Desert is the best part of a shabbat meal! I love watching everyone’s (even adults) curious faces awaiting in anticipation for the desert. Desert is a great way of showing your creative side, because it allows you to be imaginative by assembling some fun goodies together.
When I make bake goods for shabbat, I always prefer them to be single-serving sized, appealing to lots of people, and fun to look at. People tend to over indulge on desert over shabbat, so single-serving helps with portion control for adults and kids. Being a busy mom also means that I don’t have several hours to devote to baking, so I like hassle free recipes. I make sure that my treats are not overly sweet or covered with sugar, so finding the right balance of yummy and healthy that is a crowd pleaser used to be difficult, until now.
Here are my top 5 creative shabbat deserts with fruit.
- 6 ripe and peeled bananas
- 1 bar of melted chocolate (I like the healthier 60%cocoa dark chocolate)
- sprinkles in a small bowl
- Popsicle sticks
Melt chocolate in a pot on the stove. While the chocolate is melting, take fresh bananas and chop them in half and place popsicle sticks in each banana. When chocolate has melted, dip bananas in it, and then stick them in the sprinkle bowl. Once your done with all the bananas, place them on parchment paper and place them in the freezer. Allow for overnight to freeze.
Banana ice cream
- Freeze 6 ripe peeled and chopped bananas
- 1 Tablespoon of sliced almonds (for garnish)
- Food processor
Puree frozen bananas in the food processor. When serving, top with almonds.
Strawberry Brownie Kabob
- Parve brownie recipe (packaged or your own recipe)
- 2 16-oz packages of large strawberries
- 1 bag marshmallows
- 2 squares of Baker’s melting chocolate
- Wooden skewers, cut in half
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray mini muffin tins with non-stick spray. Prepare the brownie batter according to the package’s instructions and divide batter among muffin tins. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean. Allow brownies to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Clean, dry, and cut the strawberries so both ends are flat. Layer the strawberries, brownies, and marshmallows on the skewers and lay them out on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second intervals until completely melted. Transfer to a piping bag or ziploc bag with the corner snipped off and drizzle each kabob. Transfer to the fridge to allow the chocolate to set and until ready to serve.
Conned Fresh Fruit
- 1 package of strawberries
- 1 package of cherries
- 1 peeled and diced
- 1 peach sliced
- 1 package of blackberries
- 1 package of ice cream cones
Wash all fruits well. Peel and dice up the mango, then slice the peach. Place a variety of the fruits in each cone before serving.
- 1 package of big strawberries
- Small melon baller to scoop
- Sliced almonds for garnish
- 3 egg whites
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
First make the frosting: combine egg whites, sugar, salt, and water to a heatproof bowl and set it over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water. Cook over medium, stirring constantly, until sugar has dissolved. Using an electric mixer, beat on medium-high until glossy, stiff peaks form (do not over beat), about 3 minutes; reduce speed to low, add vanilla extract, and beat just until combined. Cut the strawberries flat so they can stand, and then scoop out tops. Fill in pastry bag the frosting and pipe into berries until it brims over tops. Top with sliced almonds before serving.
What do you think of these creative treats? Which one of these desserts will you first try?