Hot Dessert Recipes How-Tos

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 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 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 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 baby pound cakes

Chef Johanne Killeen demonstrates how to make baby pound cakes - a perfect dessert or sweet to accompany tea. Baby cakes are butter cakes and are very easy to prepare. She dresses them with a rich cream cheese. Make baby pound cakes.

How To: Make a trifle like your granny use to

This is a video about to make trifle. First we need sponge cake, fruit, custard, jelly, food color, one lemon, and cream. First we have to make the jelly. So first take the lemon juice in a jug and add 400 ml of boiling water in it. Next add two teaspoons of gelatin in it and mix it well. Next add few drops of food color. Next take the sponge cake into one bowl and pour this jelly on that cake. Next add some fruit pieces to that mixture. Next pour jelly on that mixture again. Next put the rem...

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 homemade ice cream with an ice cream maker

Now that summer is swiftly approaching, it's time to start wrapping your mind around that most enjoyable of summertime treats: Ice cream. While you can certainly go to the store and purchase bulk packages of rocky road, store-bought ice cream is full of gnarly-sounding ingredients that sound more like a chemical found in a mad scientist's lab than actual food (xanthan gum, anyone?).

How To: Make classic tiramisu with mascarpone & coffee liqueur

Tiramisù is the world's most popular Italian dessert, with delicious layers of sponge cake and brandy (or liqueur), usually with powdered chocolate and mascarpone cheese. This particular classic Italian dessert is the perfect balance of fresh whipped cream, mascarpone cheese and coffee liqueur. Check out the entire video recipe for this tasty classic style tiramisu dessert.

How To: Make individual meringue shells & pavlova

Learn to cook like a professional chef from the comfort of your own home with this fun and entertaining video on creating individual meringue shells. Don't throw away your money by buying store bought finished products and create this tasty treat at home. Beat together all your ingredients as outlined in the step by step video, pop them in the oven, top with your favorite fruit and whipped or lemon cream and you're ready to eat. You're friends will think you spent hours on these delicious des...

How To: Make Chocolate Bourbon Fondue with Hubert Keller

There's nothing more fun than fondue for dessert, is there? Watch this video to see how to make Chocolate Bourbon Fondue, a warm and gooey, hands-on treat. It even has just a kick of espresso to help you avoid the post-dinner slumps. Now all you need is to find some fresh strawberries, bananas, marshmallows, and you'll be on your way to heaven in just a few bites!

How To: Make a lemon semifreddo

With this simple recipe you will be enjoying a great dessert in no time. This recipe is for lemon semifreddo and to begin you want to crack 4 large eggs into a mixing bowl. Next, you want to add 1/2 of sugar plus another tbsp or two and whip up the mixture until it's light and fluffy. Next, you want to zest 2 large lemons and mix the zest into the mixture. Now, take half a lemon and squeeze the juice out into the bowl, making sure to avoid getting seeds inside it. Next, take 2 1/4 cups of hea...

How To: Make chocolate-filled marshmallow Easter eggs

In this tutorial, we learn how to make chocolate-filled marshmallow Easter eggs. First, place 1/3 c water in a saucepan along with 1 envelope of gelatin. Let this dissolve, then turn the heat on and add in 2/3 c of sugar. From here, take it off the heat, then you will add in a pinch of salt, 1/3 c corn syrup, and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Mix this with a mixer for 15 minutes, then the marshmallow are finished, you can shape them and coat them with colored sugar. You can also inject chocolate into them...

How To: Prevent cakes from sticking to the baking tin

In this video, we learn tips on how to prevent cakes from sticking to a baking tin. The best way to do this is to butter up a piece of bread and rub it onto the entire baking tin. Make sure you get both the sides and the bottom of it. If you want to be healthy, use margarine instead of butter so you won't get the extra calories. This is a great way to grease your baking tin and won't lead to cakes that stick on them and won't come off. This avoids messes and makes for terrific cakes that are ...

How To: Make sticky toffee bread pudding

This video illustrate us how to make sticky bread pudding. Here are the following steps: Step 1: The ingredients required for te pudding are boiling water, chopped dates,soda ,vanilla extract,margarine ,brown sugar,ripe banana, baking powder,plain flour.

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 an Indian style bread pudding

To make Indian style bread pudding, you will start with warm milk. Add two tablespoons of butter to the milk. Then, you will take some powdered mustard and mix with a small amount of the warm milk and butter mixture until dissolved. Pour the powder mixture into the warm milk. In another bowl, break 3 eggs. Add a pinch of cinnamon, some vanilla and sugar. Mix ingredients until well blended. Pour the milk into the egg mixture and stir well. Place small square pieces of bread into the bottom of ...

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