Dinner Party Desserts
A dinner party isn't complete without a mouth-watering dessert.
An indulgent dark chocolate orange ganache encased in a crisp chocolate pastry shell topped with a triple sec cream. Ensure you don’t get a soggy bottom with this chocolate orange tart, Mary Berry would be proud. The orange zest cuts through the rich creaminess of this tart, making it seem almost refreshing, especially when served chilled. #dessert #dinnerparty
Tart London reveals their favourite dessert recipe: White Chocolate, Cardamon and Rasperry Tart. The contrasting textures of the silky mascarpone filling combined with the crunchy pecan and hazelnut base make for an irresistible dinner party dessert. Finished with a decorative swirl of the tart raspberry purée, you will struggle to resist going in for seconds. #whitechocolate #raspberry
Smooth and velvety, a classic Vanilla Panna Cotta served with a Pineapple and Stem Ginger Salsa as seen on Mary Berry’s BBC series, Classic. Achieve the perfect panna cotta wobble with this fool proof recipe. Perfect for a make-ahead dinner party pudding or Friday night treat. #dessert #dessertrecipes #classic
No Sunday Roast Dinner is complete without a classic Banoffee Pie. Mary Berry teaches us how to master caramel using condensed milk in her latest BBC series, Classic. Make the base and caramel ahead of the day and assemble before serving with the fresh bananas and whipped cream. Or, if you’re sometimes a little lazy like us, buy tinned caramel for a last minute dessert. #dessert #maryberry #classic
Looking for a dessert to cater all of your dinner guests? Lauren Toyota’s Baked Blueberry Cheesecake is creamy, tangy and vegan, yes, DAIRY-FREE! It has been endorsed by the biggest vegan sceptics as a delicious cheeseless-cake. If blueberries aren’t your thing you can substitute them with your favourite berry to make a compote to your taste. #vegancheesecake #cashewcheesecake #bakedcheesecake
Velvety, light and chocolatey, Mary Berry’s individual Truffle Pots from her new BBC series, Classic, are divine. Whip up six boozy dark chocolate mousses topped with crunchy Baileys & white chocolate truffles for family & friends. The perfect dessert to round off an elegant dinner party. #dessertrecipes #baileys
Melt in the mouth Chocolate Mousse Pots served with fresh Raspberries, Chocolate Curls and Sea Salt Flakes from Melissa Hemsley’s cookbook, Eat Happy. Combine dark chocolate, maple syrup, an egg, and vanilla with milk of your choice. Make the night before your dinner party to ensure they set in time. #chocolatelovers
Just when you didn’t think brownies could get any naughtier, Mary Berry reveals her recipe for Fondant Brownies in her cookbook, Classic. Moist, soft and ridiculously gooey, this decadent chocolate brownie served with vanilla ice cream makes the ultimate dinner party dessert. They also don't contain flour so are perfect for anyone who can't tolerate gluten. #brownie #baking
Eliminate the risk of a cracked top with Catherine Phipps’ baked Caramel New York Cheesecake recipe from The Pressure Cooker Cookbook. Dark chocolate digestive base topped with a creamy vanilla and caramel cheesecake filling. Once the pressure cooker cheesecake has chilled overnight, pour over the leftover caramel and serve alongside a scoop of ice cream. #cheesecake
In Sweet, Yotam Ottolenghi showcases an incredible array of baked goods, desserts and confections alongside his collaborator, Helen Goh. This would make an irresistible present for so many people in your life; the avid Ottolenghi fan, the baker and the true foodie will all rejoice at unwrapping this beautifully presented sugar bible. #baking
Nan’s Too-boozy Trifle is a delicious dessert recipe from Luke Thomas. This classic pudding consists of sherry soaked amaretti biscuits, topped with a pile of fresh fruit, raspberry jam, covered in a vanilla custard, finished with a layer of whipped cream, hundreds and thousands, and sprigs of mints. We recommend you leave plenty of time to make this, as making it a couple of days before you need it enhances the flavour. #christmastrifle #christmasdesserts
This impressive Black Forest Gâteau from Richard Bertinet’s mesmerising cookbook Patisserie Maison is the perfect dessert for a special occasion. Layers of chocolate genoise sponge filled with cherries in kirsch and chocolate ganache like you’ve never seen it before. Richard has transformed this classic recipe into a stylish dessert guaranteed to wow your evening dinner guests. #dessertrecipes #chocolatedessert
This Traditional Danish Apple Cake consists of layers of crushed almond cookies and whipped cream on a caramelised apple purée base. Serve this autumnal recipe in individual bowls or double the recipe and assemble ‘trifle style’ in a large glass bowl. Make sure you crumble the cookies just before serving so they still have their crunch.
Hyper Chocolate, Espresso and Hazelnut Brownie recipe from the founders of London based restaurant, Caravan. The addition of coffee gives these brownies a deeper chocolate hit, a popular after dinner dessert and coffee accompaniment. Try to resist tucking in whilst still hot and store in the fridge overnight for a super-fudgy chocolate brownie with an indulgent coffee boost.
A silky No Bake Banoffee Cheesecake, sat on a chocolate set oat biscuit base, topped with a liberal sprinkle of dark chocolate curls from Jamie Oliver’s Quick & Easy Food. Put your over ripe bananas to work with half a jar of Dulce de Leche and good quality cream cheese. This cheesecake can be made in advance of your dinner party, take out of the freezer two hours before devouring as a spectacular dessert.