Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Sweet Hundred

Here's a photo of someone sweet decorating something sweet to start us off (taken a few years ago on a field trip to Christopher Norman Chocolates). Yeah, the link is weak, but I like the shot.

Now - remember the Omnivore 100? There have been several permutations since (Vegetarian 100, Vegan 100, British 100, etc.) that didn't interest me all that much (not that I don't like vegetarian or vegan food), but now someone's made a list of foods to try for those of us who enjoy the sweet stuff (it's mostly baked goods, though, not candy or chocolates). See Cakespy for the original Sweet 100 list.

Once again, I ask, "Who remembers every food they've ever tried?" I had to add the category of foods that sound really familiar and which I probably have eaten. I've also adapted the instructions given so that instead of bolding or changing the text color of things I've eaten (which never looks right and is hard to read when some things are linked), I just split the items up into their categories. Here are the instructions that I didn't follow, in case you like rules.

1) Copy this list into your site, including the instructions!
2) Bold all of the sweets you've eaten--or make them a different type color.
3) Cross out any of them that you'd never ever eat.
4) Consider anything that is not bold or crossed out your "To Do" List.
5) Optional: Post a comment here linking to your results--or just post a comment letting us know how many you've tried, or what you're going to try next!

I've eaten you (54):
1. Red Velvet Cake
3. Whoopie Pie
4. Apple Pie either topped or baked with sharp cheddar
5. Beignet
6. Baklava
7. Black and white cookie

9. Fried Fruit pie (sometimes called hand pies)
11. Just-fried (still hot) doughnut
12. Scone with clotted cream
13. Betty, Grunt, Slump, Buckle or Pandowdy
14. Halvah
15. Macarons
16. Banana pudding with nilla wafers
17. Bubble tea (with tapioca "pearls")
18. Dixie Cup
19. Rice Krispie treats
21. Blondies
23. Girl Scout cookies
24. Moon cake
25. Candy Apple
27. Brooklyn Egg Cream
30. King Cake
32. Pavlova
34. Trifle
36. Key Lime Pie (made with real key lime)
37. Panna Cotta
38. New York Cheesecake
40. Russian Tea Cake / Mexican Wedding Cake
42. Pizzelle
44. Buckeyes
46. Moon Pie
47. Dutch baby
49. Homemade chocolate chip cookies
50. Pralines
53. Daifuku
54. Green tea cake or cookies
55. Cupcakes from a cupcake shop
56. Crème brûlée
57. Some sort of deep fried fair food (twinkie, candy bar, cupcake)
58. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting
60. Pop Tarts
62. An "upside down" dessert (Pineapple upside down cake or Tarte Tatin)
64. Jell-O from a mold
65. Black forest cake
71. Angel Food Cake
72. Mincemeat pie
76. Pain au chocolat
77. A piece of Gingerbread House
79. Cannoli
82. Petits fours
85. Rugelach
86. Hamenstashen
93. S'mores
99. Animal crackers

I am pretty sure I've eaten you but I am not positive I remember correctly (17):
8. Seven Layer Bar (also known as the Magic Bar or Hello Dolly bars)
26. Baked Alaska
33. Tres Leches Cake
39. Napoleon / mille-fueille
48. Boston Cream Pie
52. Rusks
59. Jelly Roll
66. Mock Apple Pie (Ritz Cracker Pie)
69. Churro
70. Stollen
80. Rainbow cookies
83. Chocolate Souffle
89. Pie or cake made with candy bar flavors (Snickers pie, Reeses pie, etc)
90. Divinity
91. Coke or Cola cake
95. Bananas foster or other flaming dessert
97. Sables

I know I haven't eaten you yet (29):
2. Princess Torte
10. Kringle
20. Alfajores
22. Croquembouche
28. Nanaimo bar
29. Baba au rhum
31. Sachertorte
35. Shoofly Pie
41. Anzac biscuits
43. Kolache
45. Malasadas
51. Gooey butter cake
61. Charlotte Russe
63. Hummingbird Cake
67. Kulfi
68. Linzer torte
73. Concha
74. Opera Cake
75. Sfogliatelle / Lobster tail
78. Cassata
81. Religieuse
84. Bienenstich (Bee Sting Cake)
87. Homemade marshmallows
88. Rigo Janci
92. Gateau Basque
94. Figgy Pudding
96. Joe Froggers
98. Millionaire's Shortbread
100. Basbousa

I could never eat you:
*Funny. Nothing ended up in this category.


Cakespy said...

I say run, don't walk, to the nearest bakery and get some Hummingbird cake--or bake one! It's probably my favorite cake, like, ever! Thanks for playing! :-)

Jennette said...

Your firmness has convinced me I need to make one soon. Thanks!

Webby said...

hey - i have had a nanaimo bar!! only thing on your list of things you haven't had that i've definitely had. i think it's big in the PNW.

Jennette said...

Coincidence: Just yesterday I learned that Nanaimo is a place in BC, Canada. It's not far from Washington, so that makes sense.

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