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Dinner Party Help - Dessert: Cheesecake and ??

The Oracle May 28, 2013 05:05 PM

I'm taking dessert for a dinner party (a group of 7 people). I'm going to take a cheesecake w a graham cracker crust (the cheesecake is more creamy than dense). We are already doing fruit in the beginning of the meal, but I'd like to take something else (perhaps chocolate based for those chocolate lovers)? Is there anything easy I could put together that would complement the cheesecake? Chocolate Mousse came to mind, but I'm not sure if that's too many creamy things..... Ideas?

  1. sarinaL May 28, 2013 05:10 PM

    What about some simple truffles? You're bound to have leftovers with only 7 people.

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    1. re: sarinaL
      The Oracle May 28, 2013 05:25 PM

      I love the idea, but was aiming to do a homemade creation and have never made truffles before. Perhaps I should just leave it as cheesecake and call it a day! :)

      1. re: The Oracle
        sarinaL May 28, 2013 07:51 PM

        Truffles are crazy easy--you just melt some chocolate with a bit of cream and roll it in sugar, cocoa, chopped nuts... anything really.

        http://allrecipes.com/recipe/basic-tr...

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      MrsJonesey May 28, 2013 05:14 PM

      I thought about truffles also or chocolate biscotti.

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      1. re: MrsJonesey
        hotoynoodle May 28, 2013 05:19 PM

        depends on the rest of the menu, but something crunchy to contrast the cheesecake. some kind of cookie, biscotti or wafer. ginger or citrus-based would be refreshing.even a modified sort of baklava, with lots of nuts, but very little honey.

      2. j
        jbsiegel May 28, 2013 05:22 PM

        Stupid easy is some chocolate bark... Toss anything you can find in your cabinets in it!

        1. Tehama May 29, 2013 04:38 AM

          I don't know how much time you want to spend on your second dessert, but I was thinking chocolate cupcakes or something else dense with a sprinkle of crunch like a spice cake with toffee crunch

          http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spice-cake-with-coffee-toffee-crunch-10000001673099/

          Or, call it a day, and order some over-the-top cupcakes from a place like Gigi's and you can easily split them in half (http://gigiscupcakesusa.com)

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            teezeetoo May 29, 2013 05:14 AM

            Strawberries are very good right now in my neck of the woods. Dipped in chocolate, however cliche that is, they make a nice contrast and provide a "little" bite instead of another big one.

            1. chowser May 29, 2013 05:50 AM

              World peace cookies from Dorie Greenspan. LIttle chocolatey crunchy, slightly salty cookies.

              http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2007/0...

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