Much to my girls’ disappointment, I’m not much of a dessert person. While I’ll occasionally make a batch of ice cream or throw together an apple crumble, it’s generally fruit, yogurt, fruit-and-yogurt, or maybe a biscuit on the dessert menu around here – none of which generate much enthusiasm.
So it was a pleasant surprise to see their excitement when I produced these little blueberry cheesecake pots the other day – which are essentially fruit, yogurt, and a biscuit. The power of presentation – and added sugar and fat of course…;-)
…Turkey with their triumphant pide! Group D was the group of death in our tournament, with Spain’s pinchitos morunos missing out, despite scoring an impressive 8.5.
The four of us rated each dish or meal out of ten, which I then averaged. If I cooked more than one dish from a particular country, I averaged all the dishes into one score. This tended to give single dessert countries like Poland (blueberry mazurka) and the Czech Republic (cherry bublanina) an advantage. Out of twenty-four countries, only six were represented by desserts – and five of these made it to the knock-out stages.
Where two countries tied, I used WordPress likes as a penalty shoot-out. (This allowed Wales to pip Iceland’s no-frills cod with egg and butter sauce before losing on “likes” to Turkey.)
Although there isn’t a third place match in this tournament, if there had been… Wales and their delicious Glamorgan sausages would have prevailed.