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Oct 16, 2012 02:45 AM

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?

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  1. 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

    1. 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:

      1. 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.

        1. 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

            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.