From rich, intoxicating chocolate mousse, to light-as-air cheesecakes – desserts are the all-essential party must-have. Dessert shooters in particular make for a standout display. Delicately portioned, they provide guests the opportunity to sample a variety of flavours. Above all, these classy treats are great for social mixers, and make the perfect accompaniment to savoury hors d’oeuvres. Here, we share five great recipes to try at your next get-together that are sure to impress.
1. Cookie Cup Shooters
Scrumptious and versatile, the cookie cup shooter is the perfect marriage of crunchy cookie cups paired with rich, luscious fillings. Entirely edible, these sweet confections can be made with a variety of fillings to accommodate the varying palates of your guests. A hit with children and the sweet-toothed, this dessert is best prepared a day before.
2. Chocolate Banana Tofu Mousse
A fusion of east and west, this delectable pudding can be prepared with just four ingredients. Spoonful after spoonful of silky chocolate and banana; this heady combination will make even the most avid of weight watchers give in to its enticing goodness. For best results, use a hand blender or kitchen machine.
3. Broken Apple Crumble
A classic dessert deconstructed, this crumble can be easily prepared with ingredients that are commonly found at home. Equally enjoyable warm or cold, we recommend serving it warm, with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream. Granny Smith apples are our preferred filling of choice, although summer berries are great alternatives as well to diffuse the richness of the buttery crumble.
4. Non-Baked Blueberry Cheesecake Pots
Tantalising pots of dark, sweetened blueberries topped above a cloud of cream cheese - this is one no-fuss dessert that can be served in half an hour. The perfect summer treat for al-fresco dinner parties, prepare this dessert conveniently with the use of a Bosch kitchen machine.
5. Chocolate Pots
The ultimate indulgence for all dessert lovers, this recipe is best prepared the night before for a divine concoction of smooth, voluptuous chocolate. This dessert is as pleasurable to eat as it is easy to make. Swirl some whipping cream on top of each chocolate pot to make them taste even better.