For a lot of people, dessert is undisputedly the best part of a meal. It’s a little sweet treat that promises decadent flavors, usually capping off a fantastic main course, and potentially a starter before it. Some of the most popular desserts include rich chocolate fudge cakes, refreshing ice cream or sorbet, and even creamy, moist brownies and cookies. Don’t get it mixed up, these desserts are fantastic, they’re popular for a reason, however, if eaten too frequently, they can end up getting a bit boring and lose the magic.
There is a world of magical desserts out there, offering interesting flavor and texture combinations, but here are some of the best and most delightful desserts, using ingredients you wouldn’t think about using, or wouldn’t associate with desserts altogether. Let the craziness commence.
Poppy Seed Hemp Loaf
Before we dive into this dish, it’s essential to get one thing straight: hemp is not marijuana, or ‘weed’ or ‘pot’ or whatever the kids call it these days. Yes, hemp is from the same genus of plants, but unlike the drug, it contains only trace amounts of THC – the chemical that provides the psychedelic and sensory effects associated with the drug. So, adding hemp into your cooking isn’t going to make you high, so why use it? Because it’s tasty, of course, and also packs in a lot of protein and other nutrients.
This dessert is excellent for those looking for a sweet treat, as it packs in both honey and lemon in the loaf as well as the icing, and is a light, fluffy dessert that isn’t too naughty either. The hemp seeds, along with the poppy seeds, combines to make a nice flavor, with hemp seeds being described as tasting similar to sunflower seeds and pine nuts. The Hemp Cookbook has the full recipe, as well as other hemp infused dishes, if you’re tempted to try this nutritious dish, make sure to visit the best place to buy hemp seeds.
Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Clusters
Chocolate on potato chips. I know, it sounds like it shouldn’t work, but if you like white chocolate, potato chips and you like pecans then who’s to say you won’t like this. Just these three unusual ingredients come together to create something unique, delectable, and crucially, requires no baking, making it a super easy dish for anyone to try. It’s a perfect treat to bring to a party, and are sure to get the kids, and even grown-ups intrigued, and then subsequently addicted due to how great they are. The best-flavored potato chips to go for are the simply salted ones, as other flavors could overpower and ruin the delicate balance. Check out Taste of Home for the full recipe.
Lemon and Rosemary Shortbread Cookies
Rosemary has a fine scent, in fact, a beautiful scent, but for a lot of people, they wouldn’t consider eating it, due to the overpowering and punchy floral nature. However, in these cookies, the lemon and rosemary combine to make a luscious sweet treat for everyone to enjoy, plus the purple coloration makes these look adorable too.
If you want to give it a go at home, the full recipe is at twopeasandthierpod.com.
These shortbreads are super buttery and moist and work great for teatime. The combination of savory rosemary with the sweetness of the lemon makes for an exciting twist and a dueling flavor sensation.