View Full Version : Is there such thing as a Cajun style desert?
05-30-2002, 09:00 PM
I need to find a desert to serve with a Cajun dinner. Am I right in thinkng Cajun cooking is very French? Would this make a French type desert acceptable? Does any one have any suggestions or recipes?:confused:
It may be more Creole, but Bananas Foster is a classic. If you don't care for the bananas, try peaches or pineappple in a similar fashion. Also vanilla ice cream with a praline sauce -- with or without rum. Pecan pie works with Cajun food. Pralines -- again probably more creole.
SusieO -- where are you?
05-30-2002, 09:11 PM
I've always seen bread pudding on menus at New Orleans type places. I don't know if it's creole or cajun but it's a New Orleans thang.
05-31-2002, 06:46 AM
I would second both of the above suggestions, but also add that you're right -- many French desserts would work. Crepes are always nice as a summer dish, and can be filled with just about ANYTHING!
Pecan pie is always a good SOUTHERN bet, and KING CAKE would work if you're after a more "Mardi Gras" theme.
Otherwise, if you're looking for something authentic and different, you might try this one.
GĀTEAU DE SIROP
This dessert is about as Cajun as it gets. Serve with a drizzle of cane syrup if you like, plus some sweetened whipped cream.
2-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs, unbeaten
3/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup rich dark cane syrup
Combine dry ingredients, then in a mixing bowl add milk, eggs one at a time, shortening and cane syrup. Beat gently only until all ingredients are mixed together (do NOT overbeat!), then pour batter into a bundt pan, tube pan or deep cake pan and bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes.
05-31-2002, 08:07 AM
I would also put old fashioined bread pudding in a brandied or whiskey sauce on the list :D
05-31-2002, 09:17 AM
I did a web search for cajun desserts...here's some stuff I found
1 pound light brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
¾ cup evaporated milk
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups pecan halves
Mix the sugar, salt, milk and butter in a heavy pot. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves. Add the pecans and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until it reaches the soft ball stage (234 to 240 degrees on a candy thermometer). Remove from heat.
Allow to cook for a couple of minutes, then stir rapidly until the mixture begins to thicken and lightly coats the pecans. Drop by tablespoons onto wax or parchment paper. When the pralines have cooled, gently lift from the surface with a knife and store in an airtight container. Makes about 2 dozen.
1 cup water
1 cup milk
1 large egg
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
Pinch of nutmeg
4 to 6 cups vegetable oil
Combine the water, milk and egg in a large mixing bowl and mix well. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and the sugar and mix until the batter is smooth. Pour the oil into a large, deep pot or a deep fryer and heat to 360ŗ F. Drop the batter by spoonfuls into the hot oil and fry, turning two or three times, until they are golden brown. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Makes about 2 dozen.
05-31-2002, 06:22 PM
Pray tell, what is King Cake?:confused:
...she probably won't see this 'til Monday.
I have no idea what a King's Cake is either, but when I typed it into the address blank and ran an Internet search, I got GOBS of sources to find out...
Here's one I selected at random:
05-31-2002, 08:56 PM
You are so kind to do for me what I was to lazy to do!:o :D :o :rolleyes: Thank you so much! by the way I didn't realize you could do a search that way, that is cool! I thought you only used the address window for actual URLs....
12-22-2003, 11:12 AM
OK, this was a mistake and the system won't let me delete it. sorry. I am off to post on food thread.
12-22-2003, 11:21 AM
All right, this was a mistake and the system won't let me delete. Please ignore.
12-22-2003, 04:20 PM
Do you have a good bread pudding recipe to share, please?:confused:
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