Can anyone suggest a recipe for dessert I can do in the morning and ignore in the fridge until after supper, but...

(42 Posts)
moderateorgood Fri 22-Mar-13 17:30:20

... it can't be cheesecake

... it can't be dreadfully unhealthy (a bit unhealthy is fine but not lashings of cream and butter)

... it can't be alcoholic

... it must be served chilled or room temp - I can't heat it up.

Something fruity would be good.

Any ideas?

Roseformeplease Fri 22-Mar-13 17:32:48

Cheat's crime brûlée.

Mix half and half Greek yoghurt and expensive posh custard (from the cream / chilled section in the supermarket) and put in ramekins; put sugar on top and grill / blowtorch. Leave in fridge. Serve. Be praised loudly. Never, ever tell that you didn't make it from scratch.

bluesky Fri 22-Mar-13 17:32:52

Yes, Delia's Rhubarb and Ginger Beer Jellies, from her How to Cheat book, I make them the night before, but I'm sure they'd be set if you made in the morning. They are delicious and so easy.

www.deliaonline.com/home/Print-Recipe.html?PID=1777&CID=708

moderateorgood Fri 22-Mar-13 17:33:06

Oh oh and, I have a huge tin of lychees in the cupboard I would be delighted to use up. Don't know what posessed me to buy them. Surely some sort of lychee... umm... something?

Roseformeplease Fri 22-Mar-13 17:33:22

Creme - not crime, although the cheating makes it a crime, perhaps.

moderateorgood Fri 22-Mar-13 17:34:54

I could do jelly, and that recipe looks great... but I don't eat jelly (am veggie). It would be odd to do a pudding and then not have any myself, I think?

PhyllisDoris Fri 22-Mar-13 17:35:12

Tiramisu?
Crumble?
Rice pudding?
Bakewell tart?
Trifle?
Mousse?

You can make anything in the morning and leave it til later, apart from soufflé.

moderateorgood Fri 22-Mar-13 17:35:59

cheat creme brulee sounds delish. I love creme brulee - but (sob) I can't get posh custard where I am. Only tins of birds powder.

ivykaty44 Fri 22-Mar-13 17:36:07

fruit salad

moderateorgood Fri 22-Mar-13 17:37:23

Tirimisu is alcoholic.
Crumble, rice pud and bakewell tart are best warm.
I did trifle last time (good idea though)
Mousse is terribly unhealthy.

bluesky Fri 22-Mar-13 17:39:21

Lychee and Lime Sorbet from the BBC Good Food website

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3372/refreshing-lychee-and-lime-sorbet

Artura Fri 22-Mar-13 17:42:36

Hazelnut pavlova. Egg whites, castor sugar and ready chopped hazelnuts. Make the base the night or even a few days before. Pack of frozen raspberries - take out of the freezer in the morning and let them defrost during the day with a spoonful of castor sugar. In the evening just need to whip up some cream and pop it on the pavlova then top with the raspberries. Made this for first time recently and it was yummy and much easier to make than I expected.

ZZMum Fri 22-Mar-13 17:42:36

i love a big bowlof berries, with passion fruit pulp mixed through it.. cover in greek yog/thick cream and then sprinkle with dark brown sugar - leave in fridge and the sugar melts in a kind of toffee- totally lush and easy pud!

bluesky Fri 22-Mar-13 17:43:26

I got the Feel Good Food Spring magazine today, the one that Woman & Home do, there are some brilliant recipes in there, loads of puds, loads of dishes you can freeze, baking recipes etc. It's definitely worth buying to keep on the cookery bookshelf.

moderateorgood Fri 22-Mar-13 17:43:27

That lychee and lime thing looks good. I wonder if I have time to do it.

moderateorgood Fri 22-Mar-13 17:44:44

Pavlova is a good idea. I didn't think of that.

Stealth's little gu choc pots. With lychees. Hth

Badvoc Fri 22-Mar-13 17:48:16

Prosecco jellys??

Chewbecca Fri 22-Mar-13 17:54:10

I love this roulade & I think it fits the brief (except the lychee part).
My top tip is to ensure the grease proof paper is larger than needed, makes it far easier to roll.

moderateorgood Fri 22-Mar-13 18:08:06

Oh yum. That roulade looks delicious.

ivykaty44 Fri 22-Mar-13 18:47:41

pavlova has lashings of cream confused you said no to cream?

Lamazeroo Fri 22-Mar-13 18:50:13

Chia pudding. Easiest dessert ever. Just google for recipes (on iPhone, can't link to any).

DumSpiroSpero Fri 22-Mar-13 18:57:10

Could you not just do a really nice fruit salad and serve it with optional cream/ice cream?

You could get a couple of small pineapples, half them lengthwise and scoop out to make the bowls if you want it to be a bit fancy.

Why so many 'rules' if you don't mind my asking?

OlyRoller Fri 22-Mar-13 18:59:13

Lemon meringue pie?

Becky99 Fri 22-Mar-13 19:03:25

chocolate mousse - nigella's - everytime

moderateorgood Sat 23-Mar-13 04:39:12

Yes, I suppose there is a lot of cream in a pavlova. I was thinking that the fresh fruit would sort of offset it... but it doesn't really work like that does it.

Still haven't decided.

What about some sort of cooked and then chilled fruit salad... poached figs with walnuts and something. Oh god I don't know.

Chia pudding looks interesting but I doubt I can get the seeds here.

moderateorgood Sat 23-Mar-13 04:40:15

Choc mousse has marshmellows - not veggie. Gahh.

TheRealFellatio Sat 23-Mar-13 05:04:03

marsh mellows ???

shock <faints>

A simple lemon tart served with fresh berries and a dollop of creme fraiche or some pouring cream. Anyone wanting to be healthy can just eat the berries.

larlemucker Sat 23-Mar-13 05:36:41

Summer fruit pudding, soak bread in juice from berries and layer round a dish. Put berries in middle with a bread lid. Put a weight on, put it in fridge. Voila!!

snoworneahva Sat 23-Mar-13 08:27:08

Think I'd go for choc mousse - I'm sure you can find a low fat recipe, personally I wouldn't bother though, just serve smaller portion with some raspberries if you must and enjoy!

DumSpiroSpero Sat 23-Mar-13 08:27:30

Hairy Dieter's Fruit Compote

2 Bramley apples, peeled & sliced
4 plums, quartered
200g each of strawberries, blackberries & raspberries
75g caster sugar

Put the apples & plums in a dish with half the sugar, cover with foil & bake at gas 5/190c for 30 mins.

Remove, add berries & remaining sugar and stir together. Re-cover & bake for another 15 mins.

Can be served warm or cold with yoghurt, cream or ice cream.

chezchaos Sat 23-Mar-13 08:29:13

Best easy pud:

Bash up a shortbread biscuit
Put it in a small serving bowl
Put some vanilla ice cream and bottled cherries on top
Grate some dark choc over
Pour an expresso over the top

Gorgeous!

DumSpiroSpero Sat 23-Mar-13 08:31:23

PS I've made this a few times since getting the book for Christmas.

You can use frozen summer fruits to maker it a bit less expensive, and any large firm apple will do - just cut the slices slightly thicker. Have also done iy with just apples & raspberries which was lovely.

It's in the book as a breakfast with low fat Greek yoghurt, but I accidentally discovered grin that it is yummy warm with vanilla ice cream.

moderateorgood Sat 23-Mar-13 08:33:25

Appologies for the marsh mellows - ha, sorry.

Some lovely ideas for desserts on this thread. I am definitely planning to try a few of them.

Still not decided but will have to soon as I'm running out of time.

Freeze mango chunks
Grate some lime zest
Whizz up in processor until they are smooooooooth
Add a tub of natural yogurt and some honey
Re-freeze

That is sorbet number one.

I do something similar with frozen raspberries and rose water.
Two scoops of that on a plate...a few fresh berries/mint leaves to serve

Posh, delicious, fruity, healthy, can be left alone, leftovers will live in the freezer for ever (except they won't, because this is DELIcIOUS)
smile

Abra1d Sat 23-Mar-13 08:36:13

DumSpiro has solved a conundrum I had with an orphaned single Bramley apple. Thanks!

barleysugar Sat 23-Mar-13 08:39:39

I've made Nigellas lemon curd meringue roulade a few times and its never failed. It's a great way to use the whole of the egg up rather than recipes which just use whites, leaving you with a surplus of yolks to use up for something else.

pudding

LadyIsabellaWrotham Sat 23-Mar-13 08:41:10

Chocolate mousse doesn't need to be unhealthy - I make one with just 200g dark chocolate and 8 eggs - nowt wrong with that and a sprinkling of raspberries. (Unless you eat it all yourself, which I grant you is nutritionally questionable)

SanityClause Sat 23-Mar-13 08:41:51

I make a thing with plums stewed with a bit of honey, and a crumble topping. You could serve it with or without cream or icecream.

To make the crumble topping, you make a sort of flap jack mix, with some mixed spice in, but spread it much thinner in the tin than for normal flapjack. When it is cooked, bash it up a bit to make it into crumble topping. This bit can be done in advance, and stored in an airtight container, once it is cooled to room temperature. (If you put it in a sealed container too early, it will become soggy, not crunchy.)

It is best served warm, but you could just cut up the plums in advance, and leave them in the pot, and just pop the gas under them while you are eating the main course. They should be cooked in time for pudding, and it's very quick and easy to dish up. You just spoon a few plum halves into each bowl, and scatter some topping mix on them.

If serving with icecream, make enough scoops in the morning, and pop them in the freezer, in a bowl you can serve them in. Everyone can help themselves - saves you faffing about with it - and the bowl should help keep them cold for as long as needed.

MrsMagWeary Sat 23-Mar-13 08:47:32

Caramelized oranges. I did this recently and it was delicious. I served it with mascapone which went well.

moonblues Sat 23-Mar-13 08:58:34

How about sliced oranges in syrup?

bakingaddict Sat 23-Mar-13 09:11:34

Panna cotta...it really is as simple as heating milk, cream and sugar in a saucepan and leaving in the fridge for at least 3hrs. You will need to set it with vege-gel if you are vegetarian. Look on the packet to see how much sets what volume of liquid and use a bit less than stated to achieve a nice wibbly panna cotta

I sometimes do a tropical one set on canned coconut milk, mango, lime and a passionfruit coulis. You can turn them out of the mould by placing in boiling water for 5 secs or set it into a individual glass dish and layer with fruit and berries of your choice

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