4 Quick Dessert Recipe Ideas for Busy People
For some people, cooking and baking are satisfying and rewarding since they get to eat something delicious that is specially made by themselves. However, having the time to cook and bake is slowly becoming a luxury for some individuals. According to a survey, 54% of Canadians eat out once a week or more, and 40% say they eat out for convenience since they have no time to cook. If you’re one of the people who have no time to cook meals, then you’re also likely to be too busy to bake desserts no matter how much you love baking. Luckily, there are quick and easy dessert recipes available out there that can help you satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your time.
Here are four quick dessert recipes you can try today:
Chilled fruit salad
As the name suggests, chilled mixed fruits are any combination of fruits you have at home that you slice and mix before putting them in the fridge. What’s great about them is that you can enjoy the fruits on their own or mix them with cream and vanilla extract. Also, there’s almost no limit to the type of fruits you can use. You can put strawberries, kiwi, bananas, grapes, and berries together and still make a satisfying dessert. And because they can be made in bulk and stored in the refrigerator for a longer time, you can easily take them out and enjoy this dessert for a couple of days.
Rice cooker cakes
You might be unaware, but you can also bake with your rice cooker. Given the smart tech that most appliances have today, even small rice cookers are highly versatile and can be used for baked goods. For instance, you can easily bake sponge cakes in your rice cooker without worrying about overbaking. This is because rice cookers automatically go to warm mode once it reaches a certain temperature, preventing your cake from getting burnt. And if you checked that your cake is still not yet fully baked, you can just turn it back to cook mode and bake it again. This allows you to bake and work on other tasks at home at the same time.
Another kitchen appliance you can use to bake aside from traditional ovens is a microwave. In fact, articles have noted that contemporary microwave ovens let you make pastries such as cakes, muffins, and brownies with just this one piece of equipment. All you have to remember is to use microwave-safe cooking wares when baking. For example, mugs are microwave safe and can easily fit inside most microwave models. That’s why recipes like microwave brownies in a mug are popular among those who want to satisfy their sweet cravings in a pinch. Because they’re so quick, it makes the best dessert recipe for anyone on the go.
Last on the list are toaster cookies. Specifically, toaster cookies made using ready-made mixes like our Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix at Susgrainable that can make baking more efficient. In our article on ‘Why Baking With Kids Matters’, we discussed how baking mixes are already pre-mixed and measured, thus, enabling you to reduce the time spent in the kitchen. With just a few extra additions and minimal fuss, these mixes can become delicious batters ready for baking in the toaster. Lastly, since toaster ovens are smaller, you’ll be able to clean them much faster than ovens, so you can get back to the rest of you day as quickly as possible.
Written by Aliyah Kayla Cullen