Hot Dessert Recipes How-Tos

How To: Make caramel custard

In this video, we learn how to make caramel custard. To make this, you will need: 10 eggs, 1 liter fresh milk, and 150 grams sugar. First grab your six eggs and take 6 yolks and 4 whole eggs, then mix your sugar with milk until it tastes how you like it. Now, mix the sugar and milk and eggs all together. Now make your caramel by heating up equal parts of sugar with equal parts of water and cook until it gets to a dark brown color. Pour the caramel into the bottom of separate trays when you ar...

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: Cook Czech plum cakes

Plum cake is a traditional Czech dessert. Follow along with this cooking how-to video to learn how to make a plum cake from scratch. Watch these two Czech girls as they show you how to prepare it. The ingredients you need for the cake are: butter, salt, milk, yeast, egg yolks, sugar, plums, and flour. Don't forget to glaze the baked bread with melted butter.

How To: Assemble graham cracker gingerbread houses

Learn to make beautiful gingerbread houses with graham crackers. Graham cracker gingerbread houses are quicker to make than actual gingerbread houses. This is a fun and easy project to do with the kids. All you need are graham crackers and royal icing. Watch this how to video to learn how to securely assemble a Christmas graham cracker gingerbread house with royal icing.

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 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 lemon ice cream

In this video, we learn how to make lemon ice cream. First, grate the zest of one lemon into a large mixing bowl. After this, cut the lemon in half and squeeze them into the bowl. Now, pour in 200 g caster sugar and mix together. Now, take 450 ml of cream and beat it with an electric beater or hand whisk to make the cream for the ice cream. Now, combine the two bowls together and mix them with your hand until well combined and smooth. Pour into a dish and keep in the freezer until hard, then ...

How To: Make almond cake

Chef Martha Stewart demonstrates how to make almond cake. Martha makes the building block - the almond cake layers. She uses almond paste, sugar, butter, and eggs then blends it all together to make the first layer of the almond cake. Make almond cake - Part 1 of 15.

How To: Make creme fraiche

A lot of us love sour cream, but in this health conscious world, the added taste might not be worth the extra calories and fat. You can use creme fraiche as a lighter alternative to sour cream or for a variety of other culinary expeditions.

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 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 red velvet cake

Get tips from our expert, Jennifer Cail on mixing in each of the ingredients, baking red velvet cake, and making the frosting for this dessert. Finally, learn how to frost each layer of this red velvet cake with expert tips in this free video recipe.

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 homemade "ninja" chocolate cupcakes

What's better than tender on the inside, crispy on the outside chocolate cupcakes? Ninja chocolate cupcakes, of course! Unleash your inner masked butt kicker - at least in the kitchen - by whipping up a batch of these "ninja" cupcakes. Easy to prepare, these chocolate cupcakes will be even more exhilirating to make if you dress up in full ninja garb (i.e. your shirt tucked over your head).

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 chocolate truffles with peanut butter ganache

In this video, Cedric Begiun shows us how to make peanute butter truffle ganache. First, put cream and powdered sugar into a sauce pan and simmer it. Once it comes to a simmer you will pour peanut butter chips into it. Next, mix this together with a whisk or spatula. A whisk will cool the mixture down faster because it creates air bubbles. After a few minutes let it harden for a few minutes and you can place it inside of your chocolate truffles. Let this set in the fridge for several hours an...

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: 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...

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