Great Dessert Recipes for Thanksgiving
By Claire Wilson
Thanksgiving gives you a great reason to gather your family and friends and surprise them with your cooking skills. One of the things I have the most fun doing is choosing a new dessert recipe for a family dinner. If you already know what you are going to cook for the main course, check out these cake recipes that will make your guests roll their eyes with pure ecstasy of taste. Thanksgiving is a holiday that embraces soft autumn colors and flavors. Surprise your family with these no-fail recipes for novice bakers:
Pecan pie is an essential ingredient of any Thanksgiving dinner. Its rich taste and a combination of mixed nuts and vanilla will create a holiday mood in your house.
Before you start preparing the ingredients, you need to buy some unsalted natural nuts. You can choose Brazilian nuts, almonds, pecans and hazelnuts. Pick any nuts you like!
You can find a lot of pecan pie recipes online. I recommend you try this Pecan-plus pieby Nigella. This killer recipe will make your guests fall in love with your pie. Even kitchen dabblers can make this heavenly pie without spending the entire day baking and preparing the ingredients.
For this recipe you will need:
– half tsp salt;
– 125 g. any vegetable oil;
– 60 ml. milk;
– 150 g. golden syrup;
– 225 g. plain all purpose flour;
– 100 g. soft butter;
– 200 g. brown sugar;
– 1 tsp. Vanilla extract;
– 350 g. of nuts;
– 3 free range eggs
You need to preheat your oven to 180C. Take a large bowl and mix salt, milk, flour, and oil. Take a flan dish and spread the dough over the bottom and the sides of the dish. Place it in the freezer. Put the syrup, brown sugar and butter into a saucepan and melt the ingredients over a low heat. When the ingredients are melted add some vanilla and take it off the heat. Let the mixture sit for ten minutes until cool.
Take the dough out of the freezer, spread the mixed nuts over the dough. Now you need to whisk the eggs with sugar and syrup and pour the mixture over the dough and nuts.
Bake your cake in the oven for approximately 40 minutes. The cake is ready when the pastry turns golden.
Exquisite smell of the cake will put your guests in a holiday mood. In order to make a killer cake you need to have the right tools and high quality ingredients. The right shape of your tin will help you in creating a dessert masterpiece to woo your guests. You can experiment with the ingredients and add some cloves, cinnamon and ginger to highlight the Thanksgiving spirit. I can promise you that this devilishly delicious vanilla cake will become your favorite holiday treat.
Here is what you need for this recipe:
– 225g. of soft butter;
– 300g. of brown sugar
– 6 free range eggs;
– 350g. all purpose flour;
– 250g. plain organic yoghurt;
– 4tsp. vanilla extract and 2 tbsp. icing sugar;
– a pinch of bicarbonate soda;
First of all, you need to preheat your oven to 180C. Take a large 2.5 litres tin and butter it. If you don’t have much time, put all the ingredients except for the icing sugar into the food processor and mix it all together. If you prefer making it the old-fashioned way, you need to mix soft butter with sugar in a bowl. When the sugar dissolves and the butter becomes light and fluffy add the free range eggs one by one with a spoon of flour. Add the rest of the flour to the mixture and whisk it well. Add ½ tsp of soda, vanilla and yoghurt. When the mixture is ready pour it into the buttered tin and place it in the oven.
It will take you around 45-60 minutes to bake the cake. You can check if the cake is ready by putting a skewer into the middle. When the cake is ready the skewer should come out clean. Take the cake out and let it sit for 15 minutes. Turn the cake out and let it slide out of the tin.
You can put some icing, chocolate or whipped cream on top of the cake when it is cool.
Ms. Jensen is a leading advocate for families and children and was the founder and president of ACES, The Association for Children for Enforcement of Support.
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