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Dessert for 35 - 50 people!

Carolla

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I'm making dessert for the 'men's group' dinner at our local community hub on July 23. Don't usually make anything for this many people - so what might you suggest? I saw some website recipes with good 'slab' bar recipes etc. Other ideas?
 

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How about an ice cream sundae bar? (Especially if the area is not air conditioned and will be hot.)

Get vanilla and chocolate ice cream, (and vegan coconut ice cream,) put out bowls of fresh ON berries (raspberries and blueberries, and there may still be strawberries in season by then), good quality chocolate sauce and butterscotch sauce, and small bowls of sprinkles, SKOR bits, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, coconut, (nuts if allowed at your community hub,) and maraschino cherries. And whipped topping (and don't forget the vegan coconut whipped topping.)

You won't have to bake, and people usually have lots of fun making their own sundaes. Great conversation facilitation.

And you can get kids involved by having them put the fixings out in small bowls ahead of time. (Then just get the ice cream out the freezer when ready.)

Have two people scoop the ice cream into dishes for the men, and then they help themselves to the fixings they want.
 

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Right now - strawberry shortcake
Homemade tea-bisquits - my recipe makes a dozen. Do two double batches and stretch the dough to make a few more (or get a few friends to contribute a bakers dozen each).
Berries - stemed, sugared, mashed.
whipped cream (I use Dream Whip)

If the strawberry season is over, use raspberries or blueberries.

Have some icecream in the freezer for the few who don't want short cake.

Or have friends each make a fruit crisp. (It's a lot easier than making pies.)
 

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Cost & ease of transport & serving also a consideration. What do men like to eat for dessert??? Speak up fellas!!
 

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Rhubarb Crisp. Couple of big pans with vanilla ice cream. It's always a hit with the old guys in our congregation. Keep it simple; our Board Chair, in his 80s, raves about how my crisp tastes just like his mother made.
 

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Is rhubarb still 'in season'? I notice that people seem to stop harvesting it at some point - I'm not sure when or why - but I'd like to, since I have some rhubarb in the school garden & now a bit in a sunny spot beside my house. I do love rhubarb crisp - well, crisp of almost any kind!! And date squares too!
 

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As long as you can pick it and the stalks still look nice/not hollow or wilty, bob's your uncle. I use it as it makes itself available. Better in a cool damp summer.
 
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