Category: DESSERTS

Full Meal from the Grill

Full Meal from the Grill

— Using Kingsford Hardwood Pellets This post is sponsored by Kingsford. The opinion and text are mine. Cooking a whole family meal on the grill is not only a time-saver but also a very delicious way to prepare food. On top of that, you can create…

Banana Nut Oat Muffins

Banana Nut Oat Muffins

Banana Nut Oat Muffins are such a great way not only to use up all those ripe bananas but makes such an amazing breakfast as well. Often times when I cannot sleep I tend to bake. I am not a big baker as you all…

Nutella Rolls

Nutella Rolls

Nutella is an absolute favourite in my family, so I thought making Nutella Rolls would be appropriate as well as appreciated.

Nutella Rolls

I cannot say they are not. My family honestly licked two trays clean and asked for more.

These rolls are soft, sweet, fluffy and favourite among kids and adults. Trust me on that one!

Now that the kids are home from school you can totally make the dough at night, place in the fridge, the roll-out, spread with Nutella and bake in the morning.

It’s not even a hassle. On the other hand, you do not have to refrigerate. Just use instant active yeast and bake these rolls in an hour or so.

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Your family going to defiantly thank you when these come out of the oven. Even while they were baking my kids came out of the rooms asking what I was making.

Nutella Rolls

As you can see they are not hard to make at all. Also, they are delciosu so you have no excuse to make over the weekend or any other day of the week.

Also, I must say that my cinnamon rolls are pretty amazing too, so hop over and grab a very similar recipe to this one.

This dough is kind of “all-purpose” dough so you can make many amazing baked goodies just by using one type of dough.

Nutella Rolls

I will share more ideas using similar dough in the near future.

However, for now, I can tell you that you can turn this into savory rolls, maybe spread some butter and jam, or perhaps walnuts and sugar, which was my in-laws favorite.

I hope you try baking these tasty Nutella Rolls. If you do make them, please tag me on social media or Instagram.

@sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandraseasycooking.

Thank you so much for all your love and support! Let’s start this year on a sweet note! Happy Baking!

Breakfast ideas

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WAFFLE BREAKFAST BOARD

ALMOND JOY WAFFLES

THE BEST CINNAMON ROLLS

FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE

PB2 GLUTEN-FREE CHOCOLATE WAFFLES

FLUFFY CREAM CHEESE BLUEBERRY PANCAKES

BACON EGGS AND CHEESE CROISSANT SANDWICHES

Nutella Rolls
Breakfast Recipes
Yield: Makes 12 to 14 Rolls

Nutella Rolls

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Possible Additional Waiting Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 45 minutes

East, addictive and so delicious breakfast Nutella rolls.

Ingredients

STARTER

  • 1 pack dried yeast (1/4 oz)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk, warm to the touch (118ml)

DOUGH

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (500g/1 lb), plus a few tablespoons more for dusting working area
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, well beaten
  • 3/4 cup water (177ml)
  • 2 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil, plus for greasing bowl for the dough

FILLING

  • 1/4 cup Nutella

CLASSIC VANILLA GLAZE

  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk, substitute with heavy cream or half and half

Instructions

ACTIVATE YEAST

  1. It's not necessary if you have instant dry yeast, but I like to do it. So warm up milk for about 20 seconds in the microwave-safe bowl or a cup until warm to touch, then add sugar and dried yeast.
  2. Mix and allow the yeast to start to bubble.
  3. When you see yeast get bubbly and thicken on the top it is ready. It usually takes about 2-3 minutes, depending on the temperature. Never use hot milk or water.

PREP DOUGH

  1. Measure and combine flour, salt, and sugar. Mix it together.
  2. Place everything in the stand-up mixer bowl.
  3. Make a small well in the middle and add activated yeast.
  4. Using kneading attachment of your mixer start mixing slowly while adding 2 mixed or beaten eggs, room temperature/soften butter, and water mixed with oil.
  5. Adjust mixer to a higher speed and keep kneading for about 3-4 minutes or until the dough is becoming a ball and pulling away from sides of the mixer bowl.
  6. Do not overmix, there is no need. The dough will be softer on the touch.
  7. Transfer dough to well oiled larger bowl and cover. Place dough either in the oven or microwave so it could rise. If your oven has a proof setting this is a perfect time to use it, if not just keep it in the turned-off oven. Allow it to rise for the first time for about 45 to 60 minutes. You can make rolls after this point, but I do step 8. and 9. most of the time.
  8. It will double in size. Knead, cover and place in the fridge for about 6-8 hrs/overnight before making rolls.
  9. You do not have to chill the dough, however, they do come out so much better, plus it is easier to roll out. After chilling let it sit at the room temperature for about 15 minutes before rolling out.

FILLING

  1. Dust your working surface with a bit of flour. Roll out dough to (0.635cm) 1/4 inch thick. The size is approximately (38cm) 15 inches wide and (53cm) 21 inches long.
  2. Spread Nutella from one end to the other, but leave maybe 1/2 inch from the edge so it is easier to roll. You can add more or less. I will leave this to you.
  3. Slowly roll the dough until you reach the end. Pull ends to have an even end. Slice it in half, then cut the cylinder into 12 to 14 equal slices.
  4. Place cut side up and evenly spaced 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  5. Cover pan with plastic wrap or a large cotton kitchen towel and set aside in a warm place to let rise for at least 30 minutes to one hour. They need to double in size.

BAKING

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and bake them for 30 to 35 minutes. This also depends on your oven, and baking dish.
  2. If you are baking in the ceramic dish like I did, then bake at a lower temperature, I would do the same if you choose to bake it in cast iron, however, for a regular metal baking dish I would go to 375F and bake for about 25 minutes or until they are nicely golden brown.

GLAZE

Combine powdered sugar, melted butter, vanilla and milk in a large mixing bowl until smooth.
Pour over or drizzle warm rolls and spread.

Notes

Scraps aka leftover ends I place in the bigger ramekins and bake them as well. Nothing will be wasted!

Colcannon with Kale and Bacon

Colcannon with Kale and Bacon

Colcannon with Kale and Bacon is a tasty side dish and an excellent choice to make for St. Patrick’s Day, however, I could eat it probably every single day. Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish of buttery mashed potatoes with sauteed kale or cabbage. I…

Pineapple and Coconut Sheet Cake

Pineapple and Coconut Sheet Cake

Pineapple and Coconut Sheet Cake with a tasty frosting topped with toasted coconut flakes is a wonderfully rich cake, best if made one day ahead. If your family is anything like mine, we have to have something sweet after dinner. I am not a big…

Easy S’mores Sweet Pizza

Easy S’mores Sweet Pizza

Easy S'mores Sweet Pizza Recipe is sweet, delicious, chocolaty, and most definitely a crowd-pleaser

The first time I tried Easy S’mores, Sweet Pizza, I knew that I would love it. It is sweet, delicious, chocolaty, and most definitely a crowd-pleaser.

So, it all started when my son’s girlfriend brought home a similar sweet pizza from our local pizzeria.

Then, I said, I could most definitely make a much better s’ mores pizza and as you see I did.

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No, there is no healthy written in any bite that you take, but there is always pure bliss and satisfaction. Trust me on that one.

My kids, as well as my husband, loved it so much that I had to make Easy S'mores Sweet Pizza the next day again.

While many recipes use graham crackers for the crust I went a step further and made my crust from sugar cookies.

Yes, you can use store-bought sugar cookies that you find in your refrigerated section. However, you could make your own as well.

I included a recipe of my homemade sugar cookies in the recipe card just in case.

Anyhow, this one was such a treat. Well, a treat that I am not making often, but is so good every once in a while. If you never tried chocolate graham crackers then you are missing a lot.

They are simply fantastic especially in this Easy S’mores Sweet Pizza. We absolutely loved it!

I included a recipe of my homemade sugar cookies in the recipe card just in case you want to use in this Easy S'mores Sweet Pizza

My kids, as well as my husband, loved it so much that I had to make it the next day again.

Not to brag or anything, I am not much of a cake baker, but some desserts just click with me.

Hey, if you get inspired and make this tasty and Easy S’mores Sweet Pizza, please tag me on Instagram.

@sandraseasycooking with hashtag #sandraseasycooking. Thank you so much in advance!

Recipe

Sweet Recipes You Might Like:

SUGAR COOKIES CHOCOLATE CARAMEL SKILLET CAKE

NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE ALMOND BUTTER RITZ BARS

CRISPY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

I included a recipe of my homemade sugar cookies in the recipe card just in case you want to use in this Easy S'mores Sweet Pizza
Yield: SERVES 6

Easy S'mores Sweet Pizza

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Easy S'mores Sweet Pizza is super simple yet so delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 package Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup graham crackers, broken in pieces ( I used chocolate)
  • 1-2 cups marshmallows (miniature, regular size, or homemade)

Instructions

  1. Spread the softened cookie dough into a lightly greased pizza pan or use a silicone mat, flattening it to the edges. Note that the dough will rise a bit while baking like any cookie dough. Baking sheet 12.5 x 9.5 x 1 inch but you could go smaller, although the cookie crust will be thicker. Whatever you prefer.
  2. Press handful of chocolate chips into the dough, about 1/2 cup, use more if you wish.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 minutes until it just begins to brown.
  4. Remove the cookie from the oven and sprinkle the top with the chocolate chips, graham crackers and marshmallows. Recipe for homemade marshmallows
  5. Return the cookie to the oven for an additional 8 minutes until crust is brown and chips and marshmallows are almost melted.
  6. Allow cooling slightly before serving. Garnish with more chocolate chips and marshmallows, if desired.

Notes

Homemade Sugar Cookies (Makes 2 smaller pizzas)

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar (Usually you would use 1 cup of sugar, but we are using it for as a crust so I used a bit less)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk


DIRECTIONS

  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  1. Place butter and sugar in a large bowl of an electric stand mixer and beat until light in colour.
  2. Add egg and milk and beat to combine. Put mixer on low speed, gradually add flour, and beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl.
  3. Divide the dough in half, wrap in waxed paper, and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Remove 1 wrapped pack of dough from refrigerator at a time.
  5. Use two parchment papers, plastic wrap or wax paper to roll out dough much easier. This way you do not have to use additional flour or powder sugar to roll out and also it does not stick.

The Best Cinnamon Rolls

The Best Cinnamon Rolls

What do we have here? Yes, I have The Best Cinnamon Rolls for you all. They are so fluffy, tasty, sweet and comforting. I have made these almost every other day until I got the best measurements. My family loves these rolls, but they are…

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are the most popular cookies during the holiday Xmas season at my house. It is a shame that I never posted on my blog. The thing is I always thought that there are so many recipes online why would you even make mine.…

Homemade Classic Marshmallow

Homemade Classic Marshmallow

Homemade Classic Marshmallow

If you told me a couple of years ago that I will make Homemade Classic Marshmallow, I would not believe you.

I always thought I was not talented enough or patient enough to make my own. With that being said, I was not aware of how easy they are to make.

Well, I must admit that ever since my husband surprised me with KitchenAid I have been making all kinds of delicious recipes.

Homemade Classic Marshmallow

Much like an air fryer, I have no idea how did I ever live this long without these two kitchen gadgets. It is Life-changing!

Anyhow, my family was shocked to learn that I made these beauties. Yes… and I was really proud of myself.

To be honest, I gave myself the challenge to learn some to-go easy desserts this year as well as next. I mean, to have more patience and learn. That is my goal for next year.

Recipe

What did I learn making homemade Marshmallow?

  • You could replace the vanilla extract with a different flavor extract, such as peppermint, almond, lime or lemon, maple, etc.
  • After cutting marshmallows into the shape you want, you may dip them in melted chocolate, or drizzle on top.
  • You may use cookie cutters or just a sharp knife to cup them. Make sure to coat a knife into the sugar-corn starch mixture to prevent marshmallows from sticking.
  • Be patinate! It is a key to successfully make these, on the other hand, you really cannot possibly fail.
  • If you wish to add anything in the marshmallows after flavoring with the vanilla extract, fold in mini chocolate chips, cocoa nibs, cinnamon, or your desired mix-in.
Homemade Classic Marshmallow

What equipment to use:

  • Candy Thermometer is a must. This classic thermometer you may use when you make jelly as well as for deep frying.
  • Nonstick Bakeware Nonstick Baking Pan With Lid, Rectangle – 9 Inch x 13 Inch. It is fantastic when you pour in your sicky marshmallow mixture to have strength corners and higher sides. Also, the fitted pan lid is always great to have.
  • A stand mixer with a whisk attachment is one gadget that makes processes of making marshmallows easier. You turn it on, set an alarm to 13 minutes and wait until the magic happens.
how to make Marshmallow

If you get inspired and make Homemade Classic Marshmallow using this recipe, please tag me on Instagram.

@sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandraseasycooking. Thank you so much in advance!

Try making these with my homemade hot cocoa. It is the best mix ever.

recipes
Yield: 1 batch, approximately 48

Homemade Classic Marshmallow

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Rest Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes

Simple and easy homemade classic marshmallow recipe.

Ingredients

Blooming Gelatin

  • 3 packages unflavored gelatin (one envelope of powdered gelatin (about 1/4 ounce/7g)
  • 1/2 cup (4oz/118ml) iced cold water

Sugar Syrup

  • 1/2 cup (4oz/118ml) iced cold water
  • 10 ounces (1.4 cup/283g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (12oz/340g) light corn syrup
  • Pinch of salt

Coating

  • 3/4 cup (85g) powdered sugar, more if needed
  • 3/4 cup (85g) cornstarch, more if needed

Additional

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Oil for greasing a pan

Equipment

  • Heavy-duty saucepan
  • Heavy-duty flat rubber-silicone spatula
  • Mini sieve or similar
  • Stand Mixer with the whisk attachment or
  • one large bowl with an electric mixer
  • Rectangular pan, preferably 13 by a 9-inch metal baking pan
  • Candy Thermometer

Instructions

Blooming Gelatin

  1. Combine the gelatin with 1/2 cup of the cold water in the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk attachment.

Sugar Syrup

  1. Combine the remaining 1/2 cup water, the granulated sugar, corn syrup and salt in a heavy-duty saucepan. Place over medium-high heat, cover and allow to cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Uncover, clip a candy thermometer onto the side of the pan and continue to cook until the mixture reaches 240F (115 degrees C), approximately 8 minutes.
  3. So, when the sugar mixture reaches 240F, remove from the heat right away.

Marshmallow Process

  1. Turn the mixer fitted with the whisk attachment to low speed then while running, slowly pour the hot sugar syrup down the side of the bowl into the gelatin.
  2. Once you have added all of the syrup, increase the mixer the highest speed. Continue to whip until the mixture becomes very thick and is lukewarm, approximately 13 to 15 minutes.
  3. Add the vanilla at the last minute of whipping. 
  4. Combine the powdered sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl. Lightly apply vegetable oil and brush on or use a kitchen paper towel to add the oil a 13 by a 9-inch metal baking pan with vegetable oil. Add the sugar and cornstarch mixture in an empty sugar shaker, sifter, mini sieve or fine strainer and move around to completely coat the bottom and sides of the pan. Return the remaining mixture to the bowl for later use. Shake a pan to coat with sugar and cornstarch mixture everywhere even on the side pf the baking pan.
  5. When it is ready, pour the mixture into the prepared pan, using a lightly oiled spatula for spreading evenly when you transfer it into the pan. Generously dust the top with enough of the remaining sugar and cornstarch mixture to lightly cover. Reserve the rest for later.
  6. Allow the marshmallows to sit uncovered for at least 4 hrs to set or overnight. If you could wait, they are the best if you leave them overnight.
  7. Turn the marshmallows out onto a cutting board and cut into about 1-inch squares (they could be bigger or smaller) using a knife dusted with the powdered sugar mixture.
  8. Once cut, lightly dust all sides of each marshmallow with the remaining mixture, using additional if necessary, of course. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
  9. Eat responsibly!

Notes

  • You may add other flavors and colors to the classic marshmallow.
  • Each pouch of unflavored gelatin will gel 2 cups (500mL) of liquid and up to 1 1/2 (375mL) cups of solids.
  • You could make this using one large bowl with an electric mixer with appropriate attachment but it will take some time so be prepared to mix for at least 13 minutes.
  • Blooming Gelatin: It involves sprinkling the powdered gelatin into a liquid and letting it sit for about 5 minutes.


Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole

Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Minerva Dairy. All opinions are entirely my own. Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole is an appetizing and amazing side dish or dessert that will make any holiday dinner that much more special. The holiday season is…