Hot Dessert Recipes How-Tos

How To: Make homemade ice cream in a blender

This how to video describes how to create tasty ice cream in a home blender! First you gather your ingredients including anything you want in your ice cream. The video suggests you use: 2 cups of cream, 2 cups of milk, some vanilla, and half a cup of sugar. Using this base you can create a tasty vanilla ice cream! After that you simply blend it up for two minuets then stick it in the freezer and you are left with tasty delicious ice cream.

How To: Make a Lebanese knafeh na'ama dessert

When it comes to making food for special occasions, traditional American foods like bbq pork, hot dogs, and apple pies get old fast. While they're super tasty, it's refreshing to switch up your foodstuff line up every now and then. For a dessert that's delicious and very pretty, check out this lovely Lebanese knafeh na'ama dessert, a pie-like concoction made with very fine dough. Check out the video for the recipe!

How To: Make Betty's buttercream frosting recipe from scratch

Follow the recipe outlined in this food tutorial, to learn how to make Betty's butter cream frosting. This frosting can be used for just about anything - from cupcakes to donuts. Begin with one stick of butter at room temperature. If you don't have it at room temperature, put it in the microwave for 10 or 12 seconds. Make sure not to melt it. Then, add one one-pound box of confectioners’ sugar along with 3 tablespoons of skim milk and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Mix these ingredients firs...

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 Viennese cardinal slice

Chef Markus Farbinger demonstrates how to make Viennese cardinal slice - layers of genoise-like cake and meringue with a filling of espresso whipped cream. In part one, Chef Farbinger demonstrates how to prepare the pastry tray and make meringues with a pastry bag. Make Viennese cardinal slice.

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 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 a Baileys baked Alaska with Gordon Ramsay

Watch as Gordon Ramsay comes into your kitchen to show you how to cook like pro. Watch this how to video and uncover the mystery behind a Bailey's ice cream baked Alaska dessert. Here's a hint, part of the secret includes making the Italian meringue that surrounds this delicious dessert. Make a Baileys baked Alaska with Gordon Ramsay.

How To: Make creme fraiche custard brioche tart

Chef Nancy Silverton demonstrates how to make creme fraiche custard brioche tart. Silverton fills buttery brioche dough with crème fraiche custard, beginning the creation of her tart. Silverton makes a sabayon and finishes assembling her crème fraiche brioche tart. Make creme fraiche custard brioche tart.

How To: Make chocolate crinkle cookies

In this video, he shows you how to make chocolate crinkle cookies. He starts out by showing you all the ingredients that will be needed for this recipe. He combines the butter and granulated sugar and mixes the two together and adds the cream slowly while he is still mixing the ingredients. Now the next step would be to add the cocoa powder and melted chocolate and mix those in. The eggs and vanilla extract are now added also and mixed in. Next the flour is slowly folded into the batter along...

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.

How To: Make watermelon ice cream using liquid nitrogen

Bring a little science into your kitchen! For this recipe, you will need: 1/2 cup sugar, 340 grams watermelon juice, 6 grams Versawhip, 2.5 grams xanthan gum, whipped cream dispenser with nitrous oxide chargers, another 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup heavy cream, 3 egg yolks, 1 quart pureed watermelon, 8 cups liquid nitrogen and 2 cups cubed watermelon. Make watermelon ice cream using liquid nitrogen.

How To: Bake brownies from a mix

Kay schools us on how to cook brownies from a mix. Watch this instructional cooking video to bake brownies using a a box of brownie mix, vegetable oil, eggs and water. This process looks simple, but if you've never baked anything before, these guidelines are helpful and precise.

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 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 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: 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.

How To: Make your own French crullers at home

Do you remember the first time you tried a French cruller, or a French donut? We can bet it certainly wasn't the last time you had one of those melt-in-your-mouth sugar and cake bombs. Made with crunchy and flaky dough and topped with a glazed shell, crullers are delicious alternatives to your normal breakfast donuts.

How To: Make edible glow in the dark jello

Food and things that glow in the dark don't usually go together, but you can actually make jello that glows under UV light by watching this tutorial. You'll have to use tonic water as one of the ingredients, which is extremely bitter, so don't forget to add sugar or else your party trick won't be a party treat.

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 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 a chocolate yule log aka Swiss roll

The holidays are here! This means that holiday desserts are just around the corner. This baking video will show you how to create a yummy chocolate yule log cake, a popular holiday tradition. It's also known as a Swiss roll. Learn the ins and outs of making this delicious cake. Your family will be convinced that you spent hours in the kitchen.

How To: Bake Portuguese custard tarts aka pasteis de nata

Watch this cooking how to video and learn how to make pasteis de nata, or Portuguese custard tarts. These custard like desserts are very much like flan in flavor with the brown caramel on the top. Follow along in this cooking video lesson as the Crash Test Kitchen chefs shows you how to make Portuguese custard tarts. Bake Portuguese custard tarts aka pasteis de nata.

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