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Your Favorite Dessert Recipe?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
ok, maybe it doesnt REALLY belong in nutrition and healthy eating section, but unfortunately there is no indulgent eating and sweet tooth section in the forum
we are going to visit our doula in a few days and i ve been thinking of making a dessert, but i dont know what... ive rarely had success with just searching for something online and making it, it usually comes out not at all good, so im going to rely on your experience. looking for something delicious and not too complicated (no allergy concerns or anything of that sort, btw).
thanks!
post #2 of 16
What kind of dessert are you thinking of making? What do you have experience making? Just asking for a general dessert recipe is a very broad question... narrowing it down a bit might get a better response.

I know I could recommend you some yummy brownies, or a delicious pie, or some lovely profiteroles stuffed with custard and topped with caramel sauce. It all depends on your level of proficiency and how much effort you want to put into it.
post #3 of 16
I know what you mean about internet recipes that don't turn out - drives me crazy. Here's one blog that I like for recipes, everything I've made from there has turned out well so I'd take a look at the desserts section and see what looks good (even though I've only done a couple of her recipes).
http://definitelynotmartha.blogspot..../label/dessert
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
thats a very cool blog!!!
and as far as level of proficiency... well, i was thinking of something not too complicated... like a pie, some delicious cookies... something like that... i've done some pretty cool desserts, but i dont want to spend a lot of time over it. i guess easy and delicious is the key
post #5 of 16
Every time I look at this particular one I drool, especially with the whipped cream and cherries. Alas DH doesn't like chocolate (can you imagine?) so I haven't had the opportunity to make it yet.
http://definitelynotmartha.blogspot....ey-thanks.html
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
wow those looks awesome, i think ill try that, and thanks for the link!
post #7 of 16
Right now my favorite dessert (and kids/DH agree) is winter fruit sauted in butter/coconut oil, end with a little cream/or coconut milk and cinnamon, then serve topped with homemade vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream

Can't get easier than that!

Other than that I do a dark chocolate ganache, then dip banana chunks with toothpicks, then in to shredded toasted coconut/ground almond mix and fridge to set them. Or homemade shortbread dipped in dark chocolate.

MMMMmmmm sweet attack yikes!! I need some chocolate now
post #8 of 16
Cake is very nice too.
post #9 of 16
This probably does not help you, since this is best served immediately, but my favorite easy dessert now is crepes, with different fillings - homemade fruit sauces, chocolate sauce, chopped nuts, etc. - for each person to mix and match at the table. A lot of fun and people are overly impressed (and I never let on how easy it is )
post #10 of 16
When I'm stuck for a dessert idea, I usually make a berry crisp. If you serve it with whipped cream, it seems like a special dessert.


Preheat oven to 375F/190C.

6 cups/1.5 L fresh berries (or frozen, thawed)

2 Tbsp/30 mL maple syrup or honey

1 cup/250 mL rolled oats

1 cup/250 mL flour

1/2 tsp/2 mL cinnamon

1/4 tsp/1 mL ground allspice

1/4 tsp/1 mL ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp/1 mL salt

1/3 cup/75 mL butter, melted

Spread the berries in a baking pan.
Drizzle the maple syrup or honey over the berries.
In a bowl, mix the remaining ingredients.
Spoon the oat mixture over the berries. Pat it down firmly.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, uncovered, until the berries are bubbly and the top is light brown.
post #11 of 16

Carob Pie

Carob Pie is also really good. You'll need a blender. This is good hot or cold. (It's also especially good with a squirt of whipped cream.)

Preheat oven to 350F/175C.

3/4 cup/175 mL carob powder

1/2 cup/125 mL honey

1/2 cup/125 mL butter, softened

3 eggs

1 tsp/5 mL vanilla

Grease a pie plate.
Put all ingredients into the blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into the pie plate.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the center of the pie no longer looks wet.
Serve warm, or refrigerate to eat later.
post #12 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by napless View Post
When I'm stuck for a dessert idea, I usually make a berry crisp. If you serve it with whipped cream, it seems like a special dessert.
Ooh, I love crisps! But I always forget about them for some reason...I think I am going to adapt your recipe to mix apples and berries!
post #13 of 16
Apples and berries would be delicious!
post #14 of 16
I love crisps as well. I usually make an apple crisp with cranberries & walnuts or pecans.

I think cake with frosting is very special, but it doesn't seem like something many people make anymore.

Peppermint bark is easy peasy and travels well. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...unch-Bark-5739 I usually make it at Christmas, but it's still winter...
post #15 of 16
Alton Brown's Chocolate Lava Muffins.

I'm making them for a Valentine's Day treat for DH and I tonight
post #16 of 16
Here is a chocolate-chip cake that I think is pretty identical to a fantastic one dh's mom makes. It's not too difficult and hard not to like (I should really try this and see how different it is).

I'll also mention that the same blog has a to-die-for upside down apple gingerbread cake. Unless you're way into gingerbread, it might seem unseasonable but its so good I wanted to eat the whole thing when I made it over the winter.
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