I love having guests for Shabbat dinner. Ever since college, when I would regularly host 20+ people for Shabbat dinner, welcoming guests is one of my favorite things to do. I love the feeling of friends sitting around savoring the sweetness of shabbat. Literally. I plan my shabbat meals around the desserts. No exaggeration. The dessert is the first menu item I pick, often the entire meal is planned around the dessert. It is an excuse for me to make the things I love to make without my family having to eat the entire thing ourselves. If I could, I would serve several desserts and call it a night. See, I love to bake all things sweet. I don’t mind baking bread, but my true passion is for pastry. Cakes, cookies, custards, pastries, and candy, I love it all.