Winter is the perfect time to indulge your sweet tooth from time to time. It’s cold and dark and sometimes, you just need something to comfort you not to mention sweet treats and the holiday season are a match made in heaven!
With that in mind, here are some of the most comforting dessert food ideas you may want to try making if you feel like indulging yourself this winter.
Christmas Rum Cake
When the winter nights are cold having a little rum inside you is never a bad thing, but why drink it when you can combine it with sugar and spices into the perfect Christmas cake? Soft, rich, and more than a little decadent it will saloon lift you out of your winter funk with its heart mix of rum, pecans, and brown sugar.
This baked Alaska recipe is probably the perfect winter dessert. It practically embodies the spirit of winter with its cold center and warm, comforting exterior that looks more than a little like a snowy igloo that you might have made in the winters of your youth.
Many people shy away from making baked Alaska because thewy think it will be tricky to keep the ice cream frozen while ensuring that the meringue on the outside is toasted to perfection, but it’s actually really easy when you have a good recipe because the meringue mixture acts as an insulator, preventing any melting from occurring and ensuring that you get to serve up an impressive dessert that is hot on the outside and cool to prediction in the inside.
I’m not going to bother linking to a recipe here because the best apple pie recipes are always the ones passed down by family members, that remind you of your childhood when things were simpler. There is no denying that, when the temperature drips and you want something that will fill you up and make you feel warm and cozy physically and mentally, apple pie is the go-to of many Americans, and with good reason! Not only is it incredibly simple to make, but it is also rich, buttery, fruity, and perfectly spiced with cinnamon to give it that authentic winter aroma.
Italian Christmas Cookies
If you’re looking for something simple to bake that has a distinctive European flavor, you could do a lot worse than to opt for Italian Christmas Cookies, which are soft, rich, and satisfying, Even better, they are decorated with green and red sprinkles to give them that authentic holiday season look that we all know and love. Both almond and vanilla are used in the recipe I’ve linked to, which means that they have a much richer and unusual flavor than many classic American cookie recipes, but they are still recognizable enough as to be very comforting, too.
As you can see, there are lots of desserts just perfect for enjoying in the wintertime, whatever your mood or preferences may be, so what are you waiting for? Time to get baking!