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How To: Bake a French crepe cake with chocolate filling

Crepes, like guys who go jogging without their shirts on, only exist to make us happy. They're there for us when our sweet tooth urges overpower our diet and when our PMS cravings send us autopiloting toward the nearest bakery and patisserie. And we never thought that crepes, in all their godlike perfection, could ever be improved upon until now.

How To: Make sugar cookie dough with a good consistency

When we're baking sugar cookies, we all tend to do the same thing: Rush through the boring mixing and baking part, and then spend three times as long on putting on the icing and forming pretty motifs. But to create truly spectacular sugar cookies, there is more to crafting dough then simply throwing in the ingredients and blending.

How To: Make a banana caramel mousse cake

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a banana caramel mousse cake. Start to make a light meringue that tastes like banana. Layer this down on top of a layer of caramel, and then let it cool and get cold. After this, bake it in the oven and turn it over. When you are done with this, peel off the paper from the bottom off the cake. Next, make your caramel filling by heating caramel up and adding fresh gelatin and cream to it. Next, add in butter to the mixture and allow it to get thick. Let t...

How To: Make an Italian-style mango gelato ice cream

Attention all ice cream lovers — drop the ice cream and pick up the gelato! You won't regret it. At least, not with this fantastic recipe for a really simple mango gelato. The tropical fruit is the key to this mouth-watering gelato. Sweet and juicy mango is puréed and added to a smooth custard of eggs, sugar, milk and heavy cream. Pastry Chef Meghann Osmon of BINA restaurant effortlessly takes us through the process of making great gelato.

How To: Prevent cakes from sticking to the baking tin

In this video, we learn tips on how to prevent cakes from sticking to a baking tin. The best way to do this is to butter up a piece of bread and rub it onto the entire baking tin. Make sure you get both the sides and the bottom of it. If you want to be healthy, use margarine instead of butter so you won't get the extra calories. This is a great way to grease your baking tin and won't lead to cakes that stick on them and won't come off. This avoids messes and makes for terrific cakes that are ...

How To: Make a quick kalakand using Indian milk burfi

Kalakand is a popular Indian sweet that looks sort of like a rice krispie treat on the outside, but in fact is really solidified milk and cottage cheese. The recipe isn't all that difficult to make and only requires a list of about 7 or less ingredients. So check out this tutorial on how to make it while using Indian milk, burfi. Enjoy!

How To: Make chocolate quesadillas with Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri shows you how to make chocolate quesadillas. Start with chipotle and cyanne powder becuase heat goes well with chocolate. Now a little cinnimon, go heavy with some cocoa powder, and add a little salt. Now blend this mixture in a bowl. Butter both sides of a tortilla to help toast it, then put it in a frying pan. Break up white chocolate and put it on the tortilla, then add bitter chocolate and add a sprinkle of the chipotle blend and put another buttered tortilla ontop. Put this ove...

How To: Decorate butterfly cookies

This video is a demonstration of how to decorate cut-out cookies to make pretty butterflies and ice cream cones. Use any cut-out cookie recipe that holds its shape well. First spread a little buttercream frosting on the cookie. This will serve as a glue for rolled fondant. Use the same cookie cutter that you used to cut the cookie out, and cut out a piece of rolled fondant and place it on the cookie. For the ice cream cone cookies, she uses different colors for the cone and the ice cream, and...

How To: Make mango pie

This video shows how to make a mango pie. The ingredients are canned mango pulp, whipped light cream, Ready Crust, unflavored gelatin, a pinch of citric acid is optional and a cup of water. Boil the water and add the gelatin and citric acid if you are using it. Mix well. Add the entire can of mango pulp and some whipped cream into the geliatin and mix well. Continue adding whipped cream and mixing until the entire can of whipped cream has been added and mixed into the mango mixture. Pour into...

How To: Make chocolate truffles with Ina Garten

In this tutorial, Barefoot Contessa shows us how to make chocolate truffles at home. First, take a 1/2 cup of heavy cream and heat it up in a saucepan. Now, chop up bars of semi-sweet and bitter sweet chocolate (6 oz together) and put into a mixing bowl. Now, pour your warm cream into a strainer onto the chocolate. Stir the mixture until the chocolate melts the chocolate all the way. Now, add 1 1/2 tbsp of Frangelico liquer, 1 tbsp coffee and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and stir. Chill this for a...

How To: Make an Italian wedding cake with Sandra Lee

Sandra Lee shows us how to make an easy Italian wedding cake in this video. First, take a box of white cake mix and put it into a mixing bowl with 1 stick of softened butter, 1 1/4 c buttermilk, 1/2 c egg whites, 1 tbsp vanilla, 1/4 tsp almond extract and mix together for a minute or two until the ingredients are combined. Now, add 1 can of crushed pineapple, 1/2 c of sweetened coconut and 1 c of chopped pecans and fold it into the cake mixture. Now grab two 8 inch round cake pans and grease ...

How To: Make a delicious carrot cake

Don’t be fooled by the use of a vegetable, carrot cake is a delicious dessert that seems to go hand-in-hand with Easter and spring bakes sales. If you’ve made them before or this is your fist time start out the season with this classic cake.

How To: Make crab apple crisp

Kyle teaches you how to make his own Crab Apple Crisps. 1 Wash the crab apples and cut the crab apples into squares. 2 Add sugar to the crab apples and place on a pie tin. 3 Mix brown sugar, oatmeal, flour and butter together and place on top of the apples. 4 Bake in the oven until the topping is browned.

How To: Make traditional Cuban flan

This is a basic tutorial about how to make traditional Cuban Flan. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees. Put the sugar into a small sauce pot and place it on the stove over medium heat. Keep turning the pot from one side to the next until the sugar has melted completely. Once the sugar has melted completely, pour the liquid into the 2.5 quart metal mixing bowl. Tip the bowl back and forth so the melted sugar spreads evenly over the bottom and sides of the bowl. Set it aside. In a heavy pot over lo...

How To: Make a blueberry and pumpkin pie

The video shows Chef Doug Miller and Chuck love in their take on doing a sumptuous blueberry and pumpkin pie or a Blumpkin pie. The duo chefs shows us a different take on a blumpkin pie by showing two different sets of blumpkin pie, a chocolate crust and a graham cracker crust pie. For the chocolate crust blumpkin pie: Make a chocolate pie crust and place it in a pie pan. Prepare a pumpkin filling and place it in the crust by spreading it evenly. Fill the crust halfway. Add the fresh blueberr...

How To: Make a Filipino dessert "Food for the Gods"

In this video from panlasangpinoy we learn how to make the Filipino dessert Food for the Gods. For this you need all purpose flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, dates, walnuts, baking powder, baking soda, butter, eggs and salt. In a bowl put flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir this around a bit. Then in a bowl cream the butter using an electric mixer. Then add brown sugar and granulated sugar to the mix. Then add an egg in, mix that in. Then add the other bowl into this mix and...

How To: Make Levain Bakery cookies

Pam and Connie from Levain bakery show you how to make chocolate chip cookies. Here's Pam and Connie's recipe for the best chocolate chip cookies in the country: Cream your butter and sugar. Add your eggs and mix well. Add the dry ingredients and mix, then add the walnuts and chocolate chips. Empty the contents onto a sheet pan and do a little more mixing by hand. Place small handfuls of dough on a cookie sheet and bake.

How To: Bake carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

In this culinary how-to from the Food Network's Ellie Krieger, you'll learn how to bake delectable, almost-healthy carrot cupcakes using whole carrots, lemon zest, canola oil, brown sugar, two eggs, 3 quarters of a cup of whole wheat pastry flour, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of cinammon, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg and a 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

How To: Make raw chocolate-pecan crust

Chaya Ryvka from Raw living foods teaches to make raw chocolate-pecan crust. You will need: pecans, raw cocoa nuts and powder, dates, vanilla, salt and food processor. First put the pecans into the food processor. Later add the raw cocoa nuts (make sure its raw ) and raw cocoa powder. At last add some fresh organic dates and a pinch of salt in the food processor. Now process all the ingredients until the crust starts to rise and repeat the process until all the nuts are broken down. Now add t...

How To: Make Nutella biscotti

Biscotti comes from Italy, where it serves as their version of American cookies. This recipe uses Nutella as one of the main ingredients. Nutella has a peanut butter texture, but is made from a sweet hazelnut blend. The biscotti shown is a twice baked cookie and is great for pairing up with milk or coffee or for eating as a breakfast on the go. You can customize your Nutella biscotti by adding in nuts or chocolate chips. This is definitely one of the simpler pleasures in life and a must try!

How To: Make individual meringue shells & pavlova

Learn to cook like a professional chef from the comfort of your own home with this fun and entertaining video on creating individual meringue shells. Don't throw away your money by buying store bought finished products and create this tasty treat at home. Beat together all your ingredients as outlined in the step by step video, pop them in the oven, top with your favorite fruit and whipped or lemon cream and you're ready to eat. You're friends will think you spent hours on these delicious des...

How To: Assemble graham cracker gingerbread houses

Learn to make beautiful gingerbread houses with graham crackers. Graham cracker gingerbread houses are quicker to make than actual gingerbread houses. This is a fun and easy project to do with the kids. All you need are graham crackers and royal icing. Watch this how to video to learn how to securely assemble a Christmas graham cracker gingerbread house with royal icing.

How To: Make easy fried apple pies with Paula Deen

Try this southern favorite from Paula Deen. Follow along as she makes easy fried apple pies. This cooking how-to video is part of Paula's Home Cooking show hosted by Jamie Deen, Paula Deen. Paula Deen, owner of Lady and Sons, a famous Savannah restaurant, is Food Network's resident southern chef. Step inside her kitchen and discover delicious food that's both uncomplicated and comforting. Try her recipe for fried apple pies.

How To: Make New Orleans French toast with Sunny Anderson

Sunny Anderson cooks up delectable New Orleans style French toast. Watch as she cooks with an understanding of everyday life and that real people deserve down-to-earth delicious meals; Cooking for Real offers real food, for real life. Serving up solutions for easy to prepare, fantastic tasting menus, Sunny Anderson elevates the everyday meal by taking affordable, easy to find, easy to use ingredients and infusing them with diverse influences and a taste for rich, rewarding flavor. Sunny's fre...

How To: Clone a Snickers Candy Bar at Home

Famous food cloner Todd Wilbur wraps his head with tape and attempts to duplicate the world's most popular candy bar. You will need water, vanilla extract, peanut butter, powdered sugar, chocolate chips, caramel, and peanuts. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make a Snickers bar at home.