Desserts

Recipes for sumptuous puddings and sweet treats

Rachel Allen's Irish Stout and Chocolate Melting Middles

Preparation time: 15 minutes / Cooking time: 8 minutes / Serves 4 Approximate cost per portion: £0.56p Calories per serving 357 / Fat per serving 28g Ingredients: • 75g (3oz) Kerrygold butter,...

Lemon macaroons

These pretty, pastel macaroons with their crunchy outsides and delectably soft insides are the sweetest of confections. They improve by being left in the fridge for a day where their texture softens and...

Chocolate cranberry truffles recipe

Makes: 30 truffles Ingredients • 225g dark chocolate • 75g Craisins® Dried Cranberries • 2 tablespoons double cream • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder • 1 1/2 tablespoons icing...

Classic New York baked mini cheesecakes

Ingredients Base 250g digestive biscuits 80g butter (melted) Cheesecake 400g Philadelphia cream cheese (full fat) 120g Castor Sugar 1 large egg 1 egg yolk 1 tsp Madagascan vanilla flavour 340g sour...

Six showstopping desserts to say thank you in style this Mother's Day

Say 'thank you' in style this Mother's Day by pulling out all the stops for a foodie afternoon of fun on Sunday.  Peggy Porschen, whose cakes have graced many A-list events such as Kate Moss's wedding...

Pink Lady Apple, Elderflower and Almond Pie

Dish type: Dessert, Pie Serves 8 Prep time 1 Hour Cooking time 30 Minutes Ingredients 7 Pink Lady apples 340g plain flour 225g butter 4 tbsp caster sugar 1 egg yolk 250ml elderflower cordial 100ml...

Chocolate fondue

Dish type: dessert, chocolate Made in minutes, pour this wonderfully luxurious fondue into a pretty heart shaped cup or keep hot in a mini fondue bowl with a burner. Serves 2 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking...

Win hearts with showstopping chocolate desserts

February 14 is the one day of the year when you have a reason to leave a love note stuck on the door or write a sweet poem in a card. Valentine's Day, when florists sell more red long-stemmed roses than...

Brandied chocolate truffles

Dish type: dessert Makes 8 Preparation time: 45 minutes Chilling time: 4½ - 5 hours Ingredients 150ml (1/4 pint) double cream 200g (7oz) dark chocolate, broken into pieces 2 tablespoons icing...

Chocolate heart fondant with a strawberry and mint salad

Dish type: dessert, chocolate Ingredients 6 large fondants; 400g chocolate 400g butter 400g caster sugar 4 eggs 4 egg yolks 400g plain flour A little extra butter and flour (60g each) to lubricate...

Cherry souffle from award-winning chef Matt Tomkinson

Dish type: dessert Ingredients Cherry souffle • 250g of Morello cherry purée • 60g of caster sugar • 20g of cornflour, thinned to a paste with a little water • 6 egg whites...

Perfect Parisian macaroons for the Beckhams

Now that Victoria Beckham will be spending fabulous, fashionable weekends in Paris – thanks to her husband David signing with iconic football team Paris Saint-Germain – she might be tempted...

Laduree's Chocolate Macarons

Dish type: dessert, snack Ingredients Chocolate ganache 10 oz | 290 g chocolate (minimum 70% cacao solids) 1 cup + 2 tbsp | 270 ml heavy (double) cream 4 tbsp | 60 g butter Macaron shells 2 ¾...

Raymond Blanc's Riz au Lait

Serves 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour 850 ml (28 fl oz) full-fat milk 50 g (2 oz) caster sugar 1 vanilla pod, split length-ways and seeds scraped out, or a few drops of natural...

Raymond Blanc's Floating Islands Maman Blanc

Serves 4–6 Preparation time: 40 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes For poaching the meringue: 1.25 litres (21/4 pints) full-fat milk 2 vanilla pods, split lengthways (see page 16) For the meringue:...

Raymond Blanc's Chocolate Mousse

Serves 4 Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus 2 hours chilling Ingredients 165 g (51/2 oz) dark chocolate, at least 70% cocoa solids, finely chopped 25g (1 oz) unsweetened cocoa powder 10 organic or free...

Ms Marmite Lover's Cream Heart with alcoholic forest berries

Dish type: Dessert Serves 6 Ingredients 150g Mascarpone 100g Double cream 50g Icing sugar A few drops ofVanilla essence 500g frozen Forest berries 70g Sugar A glug of Creme de cassis Juice of Half a Lemon Equipment cheese...



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