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Apéro dessert, what should I make?

So I have been invited to an evening birthday Apéro for a good friend and been asked to bring a dessert, I have not been to one before, any suggestions?
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Re: Apéro dessert, what should I make?

Eton Mess! Simple and seasonal, the Swiss always marvel at its history and then can compare it with Gruyères' famous "meringues with crème double".


http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/eton_mess


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eton_mess
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Re: Apéro dessert, what should I make?

It's good to use aluminium or plastic trays for cakes so it can be cut into portions. If you're doing the Eton thingy, you could use plastic cups. Usually these things are outdoors + trays sit on the table a while so have a cover you can put over it (eg: clingfilm). I did Jelly once which caused a lot of amusement. Or you could do mini trifles as it's a birthday.
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Re: Apéro dessert, what should I make?

Brilliant Eton mess was on the list and mini trifles are a great idea. Thanks to you both for the really great suggestions.
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Re: Apéro dessert, what should I make?

tiramisu. it is the official swiss dessert.
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Re: Apéro dessert, what should I make?

Usually the swiss normally just bring tarts to these events so making something a bit different always goes down well!
Trifle is great and also chocolates trifles go down well and they seem to love them - very easy to make and they look great!
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Re: Apéro dessert, what should I make?

muffins or cupcakes (the swiss size not the gigantic US size)
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Re: Apéro dessert, what should I make?

I often make a carrot cake for this kind of invitation .
With an icing of 90% cacao chocolate.
I consider myself as Aargauer anyway
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Re: Apéro dessert, what should I make?

Space cake in either muffin or brownies shape. Makes Swiss aperos much more bearable...
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Re: Apéro dessert, what should I make?

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So I have been invited to an evening birthday Apéro for a good friend and been asked to bring a dessert, I have not been to one before, any suggestions?
Why don't you bake something based on a recipe from back home?

When I don't have enough time or energy to make something more elaborated, I just bring Marmorkuchen. For some reason it seems to be successful at any time.
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Re: Apéro dessert, what should I make?

The Swiss have a very limited concept of what desert is, for most there is only Ice Cream or Tiramisu.

So almost any of the classic English Puddings or American Pies are a revelation.

I speak from experience
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So almost any of the classic English Puddings or American Pies are a revelation.
Indeed!

In the early days, before I knew any better, I went out on a limb... and now MIL's cinnamon peach cobbler had made it to the Geraniumpolizei list of Officially Approved Quartier Apero Desserts.

(Does that add to, or detract from, my integration points?)


Go with a dish from back home - if nothing else it will be a souce of conversation.
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Re: Apéro dessert, what should I make?

Habanero peanut brittle!

To quote the (former) girlfriend of a friend (who hated chiles) when I asked her why she kept eating it: "the pain is worth it!"

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Habanero peanut brittle!

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Ooooooo I like the sound of that.

Recipe? Please?
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Old 07.06.2017, 15:07
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Ooooooo I like the sound of that.

Recipe? Please?
Make peanut brittle, any recipe you like, and when you add the baking soda, also add some powdered habanero to taste (I grow and powder my own).

It has a delayed reaction when eating.

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Re: Apéro dessert, what should I make?

Cookies (biscuits) or bars are easy to serve and eat at a party since they don't need a plate or fork. I like to make something in keeping with the season of the year, so maybe something like lemon lime bars? http://justalittlebite.com/lemon-lime-bars/
Or since this is an Apéro you could bring a cake with a little something extra. I made this Boozy Marguerita Lime Cake for a party recently and it was a huge hit: http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/boo...lime-cake.html
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Re: Apéro dessert, what should I make?

Homebaked scones with jam and whipped cream.
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