Okay, I going to try and resurrect some of the old word games we used to play in the CC Lounge. This one is the Dessert Alphabet where you post a strange/unique/interesting dessert that begins with the letter currently “in play”. We start with “A” and end with “Z” working our way through the alphabet one dessert at a time. A photo of the dessert is optional.
First up is the letter “A”, and I submit for your review the Argentinian Alfajores. The Alfajore is a very tender, shortbread-like cookie that is slathered with dulce de leche and stacked to make a sandwich. As a final step it is rolled in shredded coconut. Yum.
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Anyone want to take a crack at “B”?
blueberry buckle? maybe too ordinary... it's a blueberry coffee cake
I love blueberry buckle! Alton Brown has a great recipe. The secret ingredient is ginger.
For "C," how about a clafoutis? A clafoutis (pronounced klah-foo-TEE) is a traditional rustic French dessert that's made with fresh fruit baked in a thick, sweet batter. It's traditionally made with dark cherries, but other fruits work as well.
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That looks delish! All I could come up with was danish, donut and date squares, nothing strange/unique/interesting. Fun thread but I'm apparently not very good at this game. Lol
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ensaimada-is a pastry from Spain it is the traditional sweet bread of Mallorca, Spain.
this is not super imaginative but French crullers are some of the best pastries on the planet well ok the galaxy yum yum
G...........hmmmmmm...........G G G.............sorry can't think ..........these desserts have rendered me speechless.......
oK so its not strange or unique .........but I love all things Italian.
Fruit Galette is a favorite in my house. We take the easy way out and make it with Comstock cherry filling.
The galette is a free form flaky pastry baked with a fruit filling. It's not alway pretty, but everyone says "yummmm"!
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Hummingbird cake, which I have yet to taste I've heard about it all my life, having grown up in Missouri .
@1universe I've made hummingbird cake and quite liked it. Worth a try in my mind.
Good old Google came through for me so I can do "I". From Wikipedia:
Imagawayaki (今川焼き?) is a Japanese dessert often found at Japanese festivals as well as outside Japan. It is made of batter in a special pan (similar to a waffle iron but without the honeycomb pattern), and filled with sweet azuki bean paste, although it is becoming increasingly popular to use a wider variety of fillings such as vanilla custard, different fruit custards andpreserves, curry, different meat and vegetable fillings, potato and mayonnaise.
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Jalebi, also known as Zulbia, is a sweet popular in countries of South Asia, the West Asia, North Africa. It is made by deep-frying a wheat flour (maida flour) batter in pretzel or circular shapes, which are then soaked in sugar syrup.
Kurma, this a a traditional sweet from Trinidad, made by deep frying a sweet dough and tossing in a sugar glaze. A favorite childhood treat of mine.
Aaahhhh the last time I looked it was only at 'e' and I was waiting to add an 'h'. NOw it's too late :( :( Can't remember the name of the next one I;m thinking about.....I could call it something else just to be able to post it.
@ kakeladi Could it be "Lettuce Cake"??
Aaahhhh shucks! You beat me too it :)
No, actually I was still trying to come up with the name. Getting old is for the birds! Can;t remember nuttin':( The other day I locked the keys in the ignition of my car when I want to WalMart:( Had to stand outside in 100 degree heat for 45 min waiting for AAA to come rescue me.
BTW: I did a google search for 'lettuce cake recipe' and what comes up is dz & dz of recipes that use a lettuce leaf somewhere in the recipe - NOT cakes! Except for one that the main feature of is lemon icing.
Typical mooncakes are round pastries, measuring about 10 cm in diameter and 3–4 cm thick. This is the Cantonese mooncake, eaten in Southern China in Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau. A rich thick filling usually made from red bean or lotus seed paste is surrounded by a thin (2–3 mm) crust and may contain yolks from salted duck eggs. Mooncakes are usually eaten in small wedges accompanied by Chinese tea. Today, it is customary for businessmen and families to present them to their clients or relatives as presents, helping to fuel a demand for high-end mooncake styles.
I like moon cakes but not so much with the salted duck egg yolk inside! It is pretty though.
Just as a note... I found spiced lettuce cake bars... lol
yeah i only eat my duck eggs unsalted -- hahahahaha
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How about N for Napoleon Cake....
i must say that is the best Napoleon I have ever seen!
LOL - not my Napoleon. That is an awesome picture I found on google images. My Napoleons look sad, sad, sad...
"O" is for one of my favorite desserts -- Opéra Cake. This divine treat is made of think layers of almost sponge soaked with coffee syrup and then chocolate buttercream and ganache. Yum!
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Sorry for the typos. I tried to edit but couldn't. "Think" above should be "thin," and "almost" should have been "almond."
That Opera Cake looks divine...........
Quince tarte tatin
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Quince is a fruit from an Asian tree that is a fall fruit. It's good for making jams and jellies too
unbleached flour pecan rolls
I think we should be at "r" so I'll go with ravioli dolci, a sweet ravioli.
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