Recipes Desserts


slice of treacle tart

Treacle Tart

A classic British pudding for those of us with a very sweet tooth. One slice of treacle tart is never enough.

baked pears in a serving bowl

Cinnamon Baked Pears

These really easy-to-cook cinnamon-baked pears will fill your kitchen with the most beautiful aroma and are melt-in-the-mouth delicious.

bakewell tart

Bakewell Tart

A cup of tea and a slice of Bakewell tart, sitting in the garden in the afternoon sunshine. What more do you need?

spotted dick

Spotted Dick and Custard

Spotted dick is one of those cleverly disguised British recipes where the name bears no relation whatsoever to the food created.



Parkin is a traditional ginger cake from Northern England flavoured with syrupy molasses, oatmeal and warm spices.

christmas pudding

Christmas Pudding

There are more Christmas pudding recipes on the web and in cookbooks than you can shake a stick at, as the old saying goes. The most often quoted ones seem to be those from Mary Berry and Jamie Oliver. My featured recipe is the one my eldest son uses.

Rice Pudding

Arroz con Leche (Spanish rice pudding) is flavoured with cinnamon and lemon and is a popular dessert after Christmas meals.

crema catalana

Crema Catalana

Crema Catalana is like Crème Brûlée but in my opinion better and easier to make.

churros con chocolate

Churros con Chocolate

These easy to make churros are served with a delicious warm chocolate sauce, for a fun and delicious treat.

eton mess

Eton Mess

Eton Mess is a traditional English dessert. Made from whipped cream, meringue and summer fruits, it is really easy to make.