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MissWooWoo Mon 04-Mar-13 15:41:32

need to make a dessert for 6 adults for Mother's day, needs to be relatively easy to make and easily transportable by car. There is no facility to heat anything up so must be ok cold.

Any ideas?

LittleWhiteWolf Tue 05-Mar-13 07:43:46

IME Eton Mess will need to have meringue added before serving, otherwise the meringue will dissolve!

I would probably go for a mousse; dark and milk chocolate with crystallised violet petals on top.

Abra1d Tue 05-Mar-13 07:30:56

'oh my effing god'

Not this expression again!

steppemum Mon 04-Mar-13 21:38:53

grin bearandcub

Bearandcub Mon 04-Mar-13 21:31:10

1.Drive to DM/ MIL's
2. Stop off at supermarket near to destination
3. Buy something
4. Proceed with your journey.

Follyfoot Mon 04-Mar-13 21:28:22

Nigella's cherry chocolate trifle is divine. Its here but if you wanted English measures, I've worked them out for an 8 person version of this...

mrspink27 Mon 04-Mar-13 21:24:41

Nigella does a lovely Passion Fruit Pavlova.....which is yum and a bit different.

steppemum Mon 04-Mar-13 21:08:57


take the merengue, take the wipped cream in a bowl, take the fruit (can use frozen summer fruits, or chop up fresh - kiwis are good.

Put it together when you arrive. It looks very lush (take a good knife to cut it with)

caffeinated Mon 04-Mar-13 20:58:41

That does look yummy! The pineapple practically makes that one healthy!!

MissWooWoo Mon 04-Mar-13 20:01:58

Mwaaaaaahhhaaaaaahhaaaahhhaaa caffeinated halve the portion indeed. In my family we're more likely to double it. However, you've convinced me that without the ground almonds it's not worth it. Phew!

Love the look of this, so cute!

caffeinated Mon 04-Mar-13 19:52:02

Miss woohoo I did make it at Christmas with ground rice instead of almonds and it wasn't as yummy. Very calorific but we always slice it in double the portions they say.

Crikeyblimey Mon 04-Mar-13 19:47:58

Oh my! That Bakewell cake is crying out to be made right now. I seem to remember I have some ground almonds that are begging to be used. smile

MissWooWoo Mon 04-Mar-13 19:47:24

oh my effing god that cake is 1000 calories a slice, a slice ladies! good job I noticed that it's got ground almonds in it (has to be nut free, sorry should have mentioned that)

I know mamaonion and I'm avoiding puddings at the moment so really looking forward to treating myself everyone on Mother's Day

Taffeta Mon 04-Mar-13 19:38:57

A really good chocolate mousse. Top with crushed amaretti biscuits when you get there.

mamaonion Mon 04-Mar-13 19:37:26

Yum this is like pudding porn :D

MissWooWoo Mon 04-Mar-13 19:34:07

Ooo! lots of lovely suggestions here, cheesecake is a good idea and I absolutely love the look of that chocolate and caramel layer cake ... might do both, I reckon my mum's worth it!

StuffezLaBouche Mon 04-Mar-13 18:04:11

Chocolate tipsy cake - a delicious creamy brandy-ish concoction with layers of ladyfingers.

zzzzz Mon 04-Mar-13 18:01:51

Summer pudding

Badvoc Mon 04-Mar-13 18:00:38

Was going to suggest pavlova,too!

sarahandduck Mon 04-Mar-13 17:55:33

I would recommend nigella's red raspberries in Chardonnay jelly. It can be made as a large one or individuals, and transports really well.

CointreauVersial Mon 04-Mar-13 17:48:02


Transport the meringue base, the whipped cream, and the chopped fruit seperately, and asemble in situ.

multitaskmama Mon 04-Mar-13 17:46:31

I cannot bake to save my life but the only two things that I can bake well (no pun intended) are a cheesecake (recipe adapted from "I Can Cook") and a bakewell cake. These always turn out great and are as yummy hot as they are cold.

Mega Simple Cheesecake

Bakewell Cake

caffeinated Mon 04-Mar-13 17:31:24

Have transported both in a cake box.

caffeinated Mon 04-Mar-13 17:30:49

But for a bit more work (way easier than you'd imagine by looking at it)

caffeinated Mon 04-Mar-13 17:28:05 even

caffeinated Mon 04-Mar-13 17:27:38

Chocolate banoffee pie [] I get asked to take it everywhere. Super easy but I use milk chocolate.

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