Don’t you sometimes just fancy something sweet, that is delicious but easy to do. Cheesecake, Baked Alaska and Lemon Meringue pie are not difficult to do, but they do take time. Here are some really easy dessert recipes with not many ingredients that you might just have in your kitchen already, so are wonderful for a last minute decision to do a dessert.
One is a great ways to use up cream and lemons or lemon juice, and the other a fabulous way to use up bananas – and they both only take minutes to prepare!
Delicious desserts don’t have to be complicated. These really easy and quick dessert recipes are made with just three ingredients each and are low cost too!
Who says impressive desserts have to be complicated and expensive? Rhona has shared two delicious desserts that are so impressive, delicious, low cost and easy!
This banana dessert is ready in a few minutes and is really delicious. Ideal as an after school or late night snack too
Easy Banana Dessert
- 4 slices bread
- 2 large bananas, peeled and mashed
- 1-2 tablespoons Demerara Sugar
- Toast the bread on one side only under a grill
- On the untoasted side place some mashed banana.
- Sprinkle with some demerara sugar and return to the grill for a few minutes.
- Serve with either ice cream or pouring cream – very yummy and the kids will love it – but be careful as the sugar will caramelise and be very, very hot.
This next recipe is an easy Lemon Dessert to make without even an oven. In fact it is whipped up in just a few minutes and then can be put in the fridge until needed. Rhona even suggests a few variations to add some flourishes to the final result. Made with just three ingredients, it is delightfully simple.
Easy Lemon Dessert
- 1 397g tin condensed milk
- 1 300 ml of double cream
- Lemon juice fresh is best but Jif is OK
- In a large bowl mix together the condensed milk and double cream.
- Slowly stir in the lemon juice – I would advise doing it gradually and tasting as you go along – I once made it without tasting – with tongue curling consequences.
- Put some lemon mixture into individual wine glasses or I have some glass yogurt pots or any pretty dish (small) you have and leave in the fridge overnight.
- You could try putting some digestive biscuits in a polythene bag and bashing with a rolling pin or other similar piece of equipment to make the biscuits into crumbs and put a quantity into the bottom of each receptacle before adding the lemon mixture. This makes it more like a cheesecake.
- You could make it into a cake by mixing the biscuit crumbs with some melted butter and putting this into the bottom of a cake tin and topping with the lemon mixture.
- For a really, really easy dessert just put the bowl of lemon mixture in the fridge overnight and serve it any way you fancy.
- For a touch of added glamour maybe top the dessert with some lemon and/or orange jelly slices – you should be able to get them from the toffee counter
Rhona lives in Spain and loves experimenting with food both for herself and generously cooks for other people too.
I am retired and sadly I never had a family. I have always experimented in the kitchen and had many friends who like me didn’t have a lot of money. So I invited them to bring whatever they had and I try to cook something for all of us. One of my male friends always brought 6 eggs.
I now live in Spain and am trying to do something similar here – the food available is very different but actually more healthy and I am still able to experiment.
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