(Culinary.net) Do you know that moment when something sweet hits your taste buds and a smile instantly spreads across your face? It’s almost magic to some. To others it’s just simply bliss. This holiday season, try something that’s simple yet sophisticated for an easy way to ensure smiles all around.
Try an Easy Tiramisu Dip because whether you’re relaxing at home, having a small get-together with friends or joining your annual family gathering virtually, this dip is sure to spread culinary cheer.
The recipe starts with “easy,” and it holds true to its name. With a short list of ingredients and only a handful of instructions, this is something you can whip up (literally) in just a few moments. Also, using minimal tools in the kitchen is always a plus for at-home chefs. The only appliance needed to make this recipe is a mixer.
The outcome is fluffy, rich and sweet with a hint of espresso. It’s not overpowering, however, so little ones or non-coffee lovers can still enjoy this delicious dip.
This is also a unique dessert because it can be served cool or chilled. If you are planning to take a sweet treat to a party this holiday season, this is nearly perfect. No oven time needed and simple to serve to kids and adults alike.
Serve with ladyfingers or fruit to bring that sweetness to a whole new level, and it’s topped with a final sprinkle of cocoa powder to give it that extra appeal. You do eat with your eyes first after all.
Give this one a try and see the faces of your loved ones light up with joy this season. This creamy, tasty dip is sure to impress.
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Easy Tiramisu Dip
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon espresso powder
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 8 ounces Mascarpone cheese
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- wafers or fruit, for dipping
- In medium bowl, whisk heavy whipping cream and espresso powder until blended.
- In large bowl, use hand mixer to beat cream cheese until smooth. Add Mascarpone cheese and beat until combined. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating after each addition. Add vanilla extract; beat mixture. Add espresso mixture; beat until soft peaks form.
- Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
- Spoon mixture into serving bowl. Sprinkle with cocoa powder. Serve with wafers or fruit.
(Family Features) Holiday gatherings provide perfect opportunities to get creative in the kitchen. Spending quality time with family and friends over an unforgettably delicious meal is what the holiday season is all about, after all. Make sure to be the one everyone is raving about because you've brought something new and delicious to your event by transforming ordinary seasonal recipes with a clever, bold twist.
At first, changing a classic family recipe or whipping up a new, taste-tempting holiday dish may seem daunting. However, balancing taste and complexity doesn't need to be stressful. Simplify recipe planning with one versatile ingredient that provides a bold boost and creates real crowd pleasers: cooking wines.
Now is the time to make cooking wine a must-have in your kitchen essentials. Using a wine specially made for cooking provides consistent, momentous flavor, as it withstands high cooking temperatures and has a long shelf life. One option to try this season is Holland House Cooking Wines, with a long and delicious history of adding rich, robust flavor to a wide variety of culinary applications.
These cooking wines are perfect for plenty of recipes and come in savory and flavor-boosting varieties including: Marsala, imparting a sweet-wine flavor with hints of hazelnut; Red, offering a smooth, medium-bodied finish; White, featuring a slightly dry but distinct profile; and Sherry, offering a mild flavor with hints of nut and caramel.
If you're looking for recipe inspiration for your holiday feast, you can experience the bold flavors of Holland House with these soon-to-be holiday favorites. Serve Garlic and Herb Lamb Chops with Marsala Mushroom Sauce as your entree alongside Asiago and Bacon Orzo Medley. For a dessert no one can say no to, try scrumptious Buttered Pound Cake with Sherry Mascarpone and Soaked Berries.
Visit hollandhouseflavors.com for more taste-tempting holiday recipes.
Garlic and Herb Lamb Chops with Marsala Mushroom Sauce
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes plus marinating
Servings: 7 (about 2 lamb chops per serving)
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
- 4 teaspoons fresh garlic,minced, divided
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest, grated
- 3/4 cup Holland House Marsala Cooking Wine, divided
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 racks of lamb (approximately 3-4 pounds), trimmed and cleaned
Marsala Mushroom Sauce:
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 pound fresh baby bella or cremini mushrooms, cleaned
- 2 tablespoons fresh shallots, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup beef stock
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
- In large bowl, combine rosemary, 3 teaspoons garlic, lemon zest, 1/4 cup cooking wine and olive oil. Add racks of lamb, meat-side up, and cover bowl. Marinate 6-24 hours. After marinating, heat oven to 400° F. Transfer racks of lamb to heated, oven-proof saute pan on stovetop and sear each side 2 minutes until golden brown.
- Transfer oven-proof saute pan with lamb to heated oven and cook approximately 10 minutes, or until lamb reaches 135° F in center. Remove pan from oven and take lamb out of pan to rest.
- To make Marsala Mushroom Sauce: In same pan, melt butter over medium heat; add mushrooms and saute. Add shallots and remaining garlic, cooking until fragrant. Deglaze with remaining cooking wine. Add beef stock and whisk in Dijon mustard. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and cook 2 minutes to reduce and thicken.
- Carve racks of lamb by cutting between ribs. Serve drizzled with Marsala Mushroom Sauce. Garnish with parsley.
Asiago and Bacon Orzo Medley
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Servings: 11 (about 1/2 cup per serving)
- 4 ounces bacon, chopped
- 4 ounces white onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 2 cups fresh asparagus tips
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 cup Holland House White Cooking Wine
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 3 cups orzo, cooked according to package directions
- 1/2 cup shaved Asiago cheese
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- In large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Add onions and garlic to pan with bacon and saute until fragrant and soft. Cook onions until translucent.
- Add asparagus tips, cherry tomatoes, chicken stock and cooking wine to saucepan and deglaze.
- Add cooked orzo and Asiago cheese, stirring to combine. Cook 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Buttered Pound Cake with Sherry Mascarpone and Soaked Berries
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes plus marinating
Servings: 10 (2 pieces per serving)
- 3/4 cup fresh raspberries
- 3/4 cup fresh blueberries
- 3/4 cup fresh blackberries
- 1/2 cup Holland House Sherry Cooking Wine, divided
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 cup mascarpone cheese
- 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 pound cake, cut into 20 pieces
- In medium bowl, combine rasp-berries, blueberries, blackberries, 1/3 cup cooking wine, lemon juice, lemon zest and honey. Cover bowl and marinate at room temperature 30 minutes.
- In mixer, whip mascarpone by slowly adding heavy whipping cream, sugar and remaining cooking wine. Once thoroughly mixed, whip to stiff peaks.
- Butter both sides of each piece of pound cake and add to saute pan. Over medium heat, brown both sides of cake until golden. Place two pieces of toasted pound cake in individual serving dishes and let cool.
- Place dollop of whipped mascarpone on pound cake pieces. Garnish with marinated berries.
Source: Holland House Cooking Wines