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Inspiration/brainstorming for new project dessert (long)


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Inspiration/brainstorming for new project dessert (long)

CaptCrunch | Jun 9, 2014 03:22 PM

Hello everybody!

Since I really enjoyed feedback from this forum in my last post (choosing an ice cream pairing for shoe fly pie), I thought it might be interesting to get your opinion once again.

I have volunteered to make another dessert for father's day and I am looking for a project to pique my interest. I am hesitating on several potential recipes but nothing is fixed yet.

All my family are good cooks. They go from solid everyday cooks to maniac foodies. Most are obsessive about recipes and new ingredients. All are open minded, ready to try new things. Apart from allergies, most things are fair game.

My preference:
My favorite cooking moments are projects I plan for a long time and take my time to execute. I am pretty much a recipe guy (although I mix and match different recipes to get to where I want to go from time to time). I usually succeed most recipes I try so for me the challenge is usually finding a good recipe or mix of recipes. I am methodical, analytical and detail oriented. I like really vintage recipes, off the wall tests, retro concepts, new ways of doing old things or really difficult classic recipes. I don't really care for trends, molecular gastronomy (not equiped for it) or shortcuts.

Some of my previous projects (for reference)

*Paris-Brest cake
*Shoo Fly Pie
*Rum baba
*Sauterne savarin
*Bailey's cheesecake
*Baked alaska
*Bourbon pecan pie
*Crème caramel
*Kouign amann
*Momofuku Crack Pie
*Momofuku Birthday cake
*Momofuku Carrot Cake

Potentially interesting recipes:

*Canelé de Bordeau (I don't have the molds however...)

*Chess Pie (the momofuku crack pie was loosely inspired by the chess pie. I liked to do the shoo fly pie and the chess pie is another southern classic

*Treacle tart (an english classic I see in the same family as chess pie, sugar pie and shoo fly pie )
or, for a more vintage approach,

*Queen of Sheeba Cake (I really like vintage julia child)

*Gâteau Saint-Honoré (I have a great choux pastry recipe, looks complex but should be a bit easier than optics suggest)

*Sweet potato Pie (never tried it!)

*Ricotta pie (saw it on the soprano's and became curious!)

*Marjolaine Cake of La Pyramide (a french classic)

*Sticky toffee pudding (another english classic!)

*Upside down pineapple cake (a classic revisited!)

So! What do you think? Do you have any thoughts or suggestions?

Thank you in advance!

TLDR: Looking to make a dessert. I like projects. Too much choice. Any advice would help.

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