3 Delicious Dessert Recipes Perfect for Mother’s Day

FoodNetwork.com knows How to Make Delicious Dessert Recipes Perfect for Mother’s Day.  These three recipes are fabulous to have someone make for you if you don’t want to make them for yourself {laughing}.  They include Chocolate Filled Almost Macaroons, Sugared Puff-Pastry Tea Cookies and Mom’s Chocolate Pudding.  Happy Mother’s Day, y’all!

chocolate pudding

Mom’s Chocolate Pudding Recipe – Here’s a great recipe for actually making pudding from scratch.  Ever done it?  If not, you should give it a go.  It’s delicious!

Mom's Chocolate Pudding Recipe
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Recipe type: dessert
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Serves: 6
 
Chocolate Pudding from scratch
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups whole milk
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch process)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped, plus more for garnish, optional
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar
Instructions
  1. Whisk the milk, granulated sugar, cocoa and cornstarch constantly in a nonreactive medium saucepan over medium-high heat until the cocoa has fully dissolved and the mixture starts to simmer, about 8 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, and continue to cook, whisking, until the mixture thickens to the consistency of a light gravy, 6 to 7 minutes more. Stir in the chopped chocolate, vanilla and a pinch of salt and continue to cook, whisking, until the chocolate has melted and the pudding is thick and creamy, about 2 minutes more. Remove the pudding from the heat, add the butter and stir until the butter has melted.
  2. Divide the pudding evenly into six 6- to 8-ounce ramekins or glasses. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight until cold and fully set.
  3. Before serving, pour the cream and confectioners' sugar into a chilled medium bowl. Whip the cream with a whisk or an electric mixer until soft peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes. Top each pudding with a dollop of whipped cream and chopped-chocolate garnish if using.

chocolate macaroons

Chocolate Filled Almond Macaroons – These crispy chewy cookies are as tasty as they are pretty. Beware though, they can also be very temperamental! Don’t worry though, even the less than perfect macaron is still delicious and gorgeous.

Puff Pastry Cookies

Sugared Puff-Pastry Tea Cookies – Made with puff pastry sheets, these cookies are super easy to make and perfect for afternoon tea!

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