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Happy New Year 2019: Start the year on a sweet note with these delicious dessert recipes

To help you usher in the new year on a sweet note, we bring you some delicious dessert recipes that are easy to prepare. Have a Happy New Year!

New Year dessert, New Year 2018
What are your plans for New Year’s party?

With 2019 just a day away, New Year celebrations have already begun and it’s only expected that you would want to ring in the coming year with your near and dear ones with some amazing drinks, food, and delectable desserts. While the internet is flooded with recipes of desserts, it is important to get your hands on the right recipe, so that you start the year on a sweet note.

To help you usher in the new year with some amazing desserts and memorable moments, we have assembled some delicious restaurant-style dessert recipes that are simple to prepare and are sure to leave your guests impressed.

Cinnamon Star Cookies

By Stephane Calvet, Executive Chef, Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru 

New Year dessert, New Year 2018
Cinnamon star cookies are a favourite with people.

Ingredients

2kg – Butter
2.2kg – Castor sugar
200g – Christmas mix spice
100g – Cinnamon powder
300g – Honey
150g – Glucose
1kg – Cream
1kg – Buckwheat flour
3.5kg – Bread flour
100g – Baking soda

Method

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* Make a creamy mixture of honey, glucose, butter, and sugar together.

* Whip the cream and add to the flour and soda.

* Mix together and keep in the chiller overnight.

* Roll out and cut in star shapes.

* Bake at 190 degrees celsius till golden brown.

Chocolate and Almond Rum Ball

By Chef Manish Malhotra

New Year dessert, New Year 2018
Try making these easy and delectable desserts for your friends and family.

Ingredients

250g – Chocolate sponge, eggless
100g – Dark chocolate
150 ml – Single cream
100g – Almond
100g – Castor sugar
10g – Instant coffee powder
15 ml – Dark rum

Method

* Heat cream in a pan, bring it to a boil and remove from heat. Add the chocolate and keep aside till slightly cool and then mix well.

* Toast the almonds in the oven at 180 degree celsius for 8-10 minutes. Roughly chop the almonds.

* Heat castor sugar in a pan and caramelise, add the roughly chopped almonds and remove the nougat on to a parchment paper. Crush the nougat with a rolling pin till slightly coarse.

* In a mixing bowl, crumb the chocolate sponge till you reach breadcrumb consistency, add half the chocolate ganache, instant coffee powder dissolved in a teaspoon of water, rum, and mix with hands till the mixture is even in consistency.

* Now add 2/3 of the crushed almond nougat into the mix and form into small round balls (35-40 gm) and refrigerate.

* Once slightly set, coat the rum balls with the remaining chocolate ganache.

* Garnish with almond nougat and serve.

Almond Strawberry Cake 

By Chef Manish Malhotra

New Year dessert, New Year 2018
Almond Strawberry Cake makes for a great dessert for New Year’s party.

Ingredient

1/2 cup – Almonds
14 pieces – Strawberry
1 cup – Whipping cream
1 tsp – Basil leaves
3 tbsp – Sugar

Method

* Toast the almond flakes in the oven at 180 degree celsius for 4 minutes.

* Cut the strawberries into 1 cm dices.

* Whip the cream along with sugar. Do not over whip it or the butter will separate.

* Mix the almond flakes and strawberries into the cream along with hand torn holy basil.

* Garnish with almonds and sliced strawberries.

Cranberry Brownies

By Del Monte

New Year dessert, New Year 2018
Start the year with a sweet tooth.

Ingredients

3/4 cup – All-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup – Cocoa powder, sifted
3/4 cup – Brown sugar
3 – Medium sized eggs
1 tsp – Vanilla essence
100g – Butter
1/2 cup – Del Monte dried cranberries
50g – Dark chocolate

Method

* Preheat the oven at 180 degrees celsius.

* Line 8×8 inches square pan.

* In a large ovenproof bowl, melt chocolate and butter together in a microwave for a couple of minutes. Take it out and whisk them well.

* Add sugar and mix. Add one egg at a time and whisk well. Add vanilla essence and mix.

* Add flour and cocoa powder and fold.

* Pour the mixture in the lined pan. Add cranberries and level the mixture evenly.

* Bake the brownies for 20 to 25 minutes or until skewers come out clean.

* Cool, cut and serve.

Coconut Cranberry Chocolate Fudge

By Del Monte

New Year dessert, New Year 2018
Ring in the year with some delectable desserts.

Ingredients

400g – Condensed milk
300g – White chocolate
100g – Desiccated coconut
130g – Dried cranberries
50g – Dried almonds, finely sliced
Pinch of salt

Method

* Layer a baking pan or any square pan with parchment paper. Leave enough extra paper on the edge so that you can pull the fudge out once set.

* In a pan, spread the desiccated coconut and toast until golden brown.

* In a saucepan, pour condensed milk along with finely chopped white chocolate.

* At medium heat, cook the milk until the chocolate melts. Keep stirring to avoid it from burning.

* Once done, switch off the heat and mix toasted coconut, salt along with almond and cranberries.

* Give a stir and pour the mixture on the prepared pan.

* Allow it to refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight to set.

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* Once set, cut in bite sizes and store it in an airtight jar in the refrigerator.