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Quick, your quickest, easist pudding recipe please?!

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twofalls Thu 03-Oct-13 18:14:52

I have completely over stretched myself tomorrow and have friends round for dinner (old friends, very informal). I am doing nachos and enchiladas and have already made a lot of it (salsa, guacamole, enchilada sauce all done) - what pudding can I make that will take no time with 3 children aorund my feet (and don't suggest they help - they will just argue and the whole thing will take 10 times as long grin)? I need to shop tomorrow so ingredients not a major problem.


curlew Fri 04-Oct-13 22:58:40

One tin sweetened condensed milk. The same volume of double cram. 6 teaspoons espresso coffee powder. Beat together til peak stage. Freeze in a plastic box. Take out of the freezer and put in the fridge 15 minutes befor serving. Warm some brioche rolls. Scoop out centre and fill with coffee ice cream. Serve with coffee liqueur.

Thank you Nigella.

TwelveLeggedWalk Fri 04-Oct-13 22:55:45

Do you have an espresso/coffee machine?

Make affogato - shots of espresso served in cups with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a glass on the side. Pour coffee over. yum.

Slainte Fri 04-Oct-13 22:53:24

Easy peasy recipe from pippa Middleton:

Salted Chocolate Tart

Serves 6-8, I'd say more like 10 as its very rich

170ml double cream
2 tbsp whole milk
Half a tsp of vanilla extract
50g caster sugar
150g chopped dark chocolate with sea salt (I've used Lindt and it works well)
35g unsalted butter, cubed and at room temperature
205g sweet pastry case

Put the pastry case onto the plate you want to serve it on.
Warm the cream, milk, vanilla extract and sugar in a saucepan over a low heat stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a simmer, take off the heat, then stir in the butter and chocolate until melted. Leave for 2 minutes then pour into the case. Set in the fridge for at least four hours or overnight (I've only ever done it overnight).

Recipe says to serve with creme fraiche. I've served it with raspberries to cut through the sweetness.

Norem Fri 04-Oct-13 22:53:00

Give them too much tequila and they will forget all about pudding! Job donesmile

MERLYPUSS Fri 04-Oct-13 22:46:42

Posh vanilla ice cream with various topping to swirl through. Maple syrup, crushed strawberries, smashed dime bars, chpped nuts, chocolate fudge, etc.

twofalls Fri 04-Oct-13 19:52:33

Thanks everyone. Made choc mousse on the end but love these ideas for next time.

afromom Fri 04-Oct-13 17:08:21

Mmmm Agnu! I'm going to make that for pudding tonight!

AGnu Fri 04-Oct-13 14:57:25

Microwave chocolate pud: (serves 4)

100g butter/marg
100g caster sugar
75g SR flour
2tbsp cocoa
2 eggs
1-2tbsp milk
100g soft brown sugar
1/2 pint hot water

Cream butter & caster, add eggs, add flour, add milk - should be medium-soft consistency. Pour into microwave-able dish. (I use a Pyrex casserole dish)
Mix sb sugar & cocoa & stir in near-boiling water. Pour over sponge mix. Do not stir!
Pop in microwave until looking dry/sponge-like on top. It took 8 mins in my microwave.

I got the recipe from my MIL & used it for the first time last night. It went down v well! smile

FrauMoose Fri 04-Oct-13 14:54:10

I often don't bother. Get the best possible ripe fruit. And some good cheese, plus nice crackers Maybe buy a bit of high quality chocolate for people to have with their coffee. (Some decent vanilla ice cream always goes well with soft fruit e.g raspberries.)

throckenholt Fri 04-Oct-13 14:48:30

fresh fruit salad - fruit of your choice - juice mixture of pressed apple juice and maybe grape juice - make an hour or two ahead and leave to marinate at room temp. Yum with cream, icecream or on own.

ExcuseTypos Fri 04-Oct-13 14:33:13

Or cheese and nice npbiscuits with a few grapes.

ExcuseTypos Fri 04-Oct-13 14:32:34

Just buy one and put it on a nice plate.

Zipadeedoodah Fri 04-Oct-13 14:32:09

I've OP'd ( over pavlovad) so crumble all the way....warm with decent vanilla ice cream ..yum .....but all these recipes sound great...

milk Fri 04-Oct-13 14:28:03

milk Fri 04-Oct-13 14:27:02

Why does everyone seem to frown at buying a dessert?

dairymoo Fri 04-Oct-13 14:24:10

Here it is:

afromom Fri 04-Oct-13 14:23:29

I always make ginger ice cream cake with Mexican food. But a Jamaica ginger cake and some vanilla ice cream.

-Line a glass bowl with cling film
-slice the ginger cake about 1cm thick
-spread a layer of ice cream
-continue layers then cover bottom with cling film and put in the freezer for an hour
-when ready to serve, turn out of bowl on to a plate and slice to serve!

It takes about 5 mins to make, if that, and looks good too!

dairymoo Fri 04-Oct-13 14:18:40

Nigella's no churn margarita ice cream is absolutely delicious! Takes 10 mins (max) to make and goes really well with Mexican food. Sorry can't link at the moment but it's on her website.

tb Fri 04-Oct-13 10:55:17

Chocolate mousse - 1 egg and 60g plain choc per person. Cointreau/brandy/whisky if required. Melt choc, mix into egg yolks, then fold in whisked egg whites, add alcohol if used.

Put into individual ramekins. If you want to be really posh, put some finely-grated orange zest on the top. Leave in fridge.

twofalls Thu 03-Oct-13 19:28:30

Thank you everyone, that choc cake sounds lovely. But I might go for posh ice cream or gu key lime pie. Off to waitrose tomorrow so can push boat out! I love cooking but sometimes you have to admit defeat!

CharlieAlphaKiloEcho Thu 03-Oct-13 19:19:31

Posh ice cream, fancy biscuits and baileys to pour over the top.

Brandnewmamma Thu 03-Oct-13 19:14:07

Always apple crumble in a hurry.. Foolproof.. I use a recipe from an old student cookbook and add cinnamon into the crumble topping mix

Banoffee is very quick.

LadyBigtoes Thu 03-Oct-13 19:13:32

Just buy posh ice cream, that would be perfect after Mexican.

cherrytomato40 Thu 03-Oct-13 19:10:46

Make a crumble? Easy peasy, though I guess it might not quite go with mexican food. Banoffee pie is my failsafe easy pudding, but it does involve a large amount of fresh cream.

Or just get some fresh strawberries and icecream?

BonaDea Thu 03-Oct-13 18:53:02

Just get some gu puddings if you are really short on time

Or some lovely vanilla ice cream served with espresso poured over

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