Desserts are the highlights of any meal and for good reasons, too. The sweetness of desserts caps the savory flavors of the appetizers, main courses and side dishes, thus, cleansing the palate in a pleasurable way. Indeed, everybody looks forward to dessert! But not all desserts are liked in equal manner. The following five desserts have withstood the test of time and of changing palates! You will never go wrong with all of these desserts on the dining table.
Think of cake pops as the best of both worlds – the richness of cake covered with silky frosting and sweet coatings on a lollipop stick. Think of being a kid again but with adult-friendly portions. Think of enjoying a wide range of delicious flavors with every stick and you will get why cake pops are popular during special occasions and daily meals. Choose from flavors like chocolate, red velvet and vanilla with coatings of chocolate ganache, white chocolate ganache, and colored candy melts.
Who can resist the delicious flavors, mildly moist texture, and melt-in-the-mouth quality of macarons? Certainly not you! The sweet meringue-based treat is filled with almond, cherry and chocolate while its flavors include hazelnut, pistachio and almond. If you are adventurous, you can also choose from fillings like lemon, mint and lavender. Even vegetarians will love the fillings made from coconut, vegan chocolate, and pumpkin. And you cannot resist the vibrant colors of macarons, too.
The creamy deliciousness of cheesecakes continues to reel in lovers of the sweet treat. Basically, this is made from a mix of cream cheese, eggs and sugar on a crust made from crushed graham crackers, cookies or sponge cake. It can either be baked or chilled depending on personal preference. Your choices in flavors and crusts are aplenty Flavors include chocolate, espresso, and lemon as well as the iconic New York cheesecake. Crusts can come in gingersnap cookies, graham crackers and Oreo cookies as well as vanilla wafers and cookies.
Think of pie tarts as combining the best of pies and tarts in bite-sized oh-so-yummy treats. Your choices in flavors include apple, banana, berries, chocolate, lemon, peaches, pecans and pumpkin while the crusts come in butter, vegan and graham crackers, among others.
Let’s not forget cookies either – the beloved treat of childhood. Your choices include chocolate chips, peanut butter, white chocolate chips, and oatmeal.
So, don’t stuff your stomach just yet. Make space for desserts!