Being under lockdown can unleash all kinds of dessert cravings. So if you’ve been working from home, here are some easy-to-make recipes using just three ingredients.
Almond biscotti is a classic recipe that works perfect for the biscuit generalist. It’s slightly nutty and tastes great with any meal or drink.Learn how to prepare it the easy way here:
These little fudgy chocolate brownies are moist, rich and creamy. Very easy to make and pleasure to eat. Taking these with a cup of coffee in the morning makes my day.Find the whole recipe here:
A little different method to prepare strawberry shortcake. Follow this long, detailed, step by step recipe and you will prepare delicious shortcake in no time.Link to the recipe:
There is a large divide between those who love Samoas (otherwise known as Caramel deLites) and those who love Thin Mints. But I’ve never met a Girl Scout cookie I didn’t like.
By Michelle Edelbaum, EatingWell Digital DirectorThis year Christmas will be a kind of old-meets-new tradition in my house. I’m hosting my in-laws. We’re going to wear ugly Christmas sweaters from the ’80s. We’ll probably listen to old records from my childhood — the Chipmunks, Fleetwood Mac, Bing Crosby. We’ll watch White Christmas and Elf (classics).On the food side, we’re going both traditional — baked ham and green bean casserole (homemade, natch) — and ushering in a new era with muffin-tin stuffing and Brussels sprouts (oh yeah, baby).Don’t Miss: Your Bundt Pan is Not Just for Cake. Who Knew?!But when it comes to dessert, I want to go retro all the way. OK, retro with a twist. These updated recipes for classic Christmas desserts are healthier than their old-school counterparts and bring in modern flavor flair too.Help me pick the best retro dessert to cap off my old-meets-new Christmas menu — because some things never go out of style.Which dessert do you think I should make? What are you making?More from EatingWell.comLast-Minute Holiday Recipes10 Secrets to for Healthy Holiday Eating
Any sort of nostalgic flavor makes for a killer pie, which is what makes this Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie so good. To emulate the whole-wheat bread and graham crackers of my youth, I mix in some graham flour along with the usual all-purpose. The resulting crust is crisp and lightly nutty, and the perfect base for a creamy peanut butter custard, with a layer of glistening jelly on top.
This holiday back-pocket dessert goes out to all you non-bakers, and anyone who’s feeling a bit tuckered from the more elaborate, delayed-gratification baking projects of the holiday season. With 5 ingredients and about 20 minutes, you’ll have a pure, joyful dessert that looks festive as all get out, which you will have casually winged together as others clear the table or between rounds of after-dinner charades. The recipe is Baked Caramel Pears from Lindsey Shere—pastry chef at Chez Panisse for 27 years and the author of the Chez Panisse Desserts—and has a long, but long-dormant pedigree: Florence Fabricant wrote about it in the New York Times in 1993, Marion Cunningham in the San Francisco Chronicle in 1998.
These rolled chocolate cakes are slightly more sophisticated version of the original beloved Swiss Rolls snack cakes. My version is a fresh chocolate sponge cake, rolled up in a mascarpone vanilla bean whipped cream and covered in a velvety dark chocolate glaze. Enjoy it as one giant cake roll (like a roulade), or divide it up into miniature portions. Related: 12 Snacks That Are Better Covered in Chocolate The anytime dessert.
It’s a well-known fact around the Food52 office that if Amanda Hesser sits you at the center of her dinner party table it's because you’re funny (or at least more funny than the people way down at the end). Related: 8 Recipes with Butternut Squash And if that holds true for where desserts land on the table (and I have to believe it does), here’s the guy bound to be the life of the next big party where cake is present (cough, Thanksgiving, cough). Butternut squash pie-cake. (Photo: James Ransom) If pumpkin pie is the second cousin you’re obligated to invite but spend the day avoiding, and pecan pie is the hot-breathed great auntie who’s always a little too close for comfort, and grape salad is the guest who might not even exist, then this cake is the wacky uncle: easy-going, conversation-starting, slightly mysterious, and enjoyable in large doses. Related: 11 Butternut Squash Recipes What’s intriguing, for starters, is the cake’s up-in-the-air identity.
Ingredients. You can make cupcakes out of nearly any cake recipe, which means that there are an infinite amount of ingredients we could talk about here. Turn to your favorite tried-and-true cake recipes for inspiration.