                Thanks for the heads up but I fell asleep and missed it. However,besides TBS my local CW affiliate shows TBBT twice a day so it will come up again in a month or so.

                I kind of want to start a thread on the new Show Two Broke Girls. Are there diners in Brooklyn really that crappy?

            3. Cholermus or Cholermues, also known as Swiss Pancake is, as its name suggests, a Swiss pancake, or "shredded, fried crepe". This preparation should not be confused with Hollermus or Holdermus, which is an elderberry mash.

              Cholermus is mentioned in episode 15 of the third season of The Big Bang Theory TV series.

              Basically these are large, thin pancakes that are cooked until light brown, then you use two forks to tear the pancake into small pieces and returned to the heavily buttered skillet until crispy and brown...