Dinner parties can be a great way to spend some quality time with family and friends, but it can also be quite daunting if you are unsure of what to cook. Hosting a dinner party is one thing, cooking the food is another.
The lamington is a true Australian dessert that is perfect for those special occasions or just as a treat. These little sponge cakes appeal to many and are coated in chocolate and covered in grated coconut. Home-made lamingtons are a great snack and perfect dessert for the whole family.
Rice pudding is a low fat and delicious dessert that combines the sweet flavours of vanilla and almond with creamy rice and tasty raisins.
Maamoul are traditional Middle Eastern biscuits served on special occasions. They have a sweet, shortbread-like crust and a sweet yet nutty filling.
This delightfully sweet dessert can be eaten on its own or made as a filling or icing for cakes.
This traditional Austrian torte has become a symbol of Austrian delicacies worldwide. Many Viennese chefs claim its uniquely rich chocolate flavour relies on the best quality ingredients with no additives; pure sugar, flour, eggs, chocolate and jam. It is quite a complex recipe to follow, but will be well worth the effort in the end.
This yummy dish is a Brazilian favourite. The coconut complements the tropical fruits superbly to give you a little taste of paradise from your own kitchen.
Although you can pick it up the mass-manufactured variety from confectionary stores, homemade coconut ice wins hands down. You can mix a portion with food dye to get the two-toned effect or leave it plain for an additive-free sugary treat.
For a tropical twist on the humble apple turnover, try this Caribbean-inspired baked sweet.
Serves 6 Ingredients: 3 punnets fresh strawberries 2/3 cup sugar 8 egg yolks 2 1/2 cup whipping cream Ladyfingers, to decorate Method: Keep aside 1 punnet of strawberries to decorate the cake at the end of the recipe. SLice the tops of the remaining 2 punnets of strawberries. Make a strawberrry purée using a blender. [...]