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When you know how to make your own desserts, you always have a key to keep all your children locked at home and with their books as well as your family home by making some of them. Desserts are sweet but they need to be made or prepared very well in order for them to take the right shape and also taste very good. If you have cravings mostly for sweet stuff and desserts but do not want to spend the whole day cooking, this article has 10 easy dessert recipes for you.

 1.       Stuffed Strawberries

  • It can serve up to 4 to 6 people.
  • They are very quick and easy to make
  • It takes 15 minutes to make in total.

Ingredients for the recipe

  • Big strawberries, 1 punned
  • Container of cream cheese, 1 x 150 g
  • Vanilla extract, ¾ tsp.
  • Icing sugar, 2 tsp.

Preparation method for this recipe

  • Start by whisking your cream cheese in bowl.
  • Then, add the icing sugar and vanilla as you continue to whisk. Make sure the mixture is very well blended.
  • Wash the strawberries and chop off their stalk ends.
  • After that, make sure the strawberries stand on the ends where they are cut.
  • Then, chop off the end which is pointed to have a shape of a cross.
  • After that, spoon the cream cheese mixture into the strawberry.
  • Put it into the fridge to refrigerate then, you can serve.

 2.       Chocolate Fondue

  • This dessert recipe can serve from 6 to 10.
  • It can be prepared from 15 minutes or less.

Ingredients to make recipe

  • Milk chocolate, 200 g
  • Cream, ½ cup
  • Kahula Liqueur, 3 tsp.
  • White Marshmallows, 1 x 250 g of packet
  • Fresh fruit
  • Biscotti

Preparation method of recipe

  • Begin the process by mixing chocolate, 50 grams of white marshmallows, cream and liqueur in a pan.
  • Put it on fire with all ingredients inside and make sure the fire is not too high.
  • Mix the combination on fire till it is very smooth.
  • Then you can now serve in a bowl.
  • You can also decide to set it with the left over white marshmallows, the fruit or even the biscotti.

Note for this recipe

  • If you love a lot of sweets, the sweets will differ and you can use bananas and strawberries to beautify.

 3.       Citrus Sole

  • When making this citrus sole recipe, you take 5 minutes to prepare the recipe, extra 5 minutes to cook it which makes a total time of 10 minutes.
  • It can be served to 4 people in total.

Ingredients for this recipe

  • Olive oil, 1 tsp.
  • Sole fillets, 4-6 oz.
  • Fresh zest and juice, 1 orange
  • Juice from lemon, 1 lemon
  • Freshly chopped chives, 2 tsp.
  • Salt, ½ tsp.
  • White pepper, 1/8 tsp.

Preparation for this recipe

  • Begin by getting taking out the zest and juice from orange and lemon. This process needs to be done perfectly.
  • When you have finished with that, you can now begin with the process of making your recipe.
  • Pour some cooking oil into a skillet
  • Be very certain and make sure the fire is normal (not too high – not too low).
  • Place all the fish fillets in the skillet.
  • After that, drizzle both orange and lemon juice on the fish fillets in skillets.
  • Then, leave it to cook for a maximum of 7 minutes or till you are sure it is perfectly cooked.
  • Drizzle the fish after it is cooked with additional salt, orange zest, pepper, chives.
  • Now, you can serve.

 4.       Easy Marbled Chocolate Pots

  • They are very quick and easy to make
  • It can serve up to 4 people.
  • It takes 15 minutes to make in total.

Ingredients for the recipe

  • Double cream, 400 grams
  • Icing sugar, 100 grams
  • Natural chocolate chopped into small sizes, 100 grams
  • Raspberries for decoration
  • Chocolate shapes to decorate – made by sprinkling melted plain chocolate onto the tin foil.

Preparation of this method

  • Begin the process by whisking your icing sugar and cream together in a bowl till it becomes softly peaked.
  • After that, melt all chocolate pieces in one bowl then put in a microwave.
  • Stir the cream blend very well then fold it with a spoon to bring out a marbled effect.
  • Fetch and put into very cold dessert glasses
  • Put in  refrigerator to cool
  • Make sure it is in the refrigerator for at most 4 hours.
  • When it is very cold, decorate it with various chocolate shapes and raspberries.
  • You can then serve at once.

5.       Easy Bread and Butter Pudding

  • They are very quick and easy to make
  • It can serve up to 4 people.
  • It takes 15 minutes to make in total.

Ingredient for the recipe

  • Bread slices with crusts removed, 6-8 slices
  • Eggs, 3
  • Caster sugar, 3 tsp.
  • Cream, 300 ml
  • Apricot jam
  • Cinnamon

Preparation of this recipe

  • Make sure your oven is preheated to 180 degrees Celsius
  • After that spread the bread with your apricot jam
  • Drizzle with cinnamon
  • After that, slice the bread into triangular forms and arrange in baking pan that is greased dish.
  • Whisk sugar, cream and eggs together
  • Then, pour the bread over
  • Now, you can bake for 25 minutes.

Some notes to consider

  • You can make use of jam based on the amount you consider to be best.
  • You can use raspberry instead of apricot jam
  • There are different types of jam so make sure you select the one that you really want to use.

 6.       Fruit Salad

  • They are very quick and easy to make
  • It can serve up to 2+ people.
  • It takes 15 minutes to make in total.

Ingredients to make recipe

  • Chopped ad cored Apples, 2
  • Sectioned sweet mandarin, 1
  • Banana, 1 slice
  • Small seedless grapes, 1 cup
  • Skin of passion fruit, 1
  • Natural yogurt
  • Sliced almonds

Preparation method of this recipe

  • Begin the process by combining all the fruits and also the skin of passion fruits together.
  • After that, cover it and put it inside the refrigerator for an hour the least.
  • Take it out after an hour and serve.
  • It can be served topped with sliced almonds or natural yogurt.

 7.       Easy Blackberry Crumble

  • They are very quick and easy to make
  • It can serve up to 4 people.
  • It takes 30 minutes to make in total.

Ingredients for this recipe

  • Blackberries, 550 grams
  • One segmented orange for zest
  • One segmented orange for juice
  • Butter, 100 grams
  • Caster sugar, 65 grams
  • Plain flour, 100 grams

Preparation method of the recipe

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 220 degree Celsius for fan oven and 200 degree Celsius for gas
  • Combine in bowls ingredients like orange, berries, juice and zest.
  • After that, add the rest of the ingredients in a separate bowl with fingertips until they add the fine breadcrumbs.
  • Then, put the fruit mixture in 4 small or 1 big grating dish and top it with the crumble mixture.
  • Then, bake it in the oven for 15 minutes till it becomes golden.
  • Serve it warm ideally alone or with custard or even ice cream.

 8.       Easy Caramel Custards

  • They are very quick and easy to make
  • It can serve up to 8 people.
  • It takes 60 minutes to make in total.

Ingredients for this recipe

  • Granulated sugar, 200 grams
  • Water, 200 grams
  • Large eggs, 3
  • Vanilla sugar, 50 grams
  • Whole milk, 500 grams

Preparation for the recipe

  • Begin by setting up 8 individual pudding moulds in an oven dish of the very same deepness or even more.
  • In making the caramel, there is the need to put some granulated sugar and water in a saucepan and heat little by little till the sugar melts.
  • As soon as the sugar melts, you will need to increase the fire and go on cooking it till the syrup changes color into a golden rich color.
  • Without delaying, divide caramel between the moulds.
  • Then, carefully swirl it around the sides little by little.
  • After that, make sure you turn on your oven to 120 degree Celsius for gas and 100 degree Celsius for fan.
  • Place the oven shelf inside the middle of the oven.
  • Then, put a kettle on to boil.
  • Whisk together all eggs plus vanilla sugar.
  • Then, whisk in the milk and strain the blend into a container.
  • Make sure they are divided between all moulds prepared.
  • Pour out the boiling water into oven dish and make sure it is not done to be full.
  • Then, bake it for about an hour or till custards are firm.
  • Make custard cold by refrigerating it but make sure you cover it.
  • To take away from the mould with a knife around the border of the custard.
  • Top it with a serving plate and make sure the two are held closely as you turn them upside down.
  • After you turn upside down, you can now serve.

 9.       Easy Plum and Almond Galette

  • They are very quick and easy to make
  • It can serve up to 4 people.
  • It takes 25 minutes to make in total.

Ingredients for the recipe

  • Pitted and slivered plums, 6 to 8
  • Cut mixed citrus peel, 100 grams
  • Perfectly grated zest, 1 lemon
  • Plain flour, 30 mls
  • Caster sugar, 125 grams
  • Grinded almonds, 100 grams
  • Sweet short crust pastry, 450 grams
  • Icing sugar for dusting
  • Whipped cream

Preparation method for this recipe

  • Slightly toss all plum slices with the citrus peel, flour, caster sugar, grounded almonds and lemon zests in a bowl.
  • Then, make sure the oven is preheated to 180 degree Celsius fan and 160 degree Celsius gas.
  • Make sure your working space is cleaned perfectly and floured.
  • Then, separate the pastry into 4 parts.
  •  After that, make sure every one of them is rolled perfectly to create about 16 – 18 cm and also 1 cm in thickness.
  • Put your pastry squares onto 2 very wide non-stick baking sheets that are lined with baking parchment.
  • Place your plum combination in the middle of every square and this will leave a edge of at most 2 inches on all the sides.
  • After that, crease its borders and make sure the filling is visible to see.
  • Also, put all galettes in the preheated oven
  • Then, bake it for a maximum of 25 minutes or until the pastry is browned and the filling bubbly.
  • After that, you can now cool it on a wire rack for an hour.
  • Finally, dust it up with some of the icing sugar you have left.
  • Then, serve it with whipped cream to give it a very sweet taste.

Dessert ingredients to stock at home regularly

To make sure you can always have the best desserts and have your family feeling good and healthy at all times, you will need to have all ingredients and equipments used for desserts on hand in your kitchen. Some of the stuff you will need to keep in your kitchen cupboard for dessert making include;

  • Cocoa powder
  • Vanilla (beans, extract, paste)
  • Some important ingredients or spices such as nutmeg, cloves, ginger, honey, etc
  • Chocolate such as white and dark etc.
  • Flour (self raising and plain)
  • Custard powder
  • Tinned fruit
  • Liqueurs
  • Sugar (caster, icing, brown)

Also, you will need to keep in your fridge or refrigerator the following;

  • Cream
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Whipped cream

Below are some stuff you will need in your freezer in frozen form

  • Berries
  • Pastry (all butter puff, soft crust and filo)