Great Desserts

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#1

Coming from Europe, I have to get used to the measures in the US. What we call a large or XL in the Netherlands, is only a small in the US.

Today I had dinner in the same restaurant as yesterday. Yesterday I shared a piece of cheesecake with a client and a colleague… Today I decided to order something else, not to order the same thing twice in a row…

So I decided to order the “Gigantic Chocolate Cake”… I expected a big piece of chocolate cake…but this far exceeded my expectations… “Death by chocolate Cake” would have been a better name… I was only able to eat about 10% and the rest was put in a doggy bag (another concept that is not familiar to me)…I think I can enjoy this for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the rest of this week…

So my question to you is, what great (literally of figuratively) desserts have you had and enjoyed? Share your stories…and suggestions :wink:


#2

That’s a Texas sized piece of cake Tax! :eek:

Five layers and icing in between? Whoof. The Fluffy one will be insanely jealous. :smiley:


#3

Wow that’s massive. That would keep me going for a week too!

Perhaps you should have asked for a ‘piggy’ bag instead of a doggy bag, LOL! :bigsmile::bigsmile::bigsmile:

I always find it interesting from a social perspective that they never describe portions of food as small in America only medium, large or extra large.

Can’t help feeling that has to be significant with regard to the American viewpoint on food helpings in general.

I suppose you got what you asked for though as it is most definitely gigantic. :bigsmile:

[B]Wombler[/B]


#4

My God that must have been rich :eek:…and way too sweet!

Anyway, didn’t ya kow by now - everything is bigger in the US, Tax :wink:

“Piggy” bag…ROTFL :clap::bigsmile:

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2548309]
Five layers and icing in between? Whoof. The Fluffy one will be insanely jealous. :D[/QUOTE]

Haha, nah way too rich for me - about half or one third of that would be very nice, though :wink:


#5

My stomach is telling me that it’s perfectly willing to eat both of those cakes above in one sitting…it may be overly optimistic, but that’s what it’s telling me! :iagree: :smiley:


#6

Wombler ,I’ve seen small as a description here in America.

I also have never gotten a slice of cake that size in a restaurant . So I guess it depends where you eat.
At a Las Vegas buffet I could have requested that much cake but if I just asked for a slice it would have been smaller. The old Frontier casino buffet had one of the best dessert sections in Las Vegas. My taste was more of their excellent prime rib & less dessert.


#7

[QUOTE=DrageMester;2548343]My stomach is telling me that it’s perfectly willing to eat both of those cakes above in one sitting…it may be overly optimistic, but that’s what it’s telling me! :iagree: :D[/QUOTE]

I wouldn’t like to be around to clear up the mess afterwards. “Eyes bigger than your belly” is a phrase we use here to describe what you say in your post ^. :wink:


#8

For some reason I’m drooling :eek:


#9

[QUOTE=Arachne;2548369]“Eyes bigger than your belly” is a phrase we use here to describe what you say in your post ^. ;)[/QUOTE] We have a similar saying: “[I]Maven bliver mæt før øjnene[/I]” (The stomach gets full/sated before the eyes). :iagree: :wink:


#10

[QUOTE=cholla;2548360]Wombler ,I’ve seen small as a description here in America.[/QUOTE]

Yeah but that’s relatively rare is it not?

I’m like yourself though, it’s the savoury stuff I always enjoy the best (starter and main course) rather than the dessert. :iagree:

Mind you I have had the odd absolutely amazing dessert that has broken that rule. :bigsmile:

[B]Wombler[/B]


#11

My mother is famous for her cream pies…cherry cream, coconut cream, chocolate, etc. They are the creme de la creme, so to speak. :), and are the highlight of the family get-together feasts. Too bad I don’t like meringue, cause she has it down to an art form.

One of my favorite lighter desserts is strawberry shortcake, a southern tradition in the US. I prefer the white cake recipes, rather than the biscuit based ones though. Two layers of cake, with fresh strawberries and sauce, and a whipped cream topping. If that doesn’t float your boat, don’t know what will. :slight_smile:


#12

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2548419].One of my favorite lighter desserts is strawberry shortcake, a southern tradition in the US. I prefer the white cake recipes, rather than the biscuit based ones though. Two layers of cake, with fresh strawberries and sauce, and a whipped cream topping. If that doesn’t float your boat, don’t know what will. :)[/QUOTE]
I’ll agree with you on the strawberry short cake.

Wombler , In a regular restuarant the size usually does start at medium but if a person wants a small it is usually available in the childrens menu.


#13

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2548419]My mother is famous for her cream pies…cherry cream, coconut cream, chocolate, etc. They are the creme de la creme, so to speak. :), and are the highlight of the family get-together feasts. Too bad I don’t like meringue, cause she has it down to an art form.

One of my favorite lighter desserts is strawberry shortcake, a southern tradition in the US. I prefer the white cake recipes, rather than the biscuit based ones though. Two layers of cake, with fresh strawberries and sauce, and a whipped cream topping. If that doesn’t float your boat, don’t know what will. :)[/QUOTE]

so ask her when i come over…to make me a coconut cream one…i promise i won’t eat anything sweet for days…before and days after…my grand ma use to make the best…and i have not found anyone who could come close since i was a lil kiddie…


#14

and Tax…i have never seen a piece of cake that big …anywhere i’ve been…


#15

Strawberry shortcake ** drool **…now I could eat a massive slice of that :o

@Kerry - wish I lived close enough, I’d certainly make it worth your mum’s while to make meringues (lemon ones?) :)…drat, I’m getting hungry now, all of a sudden the cheese and pickle sarnie in front of me isn’t quite enough :doh:

I too am more of a savoury person though usually. :slight_smile:


#16

It was a shame and a waste…but today I threw most of it away…
Somehow the enormous amounts of food served here is enough not to go hungry…just looking at it makes me lose my apetite…

I can imagine a lot of people being so big over here…this country would kill me in weeks if I’d live here…


#17

I don’t know, looks just about the right size! One layer for each day (or a week!)!
When I was a kid, my mother made a Angel Food Cake with about three inches of real whipping cream custard with cherries and walnuts! The only problem was no one (Adults) wanted much more than a very thin slice! But, me, I could put away at least a 2" slice easily!