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: 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 a popcorn cake

This dessert recipe for popcorn cake shown in this how-to video is simple enough for kids to make. You will need half a cup of un-popped popcorn, a dash of salt, four cups marshmallows, half a cup of margarine, and two thirds cup of candy-coated chocolates. Popcorn cakes are delicious and perfect for a school snack or lunchtime dessert. Join Chef Ralph Pallarino as he shows you how to make the tasty treat in this video cooking tutorial. Make a popcorn cake.

How To: Melt chocolate in the microwave

In this tutorial, we learn how to melt chocolate in the microwave. When melting chocolate in the microwave the key is to not microwave it for a long time to melt it all at once, or it will end up burning. To do this properly, you will first need to cut up the chocolate and then place it into the microwave for 10 seconds. After this, take a spatula and mix it all together. Then, put it back in for another 10 seconds and then stir it again. Continue to do this process until all the chocolate is...

How To: Make brown sugar cocoa fudge icing

In this video, we learn how to make brown sugar cocoa fudge icing. You will need: 2 c brown sugar, 1 stick butter, 4 tbsp cocoa, 4 tbsp milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 tsp baking soda. To start, mix all the ingredients except the baking soda in a saucepan and mix until well combined. Bring to a boil for one minute then remove from the heat. Add in the baking soda and then beat until the icing is thick. After this, let it cool of and then use it for your cakes or cupcakes! You can also heat...

How To: Make a pineapple upside down cake

In this tutorial, we learn how to make pineapple upside down cake. First, take a 9x13 pan and add in 1 stick of butter and 1.5 c packed brown sugar. Heat this up in a 350 degree oven while you prepare the batter. Add in 2/3 c butter, then add in 1/3 c sugar and cream together until fluffy. After this, add in 4 eggs, then add in 3 1/3 c flour and 3 tsp baking powder to the batter. After this, take the pan with the brown sugar and butter, and mix together until it's spread out on the bottom of ...

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 a Bicycle Ice Cream Maker

All you need is salt, ice, milk, sugar, and a bicycle to make ice cream in 10 minutes. The ice cream maker is mounted onto your bike. As you pedal, it churns the ice cream. After ten minutes, delicious ice cream is created from your pedal power. Pedal-powered deliciousness!

How To: Make a giant rainbow drop candy

In a park on a park bench is a girl talking to a rainbow drop. She says that she loves the rainbow drop but wishes it was bigger. You hear a sound, and 'poof' a pimp appears. He tells the girl that he can make a bigger rainbow drop for her. In a instant we find ourselves in a kitchen with the pimp and he explains how he is going to make this large candy. First you have to melt a bowl full of white chocolate. Then on a plate fill the whole bottom with rainbow sprinkles. Pour the white chocolat...

How To: Make a quick and simple rice pudding

Original Naked Chief shows viewers how to make a quick, creamy, and simple rice pudding. In 30 min you'll have some traditional rice pudding that you can enjoy. All you will need is milk, short, grain, rice, milk, sugar. In a small pot add all your ingredients, on a low heat continuously stir you mixture until a creamy texture is achieved. Check your rice when done to make sure it has cooked. This is a very simple recipe that replaces the traditional oven baked recipe. Add some cinnamon to th...

HowTo: Make Dragon's Beard (AKA International Cotton Candy)

Known as Dragon's Beard, Pashmak, or Pishmaniye, hand pulled cotton candy is more than just a carny treat- it's a worldwide delicacy. The French Culinary Institute's Cooking Issues demonstrates how to make a delicious, exotic rendition of the classic American cotton candy without a machine. All it takes is a little food science and worldly know how.

How To: Make fudge from scratch

In this video, we learn how to make fudge from scratch. First, add 3 3/4 c sugar to a saucepan with 4 oz unsweetened and chopped chocolate, 1.5 c heavy cream, and 1 tsp salt. After this, add in 3 tbsp light corn syrup and stir it all together until it's all combined. Now, put the pan over medium heat and stir gently until it comes to a boil. Once boiling, put the lid on and cook for two minutes. Then, rub the candy thermometer with butter and stick it into the pan. Make sure it doesn't touch ...

How To: Make chocolate pecan pie with Paula Deen

Paula shares her chocolate pecan pie recipe with chocolatier Max Brenner. Follow along and learn how to make this decadent dessert. This cooking how-to video is part of Paula's Best Dishes show hosted by Paula Deen. What happens when America's favorite southern cook opens up her kitchen to family, friends, viewers and the best home cooks in the country? It's anyone's guess! Paula Deen is cooking up something new as she rescues viewer recipes, shares stories and traditions with friends and str...

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 French Mille Feuille (Napoleon) for Valentine's Day

Are you ready to taste one of the most decadent, rich, and creamy desserts out there? Then check out this recipe for making French Mille Feuille, a three layer cake made from puff pastry alternating between layers of cream or whipped cream in between. These Mille Feuilles, also known as Napoleons in the United States, are specially shaped into hearts to commemorate Valentine's Day.

How To: Make a brownie screwball cake

In this video, we learn how to make a brownie screwball cake. First, add in flour to a mixing bowl, then add in powdered cocoa and a teaspoon of salt. Next, add in baking soda ( 2 tsp) and mix everything together. Now, pour into a cake pan and make three holes in the pan with your hand. Now, add in 2/3 c oil into one of the small holes you just made. Then, place 2 tbsp vinegar in the other hole and 2 tsp vanilla in the other hole. Now, pour in 2 c hot water to the pan and mix everything toget...

How To: Easily make rock candy

Rock candy is a fun way to learn about science and make something delicious in the process! In this video, learn how to make rock candy the easy way with a step by step process. Spend a boring weekend creating rock candy and by Monday, you'll be enjoying the fruits of your labor!

How To: Make sticky toffee pudding

Celebrity Chef Phil Vickery teaches in this video how to make a British favorite dish: sticky tofee pudding. This tradition dish is served warm and in often during the winter. Phil soaks the dates in boiling water and baking soda to bring out more of their flavor for the dish. While the dates are soaking, he starts creating the sponge part of the cake. With basic ingredients combined, he creates his sponge cake in a way more like a batter than your tradition method of making a sponge cake. Ne...

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 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 super easy Southern peach cobbler

To make an easy, southern style peach cobbler, melt one stick of butter or margarine in a pan. In a separate container, add 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 cup of milk. Use a whisk to mix until the mixture is smooth. Add one teaspoon of vanilla extract. Take 2 cans of peaches in heavy syrup and add them to the pan. Then take the flour mixture and pour it over the peaches. If desired, sprinkle cinnamon on top. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put the cobbler in and allow it to cook for 3...

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