Puddings range from sweet to savory, with a texture varying from soft to moderately hard. It can take the form of porridges, flans, custards, tarts and dumplings.
The pudding is a thick and soft dessert, typically containing flour, milk, eggs, a flavoring and sweetener.
Christmas puddings originated as a fourteenth century 'porridge' called frumenty. They were made of cereal, breadcrumbs, mutton and beef with raisins, wines, prunes, currants and spices. they were stuffed in sausage skins, enclosed in a pastry and baked. It was eaten as a fasting dish before the Chrismas festivities.
By 1595, the frumenty was replaced by a plum pudding with eggs, breadcrumds, dried fruits and flavoured with spirits and ale. It became the Christmas desserts but it was banned in 1664 by the Puritans. George I re-established it as part of Christmas in 1714. By Victorian times, the Christmas puddings became similar to the ones enjoyed today. Today, puddings serve as a dessert as in chocolate pudding or as a main dish, such as corn pudding. It's a dessert in Britain. Some puddings are universally popular (bread and rice puddings) and are made with regional variations.
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Too busy to bake? Not enough time to put together an awesome dessert table? Let us do the work for you.
Lisa's Dessert Tables presents it's first holiday dessert package!
Our "Gourmet Holiday Dessert Package" includes 300 pieces of our most popular and decadent treats along with 3 holiday serving trays and serves 100 to 150 guests. Regular $700.00
NOW ON SALE
(plus tax and delivery charges)
Less than $2.00 per custom made dessert!!!
(Picture is not actual representation of this package. Smaller packages are available and will be posted soon.)
Package includes the following desserts:
40 frosted brownie bites
20 frosted brownie pops
Christmas Cake Pops
20 cake pops
40 Marshmallow Pops
20 Marshmallow Pop Bouquet with M&M's
20 Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Oreo Cookies
Christmas Chocolate Coffee Truffles
(flavors include: coconut, nuts and chocolate dipped)
40 Assorted Truffles
3 Christmas Serving Trays
(styles will vary according to market availability)
We hope to help make your holiday season pleasant and a little easier by providing you with only the best in desserts. All our sweets are made to order and only with the freshest ingredients. Table designs are available at an additional cost to enhance your dessert displaying.
Please allow a minimum of two (2) weeks notice when ordering the "Gourmet Holiday Dessert Package".
Contact us now with your order or for a personalized consultation!
Deck the Halls with balls of truffles! Decorated for the holidays and ready to serve these deliciously gourmet truffles are sure to delight. Starting at $1.50 each and available in a gift box or as part of a package. Order yours today!
The night won't be so silent if you serve these desserts on Christmas Eve. Cake Pops so decadent you tongue will be singing a song! $2.00 each and bouquets are available.
Celebrate the holidays with these seasonal minis. Starting at $1.25 and available in gift boxes.
Cupcakes to make your holidays shiny and bright! Starting at $2.25 and available in assorted designs, flavors and in gift boxes. Order some up for your Christmas list.
Dreaming of a sweet Christmas? These XL cupcakes will make all your dessert wishes come true! Several designs and lots of flavors. Mix and match for a fabulous spread. Contact me today for yours...
It'll be a jolly holly Christmas with these gourmet brownie pops. Dipped in chocolate and dressed up for the holidays, these treats are sure to make you merry. Great for parties or gifts! Starting at $2.25 and available in bouquets.
Frosty the Snowman never tasted this good! These extra large frosted brownies are sure to disappear quicker than you can serve them. Various designs available. Get some for your holiday table!
Chocolate is made from plants, which means it contains many of the health benefits of dark vegetables. These benefits are from flavonoids, which act as antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from aging caused by free radicals, which can cause damage that leads to heart disease. Dark chocolate contains a large number of antioxidants (nearly 8 times the number found in strawberries). Flavonoids also help relax blood pressure through the production of nitric oxide, and balance certain hormones in the body. Read more at http://longevity.about.com/od/lifelongnutrition/p/chocolate.htm
Chocolate is one of the world's favorite foods. Recent research shows that eating moderate amounts of dark chocolate also brings health benefits to your heart. The antioxidants in dark chocolate protect your heart against aging, damage and heart disease.
In ancient times, people enjoyed the food that was available. Ancient civilizations enjoyed the occasional treat of fruit or nuts rolled into honey. This, in essence, is considered the first candy. In general however, it wasn't until sugar was manufactured during the middle ages that people began to enjoy more sweets. Even then, sugar was so expensive that it was a treat reserved only for the wealthy on special occasions. However, starting in about 3000BC there is a discernable and traceable history of many of the foods that delight the sweet tooth. courtesy of gourmentlovetoknow.com
Having enough desserts is always important when planning a party but sometimes we aren't sure what enough is. Here is an easy way to figure it out.
Beginning by counting your guests and allow for 2 to 3 mini desserts per guest as a minimum. This formula also allows for extra desserts for those that indulge since not all your guests will consume sweets!
...but our treats will linger in the memories of our customers until this time next year!
Besides our regular gory and gross Halloween desserts, Lisa's Dessert Tables created a wonderful array of cupcakes along with other decadent desserts for this favorite holiday. These mini cupcakes were all the rage with our clients and their guests.
Another one of our creations were our Halloween brownie bites. Frosted in slimy green and topped with chocolate ghosts, witches, bats, tombstones and more, the only trick here was trying not eat them all!
Finally, this Halloween saw lots of orders for our very popular marshmallow pops. The only spooky thing about these was how quickly they disappeared!
A boo-licious Bouquet of Marshmallow Pops
Halloween Monster Marshmallow Pops
Our thanks to all our customers and their guests for enjoying what we do and delighting in our treats!