How to make lean desserts: 5 recipes from around the world

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How to make lean desserts: 5 recipes from around the world
How to make lean desserts: 5 recipes from around the world

Despite the fact that Easter is just around the corner and very soon, festive cakes will appear on almost every table. But what if, besides the usual Easter eggs, you want something else? For example, some light and unobtrusive desserts that can easily be served to guests, as well as please the whole family.

1. Raindrop

Dessert raindrop. \ Photo:
Dessert raindrop. \ Photo:

Raindrop cake is actually called "mizu-shingen-mochi" in Japanese. This dessert is light and transparent as a tear, made from water and agar-agar powder, which looks like a huge raindrop. The dessert was invented in Yamanashi Prefecture and for the first time it was sold in a Japanese candy store, causing a huge stir around.


• Water - 1, 5 glasses;

• Agar-agar - 10 g;

• Brown sugar - 110 g;

• Water - 60 ml;

• Soy flour - 6-8 tsp.

Water drop cake. \ Photo:
Water drop cake. \ Photo:

Cooking method:

• Mix agar-agar with water;

• Stir well so that there are no lumps;

• Put on a slow fire;

• Boil;

• Cook after one to two minutes;

• Pour the resulting mixture into silicone molds or small bowls;

• Cool to room temperature and refrigerate for 2-2.5 hours;

• In a small saucepan, mix sugar and water;

• Dissolve thoroughly so that there are no lumps;

• Put on a small fire;

• Boil;

• Boil after until a light viscous state;

• After remove from heat and cool well;

• Dry flour for three to four minutes in a dry frying pan;

• Cool;

• Before serving, put the drops on plates, sprinkle with flour and pour over with sugar syrup;

• If desired, you can pour with honey, jam or any other topping.

2. Thai banana dessert

Thai banana dessert. \ Photo:
Thai banana dessert. \ Photo:

Have you ever come across a recipe that's so simple it's hard to believe? But a Thai banana dessert cooked in coconut milk is exactly the option that even a child can handle.


• Bananas - 3-4 pieces;

• Coconut milk - 360 ml;

• Sugar - 2 tsp;

• Salt - 0.5 tsp.

Banana dessert with coconut milk. \ Photo:
Banana dessert with coconut milk. \ Photo:

Cooking method:

• Peel bananas;

• Cut into even pieces into two or three parts;

• Pour coconut milk into a saucepan;

• Boil;

• After boil for two to three minutes;

• Then add slices of banana;

• Cook for another five to six minutes, stirring occasionally;

• Then add sugar and salt;

• Stir;

• Boil for another 1-2 minutes;

• Pour into plates and serve.

3. Rice cake

Rice pudding. \ Photo:
Rice pudding. \ Photo:

Another original lean dessert that can be prepared without much difficulty is rice cake, aka pudding. Everything is as simple, fast and delicious as possible.


• Round rice - 250 g;

• Oatmeal or granola cookies (vegan products) - 150 g;

• Butter (vegan) - 150 g;

• Vegetable milk - 1 liter. + 100 ml;

• Sugar - 100 g;

• Vanilla sugar - 1 tbsp;

• Jam - any to taste;

• Frozen berries - 0.5 cups.

Rice dessert. \ Photo:
Rice dessert. \ Photo:

Cooking method:

• Melt butter in a saucepan;

• Kill the cookies or granola in a blender;

• Mix with melted butter;

• Put the resulting mass into a mold;

• Flatten;

• Cover with cling film;

• Send to the freezer for 20 minutes;

• Bring milk to a boil;

• Rice thoroughly wash under cold running water several times;

• Then transfer to boiling milk;

• Add sugar and vanilla;

• Stir;

• Cook for about half an hour;

• Then cover with a lid;

• Leave for 15-20 minutes;

• Take out the form with the base of the cookies;

• Put the rice mass on top;

• Carefully smooth with a spoon;

• Cover with cling film;

• Send to refrigerator for 10-12 hours or overnight;

• Before serving, pour over any jam and garnish with berries.

4. Kiwi cake

Kiwi cake. \ Photo:
Kiwi cake. \ Photo:

Kiwi cake, which combines dates and assorted nuts, is a dish that will be appreciated by all sweet tooths, even those who are so indifferent to sweets. Indeed, it is unrealistic to resist such a juicy and incredibly tasty dessert, no matter how hard you try.


• Kiwi - 4-5 pcs;

• Cashews - 300 g;

• Pitted dates - 250 g;

• Pecans - 100-120 g;

• Coconut shavings - 1, 5 tbsp;

• Coconut oil - 3, 5 tablespoons;

• Salt - 1 pinch;

• Lime - 5-6 pcs;

• Coconut milk - 120 ml;

• Maple syrup - 120 ml;

• Avocado - 0.5 pcs;

• Vanilla sugar - 1 tsp.

An exotic cake made from kiwi, lime and nuts. \ Photo:
An exotic cake made from kiwi, lime and nuts. \ Photo:

Cooking method:

• Pour cashews with cold water and leave for about 1-1, 5 hours;

• Send dates, pecans, salt, sugar, vanilla, coconut flakes and a spoonful of coconut oil to the blender bowl;

• Cover the baking dish with parchment paper;

• Put out the nut mixture and gently smooth out;

• Squeeze juice from all limes, mix with cashews, coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut milk and avocado;

• Kill everything until smooth;

• And then beat at the highest speed;

• Put the resulting mass on top of the cake base;

• Cover with cling film on top;

• Send to the freezer for 2-2, 5 hours;

• Peel and cut kiwi into slices;

• Decorate the cake;

• And put it back in the freezer for a couple of hours;

• Before serving (about 30-40 minutes), remove the cake from the freezer and put it in the refrigerator;

• Then cut into portions and serve.

5. Airy cotton halva

Turkish halva. \ Photo:
Turkish halva. \ Photo:

Traditional Turkish halva pashmak is a sweet, consisting of the finest strands, prepared by mixing flour or starch, fried in butter with sugar.


• Sugar - 150 g;

• Honey - 50 ml;

• Water - 10 tsp;

• Corn starch - 100-200 g;

• Sunflower oil - 2 tsp;

• Food dye at will - 2-3 drops.

Cotton halva. \ Photo:
Cotton halva. \ Photo:

Cooking method:

• In a saucepan with a thick bottom, mix sugar with water, honey and food coloring;

• Cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes after boiling, remembering to stir;

• Pour the resulting syrup onto a silicone mat, previously greased with sunflower oil;

• Cool to room temperature;

• Fry the starch in a dry frying pan for three to four minutes;

• Pour into a plate;

• Dip the slightly frozen syrup in starch;

• Pull into a bundle and roll into a ring;

• Then again dip in starch and stretch;

• Repeat the steps until halva looks like thin threads;

• After cutting halva into pieces;

• And roll up into small balls;

• Before serving, sprinkle with chopped nuts or garnish with fresh mint leaves.

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