Dessert is a French word that derives from the verb meaning «to ńlean up the table» because everything should be removed before serving desserts. The main purpose of dessert is feeling pleasure while eating. Surely everybody loves sweets. A real epoch of desserts started in XVIII century when production of sugar considerably increased in Europe. In XIX century confectioners managed to create incredible variety of desserts thanks to appearing chocolate.

There is a great variety of desserts: ice-cream, fruit salads, whipped cream with berries or fruits, puddings, cheesecakes, mousses, jelly and various combinations of them - it`s difficult to count all desserts. Besides, dessert can be cold or hot. Hot or warm desserts can be some puddings, baked fruits or soufflé. Hot desserts present individual dishes which can differ in composition, way of cooking and nutritional value.

Cheesecake enjoys great popularity in USA and presents iconic dish. All recipes of this dish are characterized by easiness of cooking whereas necessary ingredients can be bought in any supermarket. As a rule, cheesecakes contain cheese or quark and such products as fruits, eggs, sweets, vanilla, chocolate and others. The general principle of cooking cheesecake is placing sweet cheesy mixture on the layer of grated biscuit or crackers. Dessert should be memorable as it is peculiar final dish of a festive meal. For that reason it is customary to serve desserts in special tableware - small vases, dessert bowls or plates. This dinnerware is complemented with special dessert spoon which presents something between spoon for soup and tea spoon. There is also a special knife and fork for serving a table.

If you think that only professional can cook desserts you are wrong. It`s possible to find numerous simple recipes in Internet if you are a novice in cooking. If you don`t have enough time and want to cook a dessert quickly not time-consuming recipes will help you out. People keeping up with a diet can choose low-calorie desserts. It`s advisable to use imagination while cooking. Drinks also can be served as desserts: for example, wine or liquors and soft drinks such as hot chocolate, coffee, tea or cocktail. Carbonated drinks are cooked on the basis of sugar syrup, food grade dyes, edible grade acids, food flavourings or mixtures of grape wine, fruit juices and others. The most famous dessert drinks are cream soda and cruchon. It`s necessary to mention alcoholic cruchon consisting of combination of wine, liquor or syrup, fruit juices and various fizzy drinks. Cream soda is cooked of food flavouring that adds vanilla-cream taste. In contrast to other dessert fizzy drinks cream soda doesn`t contain wine and fruit juice. The majority of dessert drinks are cooked by means of blending.

Desserts have never been intended for satiety. Quite the opposite, they were primarily aimed at removing feeling of heaviness in stomach after large meal. For that reason fruits and refreshing beverages presented initial variants of desserts.