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#1 Frazzled Cat

Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:24 PM

Quite apart from the fact I got asked to bring "the deserts", I need some ideas.


circumstances:

Flying down night of 28th.  Family Xmas dinner is sometime on the 29th.  

Needs to be something I can do in the morning, after a quick shop with Mum


Thinking a fruit platter, a Viennetta/icecream based thing and something else.  I have +0 to cooking skill, but will have mum there for baking assistance.

Would rumballs be a bit lame?  Or "chocolate balls" since I'll have 2 young nieces there.

#2 *LucyE*

Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:34 PM

As per the other thread for easy desserts, I suggest either an Eton mess or affogato. Neither require 'cooking' and can be assembled using good quality, store bought ingredients to create something fairly special.

Or order something from a gourmet bakery.

#3 jo-v

Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:42 PM

I've made little mini Xmas puddings, so easy, just get a fruitcake and crumble it, mix with a bit of Brandy (or orange juice for kids), shape into balls, ice with icing sugar and lemon juice mixture and decorate with a tiny piece of glacé cherry to look like a little Xmas pudding.

#4 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:18 PM

Ice cream pudding. Good quality vanilla ice cream left to soften then mix through goodies of choice. This year I'm doing craisins, pistachios & dark choc chips. If adults only add a liberal glug of Tia Maria/Baileys/whatever. Re-freeze in a glad wrap lined pudding bowl then turn out onto a plate & cut. Or just scoop out.

#5 olikat03

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

Mini pavlovas

You can buy the mini cases at woolworths. Add vanilla cream and sprinkle crushed up cherry ripes and peppermint crisps. Then to finish off add a slice of strawberry on top. They are delicious

#6 Frazzled Cat

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:31 PM

QUOTE (olikat03 @ 19/12/2012, 09:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mini pavlovas

You can buy the mini cases at woolworths. Add vanilla cream and sprinkle crushed up cherry ripes and peppermint crisps. Then to finish off add a slice of strawberry on top. They are delicious


No one can finish a whole one - we all find them too sweet!

That being said, I'm thinking a modified trifle/Eton mess with crushed pav bases, custard, fruit and jelly sounds pretty good.


#7 Chelli

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:33 PM

I'm making a couple of pavlovas this year as we are feeding a crowd and I have fresh farm eggs, so need to use them up. I just whip them up the night before and let them dry out in the oven overnight after they're cooked.

#8 olikat03

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:35 PM

QUOTE (NapCat @ 19/12/2012, 10:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No one can finish a whole one - we all find them too sweet!

That being said, I'm thinking a modified trifle/Eton mess with crushed pav bases, custard, fruit and jelly sounds pretty good.


Oh really they are only a little bit bigger than a vol-au-vent

#9 SeaPrincess

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:45 PM

QUOTE (ThatsNotMyName @ 19/12/2012, 07:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ice cream pudding. Good quality vanilla ice cream left to soften then mix through goodies of choice. This year I'm doing craisins, pistachios & dark choc chips. If adults only add a liberal glug of Tia Maria/Baileys/whatever. Re-freeze in a glad wrap lined pudding bowl then turn out onto a plate & cut. Or just scoop out.

I'm doing this for the non-pudding eaters. Mine will be 1 litre  Vanilla icecream, 14 roughly chopped Ferreros and 1-2 cups of frozen berries.

#10 BeYOUtiful

Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:08 AM

Oh no, I was all set for desserts for Christmas but the 2 suggestions for ice cream puddings sound DELICIOUS!

I was going to suggest Trifle OP with a dash of Christmas with red/green jelly, red berries.

One of my treats is mars bar slice ingredients rolled in to balls, drizzled with white melted choc and topped with red candy beads.
I am also making a fruit tree.  Styrofoam cone, toothipics, red/green grapes, strawberries, kiwi fruit (sliced, skin on), rockmelon star on top and gingerbread shapes throughout tree.  Greenery placed at base - like mint for example.

Edited by ~Jane05~, 20 December 2012 - 07:18 AM.


#11 credence

Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:02 PM

Can I just put a plug in for a fantastic recipe from the Essential Kids recipe section.

Berry Trifle

You can make it in advance, in fact it only gets better.




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