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Here are the top 3 New Year’s Eve desserts to go for as they have been the most popular, the oldest and the all-time- tried & tested ways to woo your guests!
You are almost always sorted on the main course but always in a fix to choose the desserts! And when you are hosting a party, that too, a New Year’s Eve party for your friends, you need to know what their sweet tooth craves for. However, there are certain desserts that are just like the color black for the fashion lovers! Just as the color suits at every occasion and never gets shamed, similarly, these desserts never misfit @ any occasion!
Whether you are cooking/baking @ home or ordering from your favorite bakers, you gotta know what all must be the best options in desserts for a New Year’s Eve party.
- Mandarin Ice Cream
2 cup superfine sugar
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated mandarin zest, or tangerine or orange zest
2 teaspoons Cointreau, Grand Marnier, or other orange-flavored liqueur (optional)
3 cups mandarin juice (from about 3 pounds mandarins), or tangerine or orange juice
Bring sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves; let cool.
Whisk cooled syrup, mandarin zest, and liqueur if desired, into juice. Chill for at least 1 hour. Freeze in an ice cream maker, according to manufacturer’s directions.
- New Year’s Eve Cupcakes
What better way to ring in the New Year than with cupcakes? To decorate, simply mold Air Head candies into champagne bottles, flutes and streamers.
- Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with jimmies. If necessary, microwave candies on high for 3- to 5-second intervals to soften. Form green candies into champagne bottles. Cut squares from white candies to form labels; press gently onto bottles to attach. Brush bottle tops with pearl dust.
- Shape white candy into champagne flutes. Cut thin strips of red candies; twist to form streamers. Decorate cupcakes with bottles, champagne flutes and streamers as desired. Store in an airtight container.
- Salted Caramel Brownies
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter
8 ounces plus 6 ounces Hershey’s semisweet chocolate chips
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
3 extra-large eggs
1 1/2 tablespoons instant coffee granules, such as Nescafe
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
5 to 6 ounces good caramel sauce, such as Fran’s
2 to 3 teaspoons flaked sea salt, such as Maldon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9 x 12 x 1 1/2-inch baking pan.
Melt the butter, 8 ounces of the chocolate chips, and the unsweetened chocolate together in a medium bowl set over simmering water. Allow to cool for 15 minutes. In a large bowl, stir (do not beat) together the eggs, coffee, vanilla, and sugar. Stir the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and allow to cool to room temperature (see note below).
In a medium bowl, sift together 1/2 cup of the flour, the baking powder, and salt and add to the chocolate mixture. Toss the remaining 6 ounces of chocolate chips and the remaining 2 tablespoons of flour in a medium bowl and add them to the chocolate mixture. Spread evenly in the prepared pan.
Bake for 35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Don’t overbake!
As soon as the brownies are out of the oven, place the jar of caramel sauce without the lid in a microwave and heat just until it’s pourable. Stir until smooth. Drizzle the caramel evenly over the hot brownies and sprinkle with the sea salt. Cool completely and cut into 12 bars.
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