All posts filed under: Sweets

Creme Brulee Three Ways

Creme brulee seems to have a bit of a rep for being a fancy, snooty dessert. It might be because of the French name, or maybe because it is a bit delicate during the cooking period. But the reality of it is that creme brulee is very easy to make, and once you have a handle on the basics you can branch out and make it any flavor you want! Classic Creme Brulee — Ingredients: -1 quart heavy cream (the big carton they sell at any grocery store) -6 egg yolks -1/2 tsp salt -2 Tbsp vanilla extract -1 vanilla bean (optional) -1/2 cup of sugar -Extra sugar for topping Split the vanilla bean and remove the caviar (the little seeds inside). Put the caviar or seeds inside of a large mixing bowl, set aside. In a saucepan put the whole carton of cream and the vanilla bean (with the insides removed). Bring to a boil, and remove from the heat as soon as it does, discard vanilla bean. Set aside, and “fuhgeddaboudit,” at least for …

Quickie Smoothie

For this recipe there is not a lot of foreplay *cough* I mean before prep necessary. It is quick and easy, which is exactly what I am looking for when I drag my semi-awake body to the kitchen Mondays at 7 in the morning. I don’t want to be awake yet, much less be cooking at this hour. Which is why this smoothie recipe is great to start your week. Now if you want to freeze your own fruit, milk your own cows, or press your own almonds (for almond milk, get it?) be my guest. However this recipe is about convenience and speediness. About the constant struggle of mankind against the clock, against society’s preconceptions of what adult life must be like, against the cruelty perpetuated upon the individuals that are made to wake up at an ungodly hour after having a sleepless night thanks to their toddlers deciding to practice bed karate in their sleep… But I digress. For this recipe all you need is the following: -1 cup frozen strawberries -1/2 cup frozen blueberries …

My Mom’s Flan Recipe

My mom is a great cook and she makes the best Cuban food recipes. She is famous among our family and friends for her flans. So of course I asked her to share her recipe with the world! Flan is a delicate, versatile, delicious dessert. One of my favorite kinds of flan is cheese flan. But I also love the original, or coconut flan. They are all great! Since flan is something my mom always makes for special occasions, family dinners, or holidays it will always be, for me, a symbol of home! Give this recipe for the classic flan a try, and impress your family and friends with your knowledge of Cuban cuisine! Ingredients: -5 eggs -1 can of condensed milk -1 can of evaporated milk -1/2 tsp salt -1 Tbsp vanilla extract -4 Tbsp sugar In a blender, add eggs, condensed milk, evaporated milk, salt, and vanilla. Mix until all ingredients come together. Strain mix through a fine colander. Set aside. Make the caramel by melting the 4 tablespoons of sugar over a low flame, stirring constantly …

The Easiest Dessert EVER

So remember how I taught you how to bake a cake that was super delicious, super fast and super easy? Well this dessert is even easier and still super delicious. (Using a lot of “Supers” today -_-) For this one you don’t actually have to make anything. Yes you heard me right, you don’t make anything, you just assemble. So no I am not giving you a recipe, I am just giving you an assembly manual. You will need the following store bought items: Pound Cake Raspberries Whipped Cream In its simpler form you get two slices of pound cake and spread whipped cream on each side (a generous amount). Then you place the raspberries on top of one slice (make them stand up if you want to look like a pro at this), and then you just put the other half on top of the raspberries. That’s it! A deliciously sweet sandwich. You can garnish with a cute pick or a sprig of mint, and it will look great and taste even better. Now, you might say, “Pfff, …

Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate and Amaretto Ganache

Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate and Amaretto Ganache Don’t you sometimes feel like a delicious dessert but are too lazy to spend hours in the kitchen creating one from scratch? Or you need to impress someone with your cooking skills but have no time between work, family, facebook, instagram, twitter, snapchat, tumblr and youtube? Then have no fear! I have a hack for you! A simple answer to your problems! Buy a cake mix! Now hear me out, I know that many frown upon the use of such a shortcut, but there are ways you can make a deliciously moist cake out of a simple mix. This is what you have to do to get the best cake possible from any mix: Substitute the water for whole milk. Use room temperature eggs. DO NOT over mix. A few small lumps are ok. DO NOT over bake. Make sure you keep an eye on your cake. If you just follow the time in the box you might end up with a dry possibly burned cake. Remember …