Epimeles

the Pence family cookbook

Recipes in Category “Dessert”

Kaiserschmarrn

dessert breakfast pancake german austrian untested

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 100 g flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 L milk
  • 100 g butter
  • raisins

Preparation

Mix yolk, flour, sugar, vanilla extract, salt and milk to a thin dough; whisk the egg-white until it is stiff and mix it carefully with the dough. Melt the butter in a pan and add the dough. Sprinkle some raisins over it and fry it on low heat. Flip the omelette over, tear it in little pieces and fry through. Serve with powdered sugar and apple sauce or “Zwetschkenröster” (plum sauce).

(Serves 1 as a main-course or 2 as a dessert.)

Visit Salzburg


Yogurt and Apricot Pie

dessert pie apricot untested

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, crushed
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup warmed apricot preserves

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, almonds, oats and salt. In a large skillet, melt the butter in the oil. Add the granola mixture and cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until golden, 5 minutes; transfer to a 9-inch glass pie plate and let cool slightly.

Using a flat-bottomed glass, gently press the granola evenly over the bottom and side of the pie plate to form a 1/2-inch-thick crust. Freeze the crust for about 10 minutes, until completely cooled.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk the yogurt with the eggs, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla; whisk until smooth. Pour the filling into the pie shell and bake for 25 minutes, until the filling is set but still slightly jiggly in the center. Let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes. Pour the warm apricot preserves on top of the yogurt and gently spread in an even layer. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours. Using a warm knife, cut the pie into wedges and serve.

Food & Wine


Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

dessert breakfast bread lemon untested

Ingredients

  • 1 c. whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose)
  • 1 package (2 1/4 tsp., 1/4 oz., 7g) yeast
  • 3/4 c. sugar (divided)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. warm milk
  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c. Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp. poppy seeds
  • juice of 2 lemons + 1 tbsp.
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. milk

Preparation

Grease and flour a 10-cup bundt or tube pan. Set aside.

In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat pastry flour, yeast, 1/4 c. of the sugar, and salt.

In a microwave-safe bowl or saucepan, heat the milk and butter to 120 to 130°F. Stir the liquid together well before taking the temperature, and for best results, use a digital read thermometer. The liquid should feel hotter than lukewarm, but not so hot that it is uncomfortable or burns.

Add the milk mixture to the flour and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the eggs, all purpose flour, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, almond extract, lemon zest, and poppy seeds. Beat on high for 2 minutes.

Spread the dough/batter evenly into the prepared pan. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for 1 hour. Towards the end of the cake’s rising time, place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375°F.

Bake the cake for 20 to 25 minutes, until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

While the cake is baking, make the lemon soak: Place the juice of your two lemons and the other 1/2 c. sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium until the sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Let stand at room temperature while the cake bakes. Once the cake is turned out of the pan, pour half of the soak all over the outside of the warm cake, let absorb for 30 seconds, then pour the remaining half over.

To prepare glaze: whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon juice and milk in a small bowl, until smooth. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake and serve.

Red Star Yeast


Pink Strawberry Cheesecake

dessert strawberry cake pie

Ingredients

  • 200g cookies (for crust)
  • 100g unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 sheets leaf gelatin
  • 142ml single cream
  • 300g full-fat cream cheese
  • 100g + 2 tbsp. sugar
  • zest of a lemon (divided)
  • 6 tbsp. lemon juice (divided)
  • 750g strawberries (divided)
  • 142ml double cream
  • 1 medium egg white

Preparation

Seal the cookies in a plastic bag and crush tem to fine crumbs with a rolling pin. Tip into a bowl and stir in the butter, mixing thoroughly. Put the mix into a loose-bottomed 24cm (9–10") cake pan at least 5cm deep, and press down with a spoon to make an even crust. Chill in the fridge while you make the filling.

Soften the gelatin sheets in cold water for 5 minutes. Pour the single cream in a pan and bring it just to a boil, then take off the heat; wring out the gelatin sheets and add them to the cream. Leave to cool for a few minutes

Beat the cheese, 100g sugar, half of the lemon zest, and half of the lemon juice in a bowl until smooth. Mix in the cream and gelatine mixture and 300g of the strawberries, chopped.

Whip the double cream to soft peaks, then fold into the strawberry mix. Whisk the egg white in a clean bowl to stiff peaks, then fold it in as well. Pour into the cake tin and smooth. Chill for at least 2 1/2 hours, or until set.

To make the sauce, blend 250g strawberries and the other half of the zest and juice, plus 2 tbsp. sugar in a food processor or blender. Add more sugar if needed, then keep cool until ready to serve.

Serve with the last 200g strawberries halved and piled up in the center, along with the sauce.

BBC Good Food


Beer Ginger Cookies

dessert cookie beer

Ingredients

for the beer molasses:

  • 1 1/2 cup dark or light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup amber/brown beer
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

for the cookies:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup beer molasses
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Preparation

For the beer molasses:

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar, beer, cream of tartar and lemon juice. Stir gently until the mixture reaches a boil, and once it boils, do not stir again.

Let the mixture boil and thicken for 1 minute, and then remove from heat. Let mixture cool completely before using it in the recipe. You will have more molasses than you’ll use in this recipe; store the rest in the fridge for another use or more cookies.

To make the cookies:

Heat oven to 350F/175C.

Bring all of the remaining ingredients to room temperature before starting to mix the cookies.

In a medium-size bowl, sift flour and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy using a spatula or the paddle attachment if using a stand mixer.

Add beer molasses, salt, cinnamon, ginger and baking soda with butter mixture and mix until combined. Add eggs and beat until mixture until combined, making sure you scrap the bottom of the bowl between adding additional ingredients.

Add sifted flour and mix gently until combined. Place cookie dough in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let dough rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, up to 24 hours.

Once the dough has rested, use a cookie scoop to evenly portion out cookies. Right before baking, roll cookies in granulated sugar and place evenly spaced on the baking sheet. Bake for 6 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet and bake cookies for another 6 minutes.

AAS


French Apple Cake

dessert cake apple

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (about 4 1/4 oz.) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 oz.) dark rum (such as Myers’s)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large Granny Smith or Fuji apple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-in. cubes (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • Powdered sugar

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour an 8-inch round cake pan; line with parchment paper.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; set aside. Beat butter and granulated sugar with a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment on medium speed until lightened and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating until just incorporated. Beat in rum and vanilla until just incorporated. Add flour mixture; beat until just combined (do not overmix). Fold in apples.

Spoon batter into prepared pan, spreading to edges. Bake in preheated oven until top is golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack, about 30 minutes. Run a knife around cake edges to loosen from pan; invert onto a cake plate. Dust with powdered sugar, and serve.

MyRecipes


Pain d’Épices Belge

dessert bread

Ingredients

  • 400 g of flour; preferably 50/50 white and rye
  • 1 packet of chemical leavening (FIXME: how much is this?)
  • 200 g honey (preferably creamy, if available)
  • 50 g brown sugar
  • 20 cl milk
  • 1 tsp. ground anise
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground clove
  • 1 pinch of grated orange zest
  • 100 g of candied citrus zest or ginger (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. sliced almonds

Preparation

Gently heat the milk in a pot and add the honey and sugar to melt. Whisk to ensure it’s completely combined. Let cool around 10 minutes.

In a bowl, add the flours, leavening, and powdered spices and grated orange zest. Mix well. Add the milk mixture in batches, mixing well. If desired, add candied fruit/ginger.

Butter a large cake pan and add the dough. Let rest 1 hour before baking. Top with sliced almonds, if desired.

Bake at 285F/140C for around 90 minutes. The cake is cooked when the tip of a knife comes out clean. If it browns too quickly, cover the top with aluminum foil.

Remove from the pan and let cool on a rack. It tastes better if you let it rest 48h before eating.

two random recipes I found online, translated


Cake Au Butternut et Noisettes

dessert cake squash

Ingredients

  • 500g butternut squash flesh
  • 110g sugar
  • 75g butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 150g flour (self-rising, or ordinary + 1 tsp. baking powder)
  • 80g ground hazelnut or almond powder

Preparation

Steam the butternut squash flesh, if uncooked, and turn it into a smooth purée. Let cool. Preheat the oven to 170C. Separate the whites of the eggs, and beat to stiff peaks. Cream the softened butter and the sugar. Add the egg yolks, flour, baking powder (if using), and butternut purée. Finish by folding in the beaten egg whites. Turn out into a rectangular cake pan, buttered and flowered, around 5–6cm high. Bake 50 minutes: the cake is cooked when the tip of a knife comes out clean. Let cool a bit, then cut into squares or turn out.

Partenamut


Black Bottom Oatmeal Pie

dessert pie

Ingredients

All-Butter Crust

  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 pound (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • egg white glaze (1 egg white whisked with 1 teaspoon water)

Black Bottom Oatmeal Pie Filling

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate (we use 70%), chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 4 large eggs

Preparation

For the crust:

Stir the flour, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add the butter pieces and coat with the flour mixture using a bench scraper or spatula. With a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture, working quickly until mostly pea-size pieces of butter remain (a few larger pieces are okay; be careful not to overblend).

Combine the water, cider vinegar, and ice in a large measuring cup or small bowl. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the ice water mixture over the flour mixture, and mix and cut it in with a bench scraper or spatula until it is fully incorporated. Add more of the ice water mixture, 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time, using the bench scraper or your hands (or both) to mix until the dough comes together in a ball, with some dry bits remaining. Squeeze and pinch with your fingertips to bring all of the dough together, sprinkling dry bits with more small drops of the ice water mixture, if necessary, to combine. Shape the dough into a flat disc, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight, to give the crust time to mellow.

On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to form a round that is 2 to 3 inches larger than your pan, and about 1/8 inch in thickness. Transfer dough to pie pan and trim overhang to 1 to 1 1/2 inches. Transfer to freezer for 20 minutes. Position racks in bottom and middle racks and preheat over to 425°F. When crust has been in freezer for 10 minutes, remove and line it tightly with aluminum foil.

Pour the pie weights or beans into the pan and spread them so they are concentrated more around the edge of the shell than in the center. Place the pan on the preheated baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, until the crimped edges are set but not browned. Remove the pan and the baking sheet from the oven, lift out the foil and pie weights, and let the crust cool for a minute. Use a pastry brush to coat the bottom and sides with a thin layer of egg white glaze to moistureproof the crust. Return the pan, on the baking sheet, to the oven’s middle rack and continue baking for 3 more minutes. Remove and cool completely before filling.

For the filling:

Reduce the oven to 350°F. Spread the oats on a rimmed baking sheet and toast in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool. Reduce the oven temperature to 325°F.

To make the ganache layer, bring the heavy cream just to a boil over medium heat in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Remove from the heat and pour in the chocolate pieces. Swirl the cream around to distribute and cover the chocolate; let sit for 5 minutes. Whisk gently until smooth. Scrape the ganache into the cooled pie shell and spread evenly over the bottom. Place the shell in the freezer to set the ganache while making the filling.

In a large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, ginger, salt, and melted butter. Add the corn syrup, vanilla, and cider vinegar and whisk to combine. Add the eggs one at a time, blending well after each addition. Stir in the cooled oats.

Place the ganache-coated pie shell on a rimmed baking sheet and pour in the filling. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for about 55 minutes, rotating 180 degrees when the edges start to set, 30 to 35 minutes through baking. The pie is finished when the edges are set and puffed slightly and the center is slightly firm to the touch but still has some give (like gelatin). Allow to cool completely on a wire rack, 2 to 3 hours. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.

Epicurious


Tahini Cookies

dessert cookie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ¾ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds

Preparation

Place racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat to 350°. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, sugar, and honey in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in tahini, then add dry ingredients in 2 batches, beating after each addition until fully combined. Dough will be slightly sticky.

Place sesame seeds in a small bowl. Scoop out heaping tablespoons of dough (about 1 oz.) and roll into balls. Dip tops of balls in sesame seeds, pressing to adhere, and place, sesame side up, on 2 parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing about 2" apart. Bake cookies, rotating baking sheets halfway through, until golden brown, 13–15 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets (cookies will firm as they cool).

To make with already-sweetened tahini (e.g., flavored), just omit the honey.

BA, edited