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Meaty dessert ideas needed

hatabachit Oct 16, 2012 02:45 AM

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?

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    hatabachit Oct 17, 2012 08:26 AM

    Thanks for all of your ideas. The meat baklava particularly appealed to me. Sadly my hostess has foolishly invited vegitarians to the meal this year , so she is making a meat-free dessert. I will be bringing the bread; one loaf with pastrami braided into it, and one without.

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    1. re: hatabachit
      Emme Oct 17, 2012 09:39 PM

      in light of that, why not make a dessert with tofu in it? tofu chocolate mousse? or tofu chocolate mousse pie? or tofu cheesecake?

      or do your vegetarian bread with tofu to replace the meat...

      1. re: hatabachit
        DuchessNukem Oct 17, 2012 09:41 PM

        LOL. That is seriously hysterical, hatabachit. Who invites veggies to a meat party? What veggies want to go to that party?

        Don't tell any of them about Chowhound. All we need is a disgruntled attendee coming here to bitch about how there was nothing to eat. :)

      2. pikawicca Oct 16, 2012 07:08 PM

        Traditional mince meat pie is made with -- minced meat. There's a great Craig Claiborn recipe that you can probably find online.

        1. maplesugar Oct 16, 2012 07:05 PM

          Would nut-meat be acceptable? If so baklava would work. :)

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          1. re: maplesugar
            Caitlin McGrath Oct 16, 2012 09:41 PM

            You might be on to something, as there is this bacon baklava recipe, which could be made with a non-pork bacon: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/bacon-baklava

            A CH poster made this and posted about it here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8567...

          2. Ruthie789 Oct 16, 2012 06:56 PM

            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.

            1. DuchessNukem Oct 16, 2012 05:18 PM

              Some form of tiny/individual chicken-n-waffles, with a side of some non-dairy whipped cream(-like-substance)? Peaches; powdered sugar; fruited syrup?

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              1. re: DuchessNukem
                Emme Oct 16, 2012 08:35 PM


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                maxie Oct 16, 2012 04:10 PM

                What about individual, well sugared, basteeya? (sorry, don't have a link for you). Alternatively, work some minced or ground chicken into baklava.

                1. pinehurst Oct 16, 2012 10:00 AM

                  This thread may help, too.

                  1. blue room Oct 16, 2012 08:40 AM

                    I don't have the book, but it is called "Pure Vanilla", by S. Sever. There is a recipe in the book called
                    Candied Vanilla Brown Sugar & Black Pepper Bacon -- beef or turkey bacon, maybe?
                    And some sweet-sour meatballs are almost dessert without even trying.

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                    1. re: blue room
                      Chris VR Oct 16, 2012 05:10 PM

                      I was thinking something bacony with turkey or lamb bacon. I had an amazing bar cookie sort of thing at a Bacon and Beer festival. It was a bit savory and a bit sweet and all awesome. Can't find any recipe that looks like it though.

                    2. JungMann Oct 16, 2012 08:01 AM

                      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.

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                        GilaB Oct 16, 2012 07:00 AM

                        How about a pie crust based partly/totally on rendered fat? I've heard very good things about duck fat and beef suet, like here: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage...

                        1. bagelman01 Oct 16, 2012 06:51 AM

                          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

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