Fancy Plated Dessert Hacks

Nov 26, 2021

Written & Developed by Chef Liana

The appetizers are set, you’ve been working all day on preparing the dinner. YOU are in the zone! Now comes the most challenging part: the Grand Finale of the evening… the dessert. Yes, the show stopper, the perfect $14 fancy restaurant plated dessert.

Most home cooks are very skilled with appetizers and entrees, but when it comes to dessert the confidence levels fade. What if I told you that Calgary Co-op’s got you covered? It’s achievable and much easier than you think! With this simple dessert hack you’ll see it takes no time at all. These two amazing dessert hacks include the delicious Founders & Farmers Gingerbread loaf, as well as Founders & Farmers Shortbread cookies. Take a little shopping trip to your favourite Calgary Co-op to get your hands on this delicious and local brand.

With some egg whites and stand mixer, you can elevate these classic holiday flavours into a restaurant quality tuile. This pre-made delectable confection can be deconstructed, hacked and rebuilt to impress the toughest of holiday dessert critics — also known as the mothers-in-law, the boyfriend, the girlfriend... you know who that person is in your life!

I also used plates from Spirit Wares (www.spiritwares.com). What I love is not only can you achieve a restaurant bougie quality dessert, but you can use the same plates as the restaurants. Spirit Wares offers a beautiful home line — and even better, it’s a locally owned business.

These two recipes use almost the exact same quality ingredients from Calgary Co-op, so you can double your cheer with half the effort!

 

Recipe for Gingerbread Cake & Warm Dulce de Leche Apples

Recipe for Espresso Panna Cotta

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