If there is one thing I have learned from years of watching the Food Network it’s that any food you love can be turned into a dessert. Dessert tacos, dessert pizza, dessert salad, dessert guacamole… ok that last one might need to be re-evaluated. Most foods can have an evil twin brother.
Since I have been on a health kick for the better part of a year I have been looking for ways to literally have my cake and eat it too. Last week as I was cooking a romantic dinner for my girlfriend I came up with a fun idea. Bruschetta is something she loves to make, eat, and post pictures of on Facebook, so I decided to make a bruschetta dessert that might be a bit healthier than most sweets I am inclinded to make.
This is also a fun snack to make for kids, family or that special someone you are tying to impress. Lets face it, cooking is a dying art, most of us eat out or cook via the microwave. It’s damn sexy to find someone who not only makes their own food but does it with a little style.
The recipe is freakin’ easy. Feel free to try it at home and keep me updated on your results.
Ingredients as follows:
1/4 cup sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
3oz coffe liqueur
1 pinch cinnamon
1 loaf Dave’s Killer Bread Sin Dog
3-6 strawberries, sliced
1 handful of blueberries
1 pineapple sliced thin (a can on sliced pineapple will do)
Any other fruit you want to use (e.g. banana, blackberries, kiwi, etc)
Pour the whipping cream into a large bowl, add the sugar, vanilla, coffee liqueur and cinnamon. Use a hand mixer and beat until thick. This often takes a while so don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t happen in the first few minutes.
Slice the Dave’s killer bread thinly; if Dave’s Killer bread is not available use any raisin cinnamon bread. Toast it in the oven or a toaster for a few minutes. Once the bread is toasted place a dollop of whipped cream on the bread and then add any of the fruit you want. Try different combinations of fruit, strawberries and pineapple, blueberries and blackberries, etc…
The last step is the important one: eat the shit out of them!
And there you have it, a fun not too unhealthy treat. For those looking to get even healthier you may use less sugar (or none at all!) and drizzle a bit of honey on top of the whipped cream before you add the fruit. For those who can’t have dairy fear not! There are plenty of non dairy whipped cream options, from soy whipped cream to rice milk whipped cream, and more. This can easily be a vegan friendly dessert as well.
Enjoy your snack.
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