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Easy-to-make Dessert Recipes

Reshma Jirage Oct 30, 2018
You can make some lip-smacking desserts for a family gathering or weekend party at home, without having to order ready-made stuff. Here are some recipes that you can try.
A formal meal includes a succession of various courses such as starters, the main course, and desserts at the end of the meal. A dessert includes sweet foods such as cakes, pies, pastries, fruits, candies, ice cream, and cookies.

Banana Cream Pie

  • 2 cups, milk
  • 1/3 cup, all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup, white sugar
  • 3 egg yolks (beaten)
  • 4 bananas (sliced)
  • 1 pie crust (baked)
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon, vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons, butter
Add the flour, sugar, and salt in the saucepan. Add milk gradually in it with a gentle stirring. Cook the mixture over a medium heat, stirring continuously, until it becomes bubbly. Cook it for about 2 more minutes and remove from the heat.
Add the beaten egg yolks to the hot mixture. Cook it for about 2 minutes with a continuous stirring. Remove the mixture from the heat and add the vanilla and butter in it. Stir the mixture continuously to achieve a smooth consistency.
Decorate the top of the pudding mixture with the sliced bananas and baked pie crust. Bake it at 350 ºF for about 12-15 minutes and chill it for an hour.

Strawberry Ice Cream

  • 1 quart, fresh strawberries
  • ¾ cup, white granulated sugar
  • 1½ cup, of heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons, light corn syrup
  • 3 egg yolks
Heat the heavy cream in the saucepan over a medium heat, until it starts to bubble. Then, keep the saucepan aside. Whisk the egg yolks, sugar, corn syrup, and heavy cream together in a large bowl, until they mix well. Add the heated heavy cream slowly to the egg and sugar mixture, whisking continuously.
Pour the mixture into the saucepan and heat it, until it becomes thick enough to coat a spoon. Don't allow it to boil. Make a puree of fresh strawberries in a blender. Strain the cream/sugar/egg mixture and pour it into the strawberry puree. Mix it well and refrigerate until cold.
Fill the ice cream maker with the custard and follow the manufacturer's instructions. Serve the strawberry ice cream with a slice of pound cake topped with whipped cream.

Apple Coffee Cake

  • 1/3 cup, sugar
  • 1 cup, flour
  • 2/3 cup, butter
  • ½ cup, sour cream
  • 1 chopped fresh apple
  • 2/3 teaspoon, baking soda
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon, vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon, salt
  • Raisins (optional)
  • ¼ cup, brown sugar
  • ¼ cup, flour
  • ½ teaspoon, cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons, butter
Mix together the sugar, butter, and cream in a mixing bowl, until it becomes fluffy and light. Mix egg, vanilla, and sour cream together and add into the mixture of butter, cream, and sugar.
Make a mixture of baking soda, flour, and salt and add it into the creamed mixture. Blend it well. Mix all the topping ingredients, until the mixture forms coarse crumbs. Place half of the batter into a greased round cake pan. Sprinkle the chopped apple and raisins and half of the topping mixture.
Then add remaining batter, sprinkle the remaining topping mixture over the top of the cake. Bake it at 350 ºF for about 25-30 minutes.