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Dessert Ideas?
« on: May 18, 2017, 10:30:19 AM »
I just got a new KitchenAid mixer as it was on sale for £299 so I thought "now or never!". I'm going to a friend's house for dinner Saturday night and she said "you just got the new mixer so you can use it to make pud!" We work together so been chatting about what I can make and she said to "make something American"....there are a few things I like but can't exactly get all the ingredients or substitute for the ingredients here.

Long winded backstory out of the way, my question is WHAT SHOULD I MAKE FOR PUDDING?! Open to American-specific or non-american stuff alike. If I can use my new mixer, it's bonus points! hahah Also, the less healthy it is, the better  ;)  We all know that fruit salad isn't reeeeaaaaallllyyyy a pudding!

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Re: Dessert Ideas?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 10:36:04 AM »
Idk if you've had it ever or not but....... funfetti cake ugh

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Re: Dessert Ideas?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 10:48:40 AM »
Idk if you've had it ever or not but....... funfetti cake ugh

haha yes! I used to bring back boxes and frosting with me but I ended up not using them ever!! Hilariously enough though, I would always get the urge to make it WAY after the expiration date! Is there a way to make your own funfetti cake over here? I don't think I can buy (at least not cheap) the mix over here.

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Re: Dessert Ideas?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 10:52:05 AM »
haha yes! I used to bring back boxes and frosting with me but I ended up not using them ever!! Hilariously enough though, I would always get the urge to make it WAY after the expiration date! Is there a way to make your own funfetti cake over here? I don't think I can buy (at least not cheap) the mix over here.

I've been craving some for a while. I did a little searching and it seems that sainsbury's has a confetti cake mix http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/gb/groceries/sainsburys-confetti-fairy-cake-kit-320g?langId=44&storeId=10151&krypto=366V6iKrci5XAtsIWv0zShJXjyt44GJNSp4ZgFCEv1DmsVx1R3AMdp9q2Wl0k3w%2FBL5cpy6yo%2FYBfjzWgNq1E2%2BWPeu%2FE1X7B6GDnpyTkgDJ%2Fr%2BWzLQb8thvqz7bowlxSoFJl6qcHFTlwGS0hpHbuI3b8kQdAEAEia%2BTCPj%2FDRo%3D&ddkey=http%3Agb%2Fgroceries%2Fsainsburys-confetti-fairy-cake-kit-320g

Also a recipe here: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/funfetti-cake

I also found this but it's unavailable currently (damn) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pillsbury-Funfetti-Premium-Cupcake-Candy/dp/B000R32OKY

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Re: Dessert Ideas?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 01:00:19 PM »
KoD...what about those cake batter cookies that you link to on your food blog?  I've been thinking about those all week!  :)

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Re: Dessert Ideas?
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 01:41:45 PM »
Almost forgot about those! hahaha Thanks for the reminder! :) I might make those regardless of whether or not I choose something else to bring! :)

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Re: Dessert Ideas?
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 01:43:20 PM »
At Easter I made Mary Berry's lemon cake and it was a bit hit.  Would definitely make it again!

Although next time I might consider using sandwich tins instead of a loaf tin, and making a lemon Victoria sandwich.
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Re: Dessert Ideas?
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 01:44:45 PM »
I feel like I'm way too nervous to attempt to make any type of Victoria Sandwich! hahah I feel like my British friends have very high expectations for those and I'm not sure I could live up to them as I'm not made that type f sponge before!

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Re: Dessert Ideas?
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 01:55:02 PM »
Might have found the one! haha

http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/05/12/funfetti-sugar-cookie-cake/print/

Saw it at the bottom of the cake batter cookie recipe page :D

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Re: Dessert Ideas?
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2017, 01:56:39 PM »
I feel like I'm way too nervous to attempt to make any type of Victoria Sandwich! hahah I feel like my British friends have very high expectations for those and I'm not sure I could live up to them as I'm not made that type f sponge before!

I always make one for my husband's birthday.  If you have a decent sponge, it can't go wrong. It takes some practice though.
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Re: Dessert Ideas?
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2017, 02:19:38 PM »
How about a banoffee pie?  Will your mixer make whipped cream ?

British people think Banoffee is American, but I've never heard of it before living here.

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Re: Dessert Ideas?
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2017, 02:22:45 PM »
I'd not heard of it until getting here either but I didn't know people considered it american haha Anytime I've asked people what it was (when I first moved here), they'd say "it's a traditional British pudding". My husband doesn't think it's that impressive and I've only tried one variation of it once and it wasn't anything special in my opinion - but it might just have been the one I tried.

To answer your question though, it does have a whisk accessory for it so it can make whipped cream :)

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Re: Dessert Ideas?
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2017, 02:28:35 PM »
Didn't you post a recipe for a peanut butter Oreo pie on here a few months back?  Seems like that needed some mixing.  It was good, but I still get chest pains just thinking about it.

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Re: Dessert Ideas?
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2017, 02:36:33 PM »
I don't think that was me. I did post on here about very easy 3-ingredient (i think) peanut butter cookies so somebody might have replied off the back of that with their own peanut butter oreo cheesecake recipe?

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Re: Dessert Ideas?
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2017, 02:59:51 PM »
I can't find it, the search function is no good.