Desserts for the holidays
Desserts are my favourite thing to make. You can make them at any time, day or night, with whatever you find in your fridge and use all the creativity you want. Sometimes it does not work out quite as well as you wished, but most of the time sugar and spice make all things nice.
For the holidays with my family, I was responsible for the desserts. However, work was crazy, gymnastics was crazy and I did not have a lot of time to pull it together. This is what I made: Baked pineapple with mint - apple strudel with vanilla ice cream - biscuit roll with blue berries -
The baked pineapple is light and healthy for the more conscious guests. The apple strudel is just a guilty pleasure that never goes wrong. The biscuit roll is just a slice of heaven filled with strawberry jam, blue berries and covered with whipped cream and chocolate. All of them are easy-peasy to make!
The baked pineapple with mint
Decore and remove the skin of the pineapple and slice it up in halve rings. Get out a pan and grill the pineapple on both sides until it softens. Chop the fresh mint in the meantime and if you want you could pour some Calvados onto the pineapple to make it extra sweet. Then distribute the mint onto the pineapple and there you have it! You could serve it with some vanilla ice cream or keep it clean and healthy.
The apple strudel
Buy a roll of puff pastry, preferably square. Skin, decore and cut up apples into smaller pieces. Soften them in a pan with cinnamon, vanilla sugar and raisins. Afterwards let it cool off. At the bottom of the pastry distribute some speculoos (spiced biscuits), then cover divide the apple pieces equally in the middle of the pastry. Then weave the pastry over the apples pieces like a braid. Make sure the apple sauce is not dripping out of the side. Then cover the pastry lightly with some egg yolk and cinnamon. Bake it at 200° C for 20 minutes. Serve with a scoop of vanilla!
The biscuit roll
Mix up 6 eggs with about 80 grams of sugar & 20 grams of vanilla sugar. When the eggs and sugar have stiffed, carefully ladle through 100 grams of flour. Put the mixture onto a rectangular baking tray and bake for 10 minutes at 200°C. Afterwards get the biscuit out of the tray and cover it with strawberry jam and blueberries. (Or whatever else takes your fancy) Then carefully roll up the biscuit, and then cover with whipped cream and chocolate.