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to think this is an OK pudding to take to friends this evening?

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emeraldgirl1 Fri 12-Oct-12 09:48:13

I would normally make something proper puddingy but I am pregnant and drowning in work and could happily live without hours slaving over a stove.

So how would you react, if I came to your house this evening and you had cooked a starter and main, if I brought the following:

Luxury vanilla ice-cream from the posh ice-cream shop down the road
Homemade (this afternoon) chocolate chip cookies.

Does that sound OK? Would you think I had made no effort?

(will take wine too...)

Uppermid Fri 12-Oct-12 09:49:40

We'll be home about 6.30. Not sure what I can put together for starter and main but I look forward to your pud!

BunnyLeBOOwski Fri 12-Oct-12 09:49:40

Homemade cookies?? Yum! Perfect.

Lazy would be turning up with an Iceland Arctic Roll wink

I would do shortbread rather than cookies but either way I'd be happy to eat it smile

HSMM Fri 12-Oct-12 09:50:41

Sounds fab. I ended up taking a multi pack of cornettos to a dinner once, because I was totally disorganised snowed under.

BonVoyageCharlieBrown Fri 12-Oct-12 09:50:45

Sounds yummy. I'm jealous! envy

emeraldgirl1 Fri 12-Oct-12 09:51:40

Oh, yes, shortbread would be a better idea... I am rubbish at shortbread though!! So, poor shortbread or excellent (though I say so myself) cookies - what's the verdict?

emeraldgirl1 Fri 12-Oct-12 09:52:05

uppermid - see you at 6.30! wink

Mintyy Fri 12-Oct-12 09:52:31

I wouldn't take strawberries as they are not in season.

Could you quickly poach some pears in wine? They are delicious and really easy and you can use hard pears such as conference.

Blu Fri 12-Oct-12 09:52:55

That sounds great!
If it were me I might well source the cookies from a posh shop up the road, too!

civilfawlty Fri 12-Oct-12 09:53:18

Could you bake the cookies there so they'll be warm?

Am drooling now...

Alligatorpie Fri 12-Oct-12 09:53:25

put a scoop of ice cream between the cookies - easy peasy ice cream sandwiches! Who doesn't like those? Strawberries on the side. Perfect - I'm in!

emeraldgirl1 Fri 12-Oct-12 09:53:26

Mintyy - God, I hadn't thought about the seasonality thing...

I love a poached pear myself but not sure i have time...

cheekydevil Fri 12-Oct-12 09:53:59

God, sounds delicious, can I come?

Blu Fri 12-Oct-12 09:54:40

Damn - I will be off Mintyy's dinner party list now - before I was even on it grin

COOK at W Dulwich has fantastic home-madey looking desserts

emeraldgirl1 Fri 12-Oct-12 09:54:41

Oh, my GOD, Blu and civilfawlty you are culinary geniuses! Yes, I can absolutely bake the cookies there... and the ice-cream sandwich idea is brill, I can make extra-big cookies so it works better.


DamnBamboo Fri 12-Oct-12 09:54:43

She's pregnant, she's drowning in work and she already has the strawberries and somebody is suggesting she poaches pears in wine instead...


DamnBamboo Fri 12-Oct-12 09:55:13

Sounds fine to me emerald BTW

Shortbread is the easiest thing in the world to make! I can't link from my phone but if you look up the be ro recipe its foolproof.

Then you can make through cookies anyway and send them here.

Or don't bother with strawberries and cookie ice cream sandwiches. Yum, might have to make a pudding for tonight now!

X post!

Softlysoftly Fri 12-Oct-12 09:59:02

Bollocks to seasonality sounds lovely, if you come to mine I'll do us breadsticks with Philly then fish fingers k?

emeraldgirl1 Fri 12-Oct-12 10:00:06

softly - it actually sounds perfect, I love a fishfinger and never have them in freezer when I want one.

EnglishGirl ta v much!!

Mintyy Fri 12-Oct-12 10:00:57

Damnbamboo - that "someone" was me. Poaching pears in wine takes considerably less time and effort than making cookies.

ProbablyDoingTheWrongThing Fri 12-Oct-12 10:01:51


I'd go with raspberries and asdas own homemade meringues tho to make Eton mess !

DamnBamboo Fri 12-Oct-12 10:02:07

Yes but that wasn't what she asked was it.
She asked if it would seen as having made no effort (clearly not the case) and then you bang on about seasonality...

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