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Muffin mashups among dessert trends: Food Channel


August 27, 2014
By Bakers Journal

Aug. 27, 2014, Chicago – Top dessert trends for 2014
incluude dessert butters, muffin mashups and small-batch desserts, according to the Food Channel.

Aug. 27, 2014, Chicago – Top dessert trends for 2014
incluude dessert butters, muffin mashups and small-batch desserts, according to the Food Channel.

  1. Spoon desserts
    – Puddings and other soft desserts – called “spoonables” – are big.
  2. Layers – We are
    layering just about anything.
  3. Hand pies – The
    mini dessert has finally extended itself to the pie.
  4. Midwestern influence – One of the big trends for 2014 is
    Midwestern foods, and when it comes to desserts that means cobblers, pies,
    crisps, tarts, upside down cakes, and bar cookies.
  5. Mashups and muffins
    – Muffins are the new doughnuts, or what some are calling the duffin.
  6. Pepper, flavoured
    salts, and international spices – New desserts on the menu are heavy on the
    stronger spices. Cracked pepper is particularly on the rise.
  7. Dessert butters
    – These are actually ground-up cookies turned into a soft filling that is
    perfect for rolling into a truffle or adding to a sandwich cookie.
  8. Crepes – People are looking to add adventure to their
    repertoire, and crepes fit the bill.
  9. Nuts – Nuts are
    big in desserts right now, particularly as we tally up the health benefits.
  10. Small-batch desserts
    – We don't have to make enough dessert to feed an army to be satisfied; we've
    discovered it’s OK to just make a little.

The Food Channel’s “Top Ten Dessert Trends for 2014” report,
sponsored by Otis Spunkmeyer, looks at market trends around sweets and treats.
Based on research conducted in conjunction with CultureWaves, the list identifies
the significant behaviours of consumers, foodservice professionals and
manufacturers.

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To view the complete Top Ten Dessert Trends with pictures, visit
www.foodchannel.com.

 

 


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