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motley que
09-10-2007, 09:06 AM
looking for some ideas/suggestions. here are my ideas for right now

Dessert Pizza served on a pizza peel - thinking a chocolate peanut butter topping with melted marshmallows

sweet potato pecan pie served in those little individual pies.

Did JD breadpudding last time. wife thinks i should do creme brulee

Plowboy
09-10-2007, 09:19 AM
Apple Dump Cake

Has worked well for me this year.

motley que
09-10-2007, 09:35 AM
sounds good. do you cut it into pieces for the judges?

Plowboy
09-10-2007, 09:41 AM
I cook it in an aluminum half pan. Then I cut one of the sides down. Cut around the center of the cake so it will fit as one piece in the tray. Take two 9" spatulas and carefully remove. Place as one piece in the tray. If you take your time and do it right, you can make it look like it was baked there.

Then I top with butter pecan ice cream, a couple whole walnuts for garnish and drizzled with caramel sauce.

Plowboy
09-10-2007, 09:41 AM
Sweet potato pecan pie sounds good.

G$
09-10-2007, 10:04 AM
Anything that includes the word "cheesecake".

Let me clarify, I don't do deserts, but it seems the last few times "cheesecake" has taken "anything but" or desert.

MileHighSmoker
09-10-2007, 10:05 AM
I recently did grilled maple glazed pineapple slices with fresh brownies and ice-cream.

I have been thinking a good desert to do over some very hot coals would be bananas foster which would make for some awesome presentation as well.

Transformer BBQ
09-10-2007, 10:25 AM
creme brulee is a little difficult to do without propane... possible, but harder. Just a thought for when planning your items...

Sawdustguy
09-10-2007, 02:48 PM
I recently did grilled maple glazed pineapple slices with fresh brownies and ice-cream.

I have been thinking a good desert to do over some very hot coals would be bananas foster which would make for some awesome presentation as well.

How do you keep the Ice Cream from melting while it is sitting waiting for the judges?

jtfisher63
09-10-2007, 03:54 PM
I've got a comp coming up that will include our first non tri-tip anything butt category. I am curious, how much of the cooking has to be done on site? Are you guys baking cheesecakes and other cakes on site? I will have a fifth wheel trailer on site, but RV ovens aren't exactly the best for baking.

Also, I am curious about using ice cream as a side or topping. It's gotta be melted by the time it gets to the judges right? Do you guys make your own ice cream or can you use store bought. If you make it, once again, do you make it on site?

Thanks,
Jason

VGuilford
09-10-2007, 04:04 PM
Apple Dump Cake

Has worked well for me this year.

I had some at Blue Springs. Man o Man was it good with some ice cream on it.

smknwhlswife
09-10-2007, 04:35 PM
Andy almost always does Key Lime Pie. Only has 4 ingredients and bakes for app. 15 mins and then give it time to set up. Easy as pie!!! It tastes really good on those really hot days.

I may take over one of these days (if he lets me) and do something else.

Bentley
09-10-2007, 04:44 PM
Anything that includes the word "cheesecake".

Let me clarify, I don't do deserts, but it seems the last few times "cheesecake" has taken "anything but" or desert.


Where is the contest? I was at the Royal last year, and I think 3 of the top 5 desserts were Cheesecake!

MileHighSmoker
09-11-2007, 09:24 PM
The ice cream dish I was referring to was for a meal at home not for competition. Sorry for the confusion. It was awesome anyhow.:cool:

MilitantSquatter
09-11-2007, 10:12 PM
Monkeybread

MilitantSquatter
09-11-2007, 10:17 PM
grilled dessert pizza (peaches and cannoli cream, honey, mint leaves, brown suguar on a pizza crust).

HoDeDo
09-11-2007, 10:30 PM
Monkeybread

now THAT looks awesome...

Plowboy
09-11-2007, 10:35 PM
I've got a comp coming up that will include our first non tri-tip anything butt category. I am curious, how much of the cooking has to be done on site? Are you guys baking cheesecakes and other cakes on site? I will have a fifth wheel trailer on site, but RV ovens aren't exactly the best for baking.

Also, I am curious about using ice cream as a side or topping. It's gotta be melted by the time it gets to the judges right? Do you guys make your own ice cream or can you use store bought. If you make it, once again, do you make it on site?

Thanks,
Jason

Dump cakes turn out great in the RV. For the Ice Cream, I make my scoops WAY ahead of time and place back in the freezer. The RV freezer is turned on high. They are rock hard when placed on the dessert. I served dump cake with ice cream from a cooler that was barely able to be scooped at Burlington, KS.... got 3rd. So, a little melting might not be all that bad.

Plowboy
09-11-2007, 10:39 PM
now THAT looks awesome...

Best if you can get fresh monkeys. Imitation monkeys just don't cut it.

HoDeDo
09-11-2007, 10:42 PM
Best if you can get fresh monkeys. Imitation monkeys just don't cut it.

Ya don't say... damn All mine are frozen or blended monkee.
Krabmeat mod.

Sledneck
09-11-2007, 10:44 PM
i do like canned mechanically seperated monkeys

Plowboy
09-11-2007, 10:44 PM
Ya don't say... damn All mine are frozen or blended monkee.
Krabmeat mod.

You probably use the generic, white label brand that just says "Monkeys". There's your problem.

MilitantSquatter
09-11-2007, 10:50 PM
We use these with a half cup of FAB-D mixed with mango juice

Ford
09-12-2007, 02:13 PM
Mikey - For a couple of years QUAU did home made ice cream and won more contests than you'd believe possible.

On Food TV - Barefoot Contessa has a brownie recipe that she serves cold but I like warm. With a scoop of ice cream it would be amazing, add powdered sugar maybe even some raspberries.

This weekend of course it's all apples. Right now I'm not doing side entries but after reading some recipes in Doc's new book I'm thinking about doing one.

The Anchorman
09-12-2007, 02:23 PM
Grilled Bananas Foster
won third place in Lowell Last week, should have won First.
interested pm me for recipe.
Ray

Ron_L
09-12-2007, 05:56 PM
Grilled Bananas Foster


Do you mean like this... :rolleyes:

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d172/Ron_L/IMGP0656.jpg

This was prepared at home but it sure was good!

Plowboy
09-12-2007, 06:22 PM
Damn that looks good!

WalterSC
09-12-2007, 06:37 PM
Well the one thing that always goes well with BBQ in my humble opinion is (banna )pudding . Hey I know I spelled it wrong but yall know what I mean!! LOL

The Anchorman
09-12-2007, 09:26 PM
Do you mean like this... :rolleyes:

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d172/Ron_L/IMGP0656.jpg

This was prepared at home but it sure was good!

Yes but No.
I did a take off on that. But Stupid Me... No Pictures...

lunchlady
09-13-2007, 03:43 PM
this only got 18th at Harpoon this year. I wonder how you get a 3 in tenderness? :mad:

We cook 'em in a WSM... no problemo.

paydabill
09-13-2007, 03:46 PM
Cheesecake - I beleive cheesecake took the top three at the Open last year. Smokin Mother Ruckers was 3rd with an 180. It was probably the best I have ever had in my life.

jtfisher63
09-13-2007, 04:24 PM
this only got 18th at Harpoon this year. I wonder how you get a 3 in tenderness? :mad:

We cook 'em in a WSM... no problemo.

What are these? They look like individual cheesecakes filled with something. Any ideas why they didn't do so well? I was considering doing something similar myself. They sure look good to me!

Jason

lunchlady
09-13-2007, 06:54 PM
They were regular mini cheesecakes with a chocolate crust, blueberry filling and a chocolate Harpoon stout beer sauce (which was freakin' delicious!) I have no idea what happened. They had taken 6th two years before that.

here's what they got... I was COMPLETELY wrong about the 3... oops! 160.5712 total. not too shabby but the winner got a 175.4286

668 999 999 989 877 966

jtfisher63
09-13-2007, 07:00 PM
Apparently the judges either loved it or didn't much care for it. Are most dessert categories judged KCBS style?

Jason

lunchlady
09-14-2007, 01:45 PM
Either they love it or they hate it... ain't that always the way?
The judging was KCBS style. That one was Chef's Choice, open garnish, must use a Harpoon beer sauce, I believe. But still judged on appearance, taste, and tenderness...

We loved them...