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Desserts, Recipes / 11.08.2020

Sponsored.When you can’t decide what dessert to have, I say – have both! This tart is a delicious hybrid of Baklava and Custard Tart. By combining the two into one spectacular dessert, you get to enjoy ALL the textures in every single bite. Crisp, buttery pastry, thick, creamy custard and crunchy, syrupy nuts. Not to mention the flavour combination of honey, cinnamon and that glorious vanilla flavour that you can only get from Ultra Mel custard! If you can restrain yourself, this tart really improves after a day of standing. This allows for the custard to set up nicely, and...

Desserts, Recipes, Tarts & Pastries / 15.07.2020

I'm a big fan of frangipane tarts and have been meaning to try a chocolate version for a while. Frangipane is a sweet pastry cream made with ground almonds that is usually used in baked tarts along with fruit. This pear and chocolate frangipane tart recipe is made with a chocolate pastry as well as a chocolate frangipane filling so it will certainly keep the chocoholics happy! With pears being in season and a wonderful companion to both chocolate and almonds, it was a no-brainer to use them in this tart. The result is a rich and sophisticated dessert...

Desserts, Recipes / 30.06.2020

This caramel apple self-saucing pudding is the perfect dessert for a cold winters eve. It has a crispy crust on top, a moist sponge pudding, and a layer of delicious apple chunks smothered in a gooey caramel sauce underneath. Add a scoop of good quality vanilla ice cream and you have yourself the ultimate comfort food! The magic of a self-saucing pudding is that the batter separates on baking to make a fudgy sponge pudding with a rich sauce underneath. This requires minimum effort on your part - place chopped apple pieces in a dish, pour over a simple batter, sprinkle...

Breakfast & Brunch, Desserts, Recipes / 08.06.2020

As the mornings get colder and darker, I've got long, lazy brunches on my mind. Since we can't go to our fave restaurant for this luxury, I suggest spoiling yourself at home! These crispy, puffed pancakes topped with fresh banana and boozy rum butterscotch sauce make for a decadent brunch if ever there was one. Even better if you can convince someone to serve you brekkie in bed! Dutch baby pancakes are similar to Yorkshire puddings in that they contain no raising agent, yet puff up beautifully in the oven. Steam is what causes them to rise, so it's important to...

Breakfast & Brunch, Desserts, Recipes / 01.06.2020

Sponsored. Figs are in season right now and I just love using them in desserts! Their beautiful purple skin and crimson flesh look so striking and luscious. Ripe figs have a sweet and nutty flavour that pairs particularly well with creamy, tangy Danone Nutriday Double Cream Plain Yoghurt. Walnuts and figs also go wonderfully together, so I combined all three to make a beautiful, seasonal dessert. Since the yoghurt is unsweetened, a touch of honey really brings this dessert to life. Feel free to adjust the amount of honey to taste! *For a lighter dessert or breakfast parfait, omit the cream from the...

Desserts, Recipes / 11.05.2020

I've been waiting somewhat impatiently for ruby grapefruits to come into season. Not only is their beautiful red flesh a delight to look at, but their zesty and slightly bitter flavour is unlike any other fruit. Grapefruits work wonderfully in desserts, where that refreshing citrus flavour offsets both the sweetness and richness that could otherwise be cloying. There's no question that gin and grapefruit work well together in cocktails, and the same is true for this cheesecake! Although adding it is technically optional, a touch of gin really brings this cheesecake to life and makes it something special. A neutral...

Desserts, Ice Cream & Frozen Delights, Recipes / 25.04.2020

I don't know about you, but I'm so ready to see my friends again! It's been 6 weeks of lockdown now - that's 6 weeks of not leaving the house at all. Although I've always been quite a home-body and enjoyed spending my days in the kitchen, it's not quite the same when you don't have anyone to share your creations with. My husband has some of it, but he actually doesn't have much of a sweet-tooth! So although it still feels like an absolute age until we can have friends round for dinner again, I've already planned the...

Desserts, Recipes / 25.03.2020

Sponsored Have you ever tasted a soufflé? These gorgeously puffy little cakes are slightly crisp on the outside and light and mousse-like on the inside. They can be sweet or savoury, and are made by folding whipped egg whites and a flavour component (e.g. fruit pulp, melted chocolate, cheese etc) into a custard-like base. If you thought you couldn’t recreate this classic French dessert at home, think again! I’ve recently discovered an incredible shortcut that will make soufflé-baking a cinch. By using Danone Ultra Mel Vanilla Custard as your base, you need only add a little fruit purée, fold in some meringue and voila! Not...

Desserts, Recipes, Tarts & Pastries / 06.03.2020

These easy mini lemon tarts came about on one of those really manic days. I was short on time but had to prepare some snacks for book club. The savouries were sorted, but knowing my friends would be gobsmacked if I didn't serve any sweet treats I frantically searched through my fridge and freezer for some short-cut ingredients. Happily, I found some leftover pastry in the freezer (I always make a double batch for this very reason!), and a jar of home-made lemon curd in the fridge. Problem solved! In less than 30 minutes, I had cut out and...

Desserts, Recipes / 21.02.2020

My first taste of crème caramel was in the rather unsophisticated form of Flamby. As children we would get the triple-packs as an after-dinner treat. We loved to turn the little fluted plastic pots onto a plate and snap the plastic clip to release the pudding and caramel sauce in one satisfying motion! Crème Caramel was hugely popular in the 80's but has sadly disappeared from restaurant menu's in recent times (Flamby is also no longer around). As a throwback to those happy days, I decided to try my hand at making my own version and could not quite believe just...