Are you hosting a dinner party soon and have no idea what to serve your guests?
Dinner party desserts should come in small portions with a sweet centre people will love. It doesn’t matter if you’re not a professional in the kitchen, because these recipes are easy to make. With a delicious result, your guests will want to have seconds.
Dinner Party Desserts
These four dinner party desserts are designed for people leading busy lives. Entertaining should be fun, so we’ve taken the stress out of baking and opted for these simple recipes. It’s even fine to prepare these a day in advance so you can get on with organising the rest of your party.
Before rushing into the kitchen, ensure that you purchase organic, high-quality ingredients. Invest in 70+ percent dark chocolate and Canadian syrup for the best flavours. We also highly recommend accurately weighing and measuring your ingredients for optimum results.
1. Malteser Slice
This is one of our favourite dinner party desserts because the end result is delicious. Not only is this easy to make (it’s a no-bake recipe), but the variety of textures is a delight with every mouthful.
- 310g Maltesers
- 250g plain biscuits
- 220g milk chocolate
- 220g white chocolate
- 180g butter
- 4 tbsp golden syrup
- Line the base of a cake tin with baking paper.
- Crush the biscuits until they’re breadcrumbs (use the end of rolling pin)
- Place the butter, chocolate and golden syrup into a pan over medium-high temperature and stir well. Take off the heat when all ingredients are melted.
- Set aside around 20 Maltesers.
- Pour the melted chocolate into a bowl with the breadcrumbs and stir together.
- Add the mixture into the baking tin. Push down with the back of a spoon to flatten the surface.
- Break the white chocolate into squares and place on a hob for around 40 seconds until it’s melted.
- Pour the white chocolate over the slice and decorate using the reserved Maltesters.
- Place the slice in the fridge for around five hours to set.
2. Lemon, Lime and Ginger Cheesecake
For tasty dinner party desserts, it’s fun to play around with a cheesecake by combining new flavours, such as ginger and lime. This sweet treat is a winner in our eyes and you can even make it two days in advance; what a great way to plan a party without worrying about preparing food at the same time.
For the base:
- 200g ginger biscuits
- 60g unsalted butter
- Zest from 1 lime
For the filling:
- 560g full-fat cream
- 397g condensed milk
- 3 tbsp stem ginger syrup
- Zest and juice from 2 lemons
- Zest and juice from 2 limes
- 1 sachet powered gelatine
- Whizz the ginger biscuits in a food processor until they’re crumbs. Add the butter and lime zest. Continue to whizz to mix all ingredients.
- Oil a loose-bottomed cake tin and evenly press about 2 tbsp of biscuit crumbs into the base. Chill in the fridge.
- Put all the ingredients except the gelatine in a large mixing bowl. Beat together with an electric mixer.
- Add the gelatine to a medium bowl with 100ml cold water. Sit the bowl on a saucepan half filled with hot water. Gently heat over a low heat. Stir the gelatine until it dissolves. Stir in the filling mixture.
- Pour the filling on top of the chilled biscuit base, and cover with cling film. Chill in the fridge for around five hours.
- Remove the cheesecake from the tin and sprinkle the leftover biscuits and lime zest on top.
3. Smooth Raspberry Mousse
Not all desserts are fattening. Some dinner party desserts contribute to your five-a-day, like this smooth raspberry mousse creation. Prepare several hours before guests arrive for a delicious, and fresh dessert they won’t forget.
- 300g raspberries
- 4 eggs
- 75g caster sugar
- 150ml double cream
- 4 gelatine leaves
- Handful of raspberries to garnish
- Soak the gelatine in a small bowl of cold water for around five minutes. Squeeze out the liquid and leave around 1 tbsp of water remaining.
- Put the gelatine into a heatproof bowl with the 1 tbsp of water. Put the bowl over a pan of simmering water for several minutes. Stir.
- Add the raspberries to a food processor and pass through a sieve into a bowl.
- Whisk the yolks and caster sugar together using an electric mixer until thick and fluffy.
- Whip the cream to soft peaks in a separate bowl. Stir the raspberries and gelatine into the egg yolk and caster sugar mixture. Carefully fold in the cream.
- Whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl. Stir 2 tbsps into the raspberry mixture and carefully fold in the remaining mixture.
- Scoop the mixture into a wine glass. Place in the fridge for around four hours to set.
- Garnish with some raspberries.
4. Chocolate Pots with Orange and Sea Salt
Who doesn’t love chocolate and orange mixed together? These creations make excellent dinner party desserts. They’re seriously creamy and moreish, not to mention they’re simple to make. Your guests will want more than one!
- 200ml double cream
- 40ml while milk
- 200g dark chocolate
- 50g brown sugar
- 1 orange
- 30ml olive oil
- Sea salt to serve
- Pour the cream into a pan with the milk and gently heat.
- Put the chocolate into a bowl. Pour the milk into the chocolate whilst it’s simmering.
- Leave alone for one minute, and continue to stir.
- Carefully stir in the olive oil.
- Pour the mixture into four pots and leave to set at room temperature.
- Cut the orange in half, horizontally. Squeeze half of the orange into a pan, add 50ml of water and then the brown sugar.
- Cut the remaining half into small chunks and add to the pan.
- Bring to a summer over a medium-low heat. Turn the oranges every now and again. After around 15 minutes, remove from the heat.
- Serve the chocolate pots topped with a drizzle of olive oil. Add a pink of salt and the caramelised oranges to garnishing.
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Kitchen Aid Digital Hand Mixer
This seven-speed digital mixer combines ingredients for slow stirring for chunky ingredients. Alternatively, use speed seven for beating egg whites and whipping sugar in. The soft grip handle provides comfort while mixing. Easily and quickly remove any accessory from the hand mixer with the single-handed press of a button.
We love the soft touch feature which gradually brings the beaters up to the selected speed. Lock the cord into either the left or right side of the mixer. As a result, you can approach the ingredients from any angle. The round cord is easy to wipe clean. Don’t worry about the mixers not properly combining the ingredients. These stainless-steel turbo beaters are ideal for mixing heavy ingredients. It’s also sturdy enough to mix a mountain of ingredients together quicker than a manual whisker.
What Dinner Party Desserts Do You Love?
Give these four desserts a try, and we guarantee you won’t regret it. Designed to be simple and delicious, these dinner party desserts are aimed at those with a sweet tooth. Reinvent boring desserts by presenting them in decorative glasses to wow your guests.
Do you have any delectable recipes you’d like to share with us? If so, share them in the comments to inspire others.
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