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Need a WOW factor dessert!

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BaconAndAvocado Wed 11-Sep-13 20:07:57

Just offered to make a dessert for 5, dinner party in October.

Need something that's not too tricky but looks and tastes great!


DragonsAreReal Wed 11-Sep-13 20:09:29

bailys cheesecake, google waitrose bailys cheesecake recipe OMG it is amazing.

HotMess Wed 11-Sep-13 20:13:27

raspberry jelly made with fizzy rose instead of water (or half water to dilute jelly, then the volume topped up with fizzy plonk). Make in posh bowls, with tiny dollop of cream and dark chocolate bits. (I found some heart shaped things in the sprinkle section of the supermarket).

mrspremise Wed 11-Sep-13 20:53:48

* dashes off to make rosé jelly thing * grin Tiramisu is my go-to pud for every occasion x

BaconAndAvocado Wed 11-Sep-13 20:59:14

mrspremise do you know an easy recipe for tiramisu?

BaconAndAvocado Wed 11-Sep-13 21:01:36

hotmess I've just realised how easy your recipe is!
I thought gelatine might be involved when I saw the word "jelly" but it actually sounds doable for me!

mrspremise Wed 11-Sep-13 21:27:52

Dip sponge fingers in 150ml strong coffee mixed with 75ml amaretto, brandy or Baileys. Layer up with a mixture of mascarpone mixed with 2 egg yolks (beaten first with 50g caster sugar) then with stiffly beaten egg whites folded in. This should make two layers of each in a dish. Refrigerate overnight (or for a bit anyway), then sift over a whole bunch of cocoa powder. smile

grants1000 Wed 11-Sep-13 21:30:07

Google Delia Smith's Cheats Trifle, individual ones in glasses, bloody stunning grin

HorsePetal Wed 11-Sep-13 21:31:40

Lemon Syllabub? Dead easy to make, you can add a dash of brandy to make it a boozy pud and the wow factor can be that it's served in nice glasses and decorated with either some posh thin biscuits or chocolate curls or both

Liara Wed 11-Sep-13 21:34:14

Nigella's cloud cake is really good and very simple.

BaconAndAvocado Wed 11-Sep-13 21:44:02

Cloud cake looks divine, though not sure how well it would travel?

Tiredtrout Wed 11-Sep-13 21:45:08

Nigella's chocolate and raspberry pavlova is lush

BaconAndAvocado Wed 11-Sep-13 21:45:17

grants I'm a rare breed of eater.......I don't like custard, so traditional trifles are out sad

Stilsmiling Wed 11-Sep-13 21:58:23

The raspberry and amaretti crunch cake on the BBC Good Food website is delicious and very easy to make. Basically you put flour, soft butter, ground almonds, eggs and golden caster sugar in a bowl and mix until blended well. I use my kenwood mixer but you can use a hand mixer. Put half the mixture in your baking tin. Layer raspberries and roughly broken amaretti biscuits on top. Put the other half of the mixture on top and then layer the remaining raspberries and amaretti biscuits on top again. The only thing to note is that it states that the cooking time is 50 minutes but when I read the comments about this recipe they all said that the time wasn't long enough so it needs to be cooked for 70-80 mins. Its also easy to transport. It will keep well for a couple of days in an airtight container. I have used both fresh and defrosted raspberries and both work equally well. I also puréed the remaining raspberries and added some natural sweetener for a basic raspberry sauce to have on the side with cream or ice cream if you prefer. It has gone down very well at a few dinners we have had.

Pimpf Wed 11-Sep-13 22:00:45

Lemon meringue roulade. I think it's a Rachel Allen recipe. Very easy, very tasty and impressive looking too!

BaconAndAvocado Wed 11-Sep-13 22:03:48

stil that sounds lush!

HotMess Wed 11-Sep-13 22:29:10

Just thinking -- the rose jelly thing is meant to have a handful of berries chucked in arranged prettily in the posh bowls too. I usually use frozen.

If you use sugar free jelly and go easy with the cream/choc it's also relatively low cal, low sin, low points or whatever you might be counting.

BaconAndAvocado Thu 12-Sep-13 10:56:00

hotmess the berries sound luverly.

I'm not counting anything so bring on the cream and chocolate!

Need to get some posh glasses. Would nice tumblers do?

WhatQueSto Thu 12-Sep-13 21:24:05

I think the orig recipe had them in martini glasses or champagne flutes or some such. I keep martini in my martini glasses so just bought some little glass bowls at the supermarket. You could use anything I reckon, though obviously the wowier your glass, the wowier your desert!

(It's me, I namechanged. Not because of fizzy plonky berry jelly shame...)

BaconAndAvocado Fri 13-Sep-13 17:56:15

It was truly truly

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