Desserts

Recipes for sumptuous puddings and sweet treats

  • 61 Rosewater and pistachio meringues with strawberries and vanilla cream
    Ingredients (Makes 12-14 meringues) 4 large egg whites Large pinch cream of tartar 125g/4½oz caster sugar 1-2 tsp rosewater 3 tbsp shelled pistachios, roughly chopped ...

  • 62 Vanilla cheesecake with berries by Bea Vo
    Ingredients (makes 1/serves 10-12) 400 g digestive biscuits 75–100 g unsalted butter, melted 800 g cream cheese 225 g caster sugar 2 eggs 50g cornflour 250 ml whipping...

  • 63 Chocolate cake
    Ingredients (Makes 1, serves 8) 200g/7oz dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces 250g/9oz cooked beetroot (not in vinegar) drained and puréed 200g/7oz plain...

  • 64 Apple kebabs with ginger yogurt dip
    Ingredients (Makes 4 kebabs) 4 chunks fresh pineapple 1 Pink Lady apple, cored and cut into 12 wedges 4 tbsp honey 150g/¼pt fat-free Greek-style yoghurt 2 tsp freshly grated...

  • 65 Apple toffee tart
    Ingredients (Serves 8) 50g/2oz butter, melted 8 sheets filo pastry 1 x 397g can dulce de leche 2 Pink Lady apples, cored and finely sliced 2 tsp caster sugar 15g/½oz...

  • 66 Valentine Warner's strawberry milk jelly
    Ingredients (Serves 4-6) 600g/1lb 6oz strawberries (for juice) 125g/4½oz caster sugar 5 sheets gelatine (approximately 7.5cm x 11cm/3in x 4¼in) 300ml/½pt full-fat...

  • 67 Valentine Warner's summer pudding
    Ingredients (Serves 6) 600g/1lb 6oz raspberries, rinsed 600g/1lb 6oz strawberries, rinsed, hulled and halved if large 600g/1lb 6oz blackberries 300g/11oz caster sugar Juice ½...

  • 68 Ingredient of the week: sweet summer strawberries
    Eating strawberries in the middle of winter can bring a little ray of sunshine to a cold day – but their flavour is only so sweet because they’ve been absent for so long. The perfect...

  • 69 Brandy snap baskets with strawberry mousse
    Ingredients (Serves 4) Brandy snap baskets 50g (1 ¾ oz) butter 50g (1 ¾ oz) caster sugar 2 tablespoons golden syrup 50g (1 ¾ oz) plain flour 1 teaspoon brandy...

  • 70 Strawberry soufflés
    Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 tbsp butter 4 large free-range egg whites 125g/4½oz caster sugar 4 tbsp Bonne Maman Strawberry Conserve 1 tbsp icing sugar, to dust Method Preheat...

  • 71 Croquembouche
    Ingredients (Serves 20) For the choux buns 175g/6oz unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus extra for greasing 185g/6½oz plain flour, sifted 6 eggs, beaten Method Preheat...

  • 72 A common rice pudding from Eliza Acton's Modern Cookery for Private Families
    Ingredients 6oz pudding rice 1 quart milk 3oz sugar 3 large eggs or 4 small Nutmeg Lemon rind Cinnamon Method Throw six ounces of rice into plenty of cold water,...

  • 73 Panna cotta with strawberry compote
    Ingredients (makes 10) 3 gelatine leaves 1 vanilla pod 1ltr/1¾ pt double cream 135g/4¾oz caster sugar For the compote 250g/9oz strawberries, rinsed and hulled...

  • 74 Blueberry and lemon millefeuilles by Lorraine Pascale
    Ingredients (Serves 6) 100g/4oz icing sugar, plus extra for dusting 250g/9oz ready-made puff pastry, thawed if frozen 200g/7oz, or 1 punnet, blueberries For the cream filling 165g/5½oz...

  • 75 Apple and muesli crumble cake
    Ingredients (Serves 8) 175g/6oz unsalted butter, plus a knob for greasing 150g/5oz golden caster sugar, plus 1 tbsp 3 eating apples, peeled, cored and cut into 8 wedges 3 large eggs,...

  • 76 Shamrock cupcakes
    Ingredients (Makes 24) 200g/7oz caster sugar 200g/7oz soft butter 4 medium eggs 200g/7oz self-raising flour 1 tsp Irish cream liqueur (optional) For the shamrock icing ...

  • 77 Pistachio and raspberry love hearts
    Ingredients (Serves 2) 1 egg white 50g/2oz caster sugar plus 1 extra tbsp 15g/½oz pistachio nuts, very finely chopped 100ml/4fl oz double cream 1 tsp grated lime rind...

  • 78 Bramley apple and cider pudding
    Ingredients (Serves 8) 400ml/14fl oz medium cider 250g/9oz caster sugar ½ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp mixed spice 60g/2½oz sultanas 60g/2½oz raisins...

  • 79 Apple tarte tatin
    Ingredients (Serves 4-6) 150g/5oz plain flour 125g/4½ oz caster sugar 150g/5oz butter 2 egg yolks Juice of 1 lemon 4-6 eating apples, peeled, cored and halved ...

  • 80 Cinnamon blueberry cake
    Ingredients (Serves 8) 175g/6oz unsalted butter, softened 175g/6oz caster sugar 4 large eggs, lightly beaten Pinch ground cinnamon 175g/6oz self-raising flour, sifted 2 tsp...



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