Houston Culinary Tour

Houston Culinary Tour

What is it about dessert that makes us happy, something about our favorite form of sugar that does the trick?  Going out to a fancy restaurant and ordering your favorite yum after a delectable meal is pretty lovely, but it feels even better to prepare and serve something up to family and friends that knocks their socks off, transporting them to some delicious place of culinary ecstasy. We frequently provide transportation for Houston culinary tour. We love seeing happy people enjoying food and friends. 

It’s interesting that not all of us have the same sweet tooth.  One person might love chocolate and caramel, while someone else gravitates to berries or something that isn’t quite as rich and decadent.  Either way, when you’re thinking about dessert for your next gathering or a guilty pleasure to make at the end of a hard week, we’ve put some tempting sweets into the following five categories to help you brainstorm and choose something that will hit the spot.

Chocolate.  Let’s talk about this stuff.  Ganache.  Fudgy brownies.  A moist, triple-layer cake with buttery, sweet goodness frosted between each layer.  The best sauce for fondue.  The perfect chocolate chip cookie that has just the right balance of chew and snap.  The recipe for chocolate sheet cake that has been handed down ever since your great-grandmother.  

Classics.  German chocolate cake.  Soft, dense, moist carrot cake.  A robust, rich cheesecake with a nutty crust and fresh berry sauce.  Banana splits.  And ummmm, hello!  Pie.  Let’s say it again.  Pie! Pie! Pie!  Banana cream, cherry, apple, lemon, chocolate, pecan, rhubarb custard, berry, coconut cream, pumpkin, or fresh peach.  Can you really go wrong here?  And, honestly, let’s just go get a container of whipped cream for added joy and inspiration, too.

Something cool. When it’s hot outside, sometimes you just need a refreshing alternative.  What could be better than old-fashioned homemade ice cream?  (There’s nothing quite like the nostalgia of the whine from the ice cream maker as it’s turning, too.)  Or, maybe you’d just rather go to the store and grab some Tillamook.  Either way, that frosty, creamy goodness is pretty divine.  Make shakes!  Enjoy root beer floats!  Relax with an ice cream cake!  Life is short, and if ice cream brings you joy, sometimes you just gotta capitalize on that.

Something fruity.  One of the great things about food is that we associate certain flavors with specific seasons.  And when you want something fruity, there are great combos all throughout the year.  How about strawberry shortcake or a lemon blueberry pound cake with whipped cream and strawberries on top in the springtime?  When it’s late summer, there’s nothing quite like stopping at roadside orchard stands to pick up fresh peaches, and then going home to make a cobbler to enjoy on the deck under the stars later on.  When the chilly nights of fall and winter arrive, nothing says a warm evening tucked in by the fire quite liked baked apples, cinnamon bubbling in the apple juice, a hint of nutmeg registering on your tongue.  

Small bites.  Cuz sometimes you want something sweet, but you don’t want to overdo it.  A tiny teaser will be just the thing to take care of your craving.  Brownie bites.  Homemade caramels.  Chocolate truffles.  Mini cupcakes.  Cookie dough bites.  Donut holes.  Individual fruit tarts.  Eclairs.  Small bread pudding cups.  Whoopie pies with lush, smooth frosting.  Chocolate covered strawberries.  Macaroons.  Cannoli.  And don’t forget that classic mix of graham cracker, marshmallow, and some good chocolate for a delicious little s’more.

Ummmm…so yeah, did any of you read through this and find yourself salivating?  Think Bill Murray in What About Bob (“I need, I need, I need, I need!”).  Yup, kind of like that.  And if you want to steal away to the kitchen right now for something sweet, we understand.  (We want to, too.)  But, if you want to go beyond that and acquire some new cooking skills and whip up a fresh dessert or two, consider booking a Houston culinary tour with us.  Maybe you’ll learn how to make a pie crust from scratch that you can feel good about, or get a handle on how to make melt-in-your-mouth pudding that has that velvety texture you’ve never been able to pull off.  It’s at your fingertips, and we’re only a call away.  Book a Houston culinary tour with us today, learn more here: https://www.firstclasstours.net/services-in-use/culinary-tours/.