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Your favorite desserts in summertime.

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Hey everyone!

I work in a wine bar kitchen where i usually do tapas-y fare. An upcoming weekend in town there is an event called "Hey Girlfriend" (yeah, cheesy, but.. y'know).

I wanted to do a few really great dessert/wine/champagne/port combinations because I thought it'd be great for ladies to be out with their friends, maybe finishing up their night at the bar and sharing a decadent dessert.

Can I ask some of you out there what your favorite desserts are? I can make pretty much anything outside of ice cream so throw everything you got at me (if you like). It'll be june, so I don't want to overload anyone, but I was just hoping for some input.

Thanks in advance, everybody!
post #2 of 13
Actually, my first thought is shooters and miniatures. They can sample more, and you can charge more. :lol:

Besides, a shooter of a mousse or frozen parfait isn't as guilt-inducing as a whole portion, and anyway a whole portion can be difficult to share. (Remember, too, that some people just don't like to share. :rolleyes:) Too bad you can't do ice creams/sorbets -- but how about fruit, since it will be coming in already? A mousse made and maybe layered with real fruit, or a miniature crumble/crisp, or a mini-shortcake (sliders! :lol:).

Those are some things I would be very happy eating. :lips:
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post #3 of 13
A British standby in the summer is always Summer Pudding.
post #4 of 13
Ishbel is there any chance you're willing to share that recipe? I love to watch the folks from the UK on television making any number of incredible looking puddings. TIA
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post #5 of 13
Fresh berries with super thick whipped cream is one of my favorites. Easy to prepare and perfect for summer.

Even chocolate covered strawberries are simple and nice, cliche, but nice.
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post #6 of 13
Summer fruit trifle

Eton mess

Anything with chocolate all year round :lips:
post #7 of 13
I had never heard of that but I googled it and it looks delicious.
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post #8 of 13
crepe with fresh fruit and cream
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post #9 of 13
icy cold fresh watermelon
post #10 of 13
Cranachan is always a popular summer dish in Scotland.
post #11 of 13
oh yeah that stuff is great!
post #12 of 13
Definitely key lime pie. Nothing is cooler in summer, especially if you serve it really cold.
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post #13 of 13
pavlova with strawberries - wonderful - i try to put a few raspberries in with the strawberries for a more complex flavor

or, because chocolate is always irresistable, chocolate bavarian cream

or also strawberry bavarian cream
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