Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Sweet 100

You may have seen "The Omnivore's 100" on food blogs recently - providing people the opportunity to share whether or not they have tried anything from a Big Mac to heirloom tomatoes to snake . . . interesting, but not really my cup of tea.
However, I saw "The Sweet 100" on fellow Barefoot Blogger Audrey's food from books, and I thought maybe it would be fun . . . like Audrey, I'm a fan of lists. So here goes:

Items I have tried are in bold
Items I would not try have been crossed out

1. Red Velvet Cake
2. Princess Torte
3. Whoopie Pie
4. Apple Pie either topped or baked with sharp cheddar (the first pie I ever made was apple and sharp cheddar!)
5. Beignet (at Jazz in Columbia; does it count if it's not in New Orleans?)
6. Baklava
7. Black and white cookie
8. Seven Layer Bar (aka Magic Bar or Hello Dolly bars) (coconut=no)
9. Fried Fruit pie
10. Kringle
11. Just-fried (still hot) doughnut (Krispy Kreme, yum!)
12. Scone with clotted cream (scone, yes . . . clotted cream, no)
13. Betty, Grunt, Slump, Buckle or Pandowdy
14. Halvah
15. Macarons
16. Banana pudding with nilla wafers
17. Bubble tea (with tapioca "pearls") (tried this at a tea place on Broadway in Columbia . . . it was weird, and the place is no longer in business)
18. Dixie Cup (I have probably eaten a dessert out of a Dixie Cup, but nothing called a Dixie Cup!)
19. Rice Krispie treats
20. Alfajores (sounds good)
21. Blondies
22. Croquembouche
23. Girl Scout cookies (Thin Mint is my favorite flavor)
24. Moon cake ($10 to $50 for a cake with a "slightly oily" filling made from salted duck eggs?)
25. Candy Apple
26. Baked Alaska (perhaps I'll make this when Sarah Palin becomes the first female VP)
27. Brooklyn Egg Cream
28. Nanaimo bar (according to wikipedia, a wafer crumb-based layer, topped by a layer of light custard or vanilla butter icing, which is covered in chocolate made from melted chocolate squares . . . why have I not heard of this before???)
29. Baba au rhum
30. King Cake
31. Sachertorte
32. Pavlova (courtesy of the Egg Council)
33. Tres Leches Cake
34. Trifle
35. Shoofly Pie
36. Key Lime Pie
37. Panna Cotta (on the Very Berry Wine Trail in Hermann)
38. New York Cheesecake
39. Napoleon / mille-fueille
40. Russian Tea Cake / Mexican Wedding Cake
41. Anzac biscuits (I'd try them if made without coconut)
42. Pizzelle
43. Kolaches (these are on my to-make list)
44. Buckeyes
45. Malasadas (Portuguese yeast dough, fried and coated in sugar)
46. Moon Pie
47. Dutch baby
48. Boston Cream Pie
49. Homemade chocolate chip cookies
50. Pralines
51. Gooey butter cake (Should I blame my St Louis friends or Paula Deen?)
52. Rusks ("hard, dry biscuit or twice-baked bread" - no thanks!)
53. Daifuku (sounds strange)
54. Green tea cake or cookies
55. Cupcakes from a cupcake shop (Best from the Cupcakery in St Louis)
56. Crème brûlée (Mom and I learned to make crème brûlée at Main Street Kitchen)
57. Some sort of deep fried fair food (twinkie, candy bar, cupcake) (A fried twinkie at the NWSS in Denver and fried oreos at last year's Taste of Palmyra)
58. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting
59. Jelly Roll
60. Pop Tarts
61. Charlotte Russe
62. An "upside down" dessert (such as Pineapple upside down cake or Tarte Tatin)
63. Hummingbird Cake
64. Jell-O from a mold
65. Black forest cake (Oh yeah - I had forgotten - this was the groom's cake at Nick and Kaci's wedding in Texas; I should have done a whole post about their wedding - among other good things, they had Dublin Dr. Pepper)
66. Mock Apple Pie (Ritz Cracker Pie) (why bother?)
67. Kulfi (an Indian milk-based frozen dessert)
68. Linzer torte
69. Churro
70. Stollen
71. Angel Food Cake
72. Mincemeat pie
73. Concha
74. Opera Cake
75. Sfogliatelle / Lobster tail
76. Pain au chocolat
77. A piece of Gingerbread House (Dad and I used to make Gingerbread houses for Christmas)
78. Cassata
79. Cannoli (At D'Agostino's . . . another Columbia place that bit the dust)
80. Rainbow cookies
81. Religieuse
82. Petits fours
83. Chocolate Souffle
84. Bienenstich (Bee Sting Cake)
85. Rugelach
86. Hamenstashen
87. Homemade marshmallows
88. Rigo Janci (what?)
89. Pie or cake made with candy bar flavors (Snickers pie, Reeses pie, etc)
90. Divinity
91. Coke or Cola cake (thank you, Cracker Barrel)
92. Gateau Basque
93. S'mores
94. Figgy Pudding
95. Bananas foster or other flaming dessert
96. Joe Froggers
97. Sables
98. Millionaire's Shortbread (this recipe looks good!)
99. Animal crackers
100. Basbousa

Want your own Sweet 100? All you have to do is:
1) Copy this list into your site, including the instructions!
2) Bold all of the sweets you've eaten!
3) Cross out any of them that you'd never ever eat.
4) Consider anything that is not bold or crossed out your "To Do" List.

1 comment:

Audrey said...

I missed that you visited - thanks! And I missed the just-fried donut on MY list (forgot about my one trip ever to Krispy Kreme!)
See you on Thursday!