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 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 buttercream icing for cakes and cupcakes

This video shows the method to make buttercream icing. Take a cup of white shortening so that mixing it with the other ingredients will make the color white. If you like the taste of butter, you can use half a cup of butter and half a cup of shortening. Start mixing the mixture. Add one teaspoon of vanilla, lemon, orange or almond extract. Add four cups of confectioner's sugar or powder sugar to the mixture. Add it slowly to the mixture so that there is no smoke which forms by adding the whol...

How To: Make vegan chocolate cornflake cakes

Eating vegan or gluten free shouldn't mean having to sacrifice your favorite desserts. Watch this how to video and learn how to make vegan chocolate cornflake cakes. These vegan cakes are dairy, egg, sugar, wheat free and gluten free. They taste fantastic, everyone is sure to love these vegan chocolate cornflake cakes.

How To: Turn leftover bread into bread pudding

To make this recipe you will need leftover bread, milk (evaporated is best, but regular will do), sugar, baking powder and egg. In a bowl, mix together the eggs and the milk. Add sugar, and mix again. Add baking powder, mix again. Now you will put in the bread and mash it all in. Then bake for 25 min or steam in your steamer. It is done when fork poked into center of pudding comes out clean. You can add an optional topping when it is finished cooking. In this video, the person spreads some me...

How To: Make perfect apple strudel with Paula Deen

Wow your friends with this extra-easy recipe from Paula Deen. Follow along as she makes the perfect apple strudel. 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, like this dessert recipe. Try making some apple strudel for tonight's dinner.

How To: Make a lemon cake with the Barefoot Contessa

Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa demonstrates how to make a lemon cake made with yogurt. She starts by sifting the fry ingredients together into a bowl. They include 1 1/12 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. She next takes 1 cup of whole milk yogurt and places it into another bowl and adds in 1 cup of sugar. Then she adds in three extra large eggs and half a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Next, she adds in 2 teaspoons of lemon zest. She whisks the wet ingredients t...

How To: Make a delicious a molten lava cake

This video demonstrates how to make a delicious molten lava cake. You need 4 oounces of semi sweet baking chocolate,4 oounces of unsalted butter, 2 eggs, 1/3 cup sugar, and ¼ cup all purpose flour. Let the baking chocolate melt in a double boiler. While it is melting into smooth liquid take a medium sized baking bowl and crack your eggs into it. Then add your sugar to the eggs and blend them. You can use a hand blender or a whisk but it may take longer to blend by hand. Next, take the melted...

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 traditional Day of the Dead sugar skulls

Sugar skulls, or "calaveras de azucar," are used to celebrate El dia de los Muertos, in honor of deceased friends and family. This video tutorial shows how to make sugar skulls with basic household ingredients. Once you've shaped the mixture into a skull shape, decorate and design with food coloring to suit your personal taste.

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 strawberries and cream croissants

This video tells us the procedure of making strawberries and cream croissants. Take two refrigerated crescent rolls and separate them into triangles. Put the triangles at the edge of your pan with the longer end inside the pan and the tip outside the pan. Overlap the adjacent triangles and flatten them with your hand. Lift the longer ends a little bit above the pan. Spread 8 oz of strawberry cream cheese above the triangles. Spread 16 oz of frozen strawberries over the cheese. Fold the triang...

How To: Make delicious homemade donuts

Lexi and her chef father are going to show you how to make your very own homemade donuts. All you are going to need to create your donuts are a frying fan, thongs, frosting, vegetable oil, and any kind of packaged biscuits. First, you are going to take the biscuits poke a hole in the middle and then round them off so it's even. Once that's done you'll be ready to fry the dough but make sure the oil in the pan is between 365-375 degrees. After you drop the dough in the hot pan, you'll only nee...

How To: Prepare and bake a pavlova

What's pavlova? Well if you don't know what it is, watch this how to video to learn what it is and how to make it. Gather your sugar, corn starch, and whipping cream for this delicious sweet dessert. Decorate you pavlova with chocolate swirls.

How To: Make Indian besan ladoo with Manjula

Craving authentic Indian food? Then tune into this cooking how-to video with Manjula. Follow along with this Indian cooking video lesson as Manjula shows you how to make besan ladoo. Besan ladoo are traditionally served as cookies in Indian households. Try making these cookies at home.

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 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: Serve a traditional French crepe

In "How to Make Crepes", a video by Cayley Waldo, she describes one of the methods used at the Baker's Crust restaurant chain to create elegantly designed crepes. She starts by describing how to create the wrap to be used with the crepe as well as demonstrating the way to fold the crepe and also how the contents should be arranged. For the Example given, the crepe is filled with chocolate mousse and strawberries. The video then goes on to show ways that the plate can be decorated so to increa...

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.

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