Once you've made traditional German-style soft pretzels from scratch (using your stand mixer, of course), you'll never settle for those street-vendor imposters again. This airy, soufflé-like take on cheesecake is super simple to make, thanks to a minimal ingredient list and plenty of whipping from the stand mixer.
With a good amount of dough in the bowl, it is easier for the mixer to do its job and properly knead it. These meringues are intentionally oversized, so they're just as good hung from the Christmas tree as they are to eat.
And if you can't get the hang of the twisting technique that makes these Parisian rolls so beautiful, don’t worry! Recreating it as a giant layered treat means keeping the same flavors, but whipping up nougat fluffy enough to eat by the forkful with soft peanut-studded caramel.
Many of the fine-quality bittersweet chocolates sold at supermarkets typically contain 50 to 60 percent cocoa solids. Garlicky brown butter (beaten into the dough and brushed on top) makes these rolls especially fragrant and delicious.
These individual baked meringues get extra flair (and a gorgeous magenta hue) from the addition of pulverized dried hibiscus flowers. The genoise-style sponge cake includes melted butter for a tender, flavorful base, and sour cream adds brightness to the whipped-cream filling.
Smoothing them out with an oiled offset spatula and letting the first layer cool completely before proceeding. Is key to their texture and flavor; look for it alongside jams and jellies in the supermarket, or at farmers’ markets, or make your own.
Flavorless sheets of edible wafer paper keep the strips from sticking to one another. Yes, the dough is buttery, but replacing the traditional brown sugar in the filling with puréed dates is a nutritional game-changer.
To encourage the soufflé to rise sky-high, grease the inside of the baking dish with butter and sprinkle it with sugar. The sugar prevents the soufflé from sticking to the sides while helping the cake to climb up to the loftiest heights.
Making a light, airy mousse from of store-bought peanut butter is suddenly simple with a combo of your stand mixer's paddle and whisk attachments. Laden with chocolate, butter, and old-world charm, this baba is luscious when served as dessert, an afternoon snack, or breakfast.
Just spread pesto onto a puff pastry, add some Parmesan, and twist. Give your fried pickles a major upgrade with these oven-baked chips, complete with a horseradish chipotle sauce.
Seven-layer dip is a party staple, so everyone will love getting adorable individual servings. Warning: You won't want to share these cheesy breadsticks with anyone.
Perfect for summer, sweet corn fritters and spicy aioli dip make for a killer appetizer. Simple yet delicious, these garlicky baked wedges taste amazing dipped in blue cheese dressing.
You'd never guess that these Iquitos are filled with a mixture of smashed chickpeas, chopped artichokes, and a butternut squash sauce. As if these jalapeño poppers weren't already incredibly delicious, a drizzle of sun-dried tomato aioli takes them to the next level.
All you need to do to make these tasty bites is scoop out the inside of the potatoes and stuff with a guacamole mix. The options are endless with these mini cheese balls.