Desserts

Recipes for sumptuous puddings and sweet treats

  • 21 Dairy-free chocolate and mini egg masterpiece
    Dish type: Dessert Super simple and very impressive, this is the perfect Easter indulgence! Preparation time: 2 minutes Cooking Time: none Serves: 4 Ingredients 4 x Alpro soya Desserts - chocolate...

  • 22 Eric Lanlard's dark chocolate moelleux
    Serves 12–14 Preparation time: 30 minutes, plus cooling Cooking time: 40–45 minutes Ingredients For the sponge 350g (11½oz) butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 50g (2oz) dark...

  • 23 Claire Clark's springtime eclairs
    Dish type: Dessert Makes 24 Ingredients For the fondant icing 300g (10 ½ oz) icing sugar 65ml water 1 tbsp Dr. Oetker Liquid Glucose Dr. Oetker Sprinkles Dr. Oetker Gel Food Colours For the...

  • 24 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,...

  • 25 Blackcurrant macaroons
    Makes 16 • Preparation time 35 minutes • Cooking time 10 minutes Ingredients 110g icing sugar 60g ground almonds 60g egg whites (usually 2 large eggs) 40g caster sugar Few drops of food colouring...

  • 26 Nielsen-Massey Rose Water Cupcake Recipe
    Preparation time: 25 minutes Baking time: 25 minutes Ingredients for the cupcakes 200g Unsalted butter, softened 200g Golden caster sugar 1tsp Nielsen-Massey Rose Water 4 Medium eggs, lightly beaten 200g...

  • 27 Mini Scones
    Makes 25 Ingredients 100g self-raising flour 25g caster sugar Pinch of salt 25g unsalted butter, cubed 3 tbsp milk, plus extra to brush Raspberry jam Clotted cream Icing sugar, to dust Method 1. Preheat...

  • 28 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...

  • 29 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...

  • 30 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...

  • 31 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...

  • 32 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...

  • 33 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...

  • 34 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...

  • 35 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...

  • 36 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...

  • 37 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...

  • 38 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...

  • 39 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...

  • 40 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...



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