Hot Dessert Recipes How-Tos

How To: Make your own French crullers at home

Do you remember the first time you tried a French cruller, or a French donut? We can bet it certainly wasn't the last time you had one of those melt-in-your-mouth sugar and cake bombs. Made with crunchy and flaky dough and topped with a glazed shell, crullers are delicious alternatives to your normal breakfast donuts.

How To: Easily make rock candy

Rock candy is a fun way to learn about science and make something delicious in the process! In this video, learn how to make rock candy the easy way with a step by step process. Spend a boring weekend creating rock candy and by Monday, you'll be enjoying the fruits of your labor!

How To: Make pumpkin pie layer cheesecake with Kandee Johnson

To make a pumpkin pie layer cheesecake, first blend together two packages of cream cheese with 1/2 cup of sugar and a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. After that, add two eggs, one at a time and beat until smooth and creamy. Pour half of the cheesecake mixture into a graham cracker crust. In a different bowl, add 1 cup of canned pumpkin puree, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and a pinch of nutmeg. Stir until combined. Pour over the cheesecake layer and bake 35-40 minutes at 325 degrees. Top with homemade w...

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 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: Clone a Snickers Candy Bar at Home

Famous food cloner Todd Wilbur wraps his head with tape and attempts to duplicate the world's most popular candy bar. You will need water, vanilla extract, peanut butter, powdered sugar, chocolate chips, caramel, and peanuts. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make a Snickers bar at home.

How To: Make buttercream icing for cakes and cupcakes

This video shows the method to make buttercream icing. Take a cup of white shortening so that mixing it with the other ingredients will make the color white. If you like the taste of butter, you can use half a cup of butter and half a cup of shortening. Start mixing the mixture. Add one teaspoon of vanilla, lemon, orange or almond extract. Add four cups of confectioner's sugar or powder sugar to the mixture. Add it slowly to the mixture so that there is no smoke which forms by adding the whol...

How To: Make simple cupcake icing

You can't have cupcakes without icing. It simply isn't done. Let the two little ladies in this instructional video show you how to make some super quick icing to dress up your all your desserts and pastries. Or just eat it plain out of the bowl. We won't judge.

How To: Make Yummy Chocolate Lego Men

In this episode of In the Kitchen with Matt, I will teach you how to make Amazing Yummy Chocolate Lego figures. These little chocolate lego men are super easy to make, all you need is the chocolate and some lego molds. All you really need to do is melt the chocolate and then place it in the molds and let the chocolate set, and then you will have chocolate lego figures! I used chocolate candy melts, but you can use whatever chocolate that you want. They taste yummy, anyone can make them. It is...

How To: Turn leftover bread into bread pudding

To make this recipe you will need leftover bread, milk (evaporated is best, but regular will do), sugar, baking powder and egg. In a bowl, mix together the eggs and the milk. Add sugar, and mix again. Add baking powder, mix again. Now you will put in the bread and mash it all in. Then bake for 25 min or steam in your steamer. It is done when fork poked into center of pudding comes out clean. You can add an optional topping when it is finished cooking. In this video, the person spreads some me...

How To: Make a banana caramel mousse cake

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a banana caramel mousse cake. Start to make a light meringue that tastes like banana. Layer this down on top of a layer of caramel, and then let it cool and get cold. After this, bake it in the oven and turn it over. When you are done with this, peel off the paper from the bottom off the cake. Next, make your caramel filling by heating caramel up and adding fresh gelatin and cream to it. Next, add in butter to the mixture and allow it to get thick. Let t...

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 one spoonful of cookie dough

In this tutorial, we learn how to make one spoonful of cookie dough. First, clear off an area to work. You will need: butter, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla, flour, and water to this. First, place 1 spoonful of all the items into a mixing bowl and mix together until the dough reaches a nice consistency. This won't make you allergic since there are no eggs in it. You can add chocolate chips to this mixture if you want something different. Store the rest in the freezer if you aren't going to eat i...

How to Make Indian food: Puff pastry

Sfehmi teaches us how to make a vegetarian puff pastry. It's an appetizer. You get to large potatoes, you skin and steam them. You will need a small amount of mustard seeds and 3 curry leaves. Also you should have turmeric, crushed chili peppers and salt. The puff pastry itself was covered with a damp cloth until it was ready to be used. Crush the potatoes and add the turmeric, chili peppers and salt, one tablespoon of each. Take a frying pan, turn on the heat and gently brush it with olive o...

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: Make Aunt Eleanor's "never fail" pie crust

After viewing this video, making a perfect pie crust will be easier then ever. Watch this short episode and you will see the best ingredients to use and the quick steps that are needed to produce a great crust. Also included is the best way to roll the pie crust out, using wax paper on top of the dough, and also underneath. And don't forget presentation is everything! You will learn an easy way to place the dough in the pan and crimp the edges for a great looking crust!