Some desserts beg to be eaten when frost is in the air and friends and family gather for casual, spirit-raising meals. Europeans often leave desserts out that require individuals to portion for themselves. The Italians serve their coffee soak ladyfinger custard, Tiramisu, in large baking dishes for guests to dig into, cozy French family-run bistros bring chocolate mousse in large vintage bowls to be scooped table side, and the Swedes wouldn't consider pre slicing a Princess Cake at a gathering-the beautiful mint green, rose topped, outer layer would lose its visual impact. This 1970's English lake house concoction is similarly disposed for digging into by hungry skiers who may not make it to dinner without a hearty body and soul-warming pick me up. It may be made in individual serving dishes, but where is the fun in that? Sharing food is one of life's greatest pleasures....pass the spoons and dig on in!