It’s time to celebrate the sweetest part about dinner because October 14 marks National Dessert Day!
In celebration of the sweet occasion, Kris from the Power FM Brekky Show has compiled his definitive top 10 list of greatest desserts of all time, and his number one is a little controversial.
Kris’ Top 10 Greatest Desserts of All Time
Number 10: Sticky Date Pudding
Just sneaking into the top 10, not because it’s a favourite of mine, but because I know everyone seems to love it. It’s an old faithful, it’s always available, and always seems to taste the same no matter where you try it.
Number 9: Chocolate Pudding
While everyone else is all over the sticky date, I’m usually hanging with the next item down the menu – chocolate pudding. It’s chocolate and pudding... what’s not to love? Especially when smothered in cream.
Number 8: Streets Viennetta Ice Cream
I believe once upon a time these came as part of a combo deal at certain pizza shops. I don’t know if it’s still a thing, but you just know it’s a special occasion when one of these are on the table.
Number 7: Apple Pie with Ice-Cream
This dynamic duo is a classic, but only when served together. Ice-Cream on its own is an unfinished dessert, and the pie without ice-cream is just weird. But when you put the two together you deserve a spot on MasterChef.
Number 6: Panna Cotta
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Oh fancy! The Italian dessert is one I’ve only recently discovered, but already I feel a strong connection and see good things for us in the future.
Number 5: Affogato
A scoop of ice-cream drowned with a shot of hot espresso. Simple. Elegant. Delicious. I wouldn’t be Power FM’s resident coffee-geek if it wasn’t somewhere in my top 5.
Number 4: Ice-cream with Tinned Peaches
Pay close attention... TINNED peaches. Dripping in sweet delicious syrup, those tinned peaches make all the difference. So don’t dare ruin a good bowel of ice-cream with the fresh stuff.
Number 3: Tiramisu
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If Affogato is your reliable Hyundai Getz – a no thrills ride that gets you from A to B – then Tiramisu is a Lamborghini. It’s a hell of a lot more work but people turn heads when you roll up to a party with a slab of Tiramisu.
Number 2: Vanilla Slice
Often you’ll go to a country bakery boasting a certificate declaring something like: “Won Gold in the National Vanilla Slice Awards for Slice Excellence.” And sure, that certificate is probably 10 or 15 years old, but give them a go. Some of the best Vanilla Slice is found in country bakeries, and the Institute of Slice Excellence has rarely led me astray... they do good work.
Number 1: Mum’s Trifle
I’m aware trifle is going to be a controversial choice. Certainly it’s a classic dessert, but does it deserve the number 1 spot?
Mum’s trifle does. It’s perfect in its simplicity. Some people go overboard adding all kinds of silly frills and fruit, but not Mum. Just Port Wine Jelly soaked sponge, mixed with TINNED peaches (again, not fresh) and topped with custard. Nothing more. Nothing less. It’s perfect.
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