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What is your go to pudding for an informal kitchen supper with friends?

(26 Posts)
Swifey Tue 05-Aug-14 19:35:14

Mine is usually meringues with cream and red berries soaked in homemade sloe vodka!

Swifey Tue 05-Aug-14 19:36:56

But, have friends coming on Friday and fancy something different, but fairly easy!! Any ideas?

madamweasel Tue 05-Aug-14 19:42:55

Chocolate trifle:

Put amaretti biscuits in bottom of glass, make milk chocolate ganache and layer on, make white chocolate mousse and layer on, add grated dark chocolate to decorate.


madamweasel Tue 05-Aug-14 19:44:17

P.s. Chill in fridge between ganache layer and mousse layer.

vestandknickers Tue 05-Aug-14 19:46:46

The meringue thing sounds delicious.

Lemon posset would be nice in the hot weather. With a few extra berries.

Lemon posset

cathpip Tue 05-Aug-14 19:53:14

Is it wrong to suggest a tub of posh icecream and just spoons smile. Lemon posset with raspberries would be my second option though!

FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 05-Aug-14 20:06:20

Eton mess
Brownies and ice cream

Rosa Tue 05-Aug-14 20:12:09

Mango cheesecake.

And or 1/2 lemon sorbet 1/4 prosecco 1/4 vodka blitz together and drink -should be like a thick milkshake. lemon icecream is ok but it musn't be too creamy ( not clotted cream IYKWIM)

Crumble and ice cream
Or Nigella's berry crisp and icecream
Or just icecream and stuff to chuck over it tbh - eg grated chocolate, strong coffee, bashed Maltesers, handful of peanut M&Ms, nice compote, berries, all of the above.

JustAShopGirl Tue 05-Aug-14 20:15:17

Tesco's chocolate trifle in a plastic bowl .... real posh here.... grin

OiMissus Tue 05-Aug-14 20:24:46

(Bought in) Lemon sorbet, served in a long narrow glass with a shot of vodka poured over it.
Easy, cheeky, delicious. Perfect for informal, easy dessert (especially for lazy people like me.)

Swifey Tue 05-Aug-14 20:34:39

That lemon posset sounds and looks delish, might try that! The chocolate pudding sounds amazing too! Thanks

Sausages123 Tue 05-Aug-14 20:36:15

Lime and ginger posset

RoobyMurray Wed 06-Aug-14 21:16:41

Banoffee mess

(though perhaps too similar to your usual)

whipped cream
toffee sauce

JustAShopGirl Thu 07-Aug-14 10:34:28

sorry.. IMO possets are foul - they are flavoured, sweetened, heated cream.

Always smacks of the emperors new clothes to me - "oh how lovely" .. but not really... rich sweet spoonful of gunk main plus is it is so rich it is served in teeny portions.

panevino Thu 07-Aug-14 14:28:52

I have twice recently made a lemon polenta cake and served with mixed berries marinated with lime and mint and a rum and coconut cream but you could also just do the berries and cream on their own.

I also recently saw this Iced berries with limoncello white chocolate sauce and thought it sounded fab and easy.

Maybe both a bit similar to your usual pud though...

madamecake Thu 07-Aug-14 16:38:34

Sticky toffee pudding and shop bought clotted cream ice cream. I either make the pudding the day or night before and keep in the fridge, or buy a cartmel one from booths.

Panzee Thu 07-Aug-14 16:39:47

Jennifer, is that you?

shoppingbagsundereyes Thu 07-Aug-14 19:30:28

Nigella chocolate puddings with melting centres. So easy. Or lemon posset with nice biscuits. Both effortless but people think you've made an effort.

Deluge Thu 07-Aug-14 19:41:28

Toffee apple crumble with a choice of clotted cream ice cream or creme anglaise.

Its a piece of piss to make and people always want seconds grin

Redbat Fri 08-Aug-14 09:52:39

If it's a last-minute, spontaneous thing, then Eton mess with red berries or with mango and passion fruit.

If you've got time, then a frangipane tart - pear, prune or cherry. You can make it the day before and serve it just very slightly warmed with creme fraiche.

4merlyknownasSHD Mon 11-Aug-14 15:38:41

JustAShopGirl, what on earth is wrong with flavoured, sweetened, heated cream? I wouldn't want it all the time, but a little bit of what you fancy.....

Tarte Tatin...Easy and quick, and looks more elaborate than it is. Great with cream and/or ice cream.

AbbieHoffmansAfro Mon 11-Aug-14 15:46:10

Orange slices in syrup is nice.You make the syrup by boiling fresh orange juice with caster sugar, and slug in a bit of orange flower water (or triple sec, to be really decadent) at the end. Pour over thick orange slices (all peel and pith removed) and chill until you want to serve it. Add a couple of mint leaves to be fancy. That's very easy.

Another thing I've done that goes down well is just serving a fruit plate: heap a serving plate with pieces of the best ripe fruit you can get your hands on, (including some fancy exotic stuff so it looks nice) scatter over some things like Agen prunes, Turkish delight, crystallised fruit, marzipan and truffles. Serve with the coffee, let guests help themselves.

Or orange and Campari granita?

Affogato: very good vanilla ice cream with espresso poured over it.

AbbieHoffmansAfro Mon 11-Aug-14 15:48:07

Oh-cold rice pudding, Middle Eastern style, is another idea.
Recipe here.

mrspremise Tue 12-Aug-14 13:22:11

Strawberetti Yoghurt Parfaits - crush amaretti biscuits and put in the bottom of little dishes. Mash up some strawberries; stir in a tsp of sugar and a drop of vanilla extract for every 250g fruit. Spoon over the biscuits, then top each dish with a layer of Greek yoghurt that you have also stirred a drop of vanilla into as above. Chill in the fridge until needed. Easy peasy lemon squeezy smile

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