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Madwoman11 Wed 22-Sep-21 18:35:34

I am having 8 guests for an evening meal, but no idea what to give them for dessert especially as I don't bake. May have to be shop bought. Any ideas ?

Maggiemaybe Wed 22-Sep-21 18:45:43

Eton mess (just as nice with raspberries, which are around at the moment) or a fruit crumble? Both very easy.

crazyH Wed 22-Sep-21 18:48:17

Elton mess - easy and delicious - my favourite !!

Ladyleftfieldlover Wed 22-Sep-21 18:48:42

Fresh fruit, cheese (3 types:blue, hard and creamy) biscuits and wafers. Or, if you can get to a good supermarket, top notch ice cream.

Grandmabatty Wed 22-Sep-21 18:51:48

Ice cream with hot espresso coffee poured over. It's called affogato. Top with cream and a chocolate coffee bean

Calendargirl Wed 22-Sep-21 18:52:52

Don’t want to sound rude Ladyleftfieldlover but I would be disappointed to go out for an evening meal and be offered fresh fruit and cheese and biscuits. Perhaps to finish off with, but I like a nice pud first.

H1954 Wed 22-Sep-21 18:56:31

I agree on the Eton Mess, shop bought meringues, lots of fresh berries, perhaps a drizzle of some compote, lashings of fresh cream and ice cream..........easy peasy and looks really posh 😁

Sago Wed 22-Sep-21 19:23:36

I often don’t serve a pudding but do a cheese board with figs etc and then serve coffee with homemade fudge.
If you’re not confident then buy a good quality chocolate brownie and serve warm with cream and raspberries.
Elton mess is delicious but shop bought meringues are too sweet and chalky, they spoil the dish..

Daisend1 Wed 22-Sep-21 19:28:41

Calendar girl
My steamed golden syrup pudding, with individual jugs of custard, never fails to please .
Fresh fruit, is available for those grin watching their waist line.

Coolgran65 Wed 22-Sep-21 19:38:23

A top quality cheesecake
Pile on the raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, your choice. Serve with a scoop of top quality ice cream. A little jug of pouring cream if you like.

Visgir1 Wed 22-Sep-21 19:57:03

I would go to M&S buy about 3 frozen ones, and some cream or ice cream and be honest and say, I don't do Puds!
No one will complain I'm sure.

Callistemon Wed 22-Sep-21 20:38:58

Waitros or M&S lemon tart + something else (Eton Mess?) for those who don't like lemony desserts.

Scones Wed 22-Sep-21 20:52:38

crazyH

Elton mess - easy and delicious - my favourite !!

Elton mess sounds like a whole new dessert that I would definitely like to try grin. Good for birthday parties if topped by a candle in the wind.

NotSpaghetti Wed 22-Sep-21 21:02:07

Waitrose do good tarts!
😂😂

Jaxjacky Wed 22-Sep-21 21:13:58

Calendargirl1 I’d prefer cheese and biscuits any day over a pud!
Madwoman I don’t bake either, just buy something, I’m hoping your guests have come to visit you and enjoy your company, not to give you marks out of ten for the food.

Redhead56 Wed 22-Sep-21 22:13:33

Auntie Flo lemon pudding and Mary Dolls Mars bar dessert are both easy delicious desserts.

MayBeMaw Wed 22-Sep-21 22:16:11

Scones

crazyH

Elton mess - easy and delicious - my favourite !!

Elton mess sounds like a whole new dessert that I would definitely like to try grin. Good for birthday parties if topped by a candle in the wind.

gringringrin

Callistemon Wed 22-Sep-21 22:17:09

Jaxjacky

Calendargirl1 I’d prefer cheese and biscuits any day over a pud!
Madwoman I don’t bake either, just buy something, I’m hoping your guests have come to visit you and enjoy your company, not to give you marks out of ten for the food.

Lemon tart, Eton Mess and a cheese board (with grapes!)

Auntieflo Wed 22-Sep-21 22:17:15

Thanks Redhead56! I am not hosting a dinner party, but would happily eat either! 😀

Esspee Wed 22-Sep-21 22:20:17

Oooh where can I find recipes for these Redhead56?

crazyH Wed 22-Sep-21 22:23:17

Scones 😂🤣🤣🤣

Grannynannywanny Wed 22-Sep-21 22:42:26

My neighbours invited me for dinner after lockdown. When I returned the favour I was really stuck for dessert ideas as it’s not something I often make. I made a strawberry trifle I’d seen on the M&S website. It was simple to make and my guests were so impressed they asked me for the recipe the following week when they had visitors. I had to come clean and tell them it was an M&S “cheat” recipe.

Strawberries and cream Swiss roll, a tub ready of made fresh custard, fresh strawberries, whipped double cream and flaked almonds. I’ve made it several times since for the family and it’s a hit with them all. The grandchildren love to make it.

Here is the M&S YouTube link
youtu.be/psL1p15_UgE

Nana3 Wed 22-Sep-21 22:48:17

Ice-cream tiramisu. No baking, make well beforehand and freeze, put in fridge an hour or so before serving.

Hetty58 Wed 22-Sep-21 22:58:25

No bake berry cheesecake is very easy. Recipe on delicious.com

Dinahmo Wed 22-Sep-21 23:10:53

What about lemon posset? It's easy. You heat up cream, sugar and lemon rind to boiling point, turn down and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Beat in the juice of the lemons and then pour through a sieve, into a jug and then pour into small glasses, or ramekins. The chill. You can make it a few hours before your meal or even the day before.

You need to check a recipe for the quantities.

Serve with some nice little biscuits - I serve cantuccini and maybe a few raspberries on top.