09/11/12 - 0 Comments
Five Minute Desserts
Craving a dessert but don’t live next to an ice cream parlor? Here are five single-serving dessert recipes you can make at home in five minutes or less!
Two-Minute Tiramisu: Tiramisu is generally a long process dessert to make, and it can also test your patience, as it has to remain in the fridge for a couple of hours. To enjoy the taste of tiramisu without watching the clock, here is a simple shortcut provided by Kraft Canada.
2 tsp. Maxwell House Instant Coffee Original Roast
2 Jell-O No Sugar Added Refrigerated Vanilla Pudding Snacks (106 g each)
1 pkg. (21 g) Thinsations Shortcake Thin Crisps Cookies
1 tbsp. thawed Cool Whip Light Whipped Topping
Stir 1 tsp. instant coffee granules into each pudding snack. Top with cookies and Cool Whip.
Make it sweeter: Add some berries at the side, or sprinkle on some chocolate chips or cocoa powder.
Five-Minute Fondue: This dessert is very basic, as it requires just two ingredients. You also have a lot of creative control when it comes to fondue, as you can pair it with any fruit or cookie to dip in it!
6 oz. semisweet or bittersweet chocolate morsels (about 1 cup)
3/4 cup heavy cream
Place the chips in a glass bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan until steam begins to rise from the surface and the edges begin to bubble. Pour the hot cream over the chips and then place a small plate on top of the bowl. Set aside for five minutes. Stir until smooth and—voilà—fondue!
Make it sweeter: Try making another fondue with white chocolate—it will taste just as great.
Indoor S’mores: If you don’t have access to a campfire (most of us don’t), then why not roast your marshmallows in the oven? Only taking five minutes of your time, these s’mores will have you feeling warm and homey.
Position the oven rack in the upper third of the oven; preheat broiler. Place graham cracker halves on a baking sheet; top each with 1 marshmallow. Broil, with the oven door ajar and watching carefully, until the marshmallows are golden brown, 45 to 75 seconds. Remove from the oven and drizzle each s’more with a little melted chocolate.
Make it sweeter: A little drip of caramel will brighten up the flavors—and your taste buds.
Blueberry and Watermelon Salad: Dessert companions are always berries, and this fruit salad combines fresh blueberries with an accent of watermelon.
Cut the watermelon into 1 cm thick slices. Using a star-shaped cookie cutter cut out the stars. Layer with blueberries in a bowl. You don’t want to mix this salad as the points on the watermelon may break.
Make it sweeter: Add some strawberries to complement the blueberries, and use the cookie cutter to cut out shapes for oranges too!
Five-Minute Blackberry Cobbler: Make a simple cobbler instead of waiting for a traditional one in the oven for an hour. This cobbler in a jar is a unique way of creating a dessert, and it only takes five minutes!
1/8 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 heaping tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. cold butter
1 tbsp. milk
8 large blackberries
1 tsp. sugar
Place blackberries into a wide-mouthed jar or microwavable cup and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of sugar. Microwave for 10-15 seconds. Remove and set aside. Mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Add butter and pinch between fingers until it becomes a crumbly mixture. Add the milk and stir to combine until a dough forms. Spoon the dough onto the blackberries and microwave for about 1 minute 20 seconds. We stopped at a minute and decided to run for another 20 seconds. It will be very hot, so be careful. It splattered, but clean-up was just a quick wipe (so long as you tend to it before it hardens). Let the dish cool for a few minutes or if you are impatient, like me, scoop some ice cream on top to cool it down.
Make it sweeter: Add some peaches into the jar to have the taste of a variety of fruit, and sprinkle some oats on top, too, for a healthy fiber kick.