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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia1973 View Post
    Fudge can be hit or miss. Done right, it's like a truffle. Done wrong...ewww sugar.

    Desserts have gotten SO overdone. I'm not gonna lie, I enjoy sweets. But jesus, this attempt to combine things like cheesecake, cookies, fudge, peanut butter and whatever else into a big mash up just ends up gross. I love pudding. I love cheesecake. I love a cookie. I love chocolate and peanut butter. But no need to merge them all and coat with whipped cream and caramel. And ice cream. There is such lovely decadance in well made chocolate mousse and cheesecake can be amazingly rich. No idea why this trend of gobbing shit together got started. I think it is because commercial desserts aren't very good and they just pile on crap to hide what is lacking.

    While I'm bitching about foods that aren't primal, when the hell did cookies become discus sized? I don't get that.

    And desserts in general when you eat out are so fucking huge. Like I'd love a small portion of chocolate mousse, but you can't get that anymore. No kidding- my birthday a couple years ago, we ordered the slice of chocolate cake AND 8 PEOPLE ate from one piece of cake and half of that was leftover. I ordered coconut cream pie a while back (I try and only eat sweets out) and it was literally 1/4 of a pie.
    Don't get me started on desserts. Even in the old, bad, era of gluten unawareness, there were lots of desserts offered that were naturally gluten-free. Think chocolate mousse or creme brulee. Now every restaurant has to have cake, cookies, cookie dough, and/or pie crust in every single dessert they sell, and lots of them won't sell you just a dish of ice cream even if they keep it to put on their monstrosities, even if they consider themselves as offering gluten-free options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia1973 View Post
    Desserts have gotten SO overdone. I'm not gonna lie, I enjoy sweets. But jesus, this attempt to combine things like cheesecake, cookies, fudge, peanut butter and whatever else into a big mash up just ends up gross. I love pudding. I love cheesecake. I love a cookie. I love chocolate and peanut butter. But no need to merge them all and coat with whipped cream and caramel. And ice cream. There is such lovely decadance in well made chocolate mousse and cheesecake can be amazingly rich. No idea why this trend of gobbing shit together got started. I think it is because commercial desserts aren't very good and they just pile on crap to hide what is lacking.
    I think people's taste buds may have gotten numb. Also, with the grazing model, snacks became thought of as small meals. Once you're in that mindset, your desserts have to be something "special." And with prepared ingredients, hell, just toss every sweet thing in the cupboard into a bowl, cover it with your artificial "cream" topping, and Voila! You're a damn chef. LOL
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    I'm straight up OK with the occasional gluten dessert. I just don't want to bake it anymore. I want ONE small portion of a well executed cake, cookie, pie, cheesecake etc. They can't even get that shit right. And it's seeping into finer restaurants now which is annoying. Mmm... perfect roast chicken and veggies. Now for some tiramisu. Excepy your tiramisu is coated in whipped topping, fudge and caramel.

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    I was recently infuriated by a local mom and pop shop. I ordered something called "Mexican cinnamon cheesecake." Ok, should be cheesecake with cinnamon and maybe chocolate, right? Nope. Cream cheese whipped with cool whip between layers of box yellow cake, crusted with cinnamon sugar. How the hell is that a cheesecake? !
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    I feel like coolwhip mixed with cream cheese has had a negative impact on dessert. It finds it's way into everything. Fold in cookies, cake, candy and call it dessert.

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    ..on the other hand, I've picked up some amazing small batch cream cheese from pastured cows, and mixed it myself with heavy cream or sour cream, and lightly sweetened it with honey, and served as an accent with fresh berries.

    See, THAT'S what a dessert is. I can't even stand restaurant "desserts" anymore.

    Trying to remember the last one I had, which I recall was hideously over-sweetened with a strongly chemical flavoring to it, but I can't remember where it was.

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    ..on the other hand, I've picked up some amazing small batch cream cheese from pastured cows, and mixed it myself with heavy cream or sour cream, and lightly sweetened it with honey, and served as an accent with fresh berries.
    YUM.... LOL, and if you served that people would be all "OMFG so high in fat!" and not eat it while consuming a metric ton of a mix of coolwhip, fat free cream cheese and oreos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia1973 View Post
    I'm straight up OK with the occasional gluten dessert. I just don't want to bake it anymore. I want ONE small portion of a well executed cake, cookie, pie, cheesecake etc. They can't even get that shit right. And it's seeping into finer restaurants now which is annoying. Mmm... perfect roast chicken and veggies. Now for some tiramisu. Excepy your tiramisu is coated in whipped topping, fudge and caramel.
    I don't mind if you eat all the gluten desserts you want. I just don't like having to visit a different restaurant for dessert or go home and cook because a restaurant that prides itself on having options for people who can't do gluten has changed their dessert menu to only have gluten options.

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    I just don't like having to visit a different restaurant for dessert or go home and cook because a restaurant that prides itself on having options for people who can't do gluten has changed their dessert menu to only have gluten options.
    LOL, well, you probably are not missing out much, unfortunately.

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