All posts tagged: dessert

Chocolate Coated Watermelon

Originally posted on I've Got Cake:
This post was inspired after about an hour of trolling through Instragram. You go from scrolling through your?friends page to some girl doing yoga in a thong to this shit. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Chocolate Coated Watermelon ? What I Used 3 bars of white chocolate (or dark chocolate – whatever you prefer). Half a Watermelon. Sea Salt (optional). What I Did This is a happy little summer snack and it only takes about 5 mins to make. Think cookouts.? Think beach snack. You’re gonna make this at some point?this year, I mean who’s kidding who here. ? Take the watermelon half and slice it longwise, about 2 inches thick. Cut each slice into even rectangles. Set aside. Break the chocolate bars apart and place in a medium bowl. Heat the bowl in the microwave for about 40 secs or until the chocolate starts to melt – be careful not to overheat the chocolate or it’ll burn.…

Choco, Almond & Coconut Bliss Balls

Originally posted on foodbycamilla:
? ? The recipe I wanted to share today is  bliss ball!  Bliss balls or energy balls are so easy to whip up, there is no lengthy preparation time or cooking involved. Bliss balls are simply raw balls usually made up of mainly dates and nuts.I used a combination of  coconut, almonds, oats, dates and cacao powder as the base and rolled them in some more coconut. These makes a delicious guilt- free delicious snack. Bliss balls are amazing to pop in your lunchbox and will easily satisfy sweet cravings. These are brilliant to make in the beginning of the week, store them in the fridge, and you have a healthy snack available all week long. Ingredients: ( makes about 12 bliss balls).  1/2 cup  / 75 gram almonds 1/2 cup / 45 gram oats 1/4 cup / 25 gram desiccated coconut, unsweetend 8 medjool dates 1 tsp coconut oil 1  tbsp heaped raw cacao powder 1 tsp water (if necessary). ? Method: Place all the ingredients (except for the dates)  in a food…

Apple & Peach Crostata

Life According to Jamie Crostata’s are a dessert that I really enjoy making. If you’ve never heard of a crostata before, it’s essentially an open-faced pie. You can make yours with any kind of filling you want. For the one I’m sharing today I used apples and peaches – perfect for the upcoming summer season and on/off spring days we’re having now. First, peel and cut your fruit. Then, I mix the fruit with brown sugar, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice. The lemon juice is to help the fruit from browning. After giving the filling a good mix,  I brush egg wash onto pie crust dough and then carefully pour/spoon the fruit into the center of my pie crust dough. Next, fold the sides towards the center, slightly overlapping the sections. Brush some egg wash onto the top/sides of the crostata and sprinkle some sugar onto the dough. I also put a few pats… View original post 24 more words

Strawberry Protein Cheesecake

Originally posted on a health & fitness blog:
?? So, a few months back I posted my low fat protein pumpkin cheesecake recipe. I posted some recommendations of other flavors at the bottom of that recipe, but I still had people complaining that they don’t like pumpkin and don’t know how to modify for the recommended substitutions. So I decided to help out!! This is the exact same recipe I used a few months back, just modified without pumpkin purée.? I made a delicious strawberry cheesecake and it turned out fantastic!! I feel like I’m cheating on my diet, but I’m not! The best part of this cheesecake, aside from it being low calorie, low fat, and delicious — is that it is so versatile. You can make whatever flavor you fancy by trying out different yogurt and protein powder flavors. Seriously, get creative!!! ?? Ingredients: 16 ounces fat free cream cheese (room temperature works best) 2 individual package Dannon Light n Fit Greek Yogurt (I chose to use Strawberry Cheesecake flavor, but you can…

Choccy Cake

Originally posted on Face Camera Action:
YUM. Even typing this up now is making my mouth water just thinking about this cake! Chocolate cake with chocolate butter icing! Ingredients For the cake 3 Eggs 55g Cocoa powder 115g Self raising flour 170g Caster sugar 170g unsalted butter Icing 300g Icing sugar 90g Milk chocolate 90g Butter Lets Start! Firstly mix the cocoa powder and the sugar together into a bowl and including the butter and mixing this together to form a smooth paste. Then add 1 egg and a third of the flour and mix together. Once this is mixed add another egg and another third and then repeat with the third amount also. You will know this is all mixed together when the cake mix is smooth and leaves a small peak when removing the spoon. Then place half of the mixture into a 20cm cake tin making sure this is greasy to the cake once cooked removes easily. If you have 2 tins you can do both at the same time but I…

Sneak Preview: Joconde Cakes.

Originally posted on CREATOR & CURATOR:
Call it what you want: ‘multi-tiered‘ or ‘multi-layered‘. It is still a ‘cake‘. | Photo by La Bamboche Weddings. When I was introduced to someone who bakes macarons, little did I know that she bakes joconde cakes too! Otherwise known as ‘opera cakes‘. Yep. I only knew this recently and with that little titbit of knowledge, I made an order for a slice of green tea and black sesame flavoured joconde cake, on top of having three more macarons delivered to my home. Let me tell you a bit about these multi-layered cakes, and once I have eaten it, I will share my experiences with you. Until then, here is a short history of the joconde cake: According to Wikipedia: The joconde cake is a French type of cake, and can also be called an ‘opéra cake’. It is made using several thin layers of almond sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, layered with ganache and coffee buttercream, before being covered in a chocolate glaze. According to Larousse Gastronomique:…

Vegan Banana Chocolate Almond Muffins

Originally posted on w i n n i f e r ' s | b l o g :
Hello my fellow foodies, I had just finished my intro to Java programming midterm this week and felt like treating myself to a little something something :). I decided to make my famous banana chocolate almond muffins! This was recipe was planned perfectly because I haven’t had time to eat my bananas (busy studying at school) and they were just ripe enough to make this recipe. These muffins are perfect for an on-the-go snack/breakfast, perfect for picnics at the park, or a perfect way to express your love to your loved ones <3.  I promise you that whomever you chose to make these for will love you just a little bit more than before haha :P. This recipe is a must try and if you do try out this recipe be sure to tag the picture with the hashtag #winnifercooks on Instagram so everyone can see. Happy cooking everyone! ❤

Apple Pie Streusel Bars

Originally posted on Chey Chey from the Bay:
After picking about a million apples last week (see here,) it’s time to start baking! I’m not a huge fan of cooking savory dishes with fruit, so I’m going to be eating quite a bit of sweets this month. After Googling all the possible apple recipes I could whip up, I came across this one by Sally that looked delicious- and easy! So, I decided to make my own version of it. I love the shortbread crust and will definitely be using it a lot more in my baking adventures. It’s the perfect combo of my two of my favorite things: butter and sugar. Combine that crust with almost anything and it’s  guaranteed to be a winner! For these bars, I used a nice variety of sweet and tart apples- some Grannies and Empires. This is the first of many Fall desserts I’ll be indulging in, over these next few months– hope it is for you too 🙂 I’m all about the Fall flavors! Apples, pumpkin, cinnamon and spice……