Dessert is a yummy treat usually eaten after our main meal.
It originated from the French word ‘desservir’, which means to ‘clear the table’.
This is because dessert is brought out once the main dishes have been cleared away.
Desserts can be both hot and cold, depending on what you fancy.
Many of us first think of something sweet like cakes, pies, ice cream, or cookies when we hear the word dessert.
But it can also be a piece of fruit, a scoop of cottage cheese, or even a slice of cheese with crackers.
In some cultures, desserts aren’t sweet at all, but savory and filled with meat or vegetables.
Have you ever thought fruits could be a dessert, too?
Think of a juicy slice of watermelon on a hot summer day, or a tangy apple in the fall.