Are you running out of time to make dessert and your guests are just about to arrive? Here is a video on five quick & easy desserts you can make in a jiffy including a Baked Compote of Winter Fruit with cranberries, red wine, apple cider, and lemon rhine, as well as recipes for Individual Chocolate Winter Cakes, Dark Chocolate Mulled Wine Sauce, Brandy Vanilla Cheesecake Dip, and Hello Dolly Bars!
During Halloween, party planning can get really hectic. Between baking and cooking party food to picking up plates and utensils at the store to putting up black and orange streamers, there's more than enough stuff to do to give you a panic attack.
Making a simple Mediterranean syrup. This syrup is made with sugar, water, lemon juice, orange blossom water and rose water. You need 2 cups of sugar to one cup of water. You also need a large pot, because the syrup splatters. You use a half of a lemon, be sure to remove the seeds. Put on medium to high heat, let the sugar, water and lemon juice simmer for about ten minutes, the mixture will become very clear. Then you add 1 tablespoon of orange blossom water and 1 tablespoon rose water, two ...
There a very few people who don’t like gulab jamun, as for us, we just love them. It is a perfect dessert for any occasion - wedding, birthday party, potluck or a romantic dinner for 2! Watch this how-to video to learn how to make gulab jamun, a delicious Indian dessert.
This how-to video shows you how to cook sweet paneer burfi. This Indian dessert can be served with tea, coffee or any meal.
Bath County's Edith Bradley convinces Farmer to save room for dessert with her fabulous fried apple pie. Made the old-fashioned way, it's a sweet ending to a wild game meal. Watch this how to video to learn how to make a delicious cinnamon and dried apple pie dessert.
Here's a fact that everyone knows: avocados are delicious in guacamole, salads, and sandwiches. Here's a fact that's less commonly known: avocados are delicious in desserts, too.
Surprise desserts (aka peekaboo desserts) are a gorgeous way to celebrate anything, whether it's a birthday, new baby, or just a brand new day. You can pretty much hide anything you want inside: candy, a cool design, and even other desserts. To help inspire you, try one of these fun-filled desserts out for a special, photo-worthy occasion. Then get creative and try out your own ideas (and make sure to share them with us when you're done).
I think we've all had that childhood (or adult) desire to have ice cream for dinner. But veggies for dessert? It's something I had nightmares about as a kid.
Soda bread, corned beef and cabbage, and colcannon are all great dishes to serve up on St. Patrick's Day, but desserts really let your inner leprechaun come out to play. Not only can you have fun incorporating all kinds of tasty Irish liquors into baked goods, you get to dye things green.
We've all been there before. Preheated the oven, popped in the cake, and then became distracted by this, that, or the other... until we either smelled burning or had the smoke detector pierce our eardrums.
This video will help moms and dads make homemade fruit parfait with kids. This not only teaches kids about cooking, but also help as a parent-bonding session.
While it's true that the once ubiquitous cupcake no longer strides the culinary landscape like a mighty colossus, it is still a force to be reckoned with, especially when certain holidays roll around, like Halloween.
Oven space is scarce on that fated fourth Thursday of November. Even if you can find a spare space for pumpkin pie on the bottom shelf, you risk turkey drippings overflowing from above and ruining your beautiful dessert — not to mention a burnt crust from different temperature requirements. The bottom line is: oven real estate is valuable, and it's tough to multitask cooking for Thanksgiving when every dish requires baking or roasting.
It's almost time for Halloween, which means that it's time for the nastiest-looking food and drink to make its appearance. Severed fingers, brains, vomit... everything that would normally make our stomachs turn at any other time of year makes us cackle with glee instead on Halloween night.
Baking used to be a fun, relaxing hobby and a way to make treats for friends and family. These days, this hobby has become a creative battleground among out-of-work graphic designers with Pinterest accounts. People everywhere are now upping their baking game by adding interesting ingredients or daring designs. Presentation has become just as important as taste.
Valentine's Day is upon us, and it's the perfect time to show those you love (or like) how you feel about them by making them a homemade sweet treat.
Elle, who grew up on the East Coast, would have described the weather as "brisk." I, a Southern California native, called it "deathly cold." As we waited for the water to boil over our campfire, despair began to creep in.
You've heard the old saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Well, the same goes true for snow. When Mother Nature dumps loads of the white stuff onto your neighborhood, then make the most of it with treats like maple snow candy, snow ice cream, and snow cocktails.
Cooking with animal blood is as old as civilization itself. I promise that your ancient ancestors, no matter where you're from, didn't have the luxury of throwing away any part of the animal, including the very lifeblood that used to run through it. Animal blood, along with everything but the skin, would invariably end up in the stew.
Learn how to make royal icing for decorating cookies and cakes this Christmas. It is a simple recipe, with just 2 ingredients: confectioner sugar and egg whites. You can use royal icing to assemble gingerbread houses. This is a strong, adhesive frosting, perfect for dessert assembly and cake decorating. Be sure to stick around for Chapter Two, to learn how to fill a pastry bag with the royal icing.
Chocolate curls can make any dessert look rich and exciting. Melt together six ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Keep the pan on a low heat and add two tablespoons of shortening. Stir it and be sure the chocolate does not burn. Once the chocolate has melted and looks silky and smooth transfer the chocolate mixture to a loft pan lined with foil. Refrigerate for two hours until the chocolate has set. After the chocolate has firmed back up remove the foil from the pan. Now remove the foil fr...
In this tutorial, we learn how to oil paint desserts with Hall Groat. You can take a brush to create different textures on the painting. When painting bread, this can show the fluffy texture of it, which looks amazing! In this video, Hal is painting a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Use your brush to press down and drag the paint around, looking at the subject to see how it looks. When working on a doughnut, you will move the paintbrush around the top to create small sprinkles. Also add in ...
Watch to learn how to say the names of different kinds of dessert, like cookies and candy, in French. For intermediate French speakers--no English translation.
You can cook a skillet of toasted pecans to add a tasty crunch for salads and desserts. Toast pecans with a little butter and sugar in your oven. You can even eat them as a tasty snack! This recipe can be made in your oven, on the stove top or even a microwave!
Want to add tasty chocolate flare to your fare? Dress up your desserts with these decorative chocolate lattices.
It's hard to eat healthy sometimes when dining out, but it's even HARDER to pick a healthy dessert. In this video, Bethenny Frankel gives some great tips for satisfying your sweet tooth when out.
In this video series of easy recipes, learn how to make Jello desserts from expert dessert preparation expert Scott Gottfried.
Want a great topping for your next cake? Maybe some nice icing on your cookies? Buttercream is the way to go, and the hardest part about Jason Bond's buttercream recipe is fighting the urge to lick the spatula clean. Learn how to create a sweet, smooth and versatile frosting that can be used on cakes, cookies and toast. Well, okay, maybe not toast, but definitely on Raspberry Macarons. Make hot sugar buttercream for cakes and other desserts.
Sometimes it's hard to change habits, but in this case, switching from gelatin to agar isn't hard at all, especially once you taste the creamy delight of this chocolate panna cotta recipe.
If you have zero baking skills but still want to make something sugary and sweet for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day, invest in a heart-shaped metal cookie cutter.
Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too. There are a lot of light or nutritional alternatives to a lot of the desserts that we commonly use or eat. Saving room for dessert is a must for adding any treat to the end of a healthy meal. Learn some tips for buying dessert foods in this nutrition how-to video.
I'm not sure I could bear to eat these if they were served to me. They're so beautiful! The original link is in Swedish, but you can use Google Translate to switch into English.
Same chick that did all of these: Barf, Grotesque Cakes That Are TOO Hyperrealistic.
Perhaps given the fact that a majority (73%) of the US population is now obese, we should think about ways to shrink ourselves. Think if everyone was shrunk down to a quarter of their normal size how much longer all the resources would last. Well, before we have the technology to do that, Artist Stéphanie Kilgast has spent the last 24 years miniaturizing food.
We've all come to expect turkey as the main dish on Thanksgiving, maybe even Christmas, but did you know you can serve turkey as a dessert, too? In this episode of "The Martha Stewart Show," you'll learn how to make turkey cupcakes (which are not made with actual turkey meat—they just look like turkeys).
Canadians aren't so "eh" about making good food. In fact, one of the most popular desserts in Canada, called Nanaimo chocolate bars, is also one of the most complex and time consuming treats you can make.
These Mediterranean fig tree desserts are what Fig Newtons wish they could be. Crafted out of puff pastries wrapped around figs and then stuffed with mascarpone cheese, these babies are a wonderfully delicious way to end your meal. Also, spices like nutmeg and cinnamon add a sweet flavor as well as antioxidants to the dessert dish.
Whether it's homemade or store bought, desserts are usually the grand finale to the end of the meal. Don't just place it on the plate. Learn how to make a presentation that will be almost as impressive as the dessert itself with this saturn pattern.
This episode of Food Mob goes Mexican and adds a spicy flair to your dinner table. These chicken fajitas are cooked to perfection in true Mexican style. After cooking your fajitas, learn how to make delicious lemon vanilla sugar for your desserts. Enjoy!