3 Lip-smacking Dessert Recipes To Boost Your Happiness Quotient

No matter how much sad or low you are feeling, desserts can instantly lift your spirits. So, don't fall for sadness instead dig deep into the hot melting chocolate and delicious soft sponge-like cake to give you a soul-satisfying feel.

3 Lip-smacking Dessert Recipes To Boost Your Happiness Quotient



Dessert Recipes


100 g, Dark chocolate

½ cup, Heavy whipping cream

3 nos., Crunchy chocolate cookies

3 nos., Maraschino cherries

Method: Place chocolate in a bowl over a double boiler on low heat. Stir chocolate until it melts. Then turn off the heat and let stand. Beat the cream over ice till it forms a soft peak. Now add the melted chocolate to the whipped cream and mix well. Let it settle down for at least 15–20 minutes. Take a serving bowl and crush the cookies at the base. Pour the chocolate mixture into it and put in the fridge for at least half an hour to settle down. Garnish with the whipped cream and maraschino cherries.


Dessert Recipes


8, Granny smith apple

½ cup, Unsalted butter

½ cup, Grain sugar

½ cup, Brown sugar

A handful of raisins

1 tsp, Cinnamon powder

short crust pastry

For the short crust pastry

2 cups, Refined flour

100 g, Cubed butter

1 cup, Coldwater

Salt, to taste


For the short crust pastry: Put the flour and salt in a large bowl and add the cubes of butter. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour until you have a mixture that resembles coarse breadcrumbs with no large lumps of butter remaining. Work quickly so that it does not become greasy. Use a knife and stir just enough of the cold water to bind the dough together. Wrap the dough and chill for 10-15 minutes before using.

For the apple pie: Preheat oven at 220℃. Cut the apples into dices. Place a pan on the gas range and melt butter. Add the apples to the pan and sauté well. Add grain sugar and brown sugar and cook the entire mixture well. Add cinnamon powder and raisins. Let this mixture cool down. Take small pie moulds and line them with shortcrust pastry. Put the mixture in the moulds and cover with the strips of the pastry. Cook in the pre-heated for 45–50 minutes, till the crust is golden.

Also read: 3 Amazing Cupcake Recipes To Devour With Your Loved Ones


Dessert Recipes


For the toffee sauce

125 g, Butter

175 g, Brown sugar

200 g, Fresh cream

1 tsp, Vanilla essence

For the pudding

175 g, Butter, plus extra for greasing

3, large red apples

130 g, brown sugar

2 eggs, Beaten

4 tbsp, milk

150 g, Refined flour

1 tsp, Lemon zest

Lightly whipped double cream, for serving


For the toffee sauce: In a small saucepan, melt the butter and sugar in a pan together over a medium heat, until the mixture begins to turn amber and caramelises. Lower the heat and slowly stir in the cream and vanilla extract, then take off the heat and set aside to cool completely.

For the pudding: lightly butter a 9inch baking basin. Cut a small disc of butter paper and place in the bottom. Peel core and slice the apples. Heat 25g of the butter and gently fry the apples until they are just tender and start to caramelise. Set aside to cool slightly. In a bowl, beat together the rest of the butter and sugar until the mixture is pale and creamy. Gradually add in the beaten egg and milk mixing well. Sift in the flour and fold into the batter until well-combined. Scatter the apples onto the bottom of the buttered basin and drizzle over half the toffee sauce. Pour the sponge batter over the apples. Cover the pudding basin with a lid, and then place a thin aluminium foil on top of the lid leaving a little extra, and seal the edges. Place the basin in a large saucepan or steamer and pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the sides. Cover with a lid and steam for at least 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the pudding comes out clean. Turn the pudding out onto a plate and serve with remaining toffee sauce & lite whipped cream.





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