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Amy D.

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  1. hi not really answering your question but I was wondering with the normal buttercream if you were really using 10 times the amount of sugar to butter? Whilst I love a SMBC my usual butter icing is equal part butter to icing sugar, though probably not so stable in hot weather.
  2. the cauliflower cake looks great. I was going to have a go at it later this week but it seems I need to pick up some parmesan first - knew I should have checked the recipe before I did the shopping!
  3. Cooking for 100+...ideas anyone?

    It sounds like a great bash, my only reservation is that if the menus are too ambitious you will end up too busy and exhausted to enjoy any of it. I agree with kayb with the hotdogs and icecream bars as quicker ways to get the kids happily fed. I would also have plenty of bowls of crisps/chips about for those hollow legs. the grilled salmon sounds great, but fairly labour intensive, would you be able to poach/steam a trayful instead?
  4. Simple Desserts For a Crowd

    please, it sounds amazing
  5. Simple Desserts For a Crowd

    thank you kayb I will trying the pie out soon. MelissaH I have been freezing cookie dough balls for a few years now, probably an idea I got from egullet, and its just so handy having a stash of tasty snacks for those last minute get togethers, or for easily adding another sweet treat to the table.
  6. Simple Desserts For a Crowd

    and yet, unusually, in this case our condensed milk comes in the same 14oz cans as the us.
  7. Simple Desserts For a Crowd

    @Kayb sorry one of those lost in translation things, I meant how large are the cans of condensed milk? It sound like a lot of milk per eggs, not that its a bad thing as I can happily eat condensed milk off the spoon, just don't want to mess it up
  8. Simple Desserts For a Crowd

    @Beebs thank you for reminding me of naminio bars , I've been wanting to try them for a while so I will be giving it a go soon.
  9. Simple Desserts For a Crowd

    @Darienne really loving the ganache lemon/lime combo
  10. Simple Desserts For a Crowd

    @Toliver two appealing dishes, though I've not seen pudding mix over here and while we used to have chocolate pudding pots when I was younger (late 80's/early 90's) I have no idea if the flavour texture profile is the same, so I wonder (and would like to try it at some point) if they the recipes would have the same crowd pleasing effect given that we didn't grow up on those particular flavours. I'm sure they probably would, given the sweet, creamy chocolate combo but it does make me wonder how much is affected by our memory of a dish. For example, in the UK trifle is ubiquitous. It can be made very well from scratch; homemade jam, genose, crème anglais. But most Brits would probably be happy with a semi made version using shop bought sponge/swiss roll and birds custard because that is the flavour profile from our childhood.
  11. Simple Desserts For a Crowd

    @Chocomom we don't have cool whip but the rest is easily available here. I can imagine why its popular, and now quite fancy making a mini batch to devour by myself!
  12. Simple Desserts For a Crowd

    wow that sounds delicious, definitely going to give it ago - can I just check what size the tins are (I'm in the UK so sizes are usually different). another classic for my inlaws is this cheat key lime pie https://www.carnation.co.uk/Recipes/Recipe.aspx?RecipeId=6 only using gingernuts as a base
  13. Simple Desserts For a Crowd

    I couldn't find a thread covering this, but apologies if there is. As I'm planning the food for a family gathering I realise again that we have a few desserts that we often fall back on. Partly because they are easy to prepare, minimal effort for the cook that is busy producing food to feed 20-30, and don't suffer from sitting on the buffet table. But mainly, because these are the crowd pleasing desserts, the one that are enjoyed by young and old alike. They can be altered and elaborated but in reality everyone would be just as satisfied with the dish in its more simple form, perhaps due to the associated memories. some of our crowd pleasers are pavlova, banoffee pie and triffle. https://thehappyfoodie.co.uk/recipes/strawberry-pavlova http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/banoffeepie_89031 so what about other egulleters, do you have a tradition of easy crowd pleasing desserts?
  14. Feasting My Way Through Japan

    just wow. Thank you for sharing this, and at such a rate. I am also now having some serious sushi cravings and mentally planning our return to Japan (though it probably wont be for a couple of years yet). I do have to wonder if the fish lollipops are ever eaten as they are glorious.