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Cooking for the holidays: 5 unusual desserts from different countries
Cooking for the holidays: 5 unusual desserts from different countries

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Video: 5 Showstopping Holiday Desserts From All Around The World 2022, December

When else to pamper your family, if not for the holidays? Each country has its own popular desserts. We present a selection of 5 interesting recipes for sweets that you can make at home.

Three Unusual Recipes Shared by Jamie Dean, Host of the Jamie Dean Homemade Dinner Program (12+), which is shown on the Food Network TV channel.

Crispy dessert with salted caramel (Italy)

For 12 servings: 6 cups puffed rice, 110 g butter, diced, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup whipped cream, 1 tbsp. l. light corn syrup, 1 tsp. sea ​​salt - plus another pinch for decoration, 300 g marshmallows, cooking oil spray (you can use vegetable oil instead of a spray).


Prepare a frying pan or baking sheet, sprinkle with a spray or vegetable oil (or brush). Also oil the parchment paper.

Place the puffed rice in a large ovenproof plate and set aside. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat, add whipped cream and corn syrup. Stir frequently and cook for about 7 minutes, until the sauce thickens: it should look like syrup. Salt. Remove the pan from heat, add the marshmallows to it, and stir the sauce until the marshmallows are completely dissolved. Then quickly pour the sauce over the puffed rice and stir well.

Spread the mixture over the skillet (baking sheet) and press with oiled parchment on top to make a thick crust. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt on top. Cool and cut into slices before serving.

7-layer pie (Mexico)

For 12 servings: 3 1/3 cups mini-pretzels (pretzels), 110 g butter, 2 tbsp. l. sugar, 1 cup dark chocolate shavings, 1 cup roasted peanuts halves, 1 cup lightly chopped potato chips with salt, 1 cup soft lightly chopped toffee, 1/2 cup peanut butter, 415 ml condensed milk, cooking oil spray (can be substituted vegetable oil).


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Preheat oven to 170 0C. Line a baking dish (30 cm diameter, 23 cm high) with foil, leaving a 5 cm margin on both sides. Sprinkle cooking oil on the pan or brush with vegetable oil. Place the mini pretzels in a blender and chop until crumbled, then pour into a deep bowl. Add butter and sugar there and beat well until the mixture is smooth. Pour it over the bottom of the baking dish. Then sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips, peanuts, potato chips, toffee and peanut butter. Top with condensed milk. Bake the pie about 25 minutes until golden brown. Let cool and cut the pie into squares before serving.

Parfait with strawberries (France)

For 2 servings: 1 1/4 cups chopped strawberries, 2 tablespoons l. sugar, 1 tbsp. l. lemon juice, 110 g mascarpone, 1/2 cup whipped cream, 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract, 1 cup crushed biscotti almonds.


Place strawberries, 1 tablespoon sugar and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved and let the strawberries sit at room temperature while you cook the rest. Transfer the mascarpone to a deep bowl and beat with a mixer to soften the cheese. Add cream, another spoonful of sugar, vanilla extract and whisk again. Prepare glasses or glasses in which you will serve dessert. Sprinkle biscotti crumbs at the bottom of the glass, the next layer is mascarpone, then strawberries. Repeat one more time. Top the dessert with biscotti crumbs.

The next two recipes are from the arsenal Patricia Heatonleading the program "Parties with Patricia Heaton" (12+) on Food Network.

Churros (Spain)

For 6 servings: vegetable oil, 2 1/4 cups pancake mix, 1 pinch allspice, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 3/4 cup hot water, 1/4 cup caster sugar, chocolate sauce.


You will need a pastry bag with a 1 cm nozzle, an empty salt shaker or pepper shaker and, preferably, a deep-fat thermometer.

Pour vegetable oil about 4 cm in height into a deep frying pan. Heat it over medium heat to 185 0C - the temperature can be measured with a thermometer. Place the pancake mixture, allspice and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon in a large bowl. Add hot water and beat until the lumps are dissolved. Transfer the dough to a pastry bag with a 1cm attachment. Mix the remaining cinnamon and sugar, then pour into a salt shaker or pepper shaker to decorate the churros.

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When the butter has reached the right temperature, gently squeeze the dough into it from a pastry bag - about 7-8 cm long. If the dough is sticky, separate it with a knife. Fry the churros for about 3 minutes until golden brown, turning them over from time to time. Then remove the dough from the butter, place on a paper towel and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve with chocolate sauce.

Baseball Cupcakes (USA)

For 24 cupcakes. Dough: 2 1/4 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. fine salt, 3/4 cup cocoa powder, 3/4 cup vegetable oil, 2 large eggs - shake, 1 tbsp. l. white vinegar, 2 tsp. vanilla extract, 2 tsp. instant coffee.

Glaze: 450 g softened butter, 8 cups of confectionery (fine) sugar, 2 tsp. milk, food coloring brown, orange, yellow and green, 1 tube of white confectionery gel.


You will need muffin tins, an ice cream spoon, and a cupcake decorating spatula.

Cupcakes. Line 12 muffin tins with foil, preheat oven to 170 0C. In one bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In the other, beat the vegetable oil, eggs, vinegar, vanilla, coffee and 1 cup of water until the mixture is smooth. Add the ingredients from the first plate to the second and mix well. Using an ice cream spoon, spread the dough evenly between the muffin tins, half full each. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes (check doneness with a toothpick). Remove the muffins from the oven and let cool completely.

For glaze: whisk butter and confectionery sugar in a mixer until smooth. Gradually add 1/4 teaspoon of milk and beat until smooth. Divide the frosting into 4 pieces. Add green, brown, yellow, or orange food coloring to each.

Decoration: Using a decorating spatula, spread the brown and orange frosting over the 12 muffins so that each is half brown and half orange. Repeat with the 12 remaining muffins, but use the yellow and green frosting. With white confectionery gel, draw a line down the middle of each cupcake, separating the colors. Then add 3 crosshatches over the white lines to make them look like soccer seams.

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