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Ideas for desert at dinner party - easy and preferably hot

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tiggersreturn Fri 12-Oct-12 14:02:22

I have friends coming for supper on sunday night (8 people in total).

Starter is Harira
Main is Moroccan salmon, couscous and beans
Desert is..........

I am not a desert person therefore am rubbish at thinking of them. Grateful for any quick easy ideas. For some reason I'm thinking hot but that could just be the weather.

I like hot molten chocolate cake/pudding but none of my recipes ever come out as I'd like.
I hate making crumble.

Ideas and recipes gratefully appreciated.

FlibberdeGibbet Fri 12-Oct-12 14:05:08

The Sahara - or possibly the Gobi for a bit of variety grin

tiggersreturn Fri 12-Oct-12 14:09:50

ha ha

GoldPlatedNineDoors Fri 12-Oct-12 14:11:53

Hmmm...Id always opt for a cold, light, lemon flavoured dish for pud just as people may be full, and a hearty bowl of crumble will pin them to your sofa til the morning.

Lemon tart and vanilla bead custard. Yum.

humblebumble Fri 12-Oct-12 14:13:25

Tarte tartin, is relatively easy and tastes yummy, you can prepare in advance and leave in pan and gently reheat for a couple of minutes when ready. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Sonofagun Fri 12-Oct-12 14:16:07

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/10787/individual-strawberry-and-almond-tarts

I've made this loads of times soooo easy, really tasty!

QuenelleIsOrangeAndGoldForNow Fri 12-Oct-12 14:17:20

I was going to say Tarte Tatin too. Banana or apple. It's very easy, cheap, delicious and looks impressive.

Netguru Fri 12-Oct-12 14:18:46

Warm chocolate muffins in oven. Serve with extra thick double cream.

Yum yum yum. And takes about 2 mins.

humblebumble Fri 12-Oct-12 14:19:25

I haven't tried making banana, that would be amazing!, I wonder if you could pop chocolate chips in the dish as well or would they burn ... hhmmmm

tiggersreturn Fri 12-Oct-12 14:21:02

I did a marzipan and peach tart recently which was very good but a bit too much liquid on top.

My mind is saying chocolate for some reason but I think that's just normal craving

Shoshe Fri 12-Oct-12 14:21:42

Apple and ginger meringue. Make the base out of digestives and then stewed apples with ginger top with meringue.

Always a hit

Doshusallie Fri 12-Oct-12 14:25:08

opposite of hot (in that it is frozen) but I made this last weekend and it was a big hit. Can be made days in advance too.

GreeenFingers Sat 13-Oct-12 15:02:40

Pears, very seasonal, poached in wine or cider with cinnamon, star anise etc. Can be prepared in advance and look very dinner partyish without being too much effort. Serve with cream or creme fraiche.I like Delias version.
You menu sounds great by the way.

MaureenCognito Sat 13-Oct-12 15:03:18

i hate pears.

do the frozen chocolate mouuse slice form the recipes on here. its mine. its ossom

GreeenFingers Sat 13-Oct-12 15:07:12

I think she wants to do a hot pudding and for all you know she might like pears.
Going to check out the mousse recipe though,

MrsMangoBiscuit Sat 13-Oct-12 17:05:34

FWIW, I love pears, and they're really nice at the momment.

I'm doing a pumpkin pie for a lunch for tomorrow. I can either get it all done now, or I can get most of it done, blind bake the case and finish it tomorrow and serve it hot.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Sat 13-Oct-12 17:26:04

I'd go for pears too, if you hate making crumble so much (otherwise crumble would be my failsafe suggestion!).

Poached pears with nice spices. Mmmmmmm.

Or grilled pineapple, with ice cream and/or creme fraiche. Hot but not overly filling and not bloody lemon (sorry but lemon puddings seem to be ubiquitous at dinners).

tiggersreturn Sat 13-Oct-12 23:18:28

I do poached pears a lot so not excited by them. Have decided to do brownies ice cream and hot chocolate sauce. Thanks for all suggestions some of which I will definitely try.

sashh Sun 14-Oct-12 03:45:45

Plumb soup. Or another fruit - I know I have a recipe somewhere.

sashh Sun 14-Oct-12 04:07:45

That obviously should be plum

lilolilmanchester Tue 16-Oct-12 12:52:05

baked fruit salad (with peaches/nectarines/plums etc), served with shortbread/other biscuits optional

or caramelised oranges and almond cake

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