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#1 sprinkle

Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:40 PM

Hi Ladies,
We're going to my brother's for Christmas Eve dinner tomorrow and we've been asked to bring dessert. I'm absolutely stuck on what to bring, does anyone have any ideas?
I'm a reasonable cook (though my oven is pretty crap). I'm terrible with pastry (so that's out), and it will need to feed 8-10 people. Sorry, not sure what they're doing for dinner in case anyone wondered. Does any one know any recipes that are not too complicated and don't need doing overnight?
TIA!! original.gif

#2 qak

Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

Trifle original.gif

#3 JillyJellyBean

Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:44 PM

Buy a pav and loads of beautiflu berries.

You could try a cheesecake that doesnt need cooking?

#4 Jenferal

Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:45 PM

I did pavlova for our christmas do yesterday, it was a hit. Stuck whipped cream and a mix of fresh berries all over it(even got some red currants!) with some passion fruit as well.


#5 Fr0g

Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:46 PM

Google one of those trifles you just construct with jam rolls, chopped jelly etc. Pop it in a big glass bowl, they look flashy & impressive!

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/14667/summer+berry+trifle

Edited by FrogIsAFrogIsAFrog, 23 December 2012 - 03:48 PM.


#6 Angelot

Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

I'm doing dessert for Christmas day.  I plan to cheat and buy a huge stack of profiteroles, and serve them with a selection of lovingly made sauces.  I think three should do....chocolate, cherry, and honey & rosewater are what I have in mind.

#7 tickly_rain

Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

Eton mess.


#8 Wineandchocolate

Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:50 PM

We're having a cheesecake from The Cheesecake Shop original.gif

#9 sprinkle

Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:32 PM

There's some excellent ideas here- thanks!!

#10 Mummy fab

Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:35 PM

If its a nighttime do what about one of those chocolate ripple cakes? Can fancy it up and do the espresso one?

#11 cattivo lupo

Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:19 PM

I just made Nigella Lawsons  Here snow flecked brownie recipe today for a pre Christmas lunch, and they were fabulous.

I halved the recipe, because it makes a huge amount, but I'm kind of wishing I hadn't because the guests ate them all, and I'd really like another one right now.

#12 bek_p

Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:27 PM

We will be having chic ripple cake

#13 Gudrun

Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:27 PM

Jelly (eg port wine flavour) with raspberries or blueberries. Serve with cream and icecream.

#14 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:31 PM

trifle- but not with jam rolls. I use sponge cake, sherry, custard, red/green jelly and cream on top. So easy and yummy.

#15 FiveAus

Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

Apple Crumble. Easy as, can be assembled then baked at the last minute, and everyone likes it. Use a tin of pie apple and it's really not much work at all.

#16 Yomumma

Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:34 PM

Two large trifles.

#17 bees-knees

Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:42 PM

I have done this ice cre slice several times, and it's always a hit. Made one today actually, for the big day: http://m.coles.com.au/mt/un.recipes.coles....ce-cream-slice/

#18 FiveAus

Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:51 PM

QUOTE (bees-knees @ 23/12/2012, 07:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have done this ice cre slice several times, and it's always a hit. Made one today actually, for the big day: http://m.coles.com.au/mt/un.recipes.coles....ce-cream-slice/



Yum .That looks delicious!




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