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: 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: 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: Make miniature iced cheesecake pops on a stick

After having a slice of New York cheesecake for the first time we thought that life couldn't get any better...that is, until we encountered these lovely iced cheesecake pops! Basically these tiny desserts are cupcakes on a stick. And instead of adding frosting on top as you'd do with a traditional cake, these cheesecake pops are dipped into a layer of chocolate, cake crumbs, and can be covered with a coating of frosting if desired.

How To: Make a yummy Boston cream pie

This video shows you how to make a yummy Boston cream pie. This video focuses on the pastry cream and the icing. The ingredients are 3 eggs, 1/4 of a cup of sugar, 1/4 of a cup of corn starch and whisk in a large bowl until it's fluffy and a lemon color. Put in a medium size pot 1 cup of cream, 1/2 of a cup of milk, and 1 tablespoon of butter. Bring it to a boil. Turn the heat to low and pour your egg mixture into the pan with the cream mixture. Whisk and cook for 1 minute. Turn off and strai...

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 peach pudding cake

Have a big family or large amount of people over? Peach pudding cake is a great dessert. It's easy to make and will satisfy the sweet tooth. Don't forget to top it off with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Make peach pudding cake.

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: 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 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: Use squeeze bottles to decorate cookies

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use squeeze bottles to decorate cookies. Using a squeeze bottle is more easier than using pastry bag. This video reveals 3 sizes of squeeze bottles. There is an 8 oz, 2 oz and 3 oz. To get icing into a squeeze bottle, put the icing into a bag and clip the corner with scissors. Then gently squeeze the bag to let the icing go into the bottle. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy baking and making cakes, and would like to learn how to use a...

How To: Make a Japanese-style banana cream pie

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to a banana cream pie. Begin by making the custard cream filling. To make the filling, users will need 1/3 cup of all purpose flour, 1/3 cup of granulated sugar and 1/3 tsp of salt. Mix the mixture well and then sift it. Now slowly stir in 1 1/3 cup of milk and heat the mixture until it thickens. Now turn down the heat and set the mixture aside. Peel and slice 2-3 bananas. Add 2 egg yolks into the mixture and stir well. Heat the mixture until it boils...

How To: Make crab apple crisp

Kyle teaches you how to make his own Crab Apple Crisps. 1 Wash the crab apples and cut the crab apples into squares. 2 Add sugar to the crab apples and place on a pie tin. 3 Mix brown sugar, oatmeal, flour and butter together and place on top of the apples. 4 Bake in the oven until the topping is browned.

How To: Make an ayurvedic apple crisp dessert

In this video, learn how to make an old classic favorite, the apple crisp, with a healthy "ayurvedic" twist. Ayurveda is an Indian form of alternative medicine. In this recipe, instead of white flour, you will be using whole wheat grains and organic apples, making for a healthier version of this sweet dish.

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: Make Star Wars Death Star Peanut Butter Cups

Hello and Welcome to In the Kitchen with Matt, first of all, I am a big fan of Star Wars, and I LOVE Peanut Butter Cups, so in this episode we are making Star Wars Death Star Peanut Butter Cups. These treats are super creative, easy to make, and are sure to impress your friends and family that are Star Wars fans. If you have any questions or comments, put them down below and I will be sure to get back to you. Enjoy!

How To: Combine cold butter and flour

In this video by Food Network, we learn how to combine cold butter and flour. It may seem like it's hard to combine these two ingredients, but there is a great way it can be done. First, you will need to grab a cheese grater on the fine side and your cold piece of butter. Rub the butter onto the grater and allow it to fall into a bowl that is filled with the flour you are going to use. As you do this, you can mix the ingredients together by hand, making for an easier way to cook and less of a...

How To: Make a no-bake blueberry pie

What?!? A pie without baking? That's right, and you'll learn the recipe for this no-bake blueberry pie in this video. You'll need 3/4 cup of water, 3/4 cups of sugar, 3 tbsp of cornstarch and a pinch of salt. Mix it all together and put it on the stove. When the mixture dissolved, add 3 cups fresh blueberries. Bring it up to a boil and cook them into a thick sauce. Next, add a tbsp lemon juice and another 3 cups of blueberries. Also, add 4 tsp butter. Stir it, cook it until it's to your prefe...

How To: Make a brownie screwball cake

In this video, we learn how to make a brownie screwball cake. First, add in flour to a mixing bowl, then add in powdered cocoa and a teaspoon of salt. Next, add in baking soda ( 2 tsp) and mix everything together. Now, pour into a cake pan and make three holes in the pan with your hand. Now, add in 2/3 c oil into one of the small holes you just made. Then, place 2 tbsp vinegar in the other hole and 2 tsp vanilla in the other hole. Now, pour in 2 c hot water to the pan and mix everything toget...

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