Indian desserts are the tits.

Indian desserts are not chocolate, but make up for it by being very, very sweet. I went out for Indian food buffet tonight because I had nothing cooked and have been eating cereal for like four days straight.  I feel like crap today – 1/3 mild migraine, 1/3 exhausted and 1/3 a cold – so I knew I wasn’t going to pull it together to actually cook anything at home.

Their milk cake – specifically the dark (almond) milk cake – is incredible. Only milk, butter, sugar, and some slivered almonds, so it’s rich and sweet and sticky. This dessert comes closest to letting me understand what people mean when they say a dessert is “too rich.”

I suppose this entry is as good a place as anywhere to keep my list of

10 Desserts that Aren’t Chocolate but Deserve to Exist:

(Aka things that aren’t actually improved by adding chocolate)

  1. Indian milk cake
  2. Jalebi (syrupy fried coils, also Indian)
  3. Rasmalai (thick, coconut-textured milk patties in pistachio and milk)
  4. Butter tarts
  5. Elephant ears/beavertails. Gotta love some cinnamon-sugar fried dough in the summer.
  6. “Purple salad.” You can substitute the Jell-O or ambrosia salad of your childhood for this one. Mine is based on canned pineapple & frozen blueberries with red Jell-O and Cool Whip.
  7. Krispy Kreme donuts
  8. Bananas Foster
  9. Nominee to be announced!

 

Deliberately omitted: Fruit pies (butter tarts are all the non-chocolate pastry I need), creme brulee

 

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