We’ve all been there. Whether you’re running late to a party, need a quick treat, or just don’t have the time to wait for a cake to bake, we know that life can get crazy. But don’t stress! Desserts are for treating yourself, and we’ve got you covered with 4 of the easiest “last minute” desserts.
Cookies: A Recipe for Joy
The whole world loves cookies. Whether you call them cookies, biscuits, galletas, or keks, these sweet, cake-like confections have been delighting people for centuries. Culinary historians believe that the first cookie was created in 7th century Persia, and bakers have been creating new recipes ever since.
Enjoying a warm and gooey cookie is one of those simple joys in life that evokes feelings of comfort and pleasure. But sometimes you reach into the jar expecting a soft cookie and instead get hard crunchy hockey puck. Whether it’s due to a mistake in the baking process or because the cookie is getting stale, a hard cookie is a real disappointment.
Don’t let it get you down. With one simple trick you can turn that tough cookie into the chewy delight you were hoping for.
About the author, Jenna Huntsberger
Originally from Eugene, Oregon, Jenna moved to DC in 2005 to work in nonprofit communications. After deciding her real passion was pastry, she founded Whisked! in 2011, selling baked goods at a local farmer's market. Today, Whisked! cookies and pies are carried in more than 100 retail locations, and have been featured in publications like the Washington Post, Washington City Paper, and NPR.
With the Holidays fast approaching, you may be wondering, “What gifts should I get for my vegan friends?”
Vegans avoid using animal products. They don’t eat animal products, like meat and cheese. And they don’t wear or use animal products, like leather or mink (hello, makeup brushes!).
You might be unsure what gifts are vegan and cruelty free.
We’ve put together a list of the best gifts for vegans so you can confidently cross your vegan friends and family off your shopping list!
You can classify yourself as a “stress eater” if your first instinct is to reach for something sweet to eat in order to soothe your nerves. There are millions of others out there who are just like you, longing for the comfort that sugar provides during stressful situations.
We love sweet treats here at Whisked! and have been guilty in indulging in a cookie (or two) after a hard day. It got us thinking: What desserts do other Americans reach for when they are stressed?
Well, we decided to find out! We polled 1,000 people to see what is their guilty pleasure when they are frazzled.
Do you ever find yourself indulging in a luscious dessert and thinking what mastermind came up with this scrumptious delight? You are not alone because the question of why desserts were first eaten has crossed the minds of many, so today, we’ve compiled a short (and sweet!) history lesson for you.
The word dessert is derived from the French word desservir, which translates to “to clear the table.” This origin is apt, considering that the first use of desserts was to wash down the aftertaste of a large meal with something sweet.
Desserts in history, such as in the middle ages, revolved more around fruity sweet foods such as jellies and wafers mixed with exotic fruits, nuts, and butter. Indeed, the custard is known to be one of the first desserts ever eaten in the middle ages. The next few reported desserts include apple pies in 1381 and gingerbread in the 1400s.
The winter season is starting to slowly creep up on us again. And the changing of the seasons brings changes of taste in the kitchen, as well! Whether you want to warm your belly on a chilly evening, or wow your family with a new spin on a classic meal, these pies from around the world are sure to give you fun new recipes to share with loved ones.