Are you looking for a way to dazzle your tastebuds, and send your mind on a delicious roller coaster? You can always look into making seasonal cake flavors, or try to bake scrumptious desserts that look as grand as chocolate wedding cakes and big birthday bash pastries.
But you don’t always have to literally go big to get enormous flavor out of your baking. In fact, mini pastries can give you plenty of kick in just one bite.
Here are few mini pastries you will love to dive into.
- Ice Cream Bundt Cake. This sounds as mouth-watering as it looks. This recipe starts with a Betty Crocker chocolate fudge cake mix, and takes a turn toward some serious fudgy goodness with the help of chocolate pudding, and ice cream. Along with the usual ingredients — eggs and vanilla — you add in buttermilk, and scoops of chocolate ice cream. Post-baking, you can even splash some chocolate ganache on top of these mini bundt rounds to drown yourself in richness.
- Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Balls. Can you tell this is a chocolate lover’s article? This could become you and your child’s most favorite guilty snack. It involves rolling peanut butter with butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla (fun for everyone, right?), and cooling it before dunking it in a pound of melted chocolate almond bark. You have to put them in the fridge to harden before eating, and you will fall in love with the peanut butter/chocolate combo all over again.
- Chocolate Mint Macaroons. Let’s face it — macaroons are to die for in general, but infuse them with a little mint chocolate, and be prepared for a whole new world of flavor. By adding some cream, corn syrup, and pure mint extract to a pot of melted chocolate, then mixing in some butter, you can create the perfect flavor combination. Put the mixture into a pastry bag and squirt it out in between two macaroons, and dust off the tops with cocoa powder.
So, who says you have to go to wedding cake shops, or birthday cake shops to get top notch pastries? Make them from the comfort of your own home, and wow your family.