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The soft finish to every decadent meal, it is highly regarded as one of the necessary luxuries in life. With an oftentimes turbulent 2017 coming, at last, to a close, it’s more than appropriate that we have our cakes, and eat them too. As Nigella Lawson so often says (in so many words), a sweet treat conveys the message that the party is winding down. And what’s better is that you finish the evening on a high, sweet note, which is really more than anyone can ask for where parties are concerned.
Your choice of dessert doesn’t need to be excessive, either; look out for recipes that are high-impact, loweffort. Think chocolate mousses thickly swirled with fresh tart berries or light, fluffy meringues, piped, baked, and then forgotten about until the hour of your guests’ arrival. Whatever the occasion, worry not: there’s definitely a recipe to suit your level of culinary prowess, as well as the time you’re ready to invest into making dessert. Remember: Your guests will taste the joy in your food, so choose something that ultimately makes you happy as the host and cook!
“My chocolate and peanut butter roll cake is something that makes an appearance at most Christmas celebrations,” Sarah says. “In the recipe (on page 134) from Cooking For Love, the soft and fudgy chocolate roll is filled with a peanut butter cream. If you’re making it for Christmas, whipped cream with raspberries, or even a chestnut cream would be perfect!”