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The sweet course eaten at the end of a meal.‘a dessert of chocolate mousse’
pudding, sweet, sweet course, sweet dish, second course, last courseafters, pudView synonyms
- ‘You could, of course make your own sponge cake for this simple ice cream dessert.’
- ‘It is best served with fruit and fruit-based desserts rather than with heavier dessert offerings.’
- ‘For the competition, Daniel had to cook a starter, a main course and a dessert in an hour.’
- ‘Pancakes make wonderful dinner party desserts, and are ideal for making ahead.’
- ‘No matter what the chef is up to with starters and mains, there will almost always be a lemon tart on the dessert list.’
- ‘During the holidays it's easy to be exposed to many different types of sweet snacks and desserts.’
- ‘I always had to put a menu together: a first course, a second course and a dessert.’
- ‘You will have to give up sweet desserts and eat only at fixed times, no matter how hot or cold the weather.’
- ‘Don't be dismissive, however, as there is a large choice of starters, main courses and desserts.’
- ‘These easy-to-make pastries are an ideal addition to a tray of sweeter desserts.’
- ‘A breather was necessary before indulging in one of the eight desserts on the sweet trolley.’
- ‘The chocolate syrup with peppermint mousse is the perfect dessert for a summer day.’
- ‘For dessert sprinkle the dish of fruit with a little white sugar and serve with the cream and sorbet.’
- ‘The dessert was chocolate biscuit with chocolate mousse and passion fruit sorbet.’
- ‘For dessert we shared a crème brûlée and a rhubarb and ginger crumble with ice cream.’
- ‘This golden tart rounds out the selection of desserts I served at my birthday party.’
- ‘While the problem was minor, I was surprised by the offer of the free meal and the dessert.’
- ‘The two inspectors ate what they could, polishing off the meal with some frozen desserts, before paying the bill.’
- ‘We both felt full, but not as heavy and bloated as after a meat-filled meal, so desserts were greedily ordered.’
- ‘Though not a bit hungry afterwards, we indulged ourselves with desserts and coffee.’
Mid 16th century: from French, past participle of desservir clear the table from des- (expressing removal) + servir to serve.
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