Dinner party dessert ideas
TickledOnion · 30/06/2022 10:33
Any ideas for a tasty but not too heavy dinner party dessert for 4? Starter and mains are Ottolenghi recipes so we will probably be stuffed. Thanks.
TickledOnion · 30/06/2022 10:36
Forgot to mention it needs to be dairy free. I can use substitutes but don’t want to make something like cheesecake.
snowstorm2012 · 30/06/2022 10:36
Something citrusy? Lemon torte or lemon posset?
snowstorm2012 · 30/06/2022 10:37
Ah, ignore my suggestions 😂
SiobhanSharpe · 30/06/2022 10:37
Can you use eggs?
MajorieEks · 30/06/2022 10:37
I thought lemon posset too!
MajorieEks · 30/06/2022 10:38
And also didn’t read the bit about it needing to be dairy free !
SiobhanSharpe · 30/06/2022 10:38
If so, chocolate mousse? No need to put cream in it.
TickledOnion · 30/06/2022 10:38
Eggs are no problem.
SiobhanSharpe · 30/06/2022 10:41
If your starter and mains are likely to be on the heavier side, i'd do a large platter of fruit, prepared and arranged so it looks pretty, and decorated with sprigs of mint.
EG pineapple and mango slices, sliced nectarines, small bunches of black grapes, peeled and sliced kiwi fruit, some berries.
Augend23 · 30/06/2022 10:43
If you can do eggs but not dairy I would do this mousse:
It's very tasty, the salt really adds to it
SiobhanSharpe · 30/06/2022 10:46
If eggs are ok you can do a hot soufflé with a purée of cooked dried apricots, mixed with a little alcohol of some sort. Brandy or rum are good! (But not essential)
You combine the fruit purée with the egg yolks, fold in the stiffy whipped egg white and bake. You can do individual ones in cups if you like.
Serve with extra fruit purée, thinned down a little if necessary.
SiobhanSharpe · 30/06/2022 10:47
SiobhanSharpe · 30/06/2022 10:48
Tarte tatin? (pastry made with non dairy spread)
SiobhanSharpe · 30/06/2022 10:50
You can get non-dairy ice creams to serve with any of the above, too.
Whatsthestoryboringglory · 30/06/2022 10:52
I’d make a pavlova with non-dairy cream for the filling. Can be made in advance and is quite light.
MajorieEks · 30/06/2022 14:13
This looks great www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/strawberry-rose-sorbet
Imtoooldforallthis · 30/06/2022 14:20
What avoit something like this.
Triffid1 · 30/06/2022 17:27
If you've had a very heavy meal, I'd go with a selection of sorbets and would probably see about some very fancy (diary-free) biscuits to serve alongside. Or make your own sorbet - then you can get fancy and pick flavours/styles that would work with your overall meal.
Belovedfool · 30/06/2022 17:55
Fruit salad drizzled with a little elderflower syrup.
BasiliskStare · 30/06/2022 18:02
Depends how smart you want to be and how much energy. I have before served up mini ice creams / ice lollies stuck upside down into a big bowl of ice & put in the middle of the table. because I had run out of energy before making pudding ( & puddings are not my thing ) - I may be kidding myself but it got a laugh and everyone can choose what they want ( dairy etc ) .
I do realise I may not be quite with the programme here.
Plinkplonk1234 · 30/06/2022 18:02
Ice cream/ dairy free ice cream, crushed ginger biscuits, fruit puree and hot chocolate sauce made with blended cocoa powder and sugar. Its so quick and easy to make.
SheSaysShush · 30/06/2022 21:25
Nigella's honey and pistachio semi freddo.
ivykaty44 · 01/07/2022 16:14
Ive been looking for flame fruit recipes, you could sub butter for another fat as with the brown sugar and alcohol it should be fine
ivykaty44 · 01/07/2022 16:17
if everyone will be stuffed
fruit kebabs - chopped fruit on a kebab stick
or strawberries and other fruit dipped in dark chocolate melted and then arranged nicely with real Turkish delight ?
RockingMyFiftiesNot · 01/07/2022 19:16
Delia's summer fruit compote would fit the bill. Serve with dairy free ice cream ( I buy Swedish Glace vanilla if we have DF or vegan guests)
Easy to make, light, tasty and leftovers lovely cold with yogurt.
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