Sunday, 4 May 2014

Easy, Quick and Delicious Desserts

By Valentina Roa Díaz (undergraduate Social Communication student. Level 4 English)

If you’re bored, you can make a delicious dessert in only five minutes and you don’t need a lot of ingredients.

Here, you can find two easy, quick and delicious recipes: Banana in Caramel Sauce, and Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding.

Banana in Caramel Sauce

½ cup butter
1 cup superfine sugar
1 & ¼ cups heavy cream
4 bananas peeled and halved lengthwise

1)      Melt the butter in a large, heavy skillet over a medium heat. Stir in the sugar and cook, stirring until the sugar is melted and light brown. Slowly stir in the cream – the mixture will bubble up.
2)      Let the mixture boil for one minute, then reduce the heat to low. Place the bananas in the pan and cook until heated through, about two minutes. Serve hot, and serve with ice cream if you’d like.

Chocolate cornstarch pudding

½ cut white sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
A pinch of salt
¼ cup cornstarch
2 & ¾ cups milk
2 tablespoons of butter at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1)      In a saucepan, stir together the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt. Place over a medium heat, and stir in the milk. Bring to a boil, and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a metal spoon.
2)      Remove from heat, and stir in the butter and vanilla. Let the mixture cool briefly, and serve warm, or chill in refrigerator until serving.

And that’s all – two easy, quick and delicious recipes. I hope you like them!

1 comment:

  1. I enjoy the chocolate cornstarch pudding. Very delicious