Desserts

Recipes for sumptuous puddings and sweet treats

Make a home-made Christmas pudding this Stir-up Sunday

With the prospect of newly decorated trees, festive markets and twinkling lights brightening up the city streets, the Christmas season is well and truly upon us. And this Sunday the...

Bramley apple sticky toffee pudding

Dish type: Dessert Serves 4 Preparation and cooknig time: 15 minutes Ingredients 100g/4oz softened butter 100g/4oz light soft brown sugar 100g/4oz self raising flour 2 medium eggs 4tbsp milk 225g/8oz...

Steamed maple, lemon and blackberry pudding

Dish type: Dessert Serves 6 Cooking and preparation time: 1 hour Ingredients 300g sugar 300g butter 300g self-raising flour 75g stem ginger Zest of 2 large lemons 6 large free-range eggs 1 punnet of...

Pear & Ginger Bread & Butter Pudding

Dish type: Dessert Serves 4-6 Preparation and cooking time: 40 minutes Ingredients 2 ripe dessert pears (200g each), peeled, cored and cut into thick slices 400g of unsliced white farmhouse bread, roughly...

Spiced Pumpkin Roulade

Dish type: Dessert Serves: 6 Cooking and preparation time: 45 minutes Ingredients For the filling: 375ml Chobani Low Fat Plain Greek Yogurt 4 oz reduced-fat cream cheese, softened 1 ½ tsp unsalted...

Mini Meringue Pumpkin Pies

Dish type: Dessert Serves: 6 Cooking and preparation time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Ingredients For the filling: 450g pumpkin flesh, cut into 2cm cubes 2 eggs plus 1 yolk 70g muscavado sugar 1 cinnamon quill 3...

Earl Grey Tea Loaf

Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 1 hour Serves 12 Ingredients 500g (1lb 2oz) no-need-to-soak dried apricots, finely chopped 200g (7oz) light brown sugar 300ml (10fl.oz) cold Earl Grey...

Elizabeth sponge cake

Dish Type: Dessert Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 25-28 minutes Serves: 8-10 Ingredients Chocolate sponge: 200g Caster sugar 200g Butter softened 4 Eggs – lightly beaten 250g Self raising...

Afternoon tea strawberry scones

Dish type: Dessert Cooking and preparation time: 20 minutes Serves 8 Ingredients 190ml Chobani Strawberry Yoghurt 200g All-Purpose flour, plus extra for dusting work surface 50g Sugar plus 25g for...

Fondant Fancies

Dish Type: Dessert Preparation Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 40 minutes Serves: 16 Ingredients For the sponge: 175g unsalted butter, softened 175g golden caster sugar
 3 medium eggs, lightly beaten
 175g...

Go sweet with root vegetable treats

The carrot cake has become a classic staple recipe for any keen baker, but carrots aren't the only root vegetable that can be used to make delectable sweet treats. This autumn, get one of your...

Chocolate beetroot brownies

Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: Serves: 12 Ingredients 190g Dark chocolate 190g Butter (unsalted) 250g Caster sugar 3 Free range medium eggs 115g Plain flour 1 Pack cooked beetroot Method 1....

Children's carrot cake muffins

Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 35 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 225g butter, softened 225g soft light brown sugar 3 eggs, separated Finely grated zest of 1 orange 2 tsp lemon juice 180g...

Sweet potato cake

Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 45 minutes Serves: 12 Ingredients 1 whole sweet potato 8oz butter 8oz caster sugar 4 medium free range eggs 6oz self raising flour 1 dash of vanilla...

The perfect pumpkin pie

Dish type: Dessert Cooking and preparation time: 1 hour and 30 minutes Serves: 12 Ingredients For the pastry: 315g Plain flour 150g Unsalted butter 75ml Water 2 pinches of salt For the filling: 1 Whole...

Minimum guilt, maximum pleasure with healthy chocolate recipes

Decadent, rich and satisfying, chocolate hits the spot every time.  And you will be delighted to know that it can be enjoyed without seeing your calorie and fat intake soar sky high. Plus,...

Ian Marber's Divine Pots au Chocolat

Dish type: Dessert For those after a more healthy option that’s still a chocolatey rich treat Ian Marber aka The Food Doctor has created a recipe for Divine Pots au Chocolat. These are so simple...



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