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to ask what dessert to take for a sharing lunchtime thingy tomorrow

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MoragWilson Tue 24-Jan-17 20:26:43

Going to a gathering tomorrow of people I'd like to impress think well of me. I've agreed to take a dessert, others will take chilli, curry etc. Think we'll sit down to eat rather than it be a buffet.

I'm okay at cooking/creating but am clueless as rarely entertain or cook for the masses.

Need something for about 10 adults that will travel well - about an hours drive - and look and taste great.

wowfudge Tue 24-Jan-17 20:29:29

Tiramisu - easy. Make it in a lasagne dish.

NaughtyNiffler Tue 24-Jan-17 20:30:13

I was going to say tiramisu too! smile

Oysterbabe Tue 24-Jan-17 20:31:00

I'd just do a huge chocolate mud cake or something.

pinkblink Tue 24-Jan-17 20:31:15

Batch of brownies or cupcakes

PovertyJetset Tue 24-Jan-17 20:31:29

Chocolate brownies with raspberries in them.
Travel with them in the baking tray then cut and serve on arrival. Serve with a dusting of icing sugar some fresh raspberries, cream fresh and a sprig of mint.

Eton mess? Again take Ll the components and assemble on arrival?

gunsandbanjos Tue 24-Jan-17 20:32:40

I made this a couple of weeks ago and it is divine!

gabsdot Tue 24-Jan-17 20:35:20

Just buy a tub of icecream

mum2Bomg Tue 24-Jan-17 20:36:17

Mascarpone maltesers cheesecake - give it a google. So easy and looks lovely.

CashelGirl Tue 24-Jan-17 20:37:13

Also chocolate brownies. Homemade with good ingredients, almost can't be bettered. I would also bring some nice fruit for people who might be dieting/diabetic/don't like chocolate (😵!).

haveacupoftea Tue 24-Jan-17 20:37:41

Nigella does a lovely italian trifle, you can find the recipe online. Tastes amazing and is quite fancy for a trifle.

mum2Bomg Tue 24-Jan-17 20:37:42

NashvilleQueen Tue 24-Jan-17 20:38:05

Trifle? Jelly, tinned custard and cream. You can make it fancier if you've time or inclination.

EveOnline2016 Tue 24-Jan-17 20:40:18

Cheese board.

Tanaqui Tue 24-Jan-17 20:40:44

I would take one fruit based pudding- fruit salad, Eton mess or pavlova, and one chocolate based- probabaly nigellas flourless brownies. Both also gluten free which is handy!

GoulashSoup Tue 24-Jan-17 20:47:45

Friend brought this orange cheesecake in to work once, it was so yum and impressive.

Alternatively mulled wine poached pears with toblerone sauce. Just microwave toblerone in cream just before serving (only if you have a microwave obviously). The pears look really effective if you slice from the base and fan them out as the flesh stays white but the outside is purple/red.

MoragWilson Tue 24-Jan-17 21:38:36

Great ideas - thanks so much.

Thinking I may do the orange cheesecake and Nigella's trifle. Would happily eat every suggestion.

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