You know there are always going to be those people at your wedding celebrations who aren’t too fussed about the main meal but are ready to dive in as soon as the dessert station is open. While we love a good old traditional Victoria sponge or crunchy jalebi, sometimes it’s nice to mix things up and give your guests something new to experience. If you’re going all out with every other aspect of your big day then don’t forget about your food. Think outside the box and dare to be different we say!
We’ve picked out some of our favourite desserts and given them a slight Indian twist to present you with the best of both worlds. It’s up to you how and where you present these, because of course every event is different – but this might be a great starting point.
1. Monthal cheesecake
The Indian touch in this dessert is going to come from your base. Monthal is typically made by roasting gram flour, sugar and ghee amongst other ingredients depending on the exact flavours you want. Enjoy a deliciously soft, crumbly base with a smooth creamy textured filling in the middle and top with exotic fruit, chocolate, or simply some shavings of almonds and pistachios. You can serve these as minatures, in jars or in square chunks for a more precise look.
2. Chocolate barfi mousse
This will be a favourite with all ages. Blend together lashings of white and dark chocolate, coconut and milk powder to achieve your ideal taste and then whip in some cream to give it a light and airy taste. Serve chilled in a martini glass with chocolate sprinkles and watch your guests lick every last spoonful.
3. Masala Chai crème brûlée
With a warm creamy filling on the inside and a nice crunchy top, the combination of textures in this dessert is perfect. It’s easy to adapt this to Indian flavours because you simply need to mix them into the custard. Our pick of the flavours would be Masala Chai – the aroma of spices alone will leave your guests in anticipation and let’s face it, who doesn’t love some chai? Keep it simple and serve in ramakins or tea cups and let the taste do all the talking.
4. Chocolate-pan profiteroles
The idea of this one alone is making our mouth water. Imagine light, fluffy pastry filled with a refreshingly chilled, pan-flavoured cream, topped with generous layers of thick, gooey, warm chocolate. Serve in a classic 20s style goblet champagne flute with a fresh green leaf underneath to really bring this dessert to life.
5. Gulab jamun sundae
If you want to keep things really simple then go with something tried and tested. Everyone loves gulab jamun and everyone loves ice cream. To make this dessert more exciting you can try out different flavoured gulab jamuns with different flavoured ice creams. Layer up in a sundae glass and top with a single crunchy jalebi or some mini jamuns to make the presentation crisp.
If you’re looking for more creative ideas for your wedding day menu then feel free to contact a member of our team at firstname.lastname@example.org