Easy Steamed Dessert Recipes: When we think of making desserts at home, we have to take into account many factors: ingredients, techniques, baking/setting time, equipment, etc. Thinking about all these criteria can be rather daunting, especially for beginners. Maybe some of us feel like abandoning the idea altogether. But there are easier ways to make sweet treats at home. One option is to prepare steamed delicacies, without the hassle of baking, churning and other time-consuming methods. Traditionally, many desserts have been designed using a stovetop steamer - no fancy equipment is required! Here are a few quick recipes to get started:
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Here Are 6 Yummy Steamed Desserts You Can Easily Make At Home:
1. Bhapa Doi
This traditional Bengali dessert is made using hung curd. Popular during festivals, it is often flavoured with cardamom, saffron, rose, mango, etc. Bhapa Doi can be ready in as less as 30 minutes. Click here for the full recipe.
2. Steamed Sandesh
Sandesh is one of the most famous Bengali sweets and this steamed version is every bit as delicious as the regular one. This milk-based dessert is flavoured with cardamom and dry fruits. This sandesh is too wholesome to miss. Here's the complete recipe.
Kharvas is a Maharashtrian delicacy with a subtle taste. This custard-like dessert can be flavoured with cardamom, nutmeg and/or saffron. You need 5 basic ingredients to make this yummy treat. Find the full recipe here.
4. Bread Pudding
If you're in the mood for a classic pudding, then bread pudding is the way to go. There are different versions of this dessert, but the simple vanilla one will always be wholesome. Don't forget to add some raisins to make it more tempting. Here's the complete recipe.
5. Honey Sponge Cake
Who said you always need an oven to make cakes? This special sponge cake is a steamed indulgence you'll want to make again and again. Honey gives any dessert a wonderfully irresistible taste - and this one is no different. Pro-tip: drizzle it with some chocolate sauce once ready. Click here for the recipe.
Coming back to traditional desserts, patholi is another must-try. This Mangalorean sweet is unique because it is steamed in haldi leaves. Patholi is made using rice, coconut, jaggery and cardamom powder. Click here to learn more about it and read the recipe.
Steamed desserts are a convenient way to enjoy sweet treats without putting in too much effort. Which of these recipes are you going to try first?
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