Hey there! How’s you all? Andddd alsoooo.. .
How are you spending your weekends? No, that’s totally alright if you’re under a blanket and longing for that cozy vibes.
Take me, for example. It’s winter right now, and it’s sooo cold, and I can’t bring myself to eat things that are too indulgent. Plus, the winter brings out the lazy vibes in me, and although it’s not too bad in Assam right now, I would still love to sit back and relax in the backyard in the evenings instead of spending time in the kitchen.
But, I wish life would be this easier!
I know everyone’s busy with their assignments, meetings and keeping up with work from home. That’s the real struggle, yeah? And I know, in this bustling life we as a whole we are squeezed for time.. reaching to stores shelves for our favorite food products seems to be the easiest way out. But with proper planning and time management, one can make most at home. The best part of homemade goods is that we know what goes into the dish. No Sugar syrup, no other additives for a longer shelf life and we can control the amount of sugar/salt used. Here, I am sharing two of my ready to go desserts for any occassion.
Let’s sneak into the recipes!
Oreo Chocolate Cups
PREP TIME: 30 minutes
This easy, no-bake dessert is layered with crushed Oreos, cream, and chocolate. They really are quite easy to make and I think every bit as good. All that is required is to crush oreos and place melted chocolate on top with a little cream mixture, and then drop a little more chocolate on top. What you end up with is a shell of chocolate with a delicious and creamy crust of oreos inside. So delicious that you may want to make a double batch.
I have always loved the idea of making chocolate cups. There is no better gift you can make to a chocolaty sweet person, I am certain of that. XD
10 oreo biscuits
3 tablespoons of melted butter
75 gram chocolate compound
3/4th cup of heavy cream
1 teaspoon coffee powder
sprinkle, to garnish
1. Oreo crust – Using a food processor (or a ziploc bag with rolling pin), crush Oreos (with their cream) to a fine powder.
2. Combine the crushed oreo with 3 tablespoons of melted butter and keep it aside.
3. Chocolate layer – Melt 75g of dark chocolate compound. In a bowl, beat together the melted chocolate with 3/4th cup of cream and 1 teaspoon of powdered coffee.
And all our ingredients are ready to assemble!
4. Now, gently, put the oreo mixture in 6 paper cups and let it set with the help of a ginger crusher.
5. Carefully, spread the chocolate mixture over the set oreo crust. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or even overnight.
6. Sprinkle chocolate chips and enjoy.
Additional Notes –
• So while commercial chocolate cups are made differently, you could make this for a easier version with a combination of both milk and semi-sweet chocolates (my personal preference). As you know every brand of chocolate has its own unique flavor so this is where you get to chose how your chocolate cups will taste.
• You can even add the ratios of milk to semi sweet chocolate if you like. But keep in mind that we are not tempering the chocolate, so you will need to store the oreo chocolate cups in the refrigerator so the chocolate remains shiny with a nice snap.
PREP TIME: 30 minutes
Pineapple Pudding made with fresh milk and pineapple crush with sugar. A multipurpose recipe that one can use in dinner parties, leisure desserts and midnight craving.
In many region, pineapples are available throughout the year. But in here, and many other tropical countries these are available for a short period. The reason why, I used the preserved pineapple crush.
Whereas, Homemade pineapple Crush is very easy to make at home. When stored properly in dry jars and bottles, lasts about six months without any preservatives and about a year with preservatives.
When strawberries, pineapple or in fact any fruit is in season – make jams, preserves and chutneys so that you can enjoy desserts and cocktails for all round the year.
Anyway coming back to the recipe, this creamy fluffy delicious dessert is no less than a ultimate treat. Can’t wait anymore to share the recipe! Let’sss begin!
12 cream cracker
3/4 th cup pineapple crush
1+ 1/2 cup full fat milk (divided)
3 tablespoon of powdered sugar
1 cup wipping cream
1. In a saucepan place the pineapple crush, 1 cup milk, powdered sugar and heat until bubble starts to form. When sugar is mixed well and the mixture is simmering, reduce to medium-low heat. Stir until mixture thickens and turn into smooth paste. Set aside.
2. Dip the biscuits in the remaining milk and arrange in the bottom of 15 X13 cm (0.5L) dish. Spread 1/3 of the pineapple mixture over the biscuit layer. Then arrange another layer of dipped biscuits. Spread another 1/3 of mixture over the biscuits. Arrange last (third) layer of dipped biscuits on top and spread the last layer of pineapple mixture.
3. And at last, evenly spread a layer of fresh whipped cream at the top. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
4. Before serving place some dried cranberries/chopped pineapple on top.
So, which one are you going to try first and which one are you saving for later? Hit me in the comment section below.