For those with a sweet tooth, dessert after a meal is a must, but preparing our traditional desserts can be a time-consuming task.
Try these 4 easy-to-make, hassle-free recipes to tame your cravings.
1) Rich Chocolate Soufflé
¼ cup super fine sugar
1 tbs maida
200gm dark chocolate melted
2 egg yolks
4 egg whites
Preheat oven at 180°C. Grease four soufflé cups with one tablespoon melted butter and sprinkle one fourth tablespoon of sugar into each bowl.
Melt the remaining butter in a small sauce pan, add flour and cook on low until mixture starts bubbling.
Combine chocolate, butter mixture and egg yolks in a large bowl and mix well.
Beat egg whites in a clean bowl with electric beater until soft peaks are formed; add remaining sugar and beat until it is well dissolved.
Fold egg white mixture with chocolate mixture in two batches.
Pour mixture equally into prepared bowls and bake for 15 minutes until it’s puffed up on top.
Serve with fresh cream and strawberry sauce.
2) Yummy Banana Caramel Sundae
½ cup cream
½ cup brown sugar
Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and cook on low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let it simmer on low flame for five minutes until the caramel is ready.
6 bananas, peeled and sliced
3 cups sweet whipped cream
3 cups vanilla ice cream
6 brownies, cut into small pieces
½ cup almonds chopped and toasted
Take six small glasses, and layer cream, brownies, banana, caramel, ice cream and nuts in each. Top with more cream, nuts and caramel sauce. Serve chilled.
3) French Apple Tart
3 apples, peeled and roughly chopped
½ cup sugar
2 tbs lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla essence
200gm puff pastry
2 tbs butter
½ cup fresh cream whipped
In a pan cook apples with sugar and little water until soft; add lemon juice and cook until the mixture is almost dry. Cool and add vanilla essence.
Roll puff pastry in a 1/8 inch thick sheet and cut two circles of seven inches.
Take two tart pans (seven-inch each), brush them with butter, pour the apple mixture and cover with a pastry circle.
Brush the top with remaining butter and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C until the pastry is puffed up and golden on top.
Take out from the oven and place a same-sized plate on top, invert the tart pan so the tart comes out on a plate.
Place a dollop of cream or ice cream and serve warm.
4) Sagudana Falooda
1 cup Sagudana
1 litre milk
1 cup rose syrup or red sherbat
3 cups (2 large tins) cocktail fruit
2 cups ice cubes
Boil Sagudana and set aside. Combine milk, rose syrup and ice cubes in a blender until frothy.
Take six tall glasses, pour sagudana in each and add cocktail fruit.
Pour the blended milk mixture in each glass equally, garnish with fruit and serve chilled.
Originally published in Dawn, Sunday Magazine, October 30th, 2016