Love the idea of a grazing table? Take it to the next level with a dessert grazing table and give your guests even more reason to love summer. If you’ve ever enjoyed sharing a table laden with cheeses, crackers, veg and condiments, then the dessert grazing table is a heavenly match.
Pile your dessert grazing table high with fresh picked local summer fruits, delicious creamy toppings including a Luscious Passionfruit Cream (thank you Mary Eats Cake!), meringue, biscotti, dipping bowls, chocolate sauce and anything else that delights your tastebuds, and you have the beginnings of a decadent dessert spread that is the perfect way to crown a fabulous wedding celebration. Add bite sized cakes – rich chocolate brownies, layered gateaus, tiny citrus tarts and berries to top everything – there’s no end to the deliciousness.
Jess from Mary Eats Cake shares her favourite summer indulgence:
Luscious Passionfruit Cream
This passionfruit cream is just perfect for the top of your cheesecake to make it deliciously lush and to add that touch of tang! It would also work wonderfully as a topping for your summer pavlovas, celebration cakes or simply accompanied with fresh summer fruits.
1 Litre Thickened Cream 250g white chocolate Pulp of 2 - 3 passionfruits 1 vanilla bean pod
1. Heat cream, passionfruit pulp and vanilla bean in a saucepan
2. Bring to a simmer
3. Add bloomed gelatin
4. Pour liquid over white chocolate,whisk until lumps are dissolved.
5. Set in fridge overnight
6. Softly whip to medium peaks and shiny
To make this recipe extra special, use good quality white chocolate
The vanilla bean pod can be substituted for vanilla essence, resulting in a
slightly less quality flavour
The gelatin can be removed for a less firm hold to the cream.
Want to enjoy the result without the work? Visit Mary Eats Cake for High Tea to sample this cream, which is featured on their White Chocolate and Passionfruit Cheesecake. All part of Mary’s new Summer High Tea menu!
Jess’ five tips for luscious summer wedding spreads:
1. Think simple and elegant. Don’t overcrowd your table or over decorate your desserts. One or two striking components makes every dish a winner.
Fresh is best! There is nothing better than perfectly ripened fruits and superbly fresh produce. Source with quality in mind and your dishes will be sure to attract compliments.
Bring in a pop of colour. Whether you get this from your food or the floral arrangements, colour is the essence of happiness when it comes to entertaining.
Mix and match flavours and textures to show character and
depth. Try sweet and strong, mild and spicy, creamy and hard. You’ll leave your guests begging for more.
Create a theme to your meals. Whether it’s a touch of French, a taste of Italy or an Asian fusion. Try to create a story with your spread and a lavish sampling of the best the region has to offer.