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Help! Impressive pud to take to friends' dinner party...

(85 Posts)
YoniOno Thu 25-Apr-13 21:13:52

... I only just remembered we're meant to be bringing pudding, which means going out tomorrow morning to get ingredients and making it during DS' nap [panic]

Any fail safe, idiot proof stunners?

pour not poor

Mspontipine Thu 25-Apr-13 21:36:21

I love Eton mess - I'd be very happy if you brought that smile

Black forest trifle - my mum used to make and I have a go occasionally by:

Line dish-bowl with chocolate swiss roll soaked in kirsh or cherry brandy if you have it.
Cover with cherry pie filling (those gloopy tins)
Then some kind of purply/red gelly - blackcurrant or cherry if you can find.
Chocolate custard
Whipped cream
Pièce de résistance ... a little grated flake on top.

I love it - it would impress me grin

YoniOno Thu 25-Apr-13 21:37:30

RubyDangles that looks really yummy. I don't think I'm brave enough to attempt it tomorrow though, would need to test it on family first I think.

Tiramisu it is. Just googling for the best recipe.

Lemon posset - goes really well after fondue too (and can be served with a shot of limoncello on the side too, if you must wink)

Recipe here

Mintyy Thu 25-Apr-13 21:45:29

If it is a cheese fondue I would do a non-dairy, non-chocolate pudding.

Probably a tarte tatin.

We are at that slightly awkward time of the year when no fruits are particularly in season.

Apart from rhubarb of course!

Something lovely with rhubarb then, but not a rhubarb fool.

lucjam Thu 25-Apr-13 21:46:20

tiramisu is yet more cheese!!! honestly after fondue its the last thing you want!

YoniOno Thu 25-Apr-13 21:47:05

I think because it's a dinner party and I'm a guest, it's better to take a one-dish thing than turn up with a load of separate things like lemon possets or those coffee over icecream things.

musu Thu 25-Apr-13 21:47:45

If you have a 'Cook' near you they do a very nice Eton Mess complete in a presentation bowl.

YoniOno Thu 25-Apr-13 21:48:06

Thanks for that helpful post lucjam hmm I'm glad you posted.

I make it differently.

Sponge batter with nesquick until it looks like chocolate mousse. Cook

Halve the cake horizontally.

Tin of cherries. Bring to the boil and simmer a few minutes, separate syrup from cherries. Put cherries on the side.
Add rum or cognac to cherry syrup, soak chocolate sponge cake.
Line trifle bowl
Add layer of cherries.
Add layer of vanilla custard. (or whipped white cream)
New layer of cherry syrup soaked chocolate sponge cake, cherries

Whisk cream. take 2/3 the cream in separate bowl. Mix with nesquick. Spread
Make rosettes of the white cream around the rim, grated dark chocolate in the middle. Cherries or fresh rasberries to decorate

It is a faff, but it is totally divine.

GirlOutNumbered Thu 25-Apr-13 21:51:40

Ive made this before and its gone down really well!

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/4629/nocook-chocolate-tart-

LadyMountbatten Thu 25-Apr-13 21:52:35

Vomit. Don't take trifle.

LadyMountbatten Thu 25-Apr-13 21:53:39

Do cods frozen chocolate mouse slice. Recipe on here.

Do ahead. Transport in loaf tin. Garnish with raspberries and coulis if cba.

YoniOno Thu 25-Apr-13 21:55:45

I am actually going to do this - fuck it

YoniOno Thu 25-Apr-13 21:59:26

Either the chocolate truffle torte or the pear and chocolate fondant pudding smile

Hehehe, I'm not going to tell DH either - perfect. thanks thanks all.

lucjam Thu 25-Apr-13 22:15:22

Was trying to help having had fondue many times, why ask for advice then slag off those who take the time to give it?

LadyMountbatten Thu 25-Apr-13 22:18:24

I agree. No cheese.

lucjam Thu 25-Apr-13 22:21:07

Thanks lady was trying to help and got a sarcastic post aimed at me shock

MeDented Thu 25-Apr-13 22:24:59

Double cream, condensed milk and juice and zest of a lemon all whisked together. Serve in champagne flutes and sprinkle flake on top. Absolutely gorgeous I promise.

RubyDanglesBangle Thu 25-Apr-13 23:32:52

Well.... There's no point posting for help if you're going to buy one.

And I'm not a master baker or anything, but I'd know by your face when I asked you for the recipe that you hadn't actually made it.

No home baking, baked with love looks absolutely perfect unless your friends see this consistently and are entering you for a tv prog.

Good luck with carrying that off.

multitaskmama Thu 25-Apr-13 23:42:27

This is a foolproof method of making a fruity cheesecake and tastes divine:

Fruity Cheesecake

MummaBubba123 Thu 25-Apr-13 23:45:58

Nikki Clarke's fruit covered meringue thing was stunning ... and EASY!
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/come-dine-with-me/episode-guide/series-6/episode-23

jojane Thu 25-Apr-13 23:46:34

Baileys choc mousse. Mix melted choc, lightly whipped cream and baileys. Easy peasey and delicious

YoniOno Fri 26-Apr-13 07:26:09

Ruby - yeah I don't think I have the brass neck to pull it off, am going for tiramisu.

Are you sure not more cheese will not be sickening after Fondue? Tiramisu is also very rich!?

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