Recipes: Best Fruity Desserts

For the warming season, we’re slowly moving from hot drinks and lava cakes to sweet and refreshing fruit concoctions. Here are some of our favourite fruity dessert recipes for your picnics and outdoor dinner parties…

Watermelon Chiffon Pie by Genius Kitchen

watermelon juice cake

The pure flavours from fresh watermelon juice meet the creamy yet feather-light chiffon texture – this recipe is to die for!

 

Lemon Passionfruit Coconut Pudding by I Love Coconut Cream

I love coconut cream

Enjoy all the tropical flavours of lemon, lime, passionfruit and coconut milk in one cup!

 

Mango Mousse Cups by Marriage and Laughter

Easy to prepare, these cups can keep for a few days – make ahead for dinner parties or binge-watching sessions.

 

Grapefruit Vegan Cashew Cheesecake by Heart of a Baker

No eggs, butter or milk involved – just some good old dairy-free yogurt, coconut oil and a fresh grapefruit.

 

Kiwi and Pineapple Parfait by Primavera Kitchen

No fuss, all bliss – this recipe requires only six ingredients, little prep time and no baking whatsoever.

 

Lemon Curd Pavlova by Seasons and Suppers

Light, fresh and tangy, this meringue-based dessert is perfect for those who prefer their desserts to be not too sweet.

 

Peach Cobbler by Pinch of Yum

Juicy, jammy, messy and delicious. Serve with vanilla ice cream to add a cool touch and a contrast in your mouth.

 

Kiwi Sorbet by Amanda Powell

The freshness of kiwi and key lime juice blends beautifully with the creamy texture of coconut milk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recipes: Desserts with Coconut Juice

Coconut juice, also known as coconut water, makes for a great vegan, dairy-free alternative to milk and cream – and the sweet, refreshing taste certainly doesn’t hurt! Here are a few recipes you can try to make your end of meal more coconutty.

Coconut and Chia Seed Pudding by the Healthy Foodie

The sweetness of coconut water and milk is complemented with the chewy texture of chia and juicy raspberries, making for an indulgent, healthy treat.

 

Triple Coconut Sorbet by Gourmande in the Kitchen

Featuring three layers of coconut – coconut water, coconut milk and shredded coconut – and juicy soaked cherries, the sorbet is a fantastic treat for vegans and non-vegans alike.

 

No-Bake Coconut Water Dessert Bars by Be Well with Arielle

With shredded coconut as the base, this recipe is easy to make. No added sugar, too – gotta love a guilt-free treat!

 

Coconut Cake by Baked Bree

Coconut through and through! This light, fluffy cake is perfect to impress your dinner guests.

 

Which one will you try this weekend?

Black Star Pastry Opens A New Branch in Sydney’s East

Black Star Pastry has opened its fourth branch in Moore Park’s Entertainment Quarter, complete with two-level café and an open kitchen.

The 500-square-metre factory floor will house all of the cakery’s production, with high end tools such as an ultrasonic robot cake cutter and an egg splitting machine.

The upgraded infrastructure will enable the team to increase production and expand the menu to include a new range of savoury pies and other items. “Up until now if I wanted to do any creative work I’d have to get in at four in the morning and get out before the main guys turned up; it’s been very restrictive on our creativity,” said Christopher Thé, director at Black Star Pastry. “We have this back log of all these things we want to do.”

More new stuff are expected to arrive at this location soon, including a café menu consisting of salad bowls and bento boxes as well as dessert-wine matchings.

Black Star Pastry Moore Park opens every day at 210 Bent Street, the Entertainment Quarter.

Gelato Messina Launches VHS Gelato Cake for Father’s Day

Have no idea what to gift your dad for Father’s Day? Why not a VHS-shaped ice cream cake?

To celebrate the holiday, Gelato Messina has launched a limited edition offering of VHS tape-shaped gelato-chocolate cake.

The cake, which is chocolate-orange flavoured, is layered with vermouth gelato, almond crunch, Negroni gel made with Archie Rose gin, and blood orange mousse. For the final touch, an edible VHS chocolate layer tops the cake – what’s not to love?

You can order the cake here – but be quick, it has sold out in numerous locations.

Recipes: Best Citrus Desserts

If you like your dessert a bit tart and not too sweet, citrus might be the right choice for you. From oranges to limes and lemons to pomelos, you can’t go wrong with these fresh fruits. Here are a few recipes to get you cooking…

Upside Down Winter Citrus Cake by Broma Bakery

Who says citrus is only good for summers? This beautiful cake will freshen you up and fulfil your daily vitamin C requirement.

 

Light Key Lime Cheesecake Shots by Sprinkle Bakes

The small size of the shots make this great for dinner parties.

 

Shortbread Lemon Tart by Taste and Tell Blog

It’s like lemon slice bars, but in a wheel that you can share… or eat on your own.

 

Orange Creamsicle Truffles by Homemade Hooplah

This sweet confectionery is not just fancy, but also easy to make!

 

Grapefruit French Macarons by La Fete de Emily

For those advanced in baking, try your hands at these delicate macarons.

Gingered Pomelo Sorbet by Gourmet Creative

End your dinner with a healthy, refreshing touch of pomelo!

Event: Sweet Expo, Sydney and Melbourne

Whether you’re a baking aficionado or just have a sweet tooth, this event is for you.

Sweet Magazine presents Sweet Expo, a two-day exhibition dedicated to all things cake decorating and baking. You can shop the latest kitchen gadgets and cake decorating tools, learn from renowned decorators and pastry chefs at demos, and eat your way through with chocolates, coffee and baked goods from artisan and specialty producers. You can also get some inspo from masterpieces of sugar and cake on display for the Sweet Expo competition and get your vote in.

Tickets start from $19 a day per person, and entry for children under 12 is free. For more information, visit Sweet Expo’s website.

August 26-27, 9.30am-4pm | Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Road, Olympic Park

November 18-19, 9.30am-4pm | Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale

Recipes: Fluffiest Sponge Cakes

Sponge cake is one of the most popular of its kind for a good reason – not only is it fluffy, luscious and light, but it’s also very customisable and easy to make even for beginners. Feeling uninspired? Here are a few recipes involving sponge cakes that you can try at home…

  1. Basic Genoise Sponge Cake
Source: No Gluten Recipes

The classic one that you can serve alone, or with strawberry jam and buttercream – yum!

 

  1. Orange Sponge Cake
Source: Jeannie Tay

Look at that fluff! Combined with the tangy taste of orange, this cake is to die for.

 

  1. Chocolate Sponge Cake
Source: As Easy As Apple Pie

Mixed with the succulent taste of cocoa powder, this one is a crowd-pleaser.

 

  1. Matcha Sponge Cake
Source: Nasi Lemak Lover

For the maximum satisfaction, serve this Japanese green tea-inspired cake with adzuki (red bean) cream and/or white chocolate mousse.

 

  1. Tiramisu Layer Cake
Source: Sweet and Savory by Shinee

Regular sponge cake, served with layers of espresso and tiramisu cream – what’s not to love?

 

  1. Black Sesame Sponge Cake
Source: Molecular Recipes

This one is made in a microwave with molecular gastronomy techniques – perfect if you want to try something different!

 

Which one will you try this week?