Desserts

Recipes for sumptuous puddings and sweet treats

Eric Lanlard's Purist Christmas Cake

Dish type: Dessert Serves 8 Preparation time: overnight soaking, + 25 minutes Cooking time: 3½–4 hours Ingredients 350g (12oz) golden sultanas 350g (12oz) raisins ¼ bottle brandy 350g...

Mont Blanc Roulade by Linda Collister

Dish type: Dessert The classic irresistible combination of meringue, sweetened chestnuts, cream and chocolate... Makes 1 large roulade Ingredients For the meringue 4 large free-range egg whites,...

Chocolate Panettone

Dish type: Bread Make this at Christmas ready for those late breakfasts and brunches, when all anyone wants is a large coffee and a slice of something special to celebrate the holiday. The very fine,...

Velvet Chocolate Torte By Mary Berry

Dish type: Chocolate Yes it really does serve ten, it is so rich! If you do not have a spring-form tin, spoon the mixture into a freezer-safe shallow dish, cover with clingfilm, then freeze. After thawing...

Tom Aikens' Divine Chocolate Fudge Cake

Dish type: Chocolate Deep rich and fudgy chocolate cake. What more to add? Serves 6 Ingredients 110g butter 110g caster sugar 2 eggs 2 tbsps golden syrup 30g ground almonds 110g self-raising flour Pinch...

Mulled Wine Cupcakes with Irish Whiskey and Chestnut Frosting

Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 40 minutes Serves 8-10 Ingredients Cupcake 300g plain flour 1 tbsp baking powder 2 tsp cinnamon 175g Kerrygold block butter 150g light soft brown sugar Finely...

Pink Lady Apple and Mincemeat Tarts

Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 40 minutes plus chilling Serves 12 Ingredients 1 x 375 g pack ready rolled sweet shortcrust pastry 200g mincemeat 1 Pink Lady Apple, cored and finely...

Ultimate Frangipane Mince Pies

Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 20 minutes Serves 12 Ingredients 1 x JUS-ROL™ All Butter Sweet* Shortcrust Pastry sheet 200g mincemeat 45g caster sugar 45g butter – melted 1...

Mince Pies with Orange and Cinnamon Crumble Topping

Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 20 mins Serves 12 Ingredients 375g shortcrust pastry 250g good quality mincemeat 50g plain flour 4 tbsp demerara sugar 40g butter finely grated zest of...

The Hummingbird Bakery's Red Velvet Cupcake

Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes Serves 12-16 Ingredients For the sponge 120g (4oz) unsalted butter, softened 300g (10½oz) caster sugar 2 large eggs 20g (¾oz)...

Ginger Yogurt Scones with Black Cherry Filling

Dish type: Dessert Preparation and preparation time: 30 minutes Makes: 8-12 scones Ingredients: 180g Rachel’s Greek Style Ginger Yogurt 65g caster sugar 2 tbsp milk, extra for brushing 350g plain...

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...

Lemon Posset Brulee

Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 15 minutes (But make this the day before your dinner) Serves 6 Ingredients 600ml double cream 150g caster sugar with a bit extra for dusting Juice and...

Soothe My Sore Throat, Ginger Ice Cream

Dish type: Dessert Serves: 4 Preparation and cooking time: 4 hours Ingredients 2 teaspoons ground ginger 100ml (3 ½ fl oz) light coconut milk 300ml (10 fl oz) low-fat Greek yogurt 405g (14 oz)...

Deliciously festive puddings for Christmas

The festive season is upon us, and whether for a dinner party or a cosy night in, there's nothing better at this time of year than a spot of indulgent baking. When the cold sets in and 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...



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