Category: desserts


Can desserts and health even be used in the same sentence? If you choose the right kinds of desserts the ones that are high in antioxidants and fiber then they can be healthy. Desserts that you can indulge in without having to feel guilty include ones that contain fruit and nuts. As long as you do not choose a dessert that is loaded with sugar, artificial flavors or fat then having a small dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth or an occasional craving should not be a problem for your weight or your overall health.

Healthy desserts that contain berries such as blueberries, blackberries or strawberries are rich in vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. In case you are not aware of this, antioxidants have the ability to break down the bad things in your body that threaten to cause damage, such as free radicals.

Healthy Desserts

Berries mixed into some low fat yogurt with a little wheat germ or flax seed powder can offer a simple but healthy treat following your lunch or supper. Adding nuts to your healthy dessert will provide you with healthy proteins as well as the good fat that your body needs. But make sure that you do not consume nuts in your after dinner treats in large quantities. Nuts are tasty and good for you but they are also on the fattening side and can enlarge your waistline if you are not paying attention.

Healthy desserts also need to have the right amount of flavor or else you are likely to not enjoy them at all. Add a little bit of honey to your dessert, or a grated peel of either lemon or lime to enhance the flavor even more.

Fresh herbs can also give you that added bit of zing that your taste buds are looking for! Mint works well in healthy dessert recipes, as does basil, lemon balm and thyme. You may also wish to try a little chopped or grated ginger. Not only can ginger be an excellent taste enhancer but it is also good for the digestive system, contains a number of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. If your stomach is not feeling so well then a dash of ginger can help you to feel better right away.

There is nothing wrong with treating yourself to a dessert as long as you pick one that is suitable for you. As a guideline to keep in mind avoid desserts that are high in sugar and remember to eat them in moderation. You should not make them a daily occurrence but save them for weekends or special occasions. It is possible to enjoy the foods you consume while at the same time keeping your nutritional needs in mind. Try to make your desserts with natural or organic ingredients whenever you can.

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French dessert recipes are known worldwide. French dessert is a style of food originated from France, the one of the largest countries in Europe. It is bordered by six countries – Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the north-east, Switzerland and Italy across the Alps to the south-east and Spain across the Pyrenees to the south-west. We love dessert so much, as usually enjoy it at the end of our meals. Here are the top 5 French Desserts:

French Dessert

Bisquick corn fritters

Bisquick corn fritters is a Classic French Dessert Recipes, which made of egg, flour, milk and some corn. Bisquick corn fritters can be served on the fork for eating out of hand, or on a small plate. Bisquick Corn Fritters can be served during tea time with your favorite coffee or tea.

Sweet Potato Souffle

Sweet Potato Souffle is a traditional French Dessert Recipes, which made of mashed sweet potatoes, milk, flaked coconut, chopped walnuts and melted butter.

Mille Crepe

Mille Crepe is a famous French Dessert Recipes, which made of flour, sugar, and vanilla. Mile Crepe is made in northwest of France and can be find in every region of France.

Chocolate Ganache Cake

Chocolate Ganache Cake is a moist cake, which has been smothered with a creamy chocolate ganache. Chocolate Ganache Cake is often used as birthday cake because of it has a wonderful flavour.

Meringue Cookies

Meringue Cookies is a sweet, light, airy and crisp cookies, which made with two main ingredients, there are cream of tartar and egg whites.

Nothing is simpler than this mousse for a quick and rich little dessert. Rum brandy, coffee essence, chopped nuts or marrons glaces. Can be fold in with the beaten egg whites.

Mousse

Ingredients:

  • 3 large egg
  • 25 g/ 1 oz caster sugar
  • 100 g/ 4 oz plain chocolate
  • pinch of salt
  • whipped cream to decorate
  • chocolate caraque

Method:

Step 1

In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the caster sugar until the mixture is creamy and pale, and so thick that mixture falling from the lifted beaters leaves a trail on the rest of the mixture.

Step 2

Break the chocolate into the top pan of a double boil and melt it over gently simmering water. As soon as the chocolate has melted, remove the top pan from the heat. (If the chocolate is left over the heat for too long it thickens and is difficult to work.)

Step 3

Add the chocolate to the eggs and sugar. Whisk vigorously until smoothly blended.

Step 4

In a spotlessly clean, dry bowl and using a clean whisk, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they are stiff but not dry.

Step 5

Beat a little of the stiffly whisked egg white into the chocolate mixture to soften it. Then, using a large metal spoon or spatula, lightly but thoroughly folds in the rest of egg white. Do not over stir you will flatten the mixture and have less mousse.

Step 6

Spoon the mixture into a 600ml/ 1 pt dish, or 1-6 small dishes or glasses; chill for about 2 hours until set. Decorate with whipped cream and chocolate caraque.

Chocolate might not be the first flavor that comes to mind when considering Italian desserts. It’s more likely that the phrase “Italian dessert” will bring to mind the light Marsala-flavored custard, Zabaglione, over fresh fruit, or perhaps the espresso kick of tiramisu or the light fruit flavors of a granita. Chocolate tends to be more of an accent rather than a focal point in Italian desserts – a light dusting of bitter cocoa powder as a foil to sweet mascarpone cream or perhaps a drizzle of tempered dark chocolate on crunchy-crumbly hazelnut biscotti.

Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 oz (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces best quality bitter-sweet chocolate
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 and 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup neutral vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

How To Make At Home:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Put the cupcake liners in the greased pan, and preheat the pan, too.
  3. Combine the butter and cream in small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  4. Chop 5 ounces of the chocolate and put it in a medium bowl. Cut the remaining 3 ounces into 1/4 ounce chunks and reserve.
  5. When the cream mixture comes to a simmer, pour it over the 5 oz of chocolate and mix gently to incorporate the ingredients. Let cool.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, oil, cocoa powder and cornstarch until the sugar has dissolved.
  7. Pour the cooled ganache into the egg mixture and gently mix just until the batter is smooth. Scoop about 1/4 cup of the batter into each mold (about 3/4 of the way up the sides).
  8. Tuck a 1/4 ounce chunk of the reserved chocolate into the center of each cupcake.
  9. Bake until the edges are set and the center still looks a little moist, about 30 minutes.
  10. Cool the pan on a rack for 10 minutes and then unmold the budinos.
  11. Dust them with powdered sugar, and serve warm.