Quick Desserts

Hosted by Carol Junkins
Group active since Sun, Dec 08, 2013

We are all so busy today yet we want a decadent dessert. Time is limited. So help us out please and post your easiest and quickest dessert recipes here ! Thank you all you will be helping many of us !

George Levinthal
Dec 27, 2015

Fall Harvest Quick Bread.

I've gotten into a baking kick lately and put this once together using the filling I make for bread pudding and pie. It's apples, pears, dried cherries and chopped walnuts. It's almost more of a coffee cake than a quick bread as it's probably better warmed up with a little ice cream on it or whipped cream. Give it a try and enjoy. Happy New year. Fall Harvest Quick Bread

Carol Junkins
Oct 27, 2015

Did you know ?

*Salted water boils faster
* A tablespoon of butter or oil added to the cooking water for pasta will keep the water from boiling over
* All vegetables that grow above the ground should be put on to cook in rapidly boiling water
* All vegetables that grow below the ground should be put on to cook in cold water *
* The addition of parsley in a recipe containing garlic will offset the aftertaste and odor.
*Ginger will accomplish the same thing in Oriental recipes.
*Whipped butter is more attractive, easier to spread, and one tends to use less. !
(although whipped butter is more expensive at the market, you can whip your own with your electric mixer and enjoy the difference without the expense.)
*Relishes were the colonial substitute for salads. To "eat with relish" as the saying goes, is to enjoy indeed, and Americans are the greatest users of relish in the world.

Carol Junkins
Aug 11, 2015


Almond Macaroons

Though the Jordan Marsh Bakery was well known for its delicious Blueberry Muffins, another of their equally famous desserts were
"Jordan Marsh Almond Macaroons "

Copycat recipe for Almond Macaroons that were sold at
the Gilchrist Department Store in Boston, MA.
Similar to Almond Macaroons sold by the Jordan Marsh Dept Store.

1/2 lb (1 cup) almond paste
1 cup confectioner's sugar
3 egg whites
Pinch salt
1/2 tsp vanilla Granulated sugar as needed

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

In a mixing bowl, chop the almond paste. Add the confectioner's sugar. Mix with your fingers until blended well. Add the egg whites, one at a time, blending well after each addition. Add the salt and vanilla. The dough will be soft but will hold its shape when dropped from a spoon.

Put the dough in a pastry bag with a plain, round decorating tip. Line ungreased baking sheets with parchment paper. Pipe the dough into rounds about an inch apart on the cookie sheets. Sprinkle the cookies with granulated sugar. Bake for 20 minutes To remove the cookies, slide the parchment paper onto a damp cloth, then gently loosen the cookies with a spatula. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool completely.

Carol Junkins
May 29, 2015

Just to let you know

I started a new Group called "Foods that made New England Famous" hope you'll join me there for some interesting recipes and the stories behind them.

Carol Junkins
May 11, 2015

I just love quick desserts

Hope you will all add your easy breezy recipes here ~ can never have enough !!

Carol Junkins
Jan 25, 2015

Want a quick dessert???? Got it ~~~

2 Ingredients Angel food cake mix and 20 oz crushed pineapple can, blend and cook at 350 degrees for 33-38 minutes at 350 degree oven !!!!!
I spread coconut oil over the cake while still warm and then sprinkled coconut on top, oh yea !!!! Can't believe how easy this is !!!!

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Carol Junkins
Jan 13, 2015

Hello all ~

Hope you can keep adding some quick dessert recipes here ! We get so busy we don't always have time for complicated ones ~ check out the ones that are posted here already !!!! Some great ones !!!! Thank you all for the ones you have posted !!!