Posts tagged: desserts

Chocolate Strawberry Roses Recipe

Prepare a stylish and sweet dessert treat that is bound to delight with this chocolate strawberry roses recipe! The balance of chocolate and strawberry taste makes for a delicious treat for both adults and kids. Take your dessert ideas to the next level with this recipe. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

• 200 grams tempered white chocolate
• Fresh strawberries (washed, dried, and hulled)
• Modelling chocolate
• Cake pop sticks

Instructions:

Make 5 small balls from the modeling chocolate.
Make a small rope from the modeling chocolate, about 2-3 inches long.
Place them on a nonstick baking paper.
Place another nonstick baking paper on top.
Use a rolling pin to flatten the small balls to form the petals.
Use a rolling pin to flatten the small rope for the center of the flower.
Set aside.

Dip a cake pop stick into the tempered white chocolate.
Push the hulled strawberry into the pop stick.
Dip the strawberry to the tempered white chocolate until well coated.
Shake off excess chocolate.
Let it set.

Roll up the flattened small rope like a spiral halfway to form the center of the flower.
Cut the half of the spiral, then place it on top of the strawberry.
Continue to wrap the rest of the rope around the spiral to form the center of the flower.
Take the first petal and attach it to the side of the strawberry.
Attach the second petal, overlapping the first.
Continue until it has five petals around.
Slightly Bend the petals at the top so that it looks like the rose is opening.
Do this as many as you like with the rest of the modeling chocolate, strawberries, and cake pop sticks.
Arrange the chocolate strawberry roses.
Enjoy!

Tips and ideas:

You can also use tempered dark chocolate if you prefer.

Chocolate Strawberry Roses Recipe
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xoeJd2dyeE

How To Make the Best Peanut Butter Cookies

The peanut butter cookie is said to have originated in the United States. It’s created from a peanut butter-based cookie mixture and typically round – but could be formed into a variety of shapes. Some have fork marks as crisscross patterns on the cookies. This recipe takes about 45 minutes and makes 36 cookies.

Ingredients:

• 2 eggs
• 2 cups peanut butter
• 2 tsp baking soda
• 2 cups white sugar
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• A pinch of salt

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Prepare a cookie sheet and lightly grease it.

Prepare a medium bowl.
Add peanut butter and sugar.
Whisk using a handheld mixer until the mixture is combined well and smooth.
Add one egg at a time while continuing to whisk.
Add baking soda, a pinch of salt, and vanilla extract.
Mix to combine well.
Scoop from the mixture and place them on the lightly greased cookie sheet.
Make sure to leave a 2-inch space between cookies.
Press each cookie down using the back of the fork.
It also makes a crisscross pattern on top of each cookie.
Place the cookie sheets inside the preheated oven.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and transfer to a plate.
Let them cool.
Serve and enjoy!

How To Make the Best Peanut Butter Cookies
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8rY6-z-jig

DIY Watermelon Treats!

Here are watermelon-inspired treats you can prepare – watermelon sugar cookies, watermelon cupcakes, and watermelon popsicles! These are simple and fun to do! You can easily do these recipes in the comfort of your kitchen, together with your kids.

1. Watermelon Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

• 3 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 1 1/2 cups sugar
• 2 eggs
• 8 oz salted butter
• 1/8 tsp salt
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1 lemon (zested and juiced)
• 1 pipe bag red royal icing
• 1 pipe bag black royal icing
• 1 pipe bag white royal icing
• 1 pipe bag green royal icing
• 1 container green food coloring

Instructions:

It makes about three dozen cookies.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
Set aside.

In a separate large mixing bowl, put salted butter and sugar.
Whisk using a handheld electric mixer until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Add two eggs.
Whisk the mixture when you add each one.
Add lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
Whisk to combine.
Divide the flour mixture into two.
Add the first half into the salted butter mixture.
Whisk until well combined.
Add the second half of the flour mixture.
Whisk again until dough forms.
Cut the dough into two parts.
Place each half on a cling film, form each into a disc, then wrap.
Put inside the fridge and let them chill for one hour.
After one hour, unwrap each dough.
Sprinkle a pinch of flour on top of the dough and the rolling pin.
Roll out the dough until it is 1/4-inch thick.
Use a triangle cookie cutter and cut out from the dough.
Place the triangle cut-outs on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Place in the fridge to chill for ten minutes.
Heat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 12-13 minutes.
After baking, start decorating the triangle cookies using the red, black, white, and green icing in each pipe bag.

Start with red icing.
Pipe a triangle at the end of the triangle cookie. Make sure to leave a little space at the bottom.
Dry for a few minutes.
Start to fill in the space inside the red triangle line.
Smoothen the filling using a toothpick.
Switch to white icing and pipe a strip across the red line.
Switch to green icing and pipe a strip next to the white line.
Let them dry.
Make watermelon-like seeds using the black icing.
For the final decoration, pour some green food coloring in a sauce bowl.
Using a brush, create little lines on the green icing. Don’t forget to leave a small space in between the lines.
Let them dry.
Serve and enjoy!

2. Watermelon Cupcakes

Ingredients:

• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 tsp baking powder
• 1/8 tsp salt
• 3/4 cup whole milk
• 1 1/2 cups sugar
• 5 egg whites
• 4 oz salted butter
• 1/4 cup shortening
• 2 tsp vanilla extract
• 1/4 tsp almond extract
• 1 box watermelon Jell-O
• 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
• 2 pipe bags light and dark green vanilla buttercream frosting
• red food coloring

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, add all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and watermelon Jell-O.
Mix to combine well.
Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a separate large mixing bowl, add salted butter, sugar, and shortening.
Whisk together using a handheld mixer until the mixture has a cream-like texture.
Add almond and vanilla extract.
Whisk the mixture to combine.
Gradually add egg whites into the mixture while whisking.
Divide the flour mixture into three parts and add the first part into the cream mixture.
Mix to combine well.
Add half of the whole milk and mix it.
Add the second part of the flour mixture and mix again.
Pour the remaining whole milk and mix to combine.
Finally, add the remaining flour mixture.
Mix well until batter is well combined.
Add a few drops of red food coloring.
Mix well to combine.
Add the mini chocolate chips and stir in the mixture.

Prepare a 12-cup cupcake tray lined with red silicone liners.
Scoop from the batter and fill 2/3 of the silicone liners.
Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes.
Let them cool.
Using a piping bag, make a swirl of the light and dark green vanilla buttercream frosting on top of each cupcake.
Remove the silicone liners.
Serve and enjoy!

3. Watermelon Popsicles

Ingredients:

• 1 cup watermelon puree
• 1/2 cup coconut milk dyed green
• 1/2 cup plain coconut milk
• 1 bottle black food coloring dye
• Popsicle maker

Instructions:

Pour the watermelon puree into the popsicle maker/mold.
Leave an inch of space at the top.
Let it set.
Fill the next layer with half an inch of coconut milk.
Let it set.
Fill the last layer with half an inch of green coconut milk.
Let it set.
If you are using a regular popsicle mold, then you may need to let the popsicles set in the freezer for a couple of hours.
Once the popsicles have set, pop them out, and serve immediately.
Enjoy!

DIY Watermelon Treats
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEfslHzgANw