If you've got a sweet tooth, or know someone who has, you will have a willing and ready audience when it comes to experimenting with gourmet desserts.
While you may be popular for your dependable favourites why not try breaking out of the culinary mould and exceeding expectations with a dessert crescendo.
Flex your culinary muscles and try this tantalising collection of gourmet dessert recipes from some of the best chefs around the world. Apple crumble, strudel, tiramisu and chocolate lava cake are just a few of the delectable treats given a sophisticated twist in these delicate chef interpretations below.
If you're up for an experimental dessert, try something totally new and daring like the molecular dessert from the three Michelin starred Arzak restaurant, or the unusual cross cultures dessert with yuzu sorbet from chef Gaggan Anand.
The choice is yours, take a look at these gourmet desserts and be inspired.
A dessert by Gallery Vask’s chef Chele Gonzalez of yuzu sorbet balanced with chef Gaggan Anand's spicing. This dessert was a special creation served during an exclusive four-hand dinner in the Philippines. Click here to find the recipe.
This exquisite recipes from Chef Andreas Caminada in Switzerland brings together five elements. From Greek yoghurt and verbena ice cream to blackberry and lime paper this recipe will test technical ability, but the stunning plated results will be worth it. Click here for more info.
Italian chefs Alessandro Negrini and Fabio Pisani take traditional tiramisu up a gear in this creative version of tiramisu dessert recipe, with ricotta and yogurt. Click here for the recipe.
Try this gourmet version of apple crumble with calvados apple sorbet fromSwiss Diamond Hotel's Egidio Iadonisi Click here for the recipe.
Chocolate lovers will take delight from this liquid chocolate cake with rhubarb compote and punch sauce by Chef Ivo Adam from Seven Click here for the recipe.
Chef Norbert Niederkofler at St.Hubertus restaurant in the Italian Dolomites revisits the classic apple strudel giving it a chef's touch. Click here for the recipe.