Desserts

Recipes for sumptuous puddings and sweet treats

  • 21 Sugar-free apricot and almond truffles
    These nutritious little bites are a great healthy snack, nice enough to pop on a pretty plate and serve to friends and family. Makes approximately 30 balls Ingredients 1 cup whole, unsalted almonds 2...

  • 22 Easy peasy lemon and blueberry tart
    Short of time but want to make a pud for a Saturday supper or Sunday lunch? This can be quickly put together and left in the fridge until you are ready to serve. Serves 8 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking...

  • 23 Fruit gateaux, lemon tart, pavlova, strawberry cake... top summer desserts
    Whatever the occasion this summer, we have leafed through the baking books to find five of the perfect cake recipes to make your centrepiece a winner. A fruit gateaux, tart, pavlova and cake all...

  • 24 Strawberry almond pavlova
    The great joy of this pudding is that you can make the meringue base days beforehand and store them in an airtight container. You can assemble the pavlova just minutes before serving, so that you feel...

  • 25 White chocolate and fruit gateaux with flourless cocoa sponge
    For the flourless sponge base Ingredients 155g unsalted butter (room temperature) 420g caster sugar 8 eggs (room temperature) 130g cocoa powder Method 1. Cream the sugar and butter in an electric mixer...

  • 26 Raw blueberry ice cream
    Ingredients Serves 4 100g (3½oz/²/³ cup) raw cashews 180g (6oz/generous 1¹/8 cups) Frozen blueberries 80ml (3fl oz/¹/³ cup) water 2 tbsp agave syrup Method 1. Whizz...

  • 27 Banana toffee crunch ice cream
    Serves 4–6 Ingredients 225ml (7½fl oz/scant 1 cup) Almond Milk (see page 57) 200g (7oz) xylitol 475ml (16fl oz/scant 2 cups) sheep’s yogurt ¼ tsp xanthan gum 1½ tbsp...

  • 28 Strawberry and coconut ice cream
    Making ice cream doesn’t have to be a tricky game – it takes a little patience, but this recipe is very easy and the chunks of strawberry give it such a great vibrancy. Have a go! Serves 4 Ingredients 250g...

  • 29 Shepherd's chocolate ice cream
    We call it 'shepherd's' ice cream because it's made with sheep's yogurt, which just makes it feel incredibly indulgent and creamy beyond belief. So, enjoy your chocolate ice cream –...

  • 30 James Martin's meringue, lemon curd and passion fruit torte
    Preparation Time: 1 hour Cooking Time: 2 hours 30 minutes Serves: 6-8 Ingredients For the meringue: 8 Freedom Food egg whites 375g Fairtrade white caster sugar For the lemon curd: Grated zest and juice...

  • 31 Exclusive: Sweet talk with Made In Chelsea's fabulous baker Jamie Laing
    Adorable blonde candyman Jamie Laing has kept us entertained on Made In Chelsea with his happy-go-lucky character and very own lingo. And now the 24-year-old baker – and McVitie's...

  • 32 Candy Kittens marshmallow fluff
    Serves 2–4 Ingredients 165g granulated sugar 165g golden syrup 1/4 tsp salt 60ml water 2 large egg whites, at room temperature 1/4 tsp cream of tartar 11/2 tsp vanilla extract food colouring gel...

  • 33 White chocolate, raspberry and Candy Kittens bark
    Makes 5–8 bags Ingredients 500g white chocolate, chopped large handful of freeze-dried raspberries 80g Candy Kittens rock or 6 candy canes, roughly crushed 5–8 cellophane bags twine or ribbon Method 1....

  • 34 Candy Kittens cupcakes
    Ingredients 125g butter, softened 125g caster sugar 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract 125g self-raising flour 2 tbsp milk, at room temperature 12 white chocolate buttons Buttercream icing 200g...

  • 35 Top ten strawberry desserts
    With Wimbledon now underway and the strawberry season here, there's no better time to try your hand at sweet seasonal treats. Synonymous with summer and bursting with fresh flavours and...

  • 36 Hazelnut and strawberry vacherin
    This extra special dessert can also double up as a birthday cake with some indoor sparklers or birthday candles pressed into the top meringue layer. Serves 8 Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time:...

  • 37 Sweet Eve strawberry and white chocolate muffins
    Makes: 12 muffins Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 120g butter 120g soft brown sugar 150ml milk 2 medium eggs Seeds of 1 vanilla pod 250g plain flour ½ tbsp baking...

  • 38 Strawberry meringue roulade with mascarpone
    Serves: 8 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 16 minutes Ingredients: Vegetable oil for brushing the tin 6 egg whites 300g caster sugar 80g flaked almonds 400g mascarpone cream cheese 1heaped...

  • 39 Tiramisu
    Serves 6 Ingredients 2 egg whites 4 egg yolks 150g icing sugar 400g mascarpone 200g of Savoiardi biscuits (sponge fingers) 150ml strong coffee Cocoa powder for dusting Method 1. Whisk the egg...

  • 40 Torta al limone
    Serves 6 Ingredients 160 g butter 3 eggs 160g caster sugar Rind of 2 lemons, grated Juice of ½ lemon 1 shortcrust pastry base Method 1. Preheat oven 180 degrees; grease a tart tin with butter....



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