Desserts of My Life – I Have Catching Up To Do
Wow, I have led a sheltered life when it comes to desserts. I’m not even sure these are all desserts. I just have to trust Joelens since she runs a culinary blog. She called it the Sweet 100… but she left out homemade ice cream, brownies, Apple Crisp, Kitty Litter Cake. I think she’s kind of a show off. But it was still fun. I guess I will have to start reading her blog, because one can never know too much about desserts.
How the Sweet 100 Works:
1) Copy this list into your blog, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
I’m going to add an asterisk to ones I have no clue what they are! If uyou can help, drop a comment on what the * items are.
1. Red Velvet Cake
2. Princess Torte*
3. Whoopie Pie*
4. Apple Pie either topped or baked with sharp chedda
7. Black and White Cookie*
8. Seven Layer Bar (also known as the Magic Bar or Hello Dolly bars)*
9. Fried Fruit pie (sometimes called hand pies)
11. Just-fried (still hot) doughnut
12. Scone with clotted cream* (I’ve had a scone)
13. Betty, Grunt, Slump, Buckle or Pandowdy*
16. Banana Pudding with ‘Nilla wafers
17. Bubble tea (with tapioca “pearls”)*
18. Dixie Cup* (updated)
19. Rice Krispie treats
23. Girl Scout cookies
24. Moon cake* (Moon Pie is below)
25. Candy Apple
26. Baked Alaska
27. Brooklyn Egg Cream*
28. Nanaimo bar*
29. Baba au rhum*
30. King Cake
33. Tres Leches Cake*
35. Shoofly Pie
36. Key Lime Pie (made with real key lime)
37. Panna Cotta*
38. New York Cheesecake
40. Russian Tea Cake/Mexican Wedding Cake*
41. Anzac Biscuits*
46. Moon Pie
47. Dutch Baby*
48. Boston Cream Pie
49. Homemade chocolate chip cookies
51. Gooey butter cake
54. Green tea cake or cookies*
55. Cupcakes from a cupcake shop
56. Creme Brulee
57. Some sort of deep fried fair food (twinkie, candy bar, cupcake)
58.Yellow cake with chocolate frosting
59. Jelly Roll
60. Pop Tarts
61. Charlotte Russe*
62. An “upside down” dessert (Pineapple upside down cake or Tarte Tatin)
63. Hummingbird Cake (updated)
64. Jell-O from a mold
65. Black Forest cake
66. Mock Apple Pie (Ritz Cracker Pie)*
68. Linzer torte*
71. Angel Food Cake
72. Mincemeat pie
74. Opera Cake*
76. Pain au chocolat
77. A piece of Gingerbread House
80. Rainbow cookies*
82. Petits fours
83. Chocolate Souffle
84. Bienenstich (Bee Sting Cake)*
87. Homemade marshmallows (this is a lie, there can’t be such a thing, can there?)
88. Rigo Janci*
89. Pie or cake made with candy bar flavors (Snickers pie, Reeses pie, etc) (updated)
91. Coke or Cola cake
92. Gateau Basque*
95. Bananas Foster
96. Joe Froggers*
98. Millionaire’s Shortbread*
99. Animal crackers
#89 — You’ve never had the Galaxy Pie at Mariahs’?! Ice cream pie with Milky way and reece’s peanut butter. Go over there now. Have a diabetic coma later.
7. Black and white cookie. Look to the cookie Elaine. Look to the cookie.
My, my, my! You don’t even know what you’ve eaten and what you haven’t! Buckeyes = peanut butter balls and Hummingbird cake from Farmer’s Market (the cinnamon roll lady).
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@ Chris: yes, I have had THAT. Is that what Mariah’s calls it? Thanks!
@ Jerky Joe: Seinfeld. Nope, never had one.
@ Nancy: Well I knew it was a trick, just some other name for common stuff.
Even a cursory glance tells me that I have eaten or at least tasted almost this entire list. More research is indicated!
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@Brian: I am not worthy. You are my hero.
#21 Blondies are like brownies, except the ‘cake’ part is vanilla. It’s like a thick chocolate chip cookie, #32 Pavlova is a meringue dessert filled with cream and strawberries… both are fabulous. That’s some list… I could have a lot of fun checking those off.
(p.s. thanks for stopping by my place, and the FYI on Joy.)
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@Tara R: Thanks for the info on the sweets. Pavlova sounds very interesting.
This meme can reveal alot about you, which I guess is the whole point. Some of those desserts will tell us you’re either a connoisseur or have some money or both. Others reveal if you’ve traveled or at least tasted international foods. Your list tells me you’ve grown up on comfort foods of the Midwest with Southern influence at some time in your life. Am I psychic or what? Gourmet that I am, like Brian, I’ve tasted most of the list, although I hate to admit that I’ve tasted Coke cake and mock apple pie.
I’m assuming the kringle listed is the Danish version. We of Swedish heritage have our own version which is less popular. Also, I make a fabulous cranberry trifle – think banana pudding with lady fingers instead of Nilla Wafers, cranberries instead of bananas, and a shot of Grand Marnier in the homemade custard.
You’ve surely had a Dixie cup, which is just vanilla ice cream in a one serving container with a pull off cardboard top. I didn’t think one could grow up in the 1950’s without eating one of those.
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@Catch Her in the Wry: you knew that about me already! Yes! I have had a Dixie Cup! I sure wasn’t thinking on that one! Thanks for the info on the Kringle, sounds delish. I just don’t think of desserts as being part of the meal experience, but I am determined to eat more sweets.
I loved this meme! But somewhere around number 59 or so I had to reach for the Alka Selzer. (“I can’t believe I ate the whole thing…”)
All the while thinking, “Is there a difference between a moon pie and a whoopie pie?”
And gosh, dontcha think that anyone who hasn’t had Apple Brown Betty or one of its slump/buckle/crisp cousins is, um, un-Amurkan?
It reminded me that when I was a kid my grandmother used to let us have Eskimo Pies as an appetizer.
Always eat dessert first.
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@Polly-Vous Francais: Hee. Moon pie/whoopie pie? I don’t know. Yes on the Apple Crips (that’s what we call it – a hold over from kidspeak)
Or ONLY have desserts… plural! We have done that more than I care to admit.
Thanks for finding this meme! Lol at the ‘show off’ comment… but I guess its because I come from quite a diverse upbringing with parents who were retired caterers and have traveled quite a bit around the world (not so much spewing off everything I’ve put in my mouth). If you ever visit Chicago, New York or even San Francisco, I’m sure you’ll be able to find all these desserts with some searching around! Living here in downtown Chicago has given be quite an advantage learning and sharing about food. Hope you continue to check out my blog and thanks again for referencing me 🙂
@Joelen: I’m glad you aren’t ticked for me calling you a show off. 🙂 Yeah, my choices for desserts her in KY are kinda limited compared to Chicago. But I am determined that I will be more diligent to make desserts part of my travel experience.