No bake desserts (no granola type please!)
Very petty and completely juvenile, but in trying to win the heart of the one I love, I am doing the baking thing - problem is that it is becoming too hot to to turn on the oven - can anyone offer recipies for delicious, sensous (if possible :-) desserts for my bf? Chocolate, puddings, anything - can do stove-top and microwave - I've made rice pudding, chocolate pudding, and a peculiar, dorm room sort of microwave cake :-) So some different things would be great! Thank you!
Fresh strawberries are in season. Just slice some strawberries and toss with whole raspberries and/or blackberries, toss with a little bit of sugar and some dessert wine or nice fruit cordial, let sit for an hour, and serve in old fashioned champagne glasses or martini glasses and top with whipped cream or creme fraiche. Top with a square of good semisweet chocolate or a crisp sugar cookie.
re: Miss Needle
I was going to suggest strawberries in balsamic vinegar too. I just made the back cover recipe of Fine Cooking. The berries are macerated with balsamic vinegar and a little sugar and topped with basil that has been cut into ribbons (chiffonade). I put it on top of grilled pound cake but it would make a nice presentation in a champagne glass.
I don't know if you have access to a freezer, but I saw this recipe for a frozen blackberyy lemon chiffon pie that loks and sounds incredible.
There is also the ubiquitous no-bake cookie for people who love peanut butter and chocolate. Who doesn't?!
Also, here is a link to a page with several varieties of no-bake cookies and treats.
Oreo truffles. Google for the recipe. I think it's just cream cheese and crushed Oreos whizzed in the food processor, then formed into bite-size balls (use a cookie scoop if you have one), freeze in a single layer, then dip in melted choc chips. Freeze again. They store well in the freezer in an air-tight container and only take a few minutes to soften enough to eat. You can gussy them up by drizzling melted white choc over some of them.
Ice Cream Lollipops. Never made these but really want to try them someday. I think there might be a trick to dip fast and not melt the ice cream. If you Google, you'll find the chef who will sell you some, but you can get flavor ideas from the description at least. Buy the paper lollipop sticks at a craft store. Make ice cream balls. Stick in the stick and freeze. Dip in melted choc, any flavor or color, and while the choc is still wet, dip the bottom in crushed nuts or cookie crumbles or leave plain. Keep in freezer. I think Norm Thompson catalog has some that have a tuxedo look -- the whole thing dipped in white choc, then half in milk and the other half in dark choc to imitate the lapels of a tux. Maybe too labor-intensive. Make the Oreo truffles!
Young lady I have a recipe that I started in 97. if he likes pineapple he would like
this one. it only takes about 5 minutes to make, then you put it in the frig to set.
It is my (jim`s pineapple cheese pie)
1 20oz can crushed pineapple
1 large box of pineapple jell-o
1 box of cream cheese
2 reg, tubs cool whip
1 9" graham cracker pie crust.
drain juice from pineapple, set fruit aside.
dissolve jell-o in juice, and microwave that for 2 minutes. let cool.
mix cream cheese and fruit, and one tub cool whip, then add jell-o mixture. mix real
good, then pour into pie crust. place into the frig. for 4-5 hours.
when ready to serve add a dollop of cool whip from the other tub.
*** this recipe can be used as a dessert by not using a pie crust, buy putting it in
bowls to serve.... thats it.