I guess this is a recipe but it’s more of a vague idea I had when I accidentally ordered too many plums. I originally stored the plums in the fridge and when they got a little less enticing to eat I decided they could become a baked good instead. This is very much a throw together recipe, you can adjust it to make as much or little as you like. You can make the streusel style topping I used or make an oatmeal topping if you prefer and it’ll pretty much turn out nice either way. I would recommend it for a rainy day with too much fruit.
If you’re not British you might not be familiar with the concept of fool which is usually a kind of puree fruit dessert. This parfait was inspired by a Christmas fool using fruitcake posted to the BBC but also didn’t really fit the definition of “fool”. In the end it’s basically a chocolate cake with fruit and whipped cream in a glass and you can call that whatever you like but the name “fool” is cute for a dessert so it’s fine if that’s what you want to call it. I used this chocolate cake recipe which takes about 5 minutes to throw together but feel free to use store bought cake or your own favorite chocolate cake.
These are pretty easy to make and they seriously look impressive despite having only a handful of ingredients. I like the really delicious childhood flavors of apple and cinnamon together. You can top this with powered sugar instead of mascarpone if you prefer and feel free to make the apple topping as complicated or simple as you like (I added ginger, nutmeg, and cardamom and used honey instead of sugar) so just have a good time with it.
Apple Cinnamon Crepes
I think it only took me an extra two years to make sweet scones but these are the best, they taste super fresh and almost like a cream dessert. They’re even more simple than savory scones but be aware this recipe makes enough for sharing.
Vanilla and Cardamom Scone
I’d never made truffles before but it turns out that they’re basically just balls of ganache that has been half-set and rolled up and they took all of a few minutes to make (plus setting time). You can basically make them any flavor by adding ingredients to the cream too.
Earl Grey Truffles
When people want a quick dessert they reach for cookies but these doughnut holes can be made in just about 20 minutes and they’re sure to impress because who makes doughnuts these days?
Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Holes
Stovetop pudding comes together easily in a couple of minutes and can be made to look extremely fancy for an easy dinner party treat. Top with whipped cream, pieces of fruit, or shaved chocolate for maximum effect or simply eat it right out of the bowl. Also you can sieve all the ingredients to make sure it doesn’t have any lumps at all or you can be like me and take your lumps where they happen.
This is a fairly easy to do cookie bar recipe which turns out delicious homemade cookie. The recipe called for a 13×9 but I used a 9×9 and it worked out okay as well. I made it in the stand mixer but you could easily make this by hand or with a hand mixer with the same amount of ease. It comes together in under 5 minutes so it’s the perfect recipe for a last minute dessert.