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Dessert for 30+!

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Lindsay81 Sun 10-Jan-16 22:38:16

Hello! I'm looking for ideas for something relatively stress free for a large amount of people. At this same family event last year I did that Jamie Oliver Bread and Butter pudding where you squidge panettone into a dish, dot with chunks of dark chocolate and blobs of orange marmalade, pour custard over and bake sprinkled with Demerara. Something similar to this, that can be baked in a couple of big dishes would be great!

Haggisfish Sun 10-Jan-16 22:52:36

Eton mess-meringue, straws cream mashed up. Sticky toffee pudding?

Lindsay81 Sun 10-Jan-16 23:07:52

Eton Mess or Cranachan is a good shout actually. There's someone else there who considers themselves to be the Queen of Sticky Toffee so I'm not even going there!

Haggisfish Sun 10-Jan-16 23:08:55

Ah yes. Eton mess is delicious and you can just buy meringues!

lastqueenofscotland Sun 10-Jan-16 23:08:59

would say Eton mess/pavlova
Brownies are quite easy to bulk bake with some nice ice-cream

Lindsay81 Sun 10-Jan-16 23:11:57

Brownies and ice cream! Cannot go wrong with that surely :-) I will have a look at some recipes.. Something a bit different would be nice.

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sun 10-Jan-16 23:15:27

Muffins without the horrible butter cream topping, but with custard.

Headmelt Sun 10-Jan-16 23:20:30

I would do a dessert that you can pre-make and put in separate glasses so you have one for each person without being left short (tip from Masterchef)
You could make any of these;
Mini cheesecakes
Creme Brulee
Chocolate mousse
Apple Crumble

Hellochicken Sun 10-Jan-16 23:25:21

Angloitalian trifle by nigella
Can be made in advance but both contain alcohol!

Lindsay81 Mon 11-Jan-16 10:01:14

I like the idea of the glasses but there are some kids, some fussies and a bit of coming and going... It's perhaps a bit hectic for me to do the right number. :-(

I also did a tiramisu last year but I was actually considering a trifle! Will have a look at that nigella one.

AshleyLora Thu 03-Mar-16 09:14:11

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Mummyoftwo91 Thu 03-Mar-16 11:35:21

Cheesecake? Can do ahead so really easy on the day

Pinkheart5915 Thu 03-Mar-16 13:36:42

Chocolate trifle
Banoffee pie
Eton mess
Chcoclate fudge cake

foodiefil Thu 03-Mar-16 14:31:57

Lemon posset.

Get some plastic cups and clear some space in your fridge.

This makes 6 but I have put on a supperclub for 28ish people before and trebled it or whatever and it's easy and delicious.

600ml/1 pint 1fl oz double cream
150g/5oz caster sugar
2 large lemons, zest and juice only

Use a potato slicer to take strips off the lemon, in the pan and bash a bit (with heat on medium) to release oils (can also add a couple of twigs of rosemary here for a dusky note wink) then pour the cream in and sugar and bring to the boil for a little bit (2/3 mins) then take off the heat and let it infuse - an hour or two is fine. When it's cooled, add the lemon juice. Take out the zest and rosemary, if using.

Then decant into glasses - I normally use little tumblers - put in the fridge for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, then can be decorated with a bit of cream/meringue/shortbread/a flower or two?

Lush, easy and you don't have to think about anything last minute - they're just their to take out of the fridge in their individual portions ...

foodiefil Thu 03-Mar-16 14:34:51


ps. it's a set lemon cream type thing.

ivykaty44 Thu 03-Mar-16 14:35:56

Nigella stick toffee pudding is very very easy to make, as is her chocolate self saucing pudding.

ivykaty44 Thu 03-Mar-16 14:39:29

Foodie has the best answer grin I use the James Martin recipe for lemon posset and it's the same I think...

Easy prep ahead dessert, people will think you spent hours making it.

I put in tiny coffee cups I have inherited

FoodPorn Thu 03-Mar-16 14:41:04

How about something very rich, then you only need to make a small quantity of it?

foodiefil Thu 03-Mar-16 14:52:59

ivykaty44 - they look fab! Glad you agree it's delicious and easy flowers

ivykaty44 Thu 03-Mar-16 15:08:29

These look lovely, I would make jut over half of each lemon posset and self saucing chocolate puddings. I bet the chocolate puddings would keep in the fridge until you needed them.

Tbh I'm going to give the chocolate puddings a try and keep three in the fridge for another time and see if it works as well if you make in advance.

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