Your Sweets

by Meeta Wolff

This chapter is a free excerpt from What's For Lunch, Honey?.

Desserts

For me, the queen of the meal! And just like any queen, she needs to be sophisticated and elegant.

For some reason I like selecting the dessert at the end. “Keeping the best till last,” or like the “cherry on the cake,” selecting a dessert for my menu is always my favorite part. And if I am honest, it is also the part of the menu that often gets me sidetracked. There are so many delicious things to make and I often wish I could serve them all in one dinner.

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Desserts

For me, the queen of the meal! And just like any queen, she needs to be sophisticated and elegant.

For some reason I like selecting the dessert at the end. “Keeping the best till last,” or like the “cherry on the cake,” selecting a dessert for my menu is always my favorite part. And if I am honest, it is also the part of the menu that often gets me sidetracked. There are so many delicious things to make and I often wish I could serve them all in one dinner.

Once I have re-focused, I go through the same steps as with selecting my main courses, i.e. checking against the rest of my menu and the flavor combinations already present. Having said that, you can be more flexible, and even playful, with the selection of your dessert. There are not many rules here—just keeping in mind the body of your entire meal. If your meal is looking very rich and heavy, serving a lighter and fluffy dessert instead of a heavy layer cake will bring more points.

Many of you are probably already planning your menus in this fashion without even knowing it. But for those of you who were stressing and not getting the whole menu planning thing quite right, I hope that the suggestions here will help you to refine your talents further. The fact is, you do not need to be a rocket scientist to plan a party, dinner or buffet. You just need a piece of paper, a pen and a focus on ONE dish or course!
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