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Web’s Best: Desserts for Dudes

Web’s Best: Desserts for Dudes
For some inexplicable reason, dessert has never been seen as a man’s game. Yeah, we’ll eat it, but baking never seemed to be nearly as manly as tossing a steak on the grill. If you’re ready to put your ego aside (at least partially) here are some desserts you could whip up that have a bit of macho in them. Chocolate-Dipped Beer Marshmallows “Back the truck up, did you say, ‘Beer marshmallows?’” Coconut Cornflake Fried Ice Cream Using a deep fryer or a pan filled with hot oil is something we have quite a bit of experience with. The Lebowski Shake When you want to finish a meal off with a beverage and a dessert, you could do no better than The Lebowski Shake. Bourbon Marshmallow Bacon S’mores S’mores take us back to Cub Scouts and gathering fire wood to cook up our first ever outdoor meals. Scotch, Espresso & Vanilla Affogato An affogato (vanilla ice cream with espresso poured over it) is delicious enough on its own, but this is the supercharged version. Coffee-Coconut Agar Dessert Beeramisu

Cinnamon Roll Cookies Forget the weights get your bicep curl on in this hand to mouth cookie lift. For a heavier lift, stack a few cookies together. Then have a few more for some extra reps and your arms should be perfectly sculpted. See these cookies not only taste good, but they will make you look good. No lie. Cinnamon Roll Cookies Alright all story telling aside, the cookies have a crisp edge with chewy crumb and a soft crackle from the glaze. A few notes: Keep in mind the dough will be sticky, so I used wax paper to guide the dough into a roll. Cinnamon Roll Cookies Makes approximately 4 dozen two inch cookies | Preparation: Line bake sheet with parchment paper and heat oven to 350 degrees F. Ingredients: Instructions: Sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. To make glaze: Sift powdered sugar and add in 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until drizzling consistency is achieved. Assembly: Drizzle tops of cookies with glaze and let stand at room temperature until glaze dries completely. Leave a Comment

~Apple Pie Cookies You know when you bake an Apple Pie, or any fruit pie for that matter, and you get those oozy baked sugar, chewy-ish bits of leaked fruit that gets all caramelized to the crust? They’re kind of hard to explain..I think they need a name, I’m open to suggestions! Watch them being made right >>HERE! Anyway, that’s my absolute favorite part of a fruit pie! Now I can maintain a pretense of manners, since I have my very own caramelly, fruity, chewy & sticky Apple Pie Cookie all to myself! These Apple Pie-like Cookies are made of real Pie Crust layered with sticky Caramel, and a slathering of Apple Pie Filling, topped with a flaky and adorable Cinnamon & Nutmeg lattice crust..HELLO Fall! Each and every bite offers the very best part of an actual Apple Pie, with all of the convenience of a Cookie! Seriously the best cookie I’ve ever had! To. What you’ll need for 6-8 good sized Pie Cookies: 1 Box of frozen Pillsbury Pie Crust (2 sheets per box) 1 Egg..for egg-wash 2 tbsp. 1 tbsp. Directions:

Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake I swear buttermilk is magic. I’ve dwelled on this before. Buttermilk seems to turn everything to gold. Super-moist, super-delicious gold. Anyway, I needed a simple, summery, breakfasty, cake-like-but-not-dessert-like recipe to make this morning. Nobody. Buttermilk-Blueberry Breakfast Cake Ingredients ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature 2 tsp. lemon zest or more — zest from 1 large lemon 7/8 cup* + 1 tablespoon sugar** 1 egg, room temperature 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups flour (set aside 1/4 cup of this to toss with the blueberries) 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. kosher salt 2 cups fresh blueberries ½ cup buttermilk**** 7/8 cup = 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons** This 1 tablespoon is for sprinkling on top*** To make homemade buttermilk, place 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup. Instructions Preheat the oven to 350ºF. copyright alexandra\'s kitchen

How To Make Croissants [Chocolate Croissants, Pumpkin Spice Croissants, and Cinnamon Sugar Croissants] I hope you’re ready to see a billion underexposed photos of the same exact dough over and over and over again. Please say yes, because you will be rewarded with this. This was a… project. To say the least. I have been dying to try homemade croissants for ages, but after mention of them when I made almond joy scones, I could hardly wait. I have a very nostalgic reason for loving croissants: since I was young, each summer my grandma would always pick up a croissant from the Bread Box Bakery in Boyne City. But I also have a superficial reason for loving croissants: It’s Complicated. Too bad they don’t mention that it takes like 14 hours to really make croissants. I’m not about to tell you “oh! Oh… and I made four flavors of croissants: traditional, chocolate, cinnamon sugar and pumpkin spice. Easy enough… it all starts with some yeast and flour. I know you have all of the ingredients in your kitchen, which means you should probably start right now. No. Then you fold it up like a letter. 1. 2.

Creamy Avocado Green Tea Popsicles This year will be my first summer in Texas. I’ve always heard it gets unbearably hot, but figured it couldn’t be that bad since so many people still live here! Well, its only mid May and the temperatures are already exceeding the hottest summer days in Ottawa. I’m starting to get a little nervous. My mind was blown when I finally discovered frozen banana ice cream. That’s when it hit me, avocados! I was unsure if it would react the same way as bananas, so I put half in a container in the freezer as an experiment and divided the rest between two glasses. I also didn’t have popsicle sticks so I hunted through the kitchen to find something equivalent. After everything froze, I took the popsicles and the container out of the freezer. The popsicles on the other hand were fantastic! Is the heat making you crave frozen treats, or are you still dreaming of summer? Creamy Green Tea Avocado Popsicles In a food processor, pulse avocados and coconut milk until smooth. Yield 4 popsicles Related posts:

Chocolate Banana Upside Down Cake If you’ve ever eaten bananas with chocolate - ah, yes, there's the old-fashioned Banana Split - you know they are the best of friends. And since I had a couple of bananas on my kitchen table calling out to me, I thought I’d pair them up with a simple chocolate cake. And to make matters more inviting, it also seemed like a good idea to slice and bake the bananas into the cake with a butter and brown sugar caramel. The cake is made with cake flour for tenderness, cocoa powder for rich chocolate depth and a pinch of cinnamon for a slight taste of spice. It’s an oil-based cake with a good ratio of brown sugar so it will stay moist if you happen to have leftovers. Needless to say, this cake satisfies a winter urge for chocolate and the gooey caramelized bananas are the crowning touch. Bench notes: - It’s important to use cake flour, which has less protein than all-purpose flour and therefore produces less gluten for a lighter, more tender crumb. Chocolate Banana Upside Down Cake Serves 12

Caramel Apple Pie Cupcakes « The Craving Chronicles It seems like once the weather cools down everyone wants to jump right into pumpkin season. Don’t get me wrong, I love pumpkin as much as anyone else, but to me September is apple season. I was thinking about how often apples get overshadowed by pumpkin a few weeks ago when my husband asked me if I wanted to attend a dinner party with some of his coworkers. It took me a while to decide on an approach for these cupcakes. Ultimately, I decided the best way to pack that punch of apple flavor into a cupcake was to use apple pie filling. I was apprehensive while putting these cupcakes together. In the end, they didn’t. They tasted approximately a million times better than I had imagined. I was hoping for good cupcakes, but these were amazing. Caramel Apple Pie Cupcakes Printable Recipe (Includes all sub-recipes) Makes about 24 cupcakes There are several steps to complete before assembling the cupcakes, but some can be done a day ahead to speed things up. Ingredients Directions Apple Filling

~Apple Pie Fries When it comes to desserts, it just doesn’t get much better in life than a nice slice of good old, all-American Apple Pie! Unless of course you can grab that Apple Pie and take it wherever you’d like to go. ~Perfectly flaky, pretty little, sweet sticks of portable Apple Pie! And this Pie is in ‘French Fry’ form…another all American favorite snack delight! Sweet Apple Pie Filling is the glue that lovingly holds the two flaky layers of Pie Crust together, all baked into tons of perfectly puffed, ”Fries” of happiness! Kids and kid’s at heart will just love this fun and easy way to enjoy Apple Pie! What you’ll need for 25-30 Apple Pie Fries: 1 Package of Pillsbury Refrigerated pie Crust (2 ct.) Approx. 1.5 cups of Apple Pie Filling 1 Egg Sparkle Sugar for sprinkling..a.k.a. Caramel Sauce and/or Ice Cream for dipping A food processor..optional! A decorative edge roll-cutter..optional! Directions: Chop up the Apple Pie Filling as best as you can. Make an egg wash by mixing the egg with a splash of water.

50 Amazingly Helpful Time-Tested Tips for the Kitchen You know all of those helpful kitchen-related suggestions that old-timers are so willing to share with the younger generations? These little tips and tricks might be called “kitchen hacks” these days, but they’re still the same good old nuggets of wisdom that they always were. As with any old wives’ tale, hack, or tip, your mileage may vary. Some of these gems have been around for several lifetimes - and according to most grandmas, they really work. 1. For cleaning smelly hands after chopping onions or garlic, just rub them on a stainless steel spoon. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

Mini Peanut Butter and Nutella Cheesecakes | Just Everyday Me 28 Dec 2011 One of the perks of being a student (and right now as I’m in the middle of college applications and interviews there don’t seem to be many) is that you get a long Christmas break. This is what I’ve done since Christmas: Stayed in my PJs all day. I got new pajama pants for Christmas (a tradition in my family). Today I am hoping to finish up my second to last college application (maybe both of them! But that’s enough about boring college stuff! I just have to point out the adorable little snowman cupcake wrappers! Peanut Butter/Nutella Mini Cheesecakes Adapted from Snappy Gourmet . Ingredients: 1 cup finely crushed chocolate graham crackers 3 tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine, melted 2 (8oz.) packages cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup peanut butter or 1/2 cup nutella or to make half a batch of each, 1/4 cup peanut butter and 1/4 cup nutella 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs For the Ganache: Note : I had a ton of ganache left over. Directions:

Pumpkin Lust Cake You guys. This pumpkin lust cake is like the new pumpkin pie. At least it will be at our Thanksgiving dinner this year. It is so so good! I about cried when he showed up at home that night with a big ol’ piece he said he saved just for me. First you need to run and grab some Pumpkin Spice Instant Pudding. Let me lay it out for you. The original version of this cake is made with chocolate and/or vanilla pudding, and it is deee-licious as well. Pumpkin Lust Cake Ingredients 1 stick butter, melted 1 cup flour 1 cup chopped pecans 2 tbs sugar 1 (8oz) package of cream chees, soft 1 cup powdered sugar 2 (8 oz) containers cool whip (or one 16 ozz container) 2 small packages (3.4oz) of Jello Instant Pumpkin Spice Pudding 3 cup cold milk Nutmeg for sprinkling For the crust Combine butter, flour, chopped pecans and sugar and press into a 9 x 13 in baking dish. For the Cream Cheese Layer Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and 1 1/2 cups cool whip until smooth. For the Pumpkin Layer

27 Ways To Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible The Best Chocolate Mousse of Your Life Under 5 Minutes : Cafe Fernando – Food Blog - best chocolate mousse - best chocolate mousse recipe - chocolate chantilly - chocolate mousse recipe - herve this - Chocolate December 22nd, 2010 | Category: Chocolate Two ingredients (seriously, only chocolate and water) and five minutes later, you will be eating The Best Chocolate Mousse of Your Life. I promise. And you don’t even need any fancy kitchen gadgets. Patience and a bit of elbow grease are required, but we always need those in the kitchen, right? This amazing discovery was made by the famous French chemist, Hervé This, who is also known as the man who unboiled an egg. Since the recipe has only two ingredients, it all comes down to the quality of the chocolate you use. Don’t take this as a mousse recipe only. You can also flavor it with spices like cinnamon or cayenne pepper or add a tablespoon of liquor like Grand Marnier, Chartreuse or Tia Maria. Or boil the water first, take off heat, place a couple of Earl Grey tea bags, let infuse and then use it as your liquid. The most important part of the recipe is achieving the right consistency. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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