Having a summer soirée? 5 seasonal make-ahead desserts

If you’re planning a little garden party or BBQ this weekend then we have the perfect make-ahead dessert recipes for just the occasion!

Let’s face it — nobody wants to be spending hours slaving away in the kitchen, whipping up a show-stopping dessert. 

Instead we’ve turned to our old faithful recipes which are perfect for making in advance and are sure to impress any dinner guest.

So without further ado, here are five of our super simple dessert recipes which you absolutely must try out this weekend:

Summer Berry & Pistachio Pavlova

Now this is a wow-worthy summer dessert with minimal effort involved. The meringue can be prepared ahead of time and it can be freshly assembled just as you’re ready to serve.

Crème Pots with Seasonal Berries

This fancy dessert is absolutely heavenly. We adore how the lemon, orange and cinnamon flavours complement each other in this creamy custard dish.

Chocolate Profiteroles

A popular dessert perfect for serving at dinner parties and that both adults and children love.

Quick Banoffee Pie

If you’re trying to think of a fuss-free, quick and easy dessert option to accompany the many cocktails and comfort foods you’re bound to consume this weekend, then look no further!

Strawberry Tart

For an even easier version of this basic seasonal dessert, opt for pre-made shortcrust pastry instead of making it from scratch. It might be cheating but we won’t tell if you won’t!