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    • MATH
    • By MATH 3rd Dec 04, 6:17 PM
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    Pudding and dessert recipes
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    • 3rd Dec 04, 6:17 PM
    Pudding and dessert recipes 3rd Dec 04 at 6:17 PM
    Here is a quick 'n' easy dessert for when guests arrive unexpected or to serve if guests don't like Christmas Pudding. It really looks as if you have spent a long time making it but it is sooo quick. I've also made it with home-made merringues and home-made lemon curd but to be honest it's not worth the trouble, shop-bought works just as well.

    You will need:

    1 Box of Merringue Nests
    1 Jar of Lemmon Curd
    1 Large Tub of Double Cream
    Bits 'n' Bobs to decorate the top


    Whip the cream until stiff. Smash Merringue nests into chunks and stir into cream.

    In a nice glass dish throw in a good sized spoon of lemon curd followed by a spoonful of the cream mixture.

    When you've used all the mixture up, swirl a skewer through the mix to marble the two together.

    Decorate the top with angelica and citrus decorations.

    If you have more time you could put a crackable caramel top on like when you make creme caramel and add sponge to the bottom of the dish soaked in you fave tipple.

    Stick it in the freezer and take out 1/2 hr before serving
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    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 4th Dec 04, 10:29 AM
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    • #2
    • 4th Dec 04, 10:29 AM
    Re: Quick 'n' easy Pudding
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    • 4th Dec 04, 10:29 AM
    is there a non dairy version, cos apart from the cream it sounds yum.
    • MATH
    • By MATH 4th Dec 04, 1:31 PM
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    • 4th Dec 04, 1:31 PM
    Re: Quick 'n' easy Pudding
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    • 4th Dec 04, 1:31 PM
    I've never met anyone who doesn't like whipped cream before I don't know what else to suggest - maybe sweetened yogurt or crem fraiche nut they are both dairy too :-/
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 4th Dec 04, 4:15 PM
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    • #4
    • 4th Dec 04, 4:15 PM
    Re: Quick 'n' easy Pudding
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    • 4th Dec 04, 4:15 PM
    160. there is a vegan (soya based) cream that you can usually buy in supermarkets.

    But if it is a dairy problem you have, the lemon curd would be a prob. too as it is made with butter and eggs usually.

    If it is only the cream you object to, I suppose you could either use the vegan one or also there is a vanilla custard, also soya based, that you could use.

    I do a similar pudding to this, with meringue, can of cherry filling and greek style yoghurt... only I am nothing as refined as MATH and I just chuck the whole lot together, rather than STIRRING and MARBLING

    Caterina
    • MATH
    • By MATH 5th Dec 04, 8:40 PM
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    • 5th Dec 04, 8:40 PM
    Re: Quick 'n' easy Pudding
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    • 5th Dec 04, 8:40 PM
    OOOOOH - No-ones called me refined before Can we be friends?
    • Sarahsaver
    • By Sarahsaver 5th Dec 04, 9:54 PM
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    • 5th Dec 04, 9:54 PM
    Re: Quick 'n' easy Pudding
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    • 5th Dec 04, 9:54 PM
    A bit, well ok quite a lot, posher than one of my kids' 'treats' which was also a childhood fave...

    one digestive biscuit each
    one tin of peaches tesco value for both
    put a biscuit in each bowl then divide the peaches AND the syrup between the bowls Do this BEFORE your main course so the biscuit is, as my youngest puts it 'all smudgy and budgy'

    eat
    it is yummy
    If we have been good then a squirt of the condensed milk from the mega condensed milk squeezy tube from the pound shop goes on top of this yummy confection which has no name ;D



    modified it for spelling - oops!
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 5th Dec 04, 10:37 PM
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    • 5th Dec 04, 10:37 PM
    Re: Quick 'n' easy Pudding
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    • 5th Dec 04, 10:37 PM
    Ssaver, that sounds nice! I used to be a great fan of tinned peaches when the kids were younger - only way of getting some fruit into them!

    MATH, you already are my friend!

    Caterina
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 6th Dec 04, 9:36 AM
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    • #8
    • 6th Dec 04, 9:36 AM
    Re: Quick 'n' easy Pudding
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    • 6th Dec 04, 9:36 AM
    thanks for the alternate ideas. i am allergic to fresh cream of any sort and any milk thats not fully skimmed.
    • Cullumpster
    • By Cullumpster 6th Dec 04, 2:39 PM
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    • 6th Dec 04, 2:39 PM
    Re: Quick 'n' easy Pudding
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    • 6th Dec 04, 2:39 PM


    Ohh just discovered this post, thanks i'm going to try this and see my b/f's face when he thinks i've been all posh and slaving away in the kitchen ! ;D
    • elona
    • By elona 7th Dec 04, 11:30 AM
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    Re: Quick 'n' easy Pudding
    Talking about being "posh" try slipping into the conversation that it is a variation of "Eton Mess".

    I read about this ages ago and just remembered the name - I think it is smashed up mereingue cream and strawberries.

    • MATH
    • By MATH 7th Dec 04, 1:30 PM
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    Re: Quick 'n' easy Pudding
    I can almost hear yself saying "and tonight dear, we have a Eton Mess inspired Merringue et Citron." Quite deserving of my Royal Doulton and much better sounding than Lemon Smash-up which is what we ususally call it.

    A name makes all the difference. Some of my carefully created dishes have been coined "Sick in a bowl", "Road Kill in Gravy", "Cat Food Hash" and "Filth of the Veg Rack" my family just don't appreciate me
  • Lucie
    Re: Quick 'n' easy Pudding
    ;D @ MATH
    My husbands favourite dinner is "Chicken muck up" - sounds grim but we don't have any other word for it!

    160 I don't like cream either - you are not alone!
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 7th Dec 04, 6:51 PM
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    Re: Quick 'n' easy Pudding
    no lucie i love it, it just doesn't love me.
    • beachbeth
    • By beachbeth 7th Dec 04, 8:41 PM
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    Re: Quick 'n' easy Pudding
    Saw a nice recipe for a quick and easy pudding which I fancy trying on Gmtv this week by Angela Hartnett.

    She placed a trifle sponge in each individual sundae or trifle glass and soaked them in sherry. She then topped this with pears (I think it was pears! Please correct me if Im wrong! ???). Then she whisked some double cream with whisky in and topped each glass off with this!
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 8th Dec 04, 8:53 AM
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    Re: Quick 'n' easy Pudding
    that sounds yum too. wonder if creme fraiche'll work.
    • r.mac
    • By r.mac 8th Dec 04, 1:53 PM
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    Re: Quick 'n' easy Pudding
    or you could try fromage frais?
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 8th Dec 04, 6:01 PM
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    Re: Quick 'n' easy Pudding
    will give them a go and when i have let you know.
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 9th Dec 04, 12:23 AM
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    Re: Quick 'n' easy Pudding
    How about Greek style organic yoghurt? It is usually very mild and works well where you want the creaminess but not the fat of the full fat cream.

    Caterina
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 9th Dec 04, 8:53 AM
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    Re: Quick 'n' easy Pudding
    will give that a go, usually have it on my cornflakes.
    • catznine
    • By catznine 9th Dec 04, 12:51 PM
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    Re: Quick 'n' easy Pudding
    Some lovely and easy recipe ideas here thank you! I too can't tolerate cream unlike rest of family who adore it! Am off to buy some organic yogurt and m/nests!
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