It’s the season of autumn which is also synonymous with the season of Halloween, freshly-squeezed orange juice, pumpkin-spiced lattes, chocolate chip cookies, and hazelnut brownies. Autumn brings out the will to transform and the energy to change, but it also brings in the numbing feeling of letting whilst retaining one’s enigmatic perennial self. One thing that remains is a beautiful plate of food. The world outside may be a bit dim and shallow, which can be the primal cause of mood swings and frivolous episodes of irritation. To compensate for that, autumn-themed desserts are the perfect mood lifter.
I do have my top two favourites. They are called ‘Landslide’ and ‘Rollercoaster’. Here are quick recipes to make each one of them. To make ‘Landslide’; take any cookie of your choice, like Oreos or Marylands. Break them up until they form a fine powder, AKA your regular cookie crumble. Spread the crumble in a circular shape onto a plate and add a piece of your favourite brownie right in the middle. Put the plate into the microwave for thirty seconds until the brownie is soft but has held its structure together. Put a scoop of your favourite ice cream, (vanilla recommended) and add sprinkles of autumnal shades of yellow, orange, red and brown. Add some pieces of dry fruits or nuts like crushed cashews, almonds, apricots, and pistachios. Finally, add crushed pieces of your cookie and some sliced tiny pieces of strawberries, berries, apples and pineapple around the crumble and on the ice cream. At last, slice your fork right into the middle of your dessert to see the ice cream drip and bring a small landslide of all your added toppings into your mouth! The Perfect Landslide!
Autumn-themed desserts are the perfect mood lifter.
The recipe for the dessert Rollercoaster is to take any kind of sweet roll, be it your regular Tesco Swiss Roll or a hot cinnamon roll from your nearest bakery. Add a handful of chocolate chips to it and a spoonful of peanut butter right in the middle of the roll, try not to break the roll! Add your favourite sweet syrup, such as honey maple or apple sauce. Add the mandatory autumn-hued sprinkles, get some orange and apple slices and decorate them around your roll, as well as some pumpkin powder and icing sugar. Keep it in the refrigerator for a decent ten minutes. The coolness of the fresh fruits will hit against the lukewarm roll and the sweet syrup. This lukewarm dessert brings dollops of comfort with just one spoonful!