Desserts

Chocolate chip muffins are a fan favourite for everyone including children. We love to buy them but how many of us can actually make them? Today you are going to find out how exactly to make chocolate chip muffins and it will be hard not to make them the whole time after one batch.

 

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Servings: Makes 10 mini muffins

Level: easy

 

Ingredients:

20 rice paper wafer dairies

25g chocolate cake decorations

3 tbsp vegetable oil

125g plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

25g cocoa powder

100g golden caster sugar

1 large egg

100ml milk

150g milk chocolate chips

 

How to make:

 

1. Heat oven to 180 degrees gas mark 4.

2. Lightly oil all of the insides of the pots with some vegetable oil

3. Place the pots on a baking tray

4. Put the flour, baking powder and cocoa in a bowl and stir in the sugar

5. Crack the egg into a jug and mix with the milk. Pour this over the flour and cocoa mix

6. Take a spoon and start taking the mix and placing it into the pots 3/4 full

7. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes

8. Heat up the chocolate in a bowl in a microwave

9. Remove the tray from the oven and smother it over the tops of the muffins with chocolate.

10. Sprinkle the decorations and add the wafers

 

There you have the most delightful muffins to share to everyone if can’t resist hiding them for yourself.

If you have come here looking for the easiest dish to make you have come to the right place. Oats and Blueberry pancakes is one of the simplest dishes to make taking no more than 40 minutes altogether. This is a healthy yet delicious snacks to enjoy while watching your favourite tv programmes. So throw on your apron and let’s get down to it before your show starts.

 

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serving: 4

Level: Easy

 

Ingredients:

2 cups of oats

½ cup of flour

½ tablespoon of honey

2 eggs

1 cup blueberries

¼ cup of Almond milk

2 tablespoons of brown sugar

½ teaspoon of baking powder, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon

Maple Syrup

 

How to make:

 

1. Whisk the eggs, honey and almond milk in a bowl and leave to side.

2. Blend the oats and flour in a blender

3. Take them from the blender and place in a bowl with the ½ teaspoon of baking powder, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon , mix again

4. Pour this bowl into the bowl with the eggs, honey and milk, stirring carefully.

5. Then fold the blueberries in and let the batter sit for 5 minutes while the pan is heating up.

6. Cook in pan with butter turning every 2 to 3 minutes until crisp and golden brown.

7. Remove from the pan onto a plate and add the maple sauce for a mouth watering finish.

 

Now that’s over with, it’s time for you to sit back and enjoy your pancakes just in time for your tv show, no spoilers!

Doughnuts have always been one of the most popular snack foods to have when at home, especially with a cup of tea. But how many people actually know how to make them? They look easy to make right? Well, they are, and today you are going to learn how to make them at home, better than any Morrisson’s or any supermarket, saving you money and time.

 

Prep: 100-120 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Serving: Makes 12

Level: Medium

 

Ingredients:

500g Flour

50g Sugar

2 packets of Instant Yeast

3 Eggs

150ml Milk

2 Jars Raspberry jam

40g Butter

Ground nutmeg

130ml Water

 

The Great British Bake-offs Paul Hollywood describes them as “ A naughty treat that’s unbeatable when eaten warm and covered in sugar”.

Now that you have all of your ingredients let’s get started on the process of making the doughnuts. I hope you don’t mind getting your hands dirty.

 

How to make:

 

1. To make the dough, place all of the ingredients into a large bowl and mix until the dough is formed. Drizzle to water evenly amongst the ingredients..

2. Place a layer of flour on an even surface

3. Beginning removing the dough and rolling it into balls, placing them in the flour until covered fully. Repeat the process until dough is gone.

4. Using a one inch cutter, carve a hole in the doughnuts

5. Leave to rest for 15 minutes

6. Place the balls of dough, you should have roughly 12, into a floured baking tray and place in the oven at 180 degrees.

7. Preheat a deep fat fryer filled with oil

8. Place balls slowly into the deep fat fryer on each side for 5 minutes until golden brown.

9. Have a bowl of sugar ready to place dough in immediately after removal from the fryer.

10. Roll each piece of dough in the sugar until it is covered fully.

11. Set aside and leave to cool

12. When cool, using a syringe, slowly insert the raspberry inside the dough through the cut out hole.

 

Your naughty raspberry jam doughnuts are ready to be eaten with a mug of tea, with your feet up, watching tv: enjoy the evening.

Are you looking to make the perfect dessert for after dinner? Well look no further than this famous tropical Italian dish, the tropical tiramisu. It is made up of a combination of fresh tropical fruits and flavours to leave you and your guests fully satisfied with the evenings grub. Here is what you have ahead of you.

 

Prep Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 1hour 30mins

Serving: 6 people

Level: Easy

 

Ingredients:

8 ounce package cream cheese

¼ cups of pineapple juice, spiced rum,honey, crystalised ginger and macadamia nuts

½ cups of sliced fresh mango, shredded coconut

3 cups of leftover bunny cake

Whipped cream

Icing sugar

150g sponge fingers

 

How to make:

1.Beat together the cream cheese,icing sugar, cream, honey and pineapple juice using an electric whisk if possible, until light and fluffy, set aside

2. Combine the mango nectar and rum in a separate bowl

3. Place the cake in a separate dish then drizzle the mango and rum mix over the cake

4. Layer with the original bowl mix of cream cheese, icing sugar, cream, honey and pineapple juice.

5. Place sponge fingers then layer again with the mix and repeat along with fresh mango in between

6. Sprinkle the ginger and nuts on top

7. Cover and refrigerate for just over one hour and then it is ready to serve.

 

Now you know how to make an easy, delicious dish for the household and guests to enjoy.

This recipe always goes down a treat as a dinner-party dessert. Rich, chocolatey and decadent, this tart is best served dusted in icing sugar, with a generous dollop of cream and a strong espresso on the side.

 

Prep Time: 30 Mins

Cook Time: 50 Mins

Level: Intermediate

Serves: 10

 

Ingredients:

375g Pack Dessert Shortcrust Pastry

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Flour, for dusting

100g Dark Chocolate, broken into pieces

100g White Chocolate, broken into pieces

250g Canned Caramel

6 Tbsp Melted Butter

2 Whole Eggs

3 Egg Yolks

4 Tbsp Caster Sugar

Icing Sugar and Cream to serve (optional)

 

Method:

1.Break the pre-rolled pastry into chunks, and place into a blender. Pour in 1 tsp of vanilla extract and blend together. Remove the pastry from the blender, flour a flat surface and roll out the pastry to fit into a tart tin. Line the tin with the pastry and leave to chill in the fridge for 30 mins.

 

2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Remove the tray from the fridge and line the pastry with baking paper. Line the top of the baking paper with baking beans and bake in the oven for 15-20 mins. Take the tin out of the oven, remove the baking beans and paper and then return to the oven to bake for a further 5-10 minutes until golden coloured.

 

3. Once the pastry base is golden brown, take it out of the oven and spread caramel over the top. Leave this to one side, and lower the temperature of the oven to 80C/160C fan/gas 4.

 

4. Place a heatproof bowl containing the dark and white chocolate over a pot of simmering hot water to melt. When the chocolate melts, stir in the melted butter, and keep on a low heat.

 

5. In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to whisk together the eggs, yolks and sugar to form a pale, thick, fluffy mixture. Gently fold this mixture into the melted chocolate with a metal spoon. Once this has been entirely folded in, add it to the top of the caramel on the tart.

 

6. Place the tart in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. You will know the tart is cooked when the surface is set but still jiggles slightly after being moved.

 

7. Leave to chill for a minimum of 3 hours before serving, and serve with a dusting of icing sugar and a generous scoop of cream on the side.

Chocolatey, gooey and rich, this recipe shows that just because something is vegan doesn’t mean that it has to compromise on taste. These chocolate brownies are the perfect decadent dessert, and taste excellent served slightly heated and paired with a generous scoop of vegan ice cream.

 

Prep Time: 15 Mins

Cook Time: 30 Mins

Level: Easy

Makes: 16 Brownies

 

Ingredients:

5 tbsp Sunflower Oil, plus a little extra for greasing

2 tbsp Ground Flaxseed

200g Dark Chocolate, roughly chopped

170g Self-Raising Flour

3 tbsp Cocoa Powder

180g Caster Sugar

Sea Salt

Dash of Vanilla Essence

230ml Unsweetened Soya or Almond Milk

 

Method:

1.Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4. Grease a baking tray with a little sunflower oil and add greaseproof paper to the base of the tray.

 

2. Place a heatproof bowl over a pan of boiling water and add the majority of the chocolate. Stir until melted.

 

3. Sieve the flour and cocoa powder into a large bowl, and stir. Add the caster sugar and a pinch of sea salt and stir.

 

4. Add the milk and melted chocolate, and stir until all ingredients are mixed together to form a thick batter.

 

5. Mix the ground flaxseed with a tbsp of water, and add to the mixture. Splash in a dash of vanilla essence, add the rest of the chocolate and stir.

 

6. Pour the mixture into the pre-lined baking tray and spread evenly. Place the mixture in the middle tray of the oven for 20-25 minutes, until fully cooked.

 

7. Leave to cool for 5 minutes and serve alone or with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream.

 

Brigadeiros are a traditional Brazilian Dessert loved by people of all ages that have even been hailed as Brazil’s favourite dessert. Bite sized and versatile, Brigadeiros are quick and easy to make, and perfect as a sweet treat to bring to events and festivities.

 

Prep Time: 10 Mins

Cook Time: 1 Hour

Level: Easy

Makes: 20 Brigadeiros

 

Ingredients: 

15g Butter (plus a dab for coating hands to roll balls)

1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk

30g Cocoa Powder

Optional Toppings: eg chocolate sprinkles, crushed pistachio nuts, dessicated coconut, crushed biscuits, crushed pretzels

 

Method:

1.Place a saucepan over medium heat, and add the butter.

 

2. Melt the butter and add a can of sweetened condensed milk. Stir constantly, otherwise the mixture will burn.

 

3. Sift cocoa powder into the mixture, stirring constantly for 6-8 minutes until the mixture thickens.

 

4. Once the mixture is thick enough (if you run your wooden spoon through the middle of the mixture, it should take a while to move), take the pan off the heat.

 

5. Spread mixture onto a plate and allow to cool in the fridge for 1 hour.

 

6. Once cooled, take the mixture out of the fridge and grease your hands with a dab of butter. Shape the mixture into small brigadeiro balls using your hands.

 

7. Spread your preferred toppings onto flat plates, and roll the brigadeiros through the toppings to coat them

 

8. Present the dessert by placing the finished brigadeiros in paper cups or on a bed of foil/baking paper.