I need to make a dessert for a birthday party next week. There will be about 30 people there I think, but desserts are definitely not my forte.
My dessert making experience includes:
Banana Bread, Chocolate chip cookies, banoffee pie, fruit crumbles and a not great cheesecake.
I did not bake ANY cookies as a child and in general, I love cooking but not baking. Also, I will not have use of an oven on the night, so I need to pre-make my dessert and bring it with me. [more inside]
posted by JenThePro
on Aug 22, 2014 -
What's an easy pie to make? I don't really cook or bake, but I have to make a pie for Thanksgiving because of reasons. [more inside]
posted by nooneyouknow
on Nov 15, 2013 -
silicone mold at the thrift store today. My guess is it's for making some sort of fruit-filled baked dessert. I'm imagining something similar to a strawberry shortcake. What is it for? [more inside]
posted by aniola
on Jun 7, 2013 -
I am looking for alternative cake toppings to frosting - especially those that can be baked with the cake. Right now I make a "snickerdoodle" cake that is topped with cinnamon sugar (1 tbsp granulated sugar mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon) at the batter stage, which bakes into a hard, sweet crumbly top. Is there anything else I can mix with sugar to get the same effect (I tried using cocoa powder instead of the cinnamon, but it didn't come out right - or maybe I did it wrong)?
Alterately, what other non-frosting/icing/glaze topping options do you use besides confectioners sugar? (only one hitch - would really appreciate nondairy options). Thanks!
posted by Mchelly
on Apr 11, 2013 -
I need a tried, tested, and true recipe for making proper, dry, flaky sesame halva. [more inside]
posted by jedicus
on Feb 18, 2013 -
I'm looking for recipes for vegan dessert-type things (cookies, brownies/bars, maybe some delicious muffins or breads) that are low(er) in sugar, fat, and calories. [more inside]
posted by désoeuvrée
on Apr 18, 2012 -
What are your favorite single-serving dessert recipes? (I want to avoid over indulging, so the idea is to make my own single-servings at home, thereby increasing dessert-eating transaction costs and decreasing dessert supply.)
posted by yarly
on Dec 7, 2010 -
We’re throwing a Hallowe’en party this weekend with all kinds of delicious goodies, and we’d like to make some “special treats” for our guests. Help us come up with something a little more inventive than brownies. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 28, 2010 -
Are there some tasty dessert recipes I can make that don't require baking or any of the things I have trouble getting in Ghana? [more inside]
posted by BusyBusyBusy
on Jul 10, 2009 -
Last year when I hosted my family's Easter do, I served a special apple dessert
for the sake of an apple-loving niece. This year it's my cherry-loving niece's turn to be indulged. What special cherry-based dessert recipes can you suggest?
posted by orange swan
on Jan 11, 2009 -
I just bought a package of red currants at the grocery store. Help me figure out what to do with them! [more inside]
posted by arianell
on Jan 5, 2008 -
Smooth banana pudding? Years ago I cooked a banana pudding that was made from scratch with ordinary ingredients, yet fairly easy (stovetop, no double boiler), but I've lost the recipe. Most the recipes I've found on the web so far call for instant pudding mix (icky), and all are giving directions for what is basically a custard with sliced bananas in it, instead of the smooth "banana creme" pudding I'm remembering. Do you have a recipe for something like this? Or alternatively, something using bananas that's so good, it's going to make me forget all about that silly old "smooth pudding" recipe?
posted by taz
on Apr 1, 2005 -