Hot Dessert Recipes How-Tos

How To: Make no-bake blueberry ricotta cheesecake bars

Do you want a great dessert that doesn't require much baking time? In this cooking how to video tutorial Mark Bittman, from the New York Times, makes no-bake blueberry cheesecake bars. Make your homemade graham cracker crust and fill with ricotta cheese filling. The ingredients you need for this recipe include: ricotta cheese, cream cheese, graham crackers, lemon zest, honey and blueberries.

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 white chocolate pattycake

Chef Marcel Desaulniers demonstrates how to make white chocolate pattycake with chocolate tulips - using white and dark chocolate and fresh raspberries, sugar and egg yolk. Use a high powered egg beater or electric whisk to dissolve the sugar in the yolks and make the ribbon and soft peaks. Make white chocolate pattycake.

How To: Make Vegan Cake Pops

This one's vegan! Yes, Himalayan rock salt (sorry caramel, this one's only with chocolate) makes this recipe amazing. You'll also find no butter, no milk and no other dairy products (yes these cake pops are 100% dairy free)in this recipe, so it's perfect for the vegan you love! :)

How To: Make delicious, ooey gooey fudge bars

Making fudge is actually not that difficult! This recipe only calls for two ingredients: 12 ounces of chocolate chips and 14 ounces of condensed milk. Mix your ingredients together, pour into a pan lined with parchment paper and let it chill overnight. That's all! Make delicious, ooey gooey fudge bars.

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 brownies from scratch

In this tutorial, we learn how to make brownies from scratch with Nancy. You will first need to mix together 1/2 c butter and 1 c white sugar. After this, add in two eggs and then whisk together. From here, add in some vanilla to taste and a pinch of salt. Then, mix together your flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. From here, mix the wet and dry ingredients together until there are no lumps or bumps left. Then, pour this into a greased baking dish and bake in the oven until the middle com...

How To: Make a chocolate cake from scratch

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a chocolate cake from scratch. You will need: sugar, cooking chocolate, white flour, black coffee, butter, orange juice, orange peel, eggs, and baking powder to make this cake. First, melt the chocolate into the coffee in a pot over low heat. Then, beat the sugar and butter until fluffy. Add in the eggs while whipping one by one. Then, stir in the chocolate mixture and mix until combined. After this, sift the flour and baking soda inside it and whip well...

How To: Make a peach pie

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a peach pie. First, add in sliced peaches with corn starch, sugar, cinnamon, ground coriander, and lemon juice. Mix this all together until the corn starch is mixed, then let it sit for a few minutes. Then, grab a store bought pie crust and pour the peaches inside of it. Add in chunks of butter to the very top of the pie and then sprinkle with a mixture of sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Bake this at 400 degrees for 45 minutes until it's brown on top a...

How To: Make a rustic pear and goat cheese tart dessert, served hot or cold

Forget apple pie. Bring fresh summer pears into your kitchen for a wonderful dessert which blends ripe, juicy pears, candied ginger and creamy goat cheese into a tasty, rustic tart. This tart dessert will take some time and precision inside the kitchen, but it's well worth the effort. The crust is made with butter that's gently heated to a light brown and then chilled. When baked, the goat cheese gives a subtle tang amongst the medley of flavors.

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 caramel pie with Heath Bar topping

Betty teaches us how to make caramel dream pie with Heath bar topping in this video. First, take 1 can of sweetened condensed milk and pour it into a measuring dish, then place it into your crock pot after you cover it with foil. Pour hot water around the cut, then cook for 9 hours. Now, take an already made graham cracker crust, and pour the milk mixture into the pie crust. Next, add whipped topping onto the top of the milk mixture and smooth it out. After this, grab a Heath bar and crush it...

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: 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 homemade strawberry and basil flavored ice cream

Ice cream doesn't have to stop at vanilla. There's a whole world of ice cream flavors out there, but one you wouldn't expect to try out is basil ice cream, but not just plain basil, basil with ice cream. Lynne Viera, ice cream enthusiast, creates a dessert inspired by the Strawberry-Basil Cocktail from Cuchi Cuchi in Cambridge, MA. Fresh, local strawberries are macerated with sugar, lime zest and basil leaves. Lynne blends half of the fruit with cream, leaving half of the berries chunky for a...

How To: Make butterscotch brownies

In this video, we learn how to make butterscotch brownies. First, melt 3 tbsp butter and combine with 1/3 cup brown sugar until it's dissolved. Next, beat in 1 egg and 1 tsp of vanilla. Now, stir in 1/3 cup sifted flour, 3/4 tsp baking powder, and 1/3 tsp salt. After this, fold in 1 cup chopped nuts and 1 cup dried fruit. Now spread the dough into an 8x8 inch pan and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. When finished, let the brownies cool and cut them into squares for eating. Serve with ice c...

How To: Make cotton candy with a cottong candy machine

In this tutorial, we learn how to make cotton candy with a cotton candy machine. First, you will want to take your choice of flavored sugar and pour it into the top of the cotton candy machine. Next, you will take your paper cone for cotton candy and place it in your hand. Turn on the machine on and when it's heated up and sprays out sugar strings, move your hand quickly around the machine and gather the cotton candy up with the cone! You can enjoy as soon as it's done and layer different fla...