Regional desserts

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2008/04/09 08:20:05 (permalink)

Regional desserts

We did so well on the regional breakfast thread I was thinking about the other "end" of the day: Dessert. Are there any desserts you think are representative of or specific to you region?

In NY (and NJ/PA) it might be "lemon ice/wooder ice". Somehow I think there's more...
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    efuery
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    RE: Regional desserts 2008/04/09 08:49:11 (permalink)
    Here in New England Grape Nuts pudding comes to mind. Up north they do wonderful things with Maple syrup.
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    buffetbuster
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    RE: Regional desserts 2008/04/09 08:51:08 (permalink)
    A real favorite of mine is Indian Pudding in New England. Also, whoopie pies in Maine.
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    RE: Regional desserts 2008/04/09 08:54:47 (permalink)
    Cuban Flan


    Tres Leches


    Key Lime Pie (shown with the authentic meringue topping)



    All three can be very good, but sometimes restaurants serve "factory made" versions that are essentially tasteless.
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    RE: Regional desserts 2008/04/09 08:59:29 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by NYNM

    We did so well on the regional breakfast thread I was thinking about the other "end" of the day: Dessert. Are there any desserts you think are representative of or specific to you region?

    In NY (and NJ/PA) it might be "lemon ice/wooder ice". Somehow I think there's more...


    Black & White Cokkies! (sold as "Americans" in Germany..)
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    RE: Regional desserts 2008/04/09 09:02:46 (permalink)
    I think this is a neat idea...

    http://tinyurl.com/4xnh5f
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    RE: Regional desserts 2008/04/09 09:07:35 (permalink)
    Berger cookies from Baltimore. Most people love them. (I cannot see what the fuss is all about.)
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    RE: Regional desserts 2008/04/09 09:08:41 (permalink)
    Biscuit Pudding
    Butter Roll
    Deep-Dish Dishpan Dumpling Fruit Cobbler
    Sixteen-Layer Chocolate Cakes
    sixteen-Layer Lemon Cheese Cakes
    Pound Cakes
    Sweet Potato Pie
    Peanut Butter Pie
    Chocolate Pie
    Pecan Pie
    Banana Pudding
    Tea Cakes
    The list of desserts in the repertoire of regional S.E.Alabama cuisine is really almost infinite...the Southern table is famous for its desserts !
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    RE: Regional desserts 2008/04/09 09:17:15 (permalink)
    -Shoo-Fly Pie in PA Dutch country.

    -Maple Cream Pie in Vermont

    -Peanut Pie in Georgia/Virginia

    -Apple pan dowdies/grunts/buckles/crumbles/brown betty/cobblers-are any of these regional though?

    -NY Cheesecake

    -Grape Nut ice cream-New England

    -Bananas Foster-New Orleans

    -Boston Creme Pie-Boston, MA

    -Chess Pie-not sure how regional

    -Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie-Indiana?


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    RE: Regional desserts 2008/04/09 09:26:47 (permalink)
    In Dallas-
    With most Tex-Mex places it's Flan; some here are outstanding, some are just so-so.
    Home cooking and BBQ places it's either a Banana Pudding or any pie that they can put meringue on. Personally, I think only lemon should have meringue- the rest should have real whipped cream.
    And sometimes you luck out and they might have a really good Pecan pie.
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    RE: Regional desserts 2008/04/09 09:31:59 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by susanll

    I think this is a neat idea...

    http://tinyurl.com/4xnh5f



    billyboy ate there last week. For those who would like to read more:

    http://roadfood.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26561
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    RE: Regional desserts 2008/04/09 09:34:58 (permalink)
    I'm don't care for sweets but around here people seem to really like:

    sweet potato pie

    banana pudding

    coconut cream pie

    fried Pies - mostly peach, sometimes apple

    pecan pie

    coconut cake


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    RE: Regional desserts 2008/04/09 10:02:56 (permalink)
    This is the South - famous for pecan pie, apple pie, chess pie, buttermilk pie... pretty much any kind of pie. Oh, and anything fried.
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    RE: Regional desserts 2008/04/09 10:58:34 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Greymo

    Berger cookies from Baltimore. Most people love them. (I cannot see what the fuss is all about.)



    What's a Berger Cookie?
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    jimsock9
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    RE: Regional desserts 2008/04/09 11:01:20 (permalink)
    Steaming hot Bird's custard, from England!
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    RE: Regional desserts 2008/04/09 11:12:27 (permalink)
    Bread Pudding in LA.
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    RE: Regional desserts 2008/04/09 15:46:15 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by NYNM

    What's a Berger Cookie?


    In what was clearly not my finest photographic moment, I tried to capture the essence of the Berger Cookie.



    They are a (white) cake-like cookie covered in rich, thick fudge-y goodness. I initially thought that they were like the "black" half of a "black and white" cookie, but the chocolate is almost slathered on like cake frosting. They are a pretty good cookie, if you ask me. If signman stops by this thread, he will also sing their praises.

    Regionally, I am inundated with key lime pie - and I hate the stuff.
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    RE: Regional desserts 2008/04/09 16:10:29 (permalink)
    IQ, you forgot Lane Cake, invented in Alabama by Emma Rylander Lane in Clayton and one of my favorites!

    New Orleans:

    King Cake
    Chocolate Doberge cake
    Gâteau de Sirop (syrup cake)
    Beignets
    Calas Tous Chauds (fried rice fritters)
    Pain Perdu
    Creme Caramel
    Sno balls
    Creole cream cheese (you eat it with cream sugar and fresh fruit. We love strawberries :-)
    Bouche Noire (sorta like a truffle cake, served with no icing but fruit and whipped cream instead)
    Petit Gateaux (cookies at Christmas)
    Cajun Kringle cake
    Roman chewing candy (can you tell I like Haydel's Bakery yet?)
    and of course, Pralines (that would be praw leens y'all)

    Prolly about a thousand more.
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    RE: Regional desserts 2008/04/09 16:22:29 (permalink)
    No,Bhambabe...I didn't forget Lane Cakes ( as well as at least 10 - 12 other southern cakes ) have been part of our family holidays since antebellum days...Some of our recipes are that old ! To me all our Southern holiday desserts deserve a different catagory ... There are so many ... Too many to list...I was just listing some of the more common desserts of my area that are so prevalent in our homes on our dessert buffets and as part of our everyday meals ...Believe me my mother's Lane Cakes could never be forgotten...LOL !
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    RE: Regional desserts 2008/04/09 17:50:57 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by billyboy


    -Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie-Indiana?


    Just by the name Hoosier it becomes Indiana regional. I haven't seen a Hoosier sugar cream pie in a restaurant other than in Indiana but I would venture to bet it probably follows closely with Amish influenced country from Pennsylvania to Iowa if you looked hard enough.
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    RE: Regional desserts 2008/04/09 18:36:01 (permalink)
    Derby Pie, made by Kern Bakery in Louisville, the only real Derby Pie. All others are imposters.
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