Hot Dessert Recipes How-Tos

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: Bake a chocolate marble cheesecake with brownie crust

Who could resist a creamy cheese cake, sprinkled with ribbons of chocolate on top of a rich brownie crust? Nobody! Unless you're lactose intolerant (hopefully not). For this cake, you'll want to make sure you have a stand mixer and spring form pan. You'll also need the basics: butter, brown sugar, one egg yoke, cocoa powder, all-purpose flour, and a little vanilla. Check out this video recipe for a great chocolate marble cheesecake.

How To: Make grapefruit sorbet

This light, refreshing, low-sugar dessert is perfect for everyday or entertaining. Best of all, it has only four ingredients and 25 calories! Start by making the simple syrup. Add water to a sauce pan and sugar substitute. Then add orange rind strips to flavor the syrup. Reduce heat and simmer. Strain the orange rind pieces. Allow the syrup to cool completely. Stir in fresh grapefruit juice. Next stir in fresh lemon juice. Transfer the mixture to a baking pan and then freeze. Break the mixtur...

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 homemade banana cream pie

Bananas are the perfect fruit for anything, even pie. It's no wonder why banana cream pie is a favorite among dessert lovers. Fancy, intricate desserts can be pretty to look at, but rarely taste as good as a down-home classic. Pastry Chef Molly Hanson of Post 390 shares her secrets to the restaurant's best-selling dessert, the Banana Cream Pie. Start with a baked pie crust of your choice, then layer Molly's velvety vanilla pastry cream and sliced bananas. After the pie chills, top with pillow...

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 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 Filipino yema ball (dessert)

This is a instructional video on how to make Yema Ball the panlasangpinoy way. The ingredients required are butter, chopped peanuts, eggs and condensed milk. Heat a pan slightly and put the butter into it. Now add condensed milk to it. Mix them uniformly for about a minute and then add eggs into it. Mix it well and then add peanuts. Mix it well uniformly. Now let it cool. Now take a spoon of the mixture in hand and make it as a small ball. The dessert Yema ball is ready.

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 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...

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 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: 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 a trifle pudding cake

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a trifle pudding cake. You will need: 16 oz pound cake, 30 oz can fruit cocktail, 16 oz whipped topping, 5 oz vanilla instant pudding, 3.5 c cold milk, and Maraschino cherries. First, slice up the pound cake and layer it on the bottom of a serving dish. After this, take a fork and poke holes in the pound cake then set aside. In a large bowl, empty the instant pudding mix in a bowl and then add in the cold milk and whisk. Next, pour the pudding over the c...

How To: Bake a strawberry pie

Strawberries are a delicious summertime food, and they become even more of a treat when baked into a pie. The recipe for this tasty strawberry dessert involves berries, sugar and whipped cream baked into a tasty pastry crust.

How To: Make a sugar free strawberry pie

Kat teaches us how to make a sugar free strawberry pie in this tutorial. First, purchase fresh strawberries and wash them, then pull the stems off. Next, use a butter knife to remove the top middle of the strawberries. After this, use an egg slicer to slice up your strawberries until you have four cups. Next, purchase a graham cracker crust from the store, then place all the strawberries into it. After this, even them out and pack them into the crust. Set this aside, then take 1.5 c water, su...

How To: Make homemade French vanilla ice cream from scratch

Who doesn't love French vanilla ice cream? Watch this video and learn the secrets to making an ice cream that would make Ben and Jerry melt. 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 two minutes. For more information, including the full recipe, and to get started making your own French vanilla ice cream, watch this video guide.

How To: Make Japanese tofu flan

In this tutorial, we learn how to make Japanese tofu flan. First, make caramel sauce by heating up 30g of sugar with 2 tbsp water in a saucepan. When finished, grind your tofu up then add with 2 oz of water and place into the blender. When finished, pour into a bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, beat 2 whole eggs then add in 50 grams of sugar, and 45 cc of fresh cream. Stir this slowly avoiding any bubbles being added to the mixture. Now, combine all ingredients except the caramel, and s...

How To: Make fluffy chocolate chip muffins

This video shows how to make chocolate chip muffins. The ingredients needed are flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, an egg, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla, and some chocolate chips. Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk the egg slightly with a fork, then add the milk, vegetable oil and vanilla, mixing it well with the fork. Then add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix it well with an electric mixer but don’t overbeat. Finally, stir in the...

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