Dessert: Get Fancy

July 6th 2009 12:22 pm

fancy dessert plate

Order any dessert in an upscale restaurant, and you are sure to be served a elegant decorated plate. Fabulous chefs pay particular attention to how their food is presented, and it shows! Try a little chef magic yourself and decorate your dessert plates during your next dinner party. Here are a few ingredients that work well when creating artwork on the dessert plate:

-Powdered sugar
-Cocoa powder
-Finely ground coffee
-Carved fresh fruits
-Small berries
-Shaved chocolate
-Drizzled chocolate
-Fruit syrups

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Posted by Myriam under Holiday Entertaining & Hostessing & Party Food | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Dessert: Get Fancy”

  1. kawsar responded on 07 May 2010 at #

    what is the recipe for this dessert?

  2. admin responded on 08 May 2010 at #

    Ingredients:
    1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    2 eggs
    squares (1 oz. ea.) sweet chocolate, broken into squares, melted
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3/4 cup buttermilk
    1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
    1 package (14 oz.) Dark Cocoa Candy Melts, coarsely chopped

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350┬░F.
    2. Lightly spray pans with vegetable pan spray.
    3. In small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
    4. In large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, chocolate and vanilla. Add dry ingredients in thirds alternating with buttermilk, beating after each addition until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pans.
    5. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely.

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