dessert term-challenged? Here are a few sweet, delicious and sugary words to
the fancy name (French, of course!), this is just ice cream shaped in a
spherical mold. Although today it may come plain, the original recipe for a
bombe glacee involved a center of perfumed cream with fruit bits that is then
covered with plain ice cream.
you don't shake it! Bon actually means good. Literally, it's "good
good" or goody goodies." Actually, it just means confections.
this meant the food of the goods - or at least those gods who lived in Olympus.
However, the word also lent its name to a Southern (USA) dessert that is
traditionally served during Christmas. It is composed of sectioned oranges and
coconut - a surprising combination, on to which other fruits (e.g. bananas,
pineapple, grapes etc.) are sometimes added.
this is not a dessert of Indian origin, although it sure sounds like one.
Actually, it's an American dessert that descended from Pennsylvania Dutch
settlers. It consists of apples, flavorings, sugar, butter and molasses. It is
then baked in a deep dish and then covered with a pastry (crust). Before
serving, the crust is cut into the apples (to dowdy) combining it - a curious
practice that gave it it's name.
think that the scent of this pie would shoo away flies, right? Wrong. This pie
got its name from the fact that flies are supposedly attracted to molasses. As
such, they can't get enough of it, and thus, had to be shooed. It comes in both
dry and wet versions. Perhaps it's the name, but the shoo-fly pie is sometimes
considered to be unappealing by those not used to eating it as a dessert.
Anyway, the fact that is too sweet to even those with a sweet tooth may have
something to do it.