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Cheap, fast and fun Christmas desserts

Updated on December 16, 2008

I already know what the main course was going to be this year, but I am still thinking about the desserts. I don't want icecream this year, so what is it going to be?

So I surfed around the internet, read books, asked my family. And then I got the stupid idea to publish some here. Recepies aren't stupid, but translating them from Dutch into English was the hardest thing I have done until now and it might be the last time too ...

But I tried and I hope you'll understand and if you find something I could translate differently; tell me, mail me, what ever, so before Christmas they will be perfect:)

And since I spend so much time on translating and maybe you'll need some time to understand, so some fast desserts might just the thing we need here.

Snowballs with vanilla sauce

Preperation time:10-20 minutes

Number of persons:1


What do you need:

- dish - mixer. - pan - 2 soup-ladles. - skimmer.


- 4 white of eggs. - 100 gram powdered sugar, - 1/2 liter milk. - vanilla sauce.


It's a specialty from Austria. The balls are shaped with two soup ladles. Mix the egg white into a firm mass, add the powdered sugar and mix it again. It will get even firmer. Heat the milk. Be careful, you can’t let the milk cook.

Shape the balls with the soupladles. Put them in the milk which you keep warm. Wait till the balls swell. Turn them carefully and just leave them in the milk for a little while. Get them out with the skimmer. Regulary ad some new cold milk and slowly heat this again.

You can eat the snowballs when they’re cold with warm vanilla sauce. When you eat them while they’re hot, use cold vanilla sauce





preperation time:10-20 minuten

Number of persons:8

Taste:Soft and creamy


Especially for the diabetic


500 gr low fat soft cheese(quark) , 1/2 liter whipped cream, 1 1/2 table spoon sugar substitude, cocoa powder, 8 sheets of gelatin, 1 pastry shell or cake without sugar, 4 table spoons Amaretto liqueur, vanilla flavour

Soak the gelatin sheets in cold water for about 5 minutes. Put the cake in a spring cake tin.

Whip the cream without adding sugar. Put the soft cheese in a bowl and at the sugar substitude to your own taste and the vanilla.Warm the gelatin with a little hot water and ad this to the soft cheese. Ad the whipped cream and mix this with the soft cheese. Put half of the soft cheese on to the the cake and mix the cocoapowder with the soft cheese that's left in the bowl and ad the Amaretto liqueur. Put this on the cake now and put it in the refrigirator for 24 hours.

Losen the cheesecake from the tin and put a thick layer of cocoa powder on it.

 It's the snowballs for me this year!:)


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      Jonni 3 years ago

      Wonderful exoainatlpn of facts available here.

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      Pest 9 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

      Snow Balls and Vanilla beats the heck outta my flavored boiled water! Sounds yummy!

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      Lazur 9 years ago from Netherlands

      It's much more fun to have a mess in anothers kitchen:D LOL

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      Michelle Simtoco 9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Tiramisu-cheesecakes are yummy. But I don't plan to prepare anything this Christmas. I just buy them. LOL Hmmm...think...think...Aha! I'll forward this to my sis-in-law. I might just convince her to make this one. :-)

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      Lazur 9 years ago from Netherlands

      I hope they taste as well as they look:)

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      christine almaraz 9 years ago from colorado springs

      Thanks for the recipes. They look delicious.

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      Sondra 9 years ago from Neverland

      Snowballs with vanilla sauce look perfect to me! :P Yum.

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      Dottie1 9 years ago from MA, USA

      Good job with the translation. Dessert is looking good!

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      Lazur 9 years ago from Netherlands

      Thank you G-Ma and marisue:) Maybe Í will translate the others I found also :D

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      marisuewrites 9 years ago from USA

      I love the name Tiramisu so close to "marisue" =)) the dessert looks delicious...thank you for this recipe and I agree with G-ma - a great job with the measurements!! =))

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Sounds good to me hun...and you did a great job translating...that's not too easy to do... Hope you have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR...all my best to you all G-Ma :o) Hugs