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Dessert meme

A meme scooped from Florinda.

The instructions:
1) Copy this list into your site, including the instructions
2) Bold all of the sweets you’ve eaten
3) Cross out any of them that you’d never ever eat
4) Consider anything that is not bold or crossed out your “To Do” List.

And I had to add a fifth category:
5) Put brackets around the ones you’ve NEVER HEARD OF.

Now, Florinda helpfully suggests checking outA Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm, who provided links to descriptions of many of them. (Links which, as is shamefully evident from all the brackets on my list, I have not followed.)

I didn’t follow them because I’ve never been a super-duper dessert person. I’ve known that all along, but I learned from this meme that this is largely because:
1) I have an aversion to “too sweet”, and
2) a need for TEXTURE in my food.
I also learned that sufficient nuts will usually compensate for “too sweet”, if said dessert is consumed with a cup of strong coffee…

And now the meme:

1. Red Velvet Cake
(2. Princess Torte) Though I understand from Florinda that it has marzipan in it, and (unlike Florinda) I LOVE marzipan. In small doses, mind you, because though I love nuts, but (here we go) it’s awfully sweet. Marzipan also has a fabulous texture. Says me.
(3. Whoopie Pie )
4. Apple Pie either topped or baked with sharp cheddar. Yes, though I prefer it without the cheese.
5. Beignet
6. Baklava
Loooove baklava, because I LOOOOVE walnuts. Very sweet, with all that honey, though, so a very small piece, eaten with nice, strong coffee. (Told you.) Truly luscious decadence!
(7. Black and white cookie)
(8. Seven Layer Bar)
(9. Fried Fruit pie) This is a revolting idea.
(10. Kringle)
11. Just-fried (still hot) doughnut Back when I used to make them. Not a fan of store-bought doughnuts. Don’t like cakey texture. (Which is why the only doughnuts I’ve eaten in the past 15 years have been the sour cream (unglazed) from Tim Horton’s. Not too sweet, and at least some approximation of texture.)
12. Scone with clotted cream Oh, so goooood. Best with Devonshire cream: sooo rich, but (wait for it!) not too sweet.
13. Betty, Grunt, Slump, Buckle or Pandowdy – heard of them only in books. Never actually seen one.
(14. Halvah)
15. Macaroons – love, love, love coconut! Best with semi-sweet chocolate.
16. Banana pudding with nilla wafers Don’t like pudding: too sweet, no texture.
17. Bubble tea. My kids like it. I had it once when I was with them, because I am a Good Mother. Meh. Too sweet and goopy for me.
(18. Dixie Cup) – Isn’t this a brand name for teeny paper cups?? Do people eat them?
19. Rice Krispie treats Not a huge fan. Too sweet. Texture’s okay, though.
(20. Alfajores)
(21. Blondies)
22. Croquembouche
23. Girl Scout cookies
24. Moon cake
25. Candy Apple Ate a few as a child. Never did enjoy them, even then. Never eat them now. Too sweet!
26. Baked Alaska Once, a long time ago. Can’t really remember it.
(27. Brooklyn Egg Cream)
28. Nanaimo bar (Pronounced like the place: Nah-NIE-moe.) I make a few batches of these for Christmas every year. Yum, but sweet. I tone it down by using dark chocolate and non-sweet custard.
29. Baba au rhum
(30. King Cake)
(31. Sachertorte )
32. Pavlova. Also called “Sex in a Pan”, because it’s so creamy. Oh, those Australians… Not a real fan, though. Too sweet, no texture. (Hereafter to be shortened to TS/NT)
(33. Tres Leches Cake)
34. Trifle Okay, depending on what you put in it. Tend to find it TS/NT.
35. Shoofly Pie Too sweet.
36. Key Lime Pie Meh.
(37. Panna Cotta) – is this like biscotti? I like biscotti. Almond is my fave, plain, not chocolate-dipped.
(38. New York Cheesecake) – well, I’ve had cheesecake, and I like it. Is this different, somehow?
39. Napoleon / mille-feuille
(40. Russian Tea Cake / Mexican Wedding Cake)
(41. Anzac biscuits)
(42. Pizzelle)
(43. Kolache)
(44. Buckeyes) I thought these were a kind of legume…
(45. Malasadas)
46. Moon Pie – YUK.
(47. Dutch baby) – I’m refusing to eat this one on principle. “Baby”???
48. Boston Cream Pie – not a big fan of cream pies. TS/NT.
49. Homemade chocolate chip cookies Yum. I use (surprise!) dark chocolate chips.
50. Pralines Love nuts of just about any description. Like ’em better without all the sugar, though…
51. Gooey butter cake Sounds revolting. It’s just gotta be TS/NT like crazy.
52. Rusks/Zweibacks Hello? Who put these on this list? I quite like them — but they’re NOT DESSERT. Teething biscuits, yes. Good for topping with bruschetta stuff, too. But dessert? Not.
(53. Daifuku)
(54. Green tea cake or cookies) Though I like green tea.
55. Cupcakes from a cupcake shop Don’t like cupcakes, period. (Can we all say it together? “TS/NT.”
56. Crème brûlée Love this stuff, though!
57. Some sort of deep fried fair food (twinkie, candy bar, cupcake) This is a quintessentially American idea, and, apologizing to my lovely American friends in advance, I find it utterly, utterly revolting. Let’s take something basically bad for us, and DEEP-FRY IT! Woo-hoo! Feel them arteries hardening, and the ass getting wider… Eeww.
58. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting Is “yellow cake” a particular cake, like “red velvet”, or does the Betty Crocker “Golden” count? Because, yes, then.
59. Jelly Roll TS/NT.
60. Pop Tarts Meh. But at least we’re labelling them dessert, not breakfast!
(61. Charlotte Russe)
62. An “upside down” dessert (Pineapple upside down cake or Tarte Tatin) Meh. Not for years and years.
(63. Hummingbird Cake)
64. Jell-O from a mold Did anyone get through years of childhood birthday parties without seeing this at least once? Probably not since I was eight, though.
65. Black forest cake Too sweet. Very pretty, though!
66. Mock Apple Pie (Ritz Cracker Pie) I like apples. I do not like Ritz crackers. Why trade down?
(67. Kulfi)
68. Linzer torte My grandparents were German. This is ringing a very faint bell. I may have had it, way back when.
(69. Churro )
70. Stollen (Again with the German grandparents, but I don’t recall whether I liked it or not.)
71. Angel Food Cake Meh. TS/NT.
72. Mincemeat pie Not a fan.
(73. Concha)
(74. Opera Cake)
(75. Sfogliatelle / Lobster tail)
76. Pain au chocolat Saw it while in France, but have never been a fan of the bread-chocolate thing. Chocolate bagels? Ugh. Chocolate waffles? Bleah. Chocolate pancakes? Puh-leeze.
77. A piece of Gingerbread House Meh. Not a fan of gingerbread.
(78. Cassata)
79. Cannoli At a wedding, I think… Not sure.
(80. Rainbow cookies)
(81. Religieuse)
82. Petits fours Meh. Too sweet, though in my mind, “flaky” is a texture.
83. Chocolate Souffle This rings all my “TS/NT” bells.
(84. Bienenstich (Bee Sting Cake))
(85. Rugelach)
(86. Hamenstashen)
87. Homemade marshmallows You can make these? WHY? TS/NT up the wazoo.
(88. Rigo Janci/Hungarian Chocolate Cake)
89. Pie or cake made with candy bar flavors (Snickers pie, Reeses pie, etc)
90. Divinity
91. Coke or Cola cake I hate Coke. Not a big fan of cake, either. Put them together? Eeeewwww….
92. Gateau Basque
93. S’mores While on camping outings as a teen, baked in the fire. Of course. Nowadays? Too sweet.
94. Figgy Pudding
95. Bananas foster or other flaming dessert
(96. Joe Froggers)
(97. Sables)
(98. Millionaire’s Shortbread) Though I love regular old normal-people shortbread!
99. Animal crackers I run a daycare. ‘Nuff said.
(100. Basbousa)

I’m with Florinda: Where are the BROWNIES? (Un-iced, double chocolate, with walnuts. Yummmm…)

October 25, 2008 Posted by | food, memes and quizzes | | 15 Comments