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NYNM

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Regional desserts Wed, 04/9/08 8:20 AM (permalink)
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 Wed, 04/9/08 8:49 AM (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

      RE: Regional desserts Wed, 04/9/08 8:51 AM (permalink)
      A real favorite of mine is Indian Pudding in New England. Also, whoopie pies in Maine.
       
      #3
        MiamiDon

        RE: Regional desserts Wed, 04/9/08 8:54 AM (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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          NYNM

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          RE: Regional desserts Wed, 04/9/08 8:59 AM (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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            susanll

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            RE: Regional desserts Wed, 04/9/08 9:02 AM (permalink)
            I think this is a neat idea...

            http://tinyurl.com/4xnh5f
             
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              Greymo

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              RE: Regional desserts Wed, 04/9/08 9:07 AM (permalink)
              Berger cookies from Baltimore. Most people love them. (I cannot see what the fuss is all about.)
               
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                iqdiva

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                RE: Regional desserts Wed, 04/9/08 9:08 AM (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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                  billyboy

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                  RE: Regional desserts Wed, 04/9/08 9:17 AM (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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                    mland520

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                    RE: Regional desserts Wed, 04/9/08 9:26 AM (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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                      MiamiDon

                      RE: Regional desserts Wed, 04/9/08 9:31 AM (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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                        baileysoriginal

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                        RE: Regional desserts Wed, 04/9/08 9:34 AM (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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                          angeltearsmc

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                          RE: Regional desserts Wed, 04/9/08 10:02 AM (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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                            NYNM

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                            RE: Regional desserts Wed, 04/9/08 10:58 AM (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 Wed, 04/9/08 11:01 AM (permalink)
                              Steaming hot Bird's custard, from England!
                               
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                                Rick F.

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                                RE: Regional desserts Wed, 04/9/08 11:12 AM (permalink)
                                Bread Pudding in LA.
                                 
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                                  The Travelin Man

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                                  RE: Regional desserts Wed, 04/9/08 3:46 PM (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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                                    BhamBabe

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                                    RE: Regional desserts Wed, 04/9/08 4:10 PM (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
                                    G√Ęteau 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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                                      iqdiva

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                                      RE: Regional desserts Wed, 04/9/08 4:22 PM (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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                                        Davydd

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                                        RE: Regional desserts Wed, 04/9/08 5:50 PM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        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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                                          jman

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                                          RE: Regional desserts Wed, 04/9/08 6:36 PM (permalink)
                                          Derby Pie, made by Kern Bakery in Louisville, the only real Derby Pie. All others are imposters.
                                           
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