This season is all about keeping warm, bundling up to brave the cold for something we all deserve every once in a while: dessert. While we love to eat a little on the healthier side, we acknowledge that there’s always room for a cheat day. Treat yo’self to one of these warm desserts, it’ll satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping your insides nice n’ toasty.
If there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that everybody loves a good donut. Since donuts are usually made with eggs, it’s not very common that your vegan friend will be able to snag one. Luckily, vegans no longer have to sit on the side lines for every donut run, because Chalk Point Kitchen is whipping up delicious vegan gluten-free gingerbread donut holes. Served with a warm maple glaze, it’s like a pop of fall right in your mouth.
S’mores are a perfect combination of all things sweet, and STK Rooftop just reinvented this classic treat in an epic way with the Mega S’more. Two large, chocolatey graham crackers are put in a skillet with layers of gooey marshmallows and melted chocolate in between, sprinkled with flakes of gold leaf on top, giving you the perfect s’more without the hassle of a campfire.
Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast? The team over at Chefs Club will be serving up a Dutch Baby on New Year’s Day; a golden, flaky puff pastry with lemon ricotta and fresh blueberries. This breakfast treat is the perfect balance of sweet and savory and will be served in a skillet and topped with powdered sugar. Where do we sign up?
The Sticky Toffee Pudding Pan For Two over at Quality Eats is the warm, gooey bread pudding you’ve been missing in your life. Drizzling on a warmed butterscotch glaze pulls the whole dish together, served with a side of vanilla ice cream. As if that picture isn’t enough to get you in the door…
Left Bank is home of this sweet slice of maple heaven. Made with brown sugar and organic maple syrup in a French tart crust, this densely sweet cake is offset by a crème fraîche, and is the perfect combination of tangy and sweet.
If you love the concept of an Almond Joy sans coconut, then the IK Puff from Industry Kitchen is the dessert of your dreams. Filled with a burnt sugar ice cream, topped with a warm dark chocolate drizzle and encased in a flaky, golden puff pastry, this guy will have you jonesing for more.
Chef Patrick Connolly over at Rider has outdone himself with this one. This decadent dessert is a Tahini Semifreddo, and it’s jam packed with all of our fall favorites. With honey crisp apples, ginger snap cookies, and a miso caramel sauce, this dessert will bring all the cozy feels.
Written by Casey Walsh
Featured image courtesy of Paul Wagtouicz.