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Pampered Chef: What dessert recipes

  1. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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    have you been offering lately or will be offering in the upcoming months to your hosts?

    I'm getting tired of the same old, same old. I don't want a trifle but other than that I have NO idea.
     
    Mar 17, 2009
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  2. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    I don't do dessert shows usually - but sometimes I'll do a skillet cake as a 2nd recipe - it's in the oven when guests arrive.

    I give hosts the option between a Turtle Fudge Skillet Cake or the Pina Colada Skillet Cake. In warmer weather, I also sometimes do the Angel Almond Skillet Cake w/ fresh fruit.
     
    Mar 17, 2009
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  3. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I'm no help. I'll be doing Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle for April and Raspberry Fool for May.

    Well, it's my quick, easy version of Raspberry Fool. It's sweetened berries folded into whipped topping. Quick, easy, light, and pink for May.
     
    Mar 17, 2009
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  4. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    For this season I'm offering the Tropical Torte with Fresh Pineapple and the Double Chocolate Mousse Cups.
     
    Mar 17, 2009
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  5. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I prefer not to do dessert shows either Becky but I do still offer them. I always talk up the savory though.

    Rae, I've never even heard of Raspberry Fool. Is that just a secondary recipe, because it doesn't sound like there's much to it demo-wise.

    Allison (sorry, not sure if it's one L or two), guess I better go find me some waffle cups. Having a hard time here in Canada but I'd LOVE to try that recipe. :)
     
    Mar 17, 2009
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  6. JaimeAnnR

    JaimeAnnR Member

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    i did the double chocolate mousse cups for my first show! i had a bunch of teachers/educators so i did it majorly hands-on. (had ppl 'paint' their own waffle cups, etc) just plan ahead to fill the chocolate melting time with talking..i found myself standing up in front with nothing to say! :) oh, and you could just do it with regular ice cream cones too!
     
    Mar 17, 2009
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  7. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I have done many dessert shows. (I am the DessertDiva after all) These have been a hit:

    Warm Nutty Caramel Brownies
    Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Torte
    Chocolate Cake with Strawberries (made in the Stoneware Bundt)

    I plan on doing the Double Chocolate Mousse Cups in a future show.
     
    Mar 18, 2009
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  8. Bren706

    Bren706 Senior Member Gold Member

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    Strawberry Ameretto Pastries
    Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Torte
    Lime Berry Mouse Trifle
    Chocolate Velvet Cake with Strawberries
     
    Mar 18, 2009
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  9. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    Yes, you are correct! ;)

    Other top favorites that I have done in the past are Chocolate Chip Sensation, Banana Split Brownie, chocolate Velvet Cake with Strawberries. Ooh, that's a lot of chocolate!
     
    Mar 18, 2009
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  10. pchefjaneen

    pchefjaneen Member Gold Member

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    I don't usually do dessert shows either, but in the summer time, I love to do microwave cakes in the stoneware fluted pan. It's a great way to show off stoneware and shows that you can have a quick dessert without heating up the house! It's always a big hit and I usually sell a couple at each show!
     
    Mar 18, 2009
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  11. stefani2

    stefani2 Veteran Member

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    Turtle Fudge Skillet Cake has been good lately and people have shown A LOT more interest in the Cookware....
     
    Mar 18, 2009
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  12. gaddischef

    gaddischef Member Gold Member

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    love the chocolate velvet cake and peanut butter cup torte....
     
    Mar 18, 2009
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  13. gailz2

    gailz2 Senior Member Gold Member

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    Warm and Nutty Caramel Brownies are a favorite, as well as the Black Forest Trifle -- the almond in it makes it fabulous!
     
    Mar 18, 2009
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  14. stefani2

    stefani2 Veteran Member

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    I have been scared to offer this at Shows because of allergies? Any thoughts?
     
    Mar 18, 2009
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  15. ChefNic

    ChefNic Veteran Member

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    I was thinking about doing the Black Forest Trifle...just doesnt seem that it uses many products! just the basics...batter bowls, whisks..
    Where's the Microplane! Forged Cutlery! Serious products?
    I have no problem talking cookware, forged cutlery, Simple Additions, and now Bamboo without demo-ing it...But I still would like to demo some major products...

    I just looked at the Tropical Torte w/fresh pineapple...now that has some good products! SS Mix Bowls, Santoku, SA, Pineapple Wedger, ...it seems to have some substance!

    I haven't made it yet...and I really don't have time!
    I leave for New Director Academy - - whoo hoo!!! early Friday morning...and come home late Saturday... my show is Monday...and I'd rather try it even before I commit to the host that i'll do it...so before I send her the ingredient list.

    This has snuck up on me so fast! I should have tried it out for dessert night this week!

    So I need your opinion... is it a good demo????
    Thanks!

    And hmmm...only 10 servings? This is supposed to be a BIG group! maybe 20 people!
    I may just have to do the Black Forest Trifle...definitely sounds good!
     
    Mar 18, 2009
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  16. CathyP

    CathyP Member Gold Member

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    I almost always do a microwave cake in the Stoneware Fluted Pan as a second recipe at my shows. There are so many versions you can do and guests are always wowed by the results. I always sell at least one pan at every show and at one show I sold eight!
     
    Mar 19, 2009
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  17. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    It's a very simple thing to add products to a demo.

    If you want to show the microplane - grate some chocolate over the top.
    Make that chocolate a chocolate bar - and chop it first with a knife.
    Mix your ingredients in SS Bowls
    Make the cake in the bar pan - and show it to people
    Toast some almonds for the top in the 8" saute pan...
    ...and so on...
     
    Mar 19, 2009
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  18. myinnerchef

    myinnerchef Member Gold Member

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    If I'm making a dessert as a second recipe, I make a microwave soda cake in the fluted stone. If the dessert is my main recipe, I usually do the Warm Nutty Caramel Brownies.
     
    Mar 19, 2009
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  19. pkd09

    pkd09 Future Director Silver Member

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    I try to look ahead with my recipes. I am currently offering Trifle Bowl recipes because of Mother's Day in May. Great gift idea! Also, 14 minute cakes in the fluted stoneware in the microwave. Again, thinking ahead to summer. Who wants to turn on the oven when the A/C is on.
     
    Mar 19, 2009
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  20. I am really loving the Creamy Mojito Torte... It is very Fragrant with the Lime and Mint, and you can add the use of many tools. I am new at this and haven't had the $ yet to purchase the cookware. So I find this really show cases what I already have... Very quick and easy (in fact I was making this for a PC meeting @ 6:30, didn't leave to go to the store until 5 to purchase what I needed to make, made it and made it to my meeting @ 10 mins early)... a surprising dessert... It is also has a light feel too which makes it great for the spring and summer when we want something sweet, but not real heavy....
     
    Mar 19, 2009
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