So here it is in today's colour supplement: Guilt-free Desserts.
Who wants guilt-free desserts? I want guilty desserts, full of thick whipped cream and chocolate (think glorious puffy eclairs. M&S do wonderful ones). If they're guilt free, forget it. And if they make you feel guilty, have an apple instead. I've always thought that if you're given to dietary guilt, you're in a lose-lose situation. For if you eat the thing you feel guilty about, the guilt cancels out any pleasure you might derive from it. No. If you're on a health kick/diet, and you decide to commit a dietary sin, ENJOY it. Otherwise you've wasted your time and put on another stone into the bargain. As I said: lose-lose.
Oh, and while I'm at it, can't we go back to that good, old fashioned word, pudding? It sounds what it is. Delicious, comforting and very, very fattening. Mmm.
Saturday, 25 October 2014
Posted by Frances Garrood at 15:43
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You have my full support in your campaing for guilty desserts, Frances! If I want cake, I want REAL cake, with chocolate, with LOTS of sugar, and so on - not one made of wholegrain flour and with only half the amount of sugar that the recipe wanted. Same goes for all other desserts (or puddings) - Ice cream has to deserve the "cream" in its name, a mousse is perfect if it is not "healthy" (or "light", as the German term for any type of diet food or drink is), and like you said, if I want something healthy, I eat fruit.ReplyDelete
Those desserts for me are all guilt-free. Meat, on the other hand, is never entirely guilt-free for me, because I can't help but think of the horrible conditions those poor animals had to live and die in. (I do eat meat, but rarely, and try to be a conscious consumer by not buying the cheapest mass-produced stuff).
Look here for a heavy pudding. LauraReplyDelete
She is a good if not a great painter and a cook I admire. She is half fit as well. thought you'd like a little background just to put my comment in some sort of context.Delete
Oh wow, this looks wonderful, and Laura is so right in indulging herself in stuff like this after having grown up in a family of health fanatics where Nutella was banned!Delete
Way too elaborate for me to try and make this at home, though. I lack both patience and ability.
Patience, Meike, I can believe if you say so but lack of ability I do not believe.Delete
I need a translator! On the other hand I'd better not.Delete
Meike, German puddings are among the best in the world. I'm not surprised you're a pudidng fan!Delete
I refuse to feel guilty eating a pudding! They're good for you! :-) xReplyDelete
I always knew you were a sensible woman, Teresa.Delete
You are not going to believe this Frances. Firstly recently in Glasgow I had a sudden craving for a chocolate eclair and, guess what, I couldn't find one because everyone had sold out (including M&S). Tonight as I read your post I was eating the remains of a hugely indulgent cheesecake that I made yesterday when I had friends in for dinner. What is so funny is that I rarely eat puddings and cakes because I prefer savoury things.ReplyDelete
I don't normally eat them either, Graham, but those eclairs...I really feel for you.Delete
Being a non-sugar-eater I'm not fussed about all this chocolate guilt stuff, but puddings to me mean Steak and Kidney,or (heaven forbid) Yorkshire.ReplyDelete
I'm with you on those, Cro. And I LOVE Yorkshire pudding.Delete
Yesterday I bought chocolate eclairs - the ones with fresh cream oozing out and covered in melty chocolate. We had them for pudding. Delicious.ReplyDelete
Another sensible woman. Were they M&S?Delete
No, Sainsburys. I'm sure they were just as delicious.Delete
I'd only feel guilty about eating dessert if I'd stolen it.ReplyDelete
So very true!Delete
Are you speaking from experience, Patsy?Delete
You're not going to trick me into confessing as easily as that, Frances!Delete
I prefer the word pudding too, France. I thought I was the only person still using it.ReplyDelete
I think every mouthful of enjoyable food should be a pleasure and get tired of hearing people chide themselves for eating a bit of chocolate.
I think "dessert" is an in-denial sort of word; making pudding sound less fattening (and not nearly so nice).Delete
When I have pudding, it's because I absolutely aim to enjoy every mouthful - same with chocolates!ReplyDelete
That's my girl!Delete
I never, ever feel guilty about eating a pudding - only if I eat what someone else had left in their bowl as well! You have now made me remember the chocolate sponge pudding and pink custard we used to have at school.ReplyDelete
Wendy, we had something we called "chocolate concrete". it was...well...just that. But it was delicious.Delete
Hi Frances. I was advised to pop over to your blog after doing a post about fish and chips. Do agree with what you say. Am not ever seduced by sweet things - but Yorkshire Puddings and the like I could drool over.ReplyDelete
We have the most amazing fish and chip shop here, but only buy them occasionally. I love them, but they do make me feel very full very quickly!Delete
PS thanks for visiting!Delete
I often fogo a starter in order to relish the guilty pleasure of a pudding. And Frances, you are so right about German puddings. I have put on 8kilo since living out here. Far too many Bäckereien. So, guilty as charged.ReplyDelete
It's those wonderful tarts, Nicola, and all that cream...I,love their sausage, too!Delete