Franke: 5-minute desserts for when you don’t feel like baking

Let’s admit it, we all have those moments when we wish we had a live-in chef to whip us up something that looks like it’s come out of the pages of a Master Chef recipe book. Such moments are especially enticing when the couch’s ‘pull of gravity’ is really strong and we’re overwhelmed by a powerful craving for something sweet.

We know the feeling all too well, and that’s why we asked Franke’s Make it Wonderful team to come up with a solution that lets us spend more time relaxing and less time baking. Here’s what they came up with: You Won’t Be Able To Resist These 5-Minute Desserts Chocolate-Centred Cake In A Cup

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  • 4 tbsp. flour
  • 4 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 egg
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 blocks cooking chocolate

Serves: 2 Method

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Grease two medium-sized coffee cups.
  3. Pour mixture into cups.
  4. Place 1 chocolate block in the centre of each cup.
  5. Microwave mixture for 2 minutes.

No-Bake Cheesecake

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  • 1L granadilla yoghurt
  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • 1 packet tennis biscuit
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted

Serves: 6 Method

  1. Place tennis biscuits on a clean surface and use a rolling pin to crush them up.
  2. Mix crushed tennis biscuits and melted butter together and spread this mixture across a medium-sized baking dish.
  3. Mix the yoghurt and condensed milk in a separate bowl and place in the microwave. Take this out after 2 minutes and stir. Microwave for another 2 minutes and then stir again.
  4. Pour the mixture over the tennis biscuit base and leave this in the fridge to cool.

Pear Crumble

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  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 500g tinned pear halves

Serves: 4 Method

  1. Mix flour, oats and sugar together in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Melt butter and pour into oats mixture. Stir this thoroughly.
  3. Grease a small baking dish and pour pear halves into this.
  4. Spread oats mixture over pears and bake in oven at 180° C until golden brown.

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