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Festive Fun Dessert, Fruit Delight, Kiwi Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse. It’s the last week of the year and party plans are being made. With the...

Make your New Year party special with yummy desserts
It’s the last week of the year and party plans are being made. With the excitement about ending this year on a high note and welcoming the new one, it is but expected that everyone is planning on hosting or attending a party. However you wish to spend New Year’s make a few stunning desserts which will keep you party ready. Whether you are the host or are going to attend a house party, these desserts can add oomph to the table and make for a delightful contribution toward a potluck buffet. These desserts use easily available ingredients and can be made upto a day ahead, leaving you free to enjoy your celebrations.
Fruit Delight
Ingredients
Cake (use readymade cake) 3 cups
Milk 3 cups
Sugar 4 tsp
Custard powder 3-4 tbsp
Whipped Cream ½ cup
Fruit of choice (use soft fruit such as kiwi, strawberry or any other seasonal ones, use canned fruit if fresh ones are not available) 1 cup
Readymade Jelly (use packet instructions)
2 cups
Sugar 2 tsp
Method
  • Boil the milk and add the sugar. Dissolve the custard powder in ¼ cup water and add it to the milk. Stir gently to ensure that it mixes well. When the custard is coating the back of the spoon. Remove from the heat and cool.
  • Make the jelly as per the instructions, leave to set
  • Dissolve the 2 teaspoons of sugar in ½ cup water and keep aside. In a serving bowl, line with cake, sprinkle with the simple syrup.
  • Layer the custard on top of this cake. Add the fruits on top of the custard layer. Add a layer of jelly
  • Top with whipped cream
  • Garnish and chill for 1 hour before serving.
  • This dessert can be made atleast 24 hours in advance and chilled before serving.
Kiwi Cheesecake
Ingredients
Marie Biscuit Crumbs 3 cups
Cream Cheese (at room temperature) 11/2 package (150 grams)
Paneer 100 grams
Milk ¼ cup
Sugar (powdered) 4-5 tsp
Butter (melted) 4 tbsp
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
Kiwi Fruit 4
Kiwi Crush ¼ cup
Method
  • Crush the biscuits into crumbs. Add the melted butter and press into the bottom of a pan, pressing down firmly. Chill in the freezer for atleast 10 minutes.
  • Grate the paneer and blend it in the mixie jar till it is very smooth. Add this to the sugar and vanilla to the cream cheese and beat with a whisk till soft and creamy. Add milk as needed (little at a time to get a creamy consistency)
  • Chop two kiwi fruit after peeling into small pieces and mix into the cheesecake filling.
  • Pour into the prepared cheesecake base, smoothen the top.
  • Top the cheesecake with kiwi crush and chill for 1 hour.
  • Slice the rest of the kiwis into thin discs. Decorate the top of the cheesecake with
Chocolate Mousse
Ingredients
Semi sweet / milk chocolate 11/2 cup
Water 11/4 cup
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
Instant coffee powder 1 tsp
Orange Jam 3 tbsp
Whipped Cream ¼ cup
Equipment needed: Whisk
Method
  • Place a large mixing bowl on top of another slightly smaller one, filled with ice and cold water (the bottom of the large bowl should touch the ice). Set aside.
  • Put chocolate and water (also sugar and/or liquor if you’re using) in a medium-sized pan and melt the chocolate over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add the coffee powder to this.
  • Pour the melted chocolate into the mixing bowl sitting on top of ice and water, and start whisking with a wire whisk (or an electrical hand-held mixer) until thick. Watch the texture as you whip and make sure not to over-whip as it will make the mousse grainy.
  • If the mousse becomes grainy (which is possible at your first try), transfer it back into the pan, reheat until half of it is melted, pour it back to the mixing bowl and whisk again briefly.
  • Divide into serving cups and chill until set.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of warm water to the jam and made it a little liquid. Top this onto the mousse. Put a swirl of whipped cream and serve.

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