Desserts

Desserts

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

  • parkin

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

  • 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.

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

  • crema catalana

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

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

  • rhubarb and apple crumble

    Apple and rhubarb crumble is both sweet and tart and very satisfying. There is nothing better than a homemade crumble served with lashings of hot custard to finish off Sunday dinner. Crumble History Replacing pastry, crumbles were first made during world war II because of rationing. Conversely, rhubarb was unpopular because sugar was rationed. To

  • traffic light jellies

    No kids party is complete without jelly and ice cream. These traffic light jellies from Netmums are great for kids of all ages, myself included.

  • bread pudding

    A firm favourite in my family, served warm or cold, my wife’s aka Nanny’s bread pudding is the best.

  • pimms-jelly-jars

    Lets get ready for summer after lockdown with these Pimms jelly jars.

  • baileys-cheesecake-maltesers

    A easy to make no bake cheesecake.

  • hot cross pudding

    An Easter treat for the family, and a good way to use up those left over buns with this hot cross pudding recipe idea from Sainsburys.

  • sprinkle-tray-bake

    This recipe for an old school sprinkles tray bake from ohlaliving.com will take you straight back to the school dining hall.

  • vanilla-custard

    Jamie Olivers indulgent vanilla custard, great with crumbles and sponge cakes.

  • cafe gourmand

    In times past, lunch consisted of at least 5 courses, starter, mains, cheese, dessert, coffee and sometimes an aperitif. In more modern times this rather time-consuming meal has been updated to serve dessert and coffee as one.

  • baked raspberry cheesecake

    A classic and really indulgent dessert, this baked raspberry cheesecake is a crowd-pleaser. The fresh raspberries on top cut through the rich body of the cheesecake.