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favorite desserts

emerilcantcook | Apr 12, 2008 06:50 PM

Well, I am on a (surprisingly successful) diet, and I only get to eat a dessert every week or two (instead of ... well every day, which was my previous diet). I have to be picky. Because I am on this diet for health reasons, not just for vanity (although losing some weight feels nice), I am motivated. I decided that I should use my quota for only the best desserts in town; so I am looking for some kind of round up. Please help this dieting, insulin resistant, pre-diabetic chowhounder to satisfy her sweet tooth without getting into a sugar overdose for no good reason. What are your "i ate it and it was worth the insulin spike" desserts in town? Also, it there are any, what are the guilt free, lower glycemic index desserts in town, except for a perfectly ripe mango, papaya or a pint of July strawberries?

My roundup:

-Prune/phylo dessert with candied oranges and armagnac ice cream at P'tit Plateau: this is the best earthy/winter dessert ever created. Everytime I eat it, I realize how prunes are the most underrated species in the whole chow universe.
-Wavel prune paczki: see any pattern here?
-Premier Moisson lemon tart
-Plain natas from Bela Vista
-Vanilla-lavender cake from Cocoa Locale
-Hot chocolate with piment d'espelette from Festin du Babette.

These are what came to my mind when I want some no nonsense comforting desserts. Anything else?

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