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 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 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 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 Amazing Cinnamon Rolls from Scratch

In this episode of In the Kitchen with Matt, I will teach you how to make Amazing cinnamon rolls from scratch. Cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite treats. You can eat them for breakfast, you can eat cinnamon rolls for a snack or as a dessert! These cinnamon rolls are super tasty, super easy to make, and super cheap. Let's dive into the fantastic world of baking and bake some crazy awesome cinnamon rolls.

How To: Make a Filipino-style custard cake

In this episode of Panlasang Pinoy, we are taken through the steps of how to make custard cake. The episode provides a shopping list of ingredients that are easy to find at any grocery store. Each step of the baking process is covered from mixing the ingredients and preparing the 9x13 pan to baking the cake. For an easy to follow recipe and guide to making fresh Filipino-style custard cake, follow the steps in this video.

How To: Make rock candy in your spare time

This is a video tutorial in the Food category where you are going to learn how to make rock candy in your spare time. For this you will need 4 cups sugar, 2 cups water, small saucepan, wooden spoon, candy thermometer, glass jar, measuring cup, cotton string, a weight to hang on the string, waxed paper and a pencil. Boil water in the saucepan and dissolve the sugar in it. Pour the solution in to the jar. Tie the weight to one end of the string and tie the other end to the middle of the pencil....

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: 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 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 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: Flute the edge of a pie crust

Angie shows us how to flute a pie crust which can be very helpful when baking pies. After dough is placed into a pie pan, the outer edges should be folded under the lip of the pan. The edge of the crust can be given a pattern. This can be accomplished by taking the prongs of a fork and making indents along the edges. You can also make a curved pattern. This is done by pushing in with your thumb from the outside, and with your other hand, pinching this area with your thumb and index finger. Th...

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 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 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 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: 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: Prepare an easy chocolate mousse recipe with rum

This cooking how to video shows you how to prepare and easy to make a rum chocolate mousse. Making rum chocolate mousse may sound like an extravagant thing to make, but it ins't. The thing that makes this mousse a luxury dessert is the quality of the chocolate used. To get optimal mousse results, try buying a high grade chocolate for this recipe.

How To: Bake cranberry walnut muffins

This recipe has a lot of ingredients but it sounds good. You will need white and whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, canola oil, salt, low fat milk, orange zest, vanilla, egg, cranberries and walnuts. Even though there are a lot of ingredients these muffins are quick and easy.

How To: Make cotton candy with a cottong candy machine

In this tutorial, we learn how to make cotton candy with a cotton candy machine. First, you will want to take your choice of flavored sugar and pour it into the top of the cotton candy machine. Next, you will take your paper cone for cotton candy and place it in your hand. Turn on the machine on and when it's heated up and sprays out sugar strings, move your hand quickly around the machine and gather the cotton candy up with the cone! You can enjoy as soon as it's done and layer different fla...

How To: Make pecan pie filling

In this tutorial, we learn how to make homemade pecan pie. First, whisk 3 eggs and put into a large mixing bowl. Next, add 3/4 c of sugar, 3 tsp vanilla extract, 1 c dark corn syrup, and mix thoroughly. After this add 2 tbsp melted butter and mix it together again until it's all combined. Once it's well combined, add 1 3/4 c of pecans and mix together until pecans are well combined and covered in liquid. Now, preheat your oven at 350 degrees and place this mixture into a pie crust. Cook for a...

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