Your Guide to Homemade Desserts

Nothing completes a meal more than a mouth-watering homemade dessert. However, if the dessert is missing a meal can seem somewhat incomplete. Not anymore, below we have included some great dessert recipes that are quick and extremely easy to prepare. Whether it is a classic grandma’s recipe or a modern dessert you are after, you will no longer be without a dessert on your dinner table.

Strawberry Angel Food Dessert

This light yummy dessert will have your guest wanting more every time.

What you will need:

Servings= 16, Preparation time= 15 min, Ready in= 15 min

1 angel food cake

8 oz Cream cheese

1- Cup white sugar

8oz frozen whipped topping (thawed)

1 quart sliced strawberries

18 oz Strawberry glaze

Preparation:

  1. Crumble the cake to form a layer at the bottom of a bowl.
  2. Whip the cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Fold in the whipped topping carefully.
  4. Mash the angel food cake down, to compress and top with the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Slice the strawberries and mix with the glaze, making sure they are fully covered.
  6. Spread the strawberry mixture over the cream cheese layer.
  7. Decorate using left over strawberry slices.
  8. Serve chilled.

Why not combine blueberries and raspberries for a fruity berry summer extravaganza.

Brownie Power

Brownies are one of the easiest and quickest desserts to make, why not get the kids involved in this one. Just make sure they do not lick all the mixture before it gets to the oven!

What you will need:

Servings= 20 bars, Preparation time= 10 min, Ready in= 45 min

1- Cup butter

2- Cups sugar

1- Cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1-teaspoon vanilla extract

4 eggs

½-teaspoon baking powder

½-teaspoon salt

½ cup walnut halves

Preparation:

  1. Melt the butter in a pan on medium heat.
  2. Add the sugar and other ingredients and mix until smooth.
  3. Line a baking pan with some oil and place the mixture into it.
  4. Bake the mixture in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Once the brownies are, ready serve with berries and a sprinkle of icing sugar. Alternatively, you may accompany them with some cream and vanilla ice cream.

Zesty Lemon cookies

Add some zest to your palate with these zingy cookies. Who doesn’t love a good cookie?

What you will need:

Servings= 5 dozen, Preparation time= 5 min, Ready in= 15 min

1- cup softened butter

1-8/4 cup sugar

1 egg

½-teaspoon vanilla

1-teaspoon baking soda

Juice of 1 lemon plus rind of the lemon

½-teaspoon baking powder

½-teaspoon salt

3- cups flour

Preparation:

  1. Mix sugar and butter to form a creamy mixture, add the egg and vanilla and mix
  2. Add lemon, rind, baking powder, salt and baking soda and mix
  3. Add the flour making sure the dough is thick with a crumbly texture
  4. Place a baking sheet on a baking tray and place small spoonfuls of the mixture on the tray
  5. Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes

This recipe is great in the summer. If you’re after an extra zesty kick, why not make a lemon glaze, to do this just mix icing sugar and lemon juice.

Grandma’s Peach and Blackberry cobbler

Let’s face it grandma’s recipes are always the best; they really know how to make sweet treats that have grandchildren flocking back for more every time.

What you will need:

Servings= 5 dozen, Preparation time= 5 min, Ready in= 15 min

1/4- cup softened butter

1/2 cup sugar

1- Cup sifted flour

½ orange

1-cup fresh blackberries

3-cups fresh sliced, peeled peaches

1-tablespoon baking powder

Cinnamon sugar

Preparation:

  1. Mix the butter and sugar to form a creamy mixture add the dry ingredients and milk
  2. Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees
  3. Place the batter into a greased baking pan, placing the fruits above the batter
  4. Squeeze the juice from the orange onto the fruits and sprinkle a generous amount of cinnamon sugar
  5. Bake for 40-45 mins until golden brown on top.

This gnarly treat is best served with a dollop of ice cream or cream. The fruits in the dessert are also interchangeable according to season.

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