Five Sweets of Summer.
With springtime in full swing and the al fresco dining season fast approaching, Country Range has rolled out five stunning new desserts to help caterers add some spectacular sweet treats to their menus.
Inspired from the latest global food trends, the five innovative and eye-catching desserts all showcase special twists on some much-loved international classics, making them a must have for any dessert menu this season.
A popular style of cake in the Caribbean and the Southern United States since the 1970s, Hummingbird cake lets the tropical sweet side of summer sing. Our new take on this fruity fan-favourite, comprises a lightly spiced fluffy sponge made with banana and pineapple, which is then filled with zesty cream cheese, finished with cream cheese frosting, and topped with pecans. Suitable for vegetarians this Caribbean classic comes in 16 portions, perfect for foodservice.
Neapolitan Layer Gateau
This nostalgic voyage down memory lane to the childhood classic trio of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream has been beautifully reimagined in a refined and indulgent dessert. Colourful and attention-grabbing, layers of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry mousses sit on a base of chocolate satin sponge. Available in 14 portions the Country Range Neapolitan Gateau is a super sweet for summer. This modern take on a true classic is ideal for busy kitchens and can easily be enhanced with some fresh strawberries and even a scoop of ice cream.
White Chocolate and Raspberry Tart
An exceedingly indulgent and eye-catching sweet treat, this delightfully rich tart seamlessly combines white chocolate ganache and raspberry compote within a crisp chocolate pastry case. Suitable for vegetarians and pre-portioned in 14 servings it’s perfect served with fresh raspberries and cream.
Lemon and Blueberry Brûlée Tart
A crisp, sweet pastry case filled with a smooth and tangy lemon custard mix, swirled with a fruity blueberry compote and a brûléed finish. Cut into 12 slices this vegetarian delight can be served alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a fruity sorbet, or even cream and fresh fruit.
Affogato Dessert (Vegan)
Starting with an espresso biscuit base, next comes a smooth vanilla mousse, topped with chocolate espresso mousse and finished with dark chocolate flake. For a special treat or occasion, serve with an espresso coffee and a shot of Amaretto. When in Rome! 100% vegan and gluten-free, this decadent Italian sweet comes prepared in 16 portions.
Commenting on the new launches, Country Range Group Head of Marketing Emma Holden said: “The dessert course is the final chance for caterers to impress their guests and leave a positive lasting memory but get it wrong and it can end up being the final straw of a meal out. Moreover, with the growing trend of dessert houses there is always an opportunity for an affordable coffee and cake.
“That’s why it’s imperative, especially in the spring and summer months, that caterers make sure their dessert menus hit all the right notes visually and flavour-wise. Our latest innovative launches come frozen for ease of use and are on point with the latest global dessert trends. They’re elegant, eye-catching and, most importantly, guaranteed to delight consumers from a taste point of view. We see them being huge crowd-pleasers over the spring and summer months.”
The full range of desserts can be seen here.