View Poll Results: What is your favorite kind of dessert?
Cake 32 30.48%
Candy 3 2.86%
Fruit 4 3.81%
Melon 0 0%
Pie 30 28.57%
Pudding 6 5.71%
Other 30 28.57%
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:44 AM
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What is your favorite kind of dessert?


You can have any dessert that you desire.

What kind would it be?

Cake, Candy, Fruit, Melons, Pie or Pudding?
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:49 AM
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I'm a Cake lover. That's assuming it's a very well made cake, moist, flavorful with a creamy frosting.

The kind my grandma made.

They're hard to find anymore. You have to splurge on the ingredients and make one yourself.

My favorite cake today is a yellow cake with chocolate icing.

2nd favorite is Carrot Cake with cream cheese icing

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Old 03-17-2020, 07:51 AM
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Cake. Always and forever cake. Delicious, moist cake with minimal frosting.
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:53 AM
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Cake cake cake... preferably chocolate with vanilla frosting and soft vanilla ice cream.....
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I guess there was a time that candy was a very special dessert.

But it's so readily available today. There's an aisle full of candy at every grocery.

I've noticed many restaurants don't offer cake anymore. Cake will go stale pretty quickly. That's probably why restaurants don't offer it.

Apple pie is what I see on most menus.

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A melon is a dessert?

Where are cookies? Ice cream?
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Old 03-17-2020, 08:26 AM
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I forgot the cookies and ice cream.

I tried to think of the most common desserts. But those two slipped my mind. That's unfortunate because I know they're popular.

You can vote Other

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Where's the ice cream option? Isn't that, you know, a rather default option for a poll like this?
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Old 03-17-2020, 08:37 AM
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To quote Albert from Walt Kelly's Pogo: "Anything close to hand is perty much favorite with me."
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My special desserts are cheesecake and angel food cake but most of the time I like brownies and that was the option I was looking for. I think brownies are a type of cake so that's what I went for.
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I voted for pie, but my forever favorite in the whole, wide world is cookies.

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Cake. Specifically, a chocolate birthday cake with chocolate buttercream frosting, and mocha buttercream in between the layers.
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I'm in the minority and voted pudding. I LOVE warm chocolate pudding (the cooked kind not instant) - especially the skin! I know, there aren't many of us pudding skin lovers. I shudder when I read a recipe that says to place plastic wrap on top of the cooked pudding!

It's a dessert I don't have very often, maybe once a year, because it's a pain to make. It has to be stirred constantly so it doesn't burn/scorch. And the other problem is, I will eat the entire bowl!

Cake is ok, but it was something we had all the time when I was growing up so it doesn't seem like much of a treat to me.

Candy is too readily available. It also has lost its excitement.

Fruit/melons - I love fruit and eat it every day. I don't consider it a dessert.

Pie is good but not my favorite.

Where are donuts on the list!!?? I LOVE a raised chocolate frosted donut.
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You know how sometimes, on a menu or a recipe card, you'll see something listed called something like "Death by Chocolate"? That's what I'm ordering.
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Old 03-17-2020, 09:54 AM
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Creme brulee. Cheesecake. Creme brulee cheesecake!
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Serious question: is cheesecake considered cake, or pie? Despite the name, I would consider it to be more like a pie than a cake. Whichever it is, that's my answer.

My second choice would baklava, but since there is no "pastry" category I guess that would be other.
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Cheese. Whatever’s made in the general region of wherever I happen to be dining. With what’s left of the loaf, and what’s left of the wine. Don’t bring me any damn bread with fruit or nuts baked into it, please.
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Grand Marnier. That's fruit, right?
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Other: cognac or port or armagnac or a really nice single-malt.
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I'm not a desert eater generally. All taste good, but none are a real big deal so i typically skip all deserts as easy calories to avoid.

Ice cream and bread pudding are my go to deserts if I do feel like splurging. So I voted "other." Cake and pie don't do it for me. I do enjoy a glass of Port after a good meal.
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A melon is a dessert?
I thought melon was fruit. Which is already on the list.

Unless it's a euphemism for something.
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Pie among the options listed (blueberry, cherry, pumpkin or chocolate), but I went with "Other." Gimme cookies - specifically these: https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...d.php?t=338513
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Other. I'm not a big desserts person, but a little bit of ice cream or a cookie are great for me. After that, cake, but it depends on the kind of cake, of course.
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Let's see... my three favorite desserts, in descending order, are pecan pie, kanafeh and lemon meringue pie. Since the first and third are pies, and the second is somewhere between a pie and a pastry, I'll have to say "pie".
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Chocolate mousse.

I am rather less fond of mousse and squirrel, and mousse and wombat is right out.
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I voted "other" - I like custards (Crème caramel and crème brûlée, especially, but I wouldn't trifle over a trifle), and meringues - baked Alaska, Eton mess, Pavlova - and puddings (which is not the same things as what the OP means by pudding, I gather) - summer pudding is my favourite, closely followed by malva pudding.

I realise many of those contain fruit. But they are not what I'd call a "fruit dessert"
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I thought melon was fruit. Which is already on the list.

Unless it's a euphemism for something.
Sliced apple, or orange slices seem completely different than delicious Cantaloupe. It's our most frequent dessert. We have Cantaloupe or honeydew melon at least twice a week.

Anyway, it seemed ok to consider an apple as a separate poll choice vs melons.

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Warm raspberry pie à la Mode.

Sure, it’s contraindicated with my diabetes, but if anything’s worth a below-knee amputation, it’s warm raspberry pie à la Mode.
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Sliced apple, or orange slices seem completely different than delicious Cantaloupe.
No more different than French silk pie is from cherry pie, or chocolate layer cake is from white angel food cake, or peppermint discs are from Snickers bars.
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Other: cognac or port or armagnac or a really nice single-malt.
Yes, that’s for after the cheese. Armagnac or calvados for me, please. Never took to port, and why drink cognac when you can get Armagnac?
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Almost any raw fruit except bananas which I loathe. I'm not much of a dessert person.
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Assuming tiramisu is cake, I went cake.
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Ice cream, so, other.


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I didn’t see Pie or Ice Cream on the list.
Which means the poll is about as accurate as this one:

What is your favorite dessert?
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Cannoli. But only if it's done right. Creme brulee, done right, is a close second. If I'm dealing with a chef of unknown competency, brownies and vanilla ice cream. Those have a pretty high floor. Chocolate cake is the brownie's inferior cousin. Come at me.
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I chose fruit.












I like them all, but my nutritionist might be lurking, shhhhhh.
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Has to complement the main meal. Cake in most cases, but pie is ok if the meal is light. For seafoods, curry and chili, I go for ice cream.
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I'm in the minority and voted pudding. I LOVE warm chocolate pudding (the cooked kind not instant) - especially the skin! I know, there aren't many of us pudding skin lovers. I shudder when I read a recipe that says to place plastic wrap on top of the cooked pudding!

It's a dessert I don't have very often, maybe once a year, because it's a pain to make. It has to be stirred constantly so it doesn't burn/scorch. And the other problem is, I will eat the entire bowl!

Cake is ok, but it was something we had all the time when I was growing up so it doesn't seem like much of a treat to me.

Candy is too readily available. It also has lost its excitement.

Fruit/melons - I love fruit and eat it every day. I don't consider it a dessert.

Pie is good but not my favorite.

Where are donuts on the list!!?? I LOVE a raised chocolate frosted donut.
I'm with you, pudding is the best. The best of the best is the pudding my Mom makes. 2 parts chocolate and 1 part butterscotch. The absolute best!

I also love the skin or as Mom calls it the scum lol. My youngest son inherited this love so I now have to share.
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Ice cream, but it’s not listed. I picked cake, haven’t had any in a long time
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Has to complement the main meal...
This. For me, at midday, an apple after stewed garbanzo beans and an orange after rice. I rarely eat dessert, though. Once in a while, on a cold afternoon, some kind of chocolate pastry after a heavy meal is nice for a long deep nap. In the evening, gin and tonic after sushi.
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I can't believe how difficult a question this is for me. Serious sweet tooth, yanno...

Keeping it as simple as possible, I'd probably go with cake, preferably devils food with chocolate buttercream frosting.

But if I'm to be decadent, it'd be the same cake, or perhaps a gooey brownie, topped with melty french vanilla ice cream and chopped nuts and hot fudge and whipped cream, with a cherry on top, of course.

Tho these days, I'm sticking with fruit, alas. No hot fudge...
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I don't really do desserts, to me if there is room for dessert then the main course was a failure in some way. But I chose fruit and include melons in that choice.
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So...no one else likes cheese? Am I some sort of mutant? A Francophile surrender-monkey?

One of the minor highlights of our Xmas dinner is afterward, when I bring out the slab of ripe Stilton. I used to share it with my father-in-law, the only other one at the table who enjoyed blue cheese. Now my son-in-law helps out with a few nibbles, probably just to be polite. The slab purchase has dwindled to a small wedge over the years.
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Good cheese is excellent. A little heavy, but maybe with just a salad and bread and call it a meal.

I had dinner at French friend’s house when his son was visiting. At some point they started arguing and it went on until our mostly silent dinner. Toward the end, I started cracking jokes, and by the time my friend brings out the cheese, they were opening up a bit. I pretended to be put off by the cheese and said, “You French are weird. You argue all night about everying but you’re in complete agreement about this cheese for dessert?” It played out perfectly: They looked at me and then at each other, they burst out laughing and a merry time was had by all.

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!
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Really depends on the meal and what mood I'm in. Cheese, cheesecake, Boston cream pie, apple dumpling, any kind of pie or cake are all favorites.

But my go-to choice is a simple dish of vanilla ice cream. Complements pretty much anything.
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