Hot Dessert Recipes How-Tos

How To: Make cotton candy using a cotton candy machine

In this video, we learn how to make cotton candy with a cotton candy machine. You will need: cotton candy machine, cone, and flavored sugar. A Gold Medal Mega Breeze cotton candy machine will work best for this recipe. First, add in your sugar to the middle of the cotton candy machine and twist the spinner head to get the sugar evenly in the head. Next, turn on the motor switch and turn on the heat switch. Grab your cotton candy cone and catch the cotton candy with the cone as it comes out of...

How To: Bake a peanut butter pie with Paula Deen

Paula Deen whips up a decadently rich peanut butter no-bake pie. Watch and see how easy it is to whip up this peanut butter pie recipe. 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. For example, this peanut butter pie.

How To: Bake an easy date and walnut cake

Titli Nihaan shows us how to make Date and Walnut Cake. The ingredients are 200 g. of pitted dates cut in half, 100 g crushed walnuts, 100 g of brown sugar, 100 g of white flour, 100 g butter, 1 tsp. baking power, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmet, 2 tsp. honey and 2 eggs.

How To: Make Moroccan coconut truffles

This video shows you how to prepare Moroccan Coconut Truffles. For this recipe, you will need the following: 2 ½ cups dried coconut flakes, 1 – 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk, and roasted almonds. You may substitute other nuts for the almonds, if you prefer: e.g. walnuts, hazelnuts, etc. Use the medium shredded coconut flakes for this recipe. Combine the coconut flakes and the sweetened condensed milk. Stir. When it has incorporated, allow it to rest for about 15 minutes. If it is too run...

How To: Make Cascos de Guayaba (guava shells w/ cream cheese)

This video shows how to make Cascos de Guayaba con Queso Crema (guava shells with cream cheese). Ingredients: 1 15 oz. can of Guava Shells, and 1 15 oz. package of low-fat cream cheese. To make Cascos de Guayaba con Queso Crema (guava shells with cream cheese): Drain Guava Shells. Remove Guava Shells from syrup and put it into plate. Add 1 teaspoon cream cheese into each Guava Shell. Lightly drizzle syrup over top of Guava shell with cream cheese.

How To: Decorate cupcakes with smooth frosting

Stephannie teaches us how she prepares her "not so famous" mini cupcakes for a nephew's birthday party. After mixing up the yellow cake mix and putting it into a large plastic bag, you cut the end off the bag and squeeze the batter into cupcake cups within a pan. You should then proceed to cook them at 300 degrees F for 15 minutes until they are done. With a bit of humor Stephannie shows us how to mix food coloring into white frosting and a neat icing trick. By placing it in the microwave aft...

How To: Make delicious fried tempura ice cream

The chef's name appears and music plays and a woman's voice tells the ingredients for fried tempura ice cream. A woman appears and mixes tempura batter in a bowl with ice water. She tells you how to form ice cream balls and wrap them to place in the freezer for an hour. She them returns to show you how to wrap the ice cream with angel food cake after which you dip in batter and fry. Finally serving it on a garnished plate. Watching this video will help you successfully make and serve fried ic...

How To: Make Indian nan khatai (biscuits) with Manjula

Craving some authentic Indian food? Then follow along with this cooking how-to video as Manjula shows you how to cook Indian style eggless biscuits. A more common name for this bread dish is nan khatai. Nan khatai are easy to make, light and crunchy. Serve with a cup of tea. Make some Indian style biscuits for dinner.

How To: Make white chocolate pattycake

Chef Marcel Desaulniers demonstrates how to make white chocolate pattycake with chocolate tulips - using white and dark chocolate and fresh raspberries, sugar and egg yolk. Use a high powered egg beater or electric whisk to dissolve the sugar in the yolks and make the ribbon and soft peaks. Make white chocolate pattycake.

How To: Make Homemade Carrot Cake

Don't buy a carrot cake from the store—make a delicious one right in your own kitchen with your own two hands. A homemade carrot cake is always more appreciated and enjoyable than a store-bought one. So try this recipe out! This gorgeous carrot cake boasts three layers. The various textures of shredded carrots, chopped pineapple, and velvety cream cheese frosting combine to make every bite memorable. And wait until you see how it's decorated. A winning technique from Clare Garland of Ashmont ...

How To: Make an ice cream sandwich cake

Have you ever known a man, woman, or child who didn't enjoy a good ice cream sandwich? Here's a new twist on an old favorite. You'll learn how to make a cake out of store-bought ingredients. Betty guides you through the process step-by-step so there is no guess work for you. The cake is quick and easy to make, including ingredients like whipped cream, Oreo cookies, and hot fudge. You'll soon be on your way to making a delicious sweet treat for you and your loved ones after watching Betty's tu...

How To: Make delicious soft, sugar coated strawberry jelly candies

This video shows you the French technique of Pate de Fruit to make candies so delicious, they look like little gems. For this recipe, you will need: 2 1/2 cups pureed strawberry, strained, 1/2 ounce pectin, 2 3/4 cups granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons corn syrup, 1/8 teapson cream of tartar, water, nonstick cooking spray and one cup of sugar for the coating. Make delicious soft, sugar coated strawberry jelly candies.

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: Make an edible Jell-O human brain for Halloween

Interested in making an edible Jell-O brain? With the right tools and proper ingredients, it's easier than you'd think. So easy, in fact, that this free video cooking lesson can present a complete overview of the process in about four minutes. For more information, including the full recipe, and to get started making your own hello brains, watch this video guide.

How To: Make simple cupcake icing

You can't have cupcakes without icing. It simply isn't done. Let the two little ladies in this instructional video show you how to make some super quick icing to dress up your all your desserts and pastries. Or just eat it plain out of the bowl. We won't judge.

How To: Make a carrot cake from scratch with a bread maker

Interested in using a bread maker to make a healthy carrot cake? It's easier than you'd think. So easy, in fact, that this free video cooking lesson can present a complete overview of the cooking process in about five minutes. For more information, including the full recipe, and to get started making your own carrot cake, watch this culinary guide.

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