I will be stuck with making the desserts this year for Rosh Hashana as well as all of the food for a dinner and two big lunches as my dessert people will not be able to bring anything due to family stuff. The food is absolutely no problem at all; the dessert is entirely another matter. I never make dessert and am the kind of cook who hates measuring, so I am in big trouble. To make matters worse, I married into a family of fabulous bakers. The non-dairy issue is a "toughy" because believe me, I would buy apple desserts in a second, but the non-dairy apple desserts available at bakeries in my city (Toronto) really suck. I plan to make chocolate brownies from a non-dairy mix augmented with non-dairy chocolate chips and vanilla. I know this is sacreligious on this board, but my guests (not just the kids) really like them. The apple crisp/cake or other groovy fruit combo (plums/ pears?) is really stressing me.
Please, please help me. I have zero experience baking. Thanks so much.