Meaty dessert ideas needed
My friend makes a yearly meat-fest. A meal where every single dish contains meat or poultry of some sort. I have foolishly volenteered to make the dessert, but have since realised how difficult the challenge is.
My friend is lactose intolerant and there will be a few non pig-eaters a the meal, so a bacon-caramel icecream is out. Also, last year I made mince pies (yummy dried fruit/goo filled Christmas-time goodies in Britain, which are normally meat-free) with actual minced meat in them. They were delicious but most of my American friends wouldn't et them.
Can anyone help me?
I have made this Beef Brownies recipe for a niece who loves brownies with walnuts, but is now allergic to nuts: This is kosher Non-Dairy
2 cups Granulated Sugar
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup pareve margarine (unsalted sticks)(Brands such as Mother's or Miller's)
4 large eggs (room temp)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (not imitation)
½ cup cooked ground lean beef, broken up in very small pieces (well drained and cooled to room temp)
1. Mix (use a a hand pastry cutter to cream if you have one), sugar, vanilla, cocoa and margarine
2. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing slightly
3. Mix well adding in flour and salt
4. Fold in the ground beef
5. Place in 10x15 greased and floured baking pan
6. Bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven for 25 minutes (don’t overbake)
This does NOT work well with other ground meats, it needs the boldness of the beef to substitute for walnuts
There is a Turkish dessert called tavuk gögsü that is made of chicken breast, cinnamon, milk and sugar bound with a thickener such as rice. While it might sound foreign now, a similar pudding, blancmange, was once a very popular European dessert for the upper classes during the Middle Ages. Looking up recipes for blancmange utilizing chicken and almond milk will give you a dairy-free option.
What about individual, well sugared, basteeya? (sorry, don't have a link for you). Alternatively, work some minced or ground chicken into baklava.
If you are baking for a large crowd, why not an apple-cranberry fruit crisp and you can bring along a nice container of good quality ice cream to top for those who do like cream.
Traditional mince meat pie is made with -- minced meat. There's a great Craig Claiborn recipe that you can probably find online.