Desserts

Recipes for sumptuous puddings and sweet treats

  • 61 Strawberry and Elderflower Sorbet
    Dish type: Dessert A wonderfully refreshing and decadent dessert for fancy summer parties. This can be made in advance then served scooped into pretty tea cups and decorated with tiny pansy or borage...

  • 62 Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
    Dish type: Dessert The perfect supper party finale - homemade petite fours will wow your friends, but they are incredibly easy to make and fun to do with the kids.   Preparation time: 5-10...

  • 63 Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
    Dish type: Dessert The perfect supper party finale - homemade petite fours will wow your friends, but they are incredibly easy to make and fun to do with the kids.   Preparation time: 5-10...

  • 64 Berry Trifle Pots
    Dish type: Dessert You don’t need to worry about buying fancy glasses for this favourite dessert, just recycle glass jars with nice lids, small chocolate spread jars, jam or yogurt pots all work...

  • 65 Ginger Macaroons with Ginger Cream
    Dish type: Canapes Makes 15 sandwiched macaroons Prep time: 55 minutes, plus 30 minutes standing time Cook time: 10-15 minutes Ingredients: • 120g/4oz icing (powdered) sugar • 100g/3oz ground...

  • 66 Vanilla Heart Tea Cakes
    Dish type: Canapes Makes 12 small cakes Prep time: 30-45 minutes Cook time: 50-60 minutes Ingredients: • 250ml/9fl oz/1 cup yoghurt • 250ml/9fl oz/1 cup sunflower oil • 450g/1lb/3⁄3...

  • 67 Carrie's cupcake inspiration for the Diamond Jubilee
    Do you remember when Carrie and Miranda chatted over a cupcake in an episode of Sex and the City? Well I do. Carrie, played by Sarah Jessica Parker was discussing with Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), her crush...

  • 68 Raspberry Cream Cupcakes
    Dish type: Dessert Makes 12 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes To decorate: 15 minutes You’ll need: 100 g (4 oz) soft margarine 100 g (4 oz) caster sugar 125 g (41/2...

  • 69 Coffee Vanilla Swirls Cupcakes
    Quick to make and fun to decorate – a great one to get the kids involved in. They keep well in an air tight container for 3-4 days. Dish type: Dessert Makes 14-16 You’ll need: For the...

  • 70 Blackforest cupcakes
    Remember those towering chocolate layer cakes served in posh hotels back in the 70s, this simplified cup cake version is just as delicious but much easier. Dish type: Dessert Makes 12 Preparation time:...

  • 71 Divine Rich Chocolate Cupcakes
    If you’ve never tried genuine cup cakes before, these are irresistible and sure to impress. The richness comes from all the dark chocolate; the soft moist crumb from the sour cream. You can leave...

  • 72 A regal tea party that really takes the biscuit
    One of the most mouth-watering events lined up for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend is the Big Lunch. And what better way to salute Her Majesty than with the quintessential Tea Party – complete...

  • 73 Lovely lavender biscuits by Miranda Gore Browne
    Ingredients: (Serves approx 18) 1 heaped tbsp Lavender flowers (no stalks) 175 g self-raising flour, sifted 50 g caster sugar pinch of salt 25 g semolina 130 g unsalted butter,...

  • 74 Roly Poly biscuits by Miranda Gore Browne
    Ingredients ( makes approx 18) 250 g plain flour ½ tsp baking powder 125 g caster sugar 125 g unsalted butter at room temperature Seeds from 1 vanilla pod 1 egg plus...

  • 75 Heston's Diamond Jubilee Strawberry Crumble Crunch
    Dish type: Dessert Serves 8 Ingredients: For the crumble: 50g golden caster sugar 65g ground almonds 50g plain flour Pinch of salt 50g essential Waitrose Unsalted Butter For the strawberry and rose...

  • 76 Mini Berry Pavlovas
    Ingredients (Makes 24) 3 medium egg whites 175 g (6 oz) golden or ordinary caster sugar 1 teaspoon cornflour 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar To decorate 6 tablespoons strawberry...

  • 77 Fig & frangipane tart, Cornish clotted cream, fig syrup & crisps
    Dish type: Dessert Ingredients: For the Tart: 250g Gluten free sweet short pastry Gluten free flour, for dusting For the Quick Fig Jam: 1 fresh fig, chopped 50g sugar For the Frangipane: 80g butter,...

  • 78 Diamond Jubilee Sponge Cake
    Dish type: Dessert Serves 10 Ingredients: ½ tsp Bart Bristol Blend Five Peppercorns ½ tsp Bart Ground Cinnamon 1 tsp Bart Ground Ginger ¼ tsp Bart Ground Nutmeg 2 tsp Bart...

  • 79 Meringues and Cream with Lemon Manuka Honey
    Dish type: Dessert Preparation time: 6 hours Cooking time: 25 minutes Serves 10 Ingredients: 40g New Zealand Honey Co Manuka Honey with Lemon 410g caster sugar 230g egg whites 1 cup cream Method:...

  • 80 Weekend treats from a normal mum
    Mum of two Holly Bell was a finalist on last year's Great British Bake Off. Since she finished filming the show, Holly has thrown herself into writing her blog, Recipes from a Normal Mum, where she posts...



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