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Sahara Dessert

In order to learn them.
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Basically, it's a type of custard-based pudding (think a dune-like Creme Brulée) called a Sahara.

Popularisation of this dessert will make it even harder for children to tell the difference between desert and dessert, or it will make it easier, I'm not sure which.

The idea can be further enhanced by renaming the Gobi Desert to the Rasberry Pavlova Desert.

zen_tom, Jul 13 2005

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       <asleep, face first, in a Sonoran dessert>
lurch, Jul 13 2005
  

       I dunno. With camels and palm trees and mirages, deserts always had plenty enough to incentivize me to learn them when I had to worry about that kind of thing. And it seems to me that a Sahara Dessert should be dry, rather than creamy.
DrCurry, Jul 13 2005
  

       The top would have a dry dusting of sugar, with an oasis of creamy cinnamon custard underneath the Brulée'd crust, and a palm tree sticking out of the middle.
zen_tom, Jul 13 2005
  

       No Bedouin, though.
DrCurry, Jul 13 2005
  

       "Ooh, what are those little things that look like camel droppings?"
hippo, Jul 13 2005
  

       The product range could be called "Just Deserts"
Ian Tindale, Jul 13 2005
  

       I'll stick with sandwiches.
po, Jul 13 2005
  

       Adorn this dessert with small white sugar cattle skulls (aww, okay - human skulls, if you prefer).
reensure, Jul 13 2005
  

       Was this inspired by spelling-challenged Pa`ve?
waugsqueke, Jul 13 2005
  

       I once correctly ordered a pudding rather than sand in a French restaurant. It's the tongue position that makes the difference.
DenholmRicshaw, Jul 13 2005
  

       Doesn't it always.
Basepair, Jul 13 2005
  

       yeth
DenholmRicshaw, Jul 13 2005
  

       ...this is the upside dune pineapple cake, and over here is our Lawrence of Arabianana split. (+)   

       Classic halfbaking. Pointless, silly and a killer punchline. There are not enough buns in my cupboard for this one. I'm off for now - the next idea can only disappoint.
wagster, Jul 14 2005
  

       35 NILLA Wafers   

       3 buckets of sand   

       4 buckets of milk   

       12 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling   

       10 tubs (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed   

       19 TROLLI SOUR BRITE OCTOPUS Gummi Candy   

       32 TROLLI SQUIGGLES Gummi Candy   

       Mmmm...sand cake...
skinflaps, Jul 14 2005
  

       Good, but i would like to insist on ecological accuracy and exclude non-invasive cacti from non-American desserts, camels from American ones and so on, and maybe have ecologically utopian and realistic alternatives.
nineteenthly, Aug 14 2011
  

       Atacaramel Dessert?
AusCan531, Aug 15 2011
  

       well, the dessert will have a candy palm tree. goes will with fish couscous.
davey l, Aug 17 2011
  

       Oh, the buzzing of the bees in the cigarette trees ....
mouseposture, Aug 17 2011
  
      
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