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.

Moist Chocolate Cake

Moist Chocolate Cake

MOIST CHOCOLATE CAKE This Recipe Serves 5-6   Who doesn’t love a Moist Chocolate Cake? This Moist Chocolate Cake recipe will have you baking it ever so often. One bite & you’ll see why this velvety beauty is worth making. This cake is so moist & by far the best chocolate cake I’ve ever tasted. Moist Chocolate Cake Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose…

Romany Creams Custard Dessert

Romany Creams Custard Dessert

ROMANY CREAMS CUSTARD DESSERT   This Dessert Recipe Serves 1-2   This Romany Creams Custard Dessert is so refreshing & delicious. The texture is creamy & smooth, almost like a pudding without all the effort & mess. In South Africa, Romany Creams is a traditional coconut infused chocolate biscuit (cookie) which is sandwiched together with milk…

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…