26 February 2018

Instant Pot Jar Desserts

I had plans to blog more this year.  And then I broke my foot at the beginning of January.  So pretty much all I’ve done is blog about what we’ve been eating from the instant pot because I’m mostly stuck at home.  And by the time I’m back to normal, it will be getting hot and then we’ll move. So much for seeing more of Saudi before we leave. 


I still use the instant pot nearly every day.  Almost never for an entire meal, but for parts of a meal.  One of the things I like most about it is that I can make individual and customizable things for everyone in the family at the same time. Also, it’s just fun to experiment with something so I’m glad I’ve had some entertainment.  Some of these are based on microwaveable mug cakes but you can make then all at once in the pot.  It’s not worth doing for one, but nice for four.

For all of these recipes, I use 8 oz jars.  I can fit six in my 6 quart pot.

Cheesecake

1 cup labneh
3 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
3 digestive biscuits
3 jars

Mash up the digestives (or another other cookie/biscuit thing you have available, including graham crackers) and divide them between the three jars.  Combine everything else (you can use cream cheese instead) and divide between the three jars.  Cover loosely (I use the lids) and place on the trivet over a cup or so of water.  Cook at high pressure for four minutes and do a natural release for ten, or cook for ten and do a quick release. Cool and chill.

Peanut butter cake

2 T flour
2 T peanut butter
2 T milk
1 T sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp or so of vanilla


Mix everything in a jar, cover loosely, and cook as above for ten minutes, quick release.


Spice cake

2 T flour
2 T milk
1 T oil
1 T applesauce
1 T sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
Spices (up to a teaspoon total) like vanilla, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, etc.

Cook the same as the peanut butter cake


Chocolate cake


2 T flour
2 T milk
1 T oil
1 T applesauce
1 T sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
Vanilla
1.5 T cocoa
Chocolate chips 

Cook as above.








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