If you were to make a fancy desert to take to a fancy dinner party, what would i

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  1. ThompsonPen profile image78
    ThompsonPenposted 5 years ago

    If you were to make a fancy desert to take to a fancy dinner party, what would it be?

    I guess I'm not taking the desert, I'm hosting the dinner, cooking it, and trying to come up with a desert. I was thinking mousse, but I'm not sure of my skill level on that one

  2. DreamerMeg profile image86
    DreamerMegposted 5 years ago

    It would be something different each time, depending on my time and tastes and the party. But the way I would find the recipe would be to go to my Facebook and search one of my friend's posts. She is ALWAYS posting pictures of recipes she has found or ones she has tried. She is from another country, so often the recipes she finds are in another language but the browser does a reasonable job of translating, especially with pictures to help. One of my friends loves looking through cookery books, so I might also ask her for a recipe.

    Tip 1 - one word of warning - try it out FIRST, before taking to the party. I tried a new recipe one evening when I was hosting my friends. It was a fairly simple recipe of chocolate caramel squares (also called millionaire's biscuits). It needed condensed milk boiled in its tin for an hour (to caramelise it). Unfortunately, I used evaporated milk. I then watched the chocolate topping slowly slide sideways off the too soft caramel topping, to land in a gooey, sticky mess on the plate. needless to say, the chocolate caramel squares did not get eaten, however, the hungry gulls in the kitchen (otherwise known as my family) polished them off. Whenever my friends come round, the family gathers in the kitchen to wait for the leftovers! You'ld think they were never fed!

    Tip 2 - make it SIMPLE and make it ahead of time. so it's just ready to serve. My favourite dessert (as opposed to desert, which is too sandy for my taste) is strawberries and cream. Nearly as welcome is strawberry cheesecake and cream.

  3. chefsref profile image79
    chefsrefposted 5 years ago

    Try a "flourless chocolate cake"
    I have a recipe here on Hubpages (below) but there are many variations on line. Almost everybody loves chocolate and you can tell them it is gluten free for points with anyone avoiding wheat. There are other flavors like lemon too.
    Making a test version first is always a good idea.
    Serve it with a strawberry cut into a fan and a dollop of homemade whipped cream. Try to find heavy cream to whip, not whipping cream. Heavy cream will make a more stable whip.
    If you want to get fancier still buy a bottle of dessert sauce, caramel or chocolate like Hershey's syrup, and swirl a bit on the plate before adding the cake. I would avoid bottled butterscotch and fruit syrups because they tend to taste artificial. Finally a single mint leaf stuck in the whipped cream.

    http://chefsref.hubpages.com/hub/Flourl … ake-Recipe

  4. lburmaster profile image84
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    I would get the number of those attending and make three more. But I don't know what to call it... Blow up a balloon, dip the balloon in chocolate and let it dry while the balloon deflates. When you're done, it will be a chocolate bowl where you can put any cream or mousse or yogurt. Typically we do yogurt with berries. But you can use whatever you want. It's a really interesting treat.

  5. Handicapped Chef profile image74
    Handicapped Chefposted 5 years ago


    How about something that's nice looking and easy to prepare it's jello in a can not only is it easy but it's cheap and easy to make.
    Jello in a can!

    Thought this was pretty neat!!

    Pour out liquid from a can of sliced pineapple and discard.
    Dissolve a 3oz. box of sugar free lime Jello in 1 cup boiling water (you could also use the pineapple juice and water to equal 1 cu...p liquid)

    Pour hot Jello water over pineapple rings in the can.
    Chill until set. Run hot water on the sides and bottom of can to loosen. Then cut the bottom of the can and push the mold out. Cut between pineapple slices and serve.

    You can use any flavor of Jello that you wish!

    *Optional: top with cottage cheese or a dollop of whipped cream.
    *You could also do this with other canned fruit and flavors of Jello, but you would lose the nifty pineapple ring effect

    1. DreamerMeg profile image86
      DreamerMegposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's really creative, as well as easy. Must remember that one!

  6. emilynemchick profile image95
    emilynemchickposted 5 years ago

    Visit foodgawker and scroll through some of the amazing desserts there to get some inspiration.

    If you want an easier version of a mousse, try this chocolate pudding: http://www.veggieful.com/2012/10/vegan- … ecipe.html - only a few ingredients and super easy whilst looking really cute.

    I am also a fan of taking cupcakes to the next level. Check out these: http://go.foodgawker.com/946084/http:// … te-affair/

    And if you want a super fancy dessert, I think this banoffee pie looks sensational http://www.mbakes.com/2013/07/messy-sal … i75xsafjv4

    Good luck!


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