Monday, 19 November 2012

A Taste of Dessert

Don't ya love dessert tasting plates?... A little bit of this, a little bit of that... and 5 desserts later you're wondering why you didn't wear those drawstring pants to lunch!

A little sample of my Sunday afternoon yesterday with friends... I think the crumbs add a rustic touch don't you?  It was all I could do take a snapshot before these goodies were all gone - 'hey, put back that tart and that biscotti I need to take a photo'.... yummmmmm.

And yes, I was busy putting all these goodies together before we left (except for Halva which was store bought - but I am on the look out for a Halva recipe.)  Surprisingly, it was a soothing experience and I was quite calm ... believe me when I say I am no dessert chef, don't cook sweets that often, and am not confident with cakes - but hey, these just tasted soooo good and look so impressive I had to share!

My favourites... the Choc Mocha Parfait (seriously, decadent and super easy!), and the Portugese Tarts (OMG... silky, custardy, rich!).

I'm off for a walk now.... a long, long walk!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.



Image by me

8 comments:

Rachel {little bits of lovely} said...

Oh my, these desserts look amazing, especially the chocolate parfait which is a favourite of mine....well anything with chocolate is a favourite really xxx

C said...

Hooooooly cow! I would eat dessert for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Im all for anything that has chocolate in it!
:)

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

Why is that plate not on my table? Why Helen, why?!!
I'm greedy and proud of it.

classiq said...

Halva, YUM! It was one of my favourite desserts as a child and I haven't tasted some in a way too long time! I'm craving everything that's on that plate...

The Style Schedule said...

Girls, girls... what can I say... we all have sooo much in common! I'll save a piece for each of you in the fridge:)

Audrey said...

oh my...this is looking to good! could you save it for me too!! thank you. The chocolate cake with cream. Send it to me!!!!xx

fashionsensitive said...

Love this plat, Helen, really! I am sweets addicted and I am the girl who always cry about those skinny jeans that don't fit for more than a year now...I have to loose those 5 kilos that I've gained due to sweets addiction, but how? You are cruel, Helen :)

Rachael T said...

Parfait! So many shades of wrong eating that every night until it was gone!! Thank goodness for the biscotti to wash it down. Amazing.

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