Desserts are basically a sweet dish often eaten at the end of a meal; as everyone needs something sweet to conclude their meal.

Desserts are a course that contains sweet foods & beverages. Many people would agree that their favorite part of a meal would be dessert. Even though the process that will soon lead to a mouth-watering dish may take several hours, it’s worth the patience.

Desserts usually contain relatively high amounts of fats & sugar, which may result in a higher calorie count per gram compared to the other foods. Fruit that is fresh or cooked, with a less amount of sugar or fat is an exception.

In ancient India, Mesopotamia & other ancient civilizations, Gods were known to be fed sweets. Before sugarcane was essential for the production of sweet treats, honey & dried fruit were used as sweeteners. In India, before 500 BCE, sugarcane was grown & refined. By 500 CE, sugarcane was then crystallized so that it could be easily transported. Sugar then became available to many other countries across the world. It had become a staple ingredient for cooking meals & baking desserts for a long period of time.

Sugar was highly priced & on special occasions the wealthy were the only ones that could indulge in sweetness. In 1381, the first recipe of an apple pie had been published.

Nowadays there are sugar substitutions referred to as artificial sweeteners. Due to the high percentage of diabetes, most people opt to the use of artificial sweeteners, as it does not drastically affect their blood sugar levels. Artificial sweeteners are also non-caloric & are found in many products today.

Desserts differ from country & region. Recipes for desserts have been past down to generations & with time, desserts have been modified. Some of the best known sweet treats are namely cupcakes, cakes, donuts, puddings, ice-creams, tarts, sweet meats & more.

FEGO Caffé Semolina Biscuits

FEGO Caffé Semolina Biscuits

FEGO CAFFÈ SEMOLINA BISCUITS   This Recipe Makes ± 28 FEGO Caffé Semolina Biscuits   FEGO Caffé Semolina Biscuits are from a local coffee shop (FEGO Caffé) situation in South Africa. These biscuits (cookies) literally melt in your mouth & are enjoyable any time of day. They are very simple to prepare & trust me, once you’ve tried it,…

Marie Biscuit Chocolate Balls

Marie Biscuit Chocolate Balls

MARIE BISCUIT CHOCOLATE BALLS   This Recipe Makes ± 30 Chocolate Balls   These Marie Biscuit Chocolate Balls are super easy to prepare. It is a cold dessert that even the kids will love. The ingredients are basic & most people already have these items lying around in their cupboard. Marie Biscuit Chocolate Balls Ingredients: 1 pack…

Banana Cupcakes

Banana Cupcakes

BANANA CUPCAKES   This Recipe Makes 1 Dozen (12) Cupcakes   Banana Cupcakes is a kind of cake produced using mashed up bananas. It is regularly a sodden, sweet, cake-like snappy bread. It can be prepared in various ways. for example, a layer cake, as breads & as cupcakes/muffins. Steamed banana cake is found in…

Coconut Chocolate Squares

Coconut Chocolate Squares

COCONUT CHOCOLATE SQUARES   This Recipe Makes ± 12 Bite Sized Squares   These super simple two ingredient Coconut Chocolate Squares make the ideal last minute snack or gift idea. These bite-size treats look delightful & taste scrumptious as well. The sweet velvety coconut flavor will take these chocolaty treats to another level. Coconut Chocolate Squares…

Chocolate Brownie

Chocolate Brownie

CHOCOLATE BROWNIE This Recipe Serves 6-9   A chocolate brownie (or essentially called a brownie) is an American treat or dessert made with chocolate. Its name originated from its dark colored shading. It possesses a flavor like a hybrid of a cake & a biscuit (cookie). It is generally cut into squares or rectangles. It…

Chocolate Peanut Clusters

Chocolate Peanut Clusters

CHOCOLATE PEANUT CLUSTERS   This Recipe Makes ± 16 Bite Sized Clusters   These super simple three ingredient Chocolate Peanut Clusters make the ideal last minute snack or gift idea. Chocolate-covered or chocolate-coated peanuts are a well known mass distributing item. They comprise of peanuts covered in a shell of milk chocolate. They have a…

Hungarian Tart

Hungarian Tart

HUNGARIAN TART   This Recipe Makes 9 Squares   Hungarian Tart (Krummel Tert) is a delicate biscuit (cookie) like treat (similar to short crust pastry) spread with jam & finished off with a crumbly top layer. In spite of its name this treat has no relationship with Hungarian food yet remains a South African favourite.…

Custard Biscuits

Custard Biscuits

CUSTARD BISCUITS   This Recipe Makes ± 1 Dozen ( ± 12 Pieces)   These very elegant & beautifully flavoured custard biscuits (cookies) were introduced to me by my mum as she always prepared them for us. Custard biscuits are stunning shortbread’s having a fantastic texture yet delicately made with a custard powder blend. These are also known…