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Dessert suggestion

post #1 of 15
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I need some suggestion for a dessert for a buffet. The entree is ham and turkey.
post #2 of 15
if it needs to be in a chafing dish.. i'd go with a cobbler of some sort.. pear apple.. apple cranberry... a side of whipped cream...
post #3 of 15
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thank you jessica i run that idea with the client.
post #4 of 15

dessert

What else are you serving? Dies it need to be in a chafing dish? What is the event? Demographics of the group?
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
I work for a catering company and it's for these doctors and it's there monthly meeting. I like to keep there desserts light. Besides the entree being ham and turkey I didn't get to find out there side dishes. It is buffet style I also thought of some kind of cake.
post #6 of 15
-lemon mousse cake, either whole and pre-sliced, or petit four style
-Any form of lemon meringue is nice and light, either individual tartlets or a large tart
-brownies
-cookies are always a big hit, but a bit more casual
-tiramisu
-fruits tartlets with pastry cream
-a big bowl of strawberries with a big bowl of vanilla or lavender whipped cream


I think tiramisu is in between elegant and casual. A lot of people like it, too.

I'm not quite sure how casual this meeting is? Is it in the daytime or nighttime?

Lemon bars are another good one.
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post #7 of 15
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thank you Harpua:smiles:
post #8 of 15
try mango and blackberry cobbler with nut strussel topping.
post #9 of 15

dessert suggestion

I like the lemon idea with that menu/group. Lemon meringue pie could be a hit.

I make a pumpkin apple crisp at this time of year that would be great too.
post #10 of 15
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thanks for the reply for the dessert suggestion. :chef:
post #11 of 15
I'm not a caterer, though i do huge parties at home with loads of food, but anyway, when i go to any event and there is going to be desert, i'm looking for somehting rich and creamy and beautiful. I would be deeply disappointed by lemon mousse. Just my opinion, but i find some seem to think that deserts have to be "light" and that's just against the principle of desert, especially for a special event. If you want to go "light" don;t eat desert. Or offer two, one very creamy and decadent, and the other fruity and light.
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post #12 of 15
I also think that the time of the event is important. I disagree about desserts ALWAYS having to be rich and decadent, like chocolate. A light mousse cake like lemon or vanilla, or even white chocolate could even be described as decadent by some.

I usually insist on providing at least 2 types of dessert, perhaps one richer than the other so people have a choice. For a luncheon, especially american like ham and turkey, I think a lemon dessert would go nicely.

Apple tarts are a good choice, too. I don't think something elegant and crazy rich would fit in here, unless that is the theme of the menu.
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post #13 of 15
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Well this isn't a special event its just a monthly meeting and i know they do not want anything to heavy they are coming from work some and some have to go back to work they are doctors. I've been responsible for this event since I started this job. I'm trying to build up dessert menus for this company. My passion really is cake decorating. I just graduated from pastry school so the owner of this company relies a lot on me in this area of the business and coming up with names for these desserts is a challenge. Again thanks for the help because sometimes I feel I do not have a clue. I submitted in the choices for the client we'll see.
post #14 of 15
When i want to make something light and yet still worthy of the name desert, i make a bavarian cream. A vanilla bavarian, with real vanilla seeds in it, is wonderful, but because of the beaten egg whites and the fact that the cream is whipped, and all is held up with the gelatin, it feels creamy and decadent but is exceptionally light. In a serving you get only a couple of spoonfuls of actual cream.

It's also wonderful in chocolate (and still light, but makes people feel special, the softness of it, the creaminess, but still is not heavy like a mousse would be (and i really must say mousse is too heavy even for me most of the time))

And also coffee flavor is nice, which gives a nice after-dinner feel

I like strawberry too, but this is not strawberry season. (one of my favorite combinations is to make one in chocolate and one in strawberry)

One thing is being light, another thing is sharp and sour (lemon!) - which, yes, appeals after a very heavy meal, full of sauces and rich dishes - but not after a light meal like you describe.

a nice desert can be light, but still can be creamy and comforting, making the person feel specially cared for. Lemon, with its sharpness, can go well in some cases, like after heavy rich meals, then they can be really appealing, but not, to my mind and my palate, after a light lunch.
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post #15 of 15
what about a platter of fresh tropical fruits for desserts. think about custards as well as an option.
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