There is nothing I love more than making desserts from scratch…expect maybe aside from eating them! 😉
I love taking the time to ensure that everything is done correctly and I love seeing (and tasting) the final outcome! In making desserts from scratch YOU control the quality of the ingredients – which I love.
BUT – I know that everyone doesn’t have the time to make homemade desserts from scratch, so I’m going to share FIVE of my favorite “lightning fast desserts”! TWO of these desserts have already been featured on my blog and they are the recipes for my “Any Flavor Chip Fudge” (which has just been updated) and my “Turbinado Peanut Butter Cookies”. You can find them here…
Lightning Fast Fudge recipe – https://blaisethebaker.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/fudge-favorite-chocolate-fudge-and-favorite-peanut-butter-fudge/
Lightning Fast Cookie recipe – https://blaisethebaker.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/peanut-butter-cookies-with-turbinado-sugar/
The other three recipes I’m going to share are super simple and super delicious! I’ve made them a LOT over the years, and I hope that you will to. They are…
Lightning Fast Biscuits and Jam
1 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
Combine and turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
Knead the dough lightly for about a minute.
Roll the dough to 3/4 inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter. My biscuit cutter is approximately 2 inches.
Bake at 425 degrees on a lightly greased cookie sheet for 14 minutes exactly.
Top with your favorite jam and serve!
Makes about 6 large biscuits.
Lightning Fast Banana Bread Cookies
2 overripe bananas
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Mash the 2 bananas in a bowl with a fork or potato masher.
Add the oats and walnuts and stir to combine.
Drop tablespoons of batter onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Makes about 12 cookies.
Lightning Fast Cupcakes
1 box of chocolate cake mix
1 can room temperature soda
Any flavor of cake mix and any flavor of soda will work! Experiment! Try them all! My favorite though is chocolate cake mix and “Coca-Cola” – so delicious!)
Combine cake mix and soda and whisk together until smooth.
Pour the batter into a cupcake paper lined tin and bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes exactly.
Let them cool completely and then frost as desired! I really like “frosting” them with whipped cream!
This makes 12 regular size cupcakes.