If you need a quick dip for the dessert wine, serve it with fresh friut and this easy as can be dip I make, all you need is heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and a little almond extract. mix about 2 cups cream with about 3/4 sugar and the almond use to taste. All you do is mix it with a hand held beater untill it starts to form peaks and put a few dollops on everyones plate with fresh scewered fruit. make sure to refrigerate till your ready to use it. I love it and it taste so yummy. I have used other extracts but almond is the best!
Depends on what the wines are. It's best to try to match to the wines.
Try to balance the sweetness of desert wine with something light and airy, usually something involving fruit and honey would be good. Chocolate is only really great when paired with dark reds, but sometimes it depends on the specific wine.
Thanks, girls! I know there will be another dessert there, hopefully fruity - so think I'll stay w/ the chocolate. Plus, knowing this couple, they are DEEP into heavy reds.
I'm thinking either a flourless choc cake with ganache icing, or a choc tart. I'm going shopping tonight, so need to decide in the next hour or two. Tart would be easier, especially if I buy a flash-cooked shell - argh, decisions.