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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 Related:  TreatsRecipe

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:

Rocky Road Fudge Brownies This started off as a typical morning; feed baby, start coffee, turn on laptop, open up blog, and boom! Not so typical anymore. My laptop is about to go to “sleep” and it won’t wake-up until I can find/buy another charging adapter. Guess what? Best Buy doesn’t carry the adapter… I have to order it from Sony and wait for it to arrive sometime this week. Should I tell you what happened to the adapter? My fault for leaving my laptop there, unattended. Now it’s either, steal my husband’s laptop or use the touchpad. But, we’re here to talk about Brownies, and not my technical difficulties. Do you know how good these brownies were? Then there’s the better part – I made them with a Brownie mix! A couple of friends were coming over, I felt pressed for time, so I went to the local grocer to pick up some fruit and then a light bulb went off – Baking aisle here I come! The only thing left to do was come up with a topping because I don’t like bare brownies.

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

The Geeky Chef: Sea Salt Ice Cream From the Kingdom Hearts II video game I've never made ice cream before, so I did you guys a favor and found this recipe elsewhere. This ice cream mixes the salty taste of sea salt with the sweet tastes of cream and sugar. Apparently, Kingdom Hearts II director Tetsuya Nomura had this ice cream on a trip to the Tokyo Disneyland Resort and liked it so much he decided to work with Disney to put it in the games. The characters of Kingdom Hearts II can often be seen eating and talking about this delicious salty-sweet dessert. Enjoy it with your best buddy at twilight. Ingredients: 1 c. heavy whipping cream blue food coloring (optional) ice pop molds (optional) Directions: Separate the eggs into two good sized bowls and beat the egg whites until stiff.

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:

Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars These are the most addictive baked good I've made in a long time. Not that a lot of other things I've baked haven't been delicious but these were just deadly. Not only are the flavours delicious (chocolate + marshmallow + peanut butter) but the texture combination is great too. If this sounds good, you might also like:Oreo Crunch Brownie BarsChocolate ScotcheroosHello Dolly BarsWhite Chocolate Brownies Marshmallow Crunch Brownie BarsAdapted from Buttercup Bakes at Home found on Nosh With Me & Culinary Concoctions by Peabody Note: Most marshmallows contain gelatin (an animal product). Brownie Ingredients:4 ounces unsweetened chocolate 2/3 cup (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter1 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 large eggs, room temperature 2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium pot, melt the chocolate, butter, and 3/4 cup of the semisweet chocolate chips on medium heat.

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

How to make epic pancakes with your Japanese rice cooker Every summer, I try to spend as many days as possible on the beach at Enoshima, and each time I get out of the station and walk towards the sand, I pass a long line of people waiting for a seat at the local pancake restaurant. This isn’t Japan’s only pancake joint with a lengthy wait, either, as you can find similar eateries with comparable lines in Tokyo, too. It used to strike me as a little weird. After all, whipping up a stack of pancakes isn’t exactly the most challenging culinary feat. Or, you could bypass all that by making an entire batch of pancakes all at once in a rice cooker. Yes, it turns out the most ubiquitous of Japanese kitchen appliances can in fact be used to help you cook a classic American breakfast. If you’re familiar with electric rice cookers, you know their major appeal is that the cooking process in entirely automated. To start, simply toss your pancake mix and any other ingredients it calls for into the rice cooker’s pot. Stomach rumbling? Like this:

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.

evil chef mom: chocolate peanut butter pie How to Make Your Baby Pterodactyl Mad In 4 Easy Steps. [No, I didn't have sex with a dinosaur nor was I inseminated with whatever and I didn't splice some dino dna with frog dna a la Jurassic Park like some mad scientist] First, you need to find yourself a 17 year old daughter then when she starts complaining tell her she sounds like a baby pterodactyl. Squawk! That looks about right. Second, embarrass her by telling a family friend that when she was younger she didn't have an ounce of gaydar in her whole entire body. "Slander!" Three, repeat the gaydar thing to the internet. Can you hear the squawking? Four, don't make this pie when you say you are going to make this pie. I then got this face. chocolate peanut butter pie: adapted from dangerous desserts edited by orlando murrin 1 chocolate cookie crust (I used an Oreo pre-made crust) filling: 1 cup cream cheese 2/3 cup smooth peanut butter 4 tablespoons sugar 3/4 cup whipping cream topping: optional: chopped peanuts chocolate curls ShareThis

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