Warmer days are here, which means it’s time to start thinking about switching up your menus to match the brighter, longer days. Summer’s all about al fresco dining (if the weather permits) and keeping customers cool and refreshed with desserts that use the best seasonal fruit, like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and citrus fruits.
Desserts are a chance for chefs to really showcase their skills and bring some theatre to the end of a meal. But that said, they don’t need to be complicated. With a few flourishes, you can make show-stopping desserts that will really wow your guests. And if desserts aren’t really your hotspot, then at least make sure the freezer is stocked with a good selection of ice cream and sorbet, which you can jazz up with fruit, chocolate, and crushed biscuits or indulgent brownie pieces.
Here are five of our favourite recipes to inspire your dessert creativity.