Desserts

Recipes for sumptuous puddings and sweet treats

  • 41 Heart's desire cake
    IngredientsFor the heart cakeDr. Oetker Cake Release Spray125g (4 ½ oz) baking margarine, softened125g (4 ½ oz) caster sugar2 medium eggs200g (7oz) plain flour10ml (2 tsp) Dr. Oetker Baking PowderDr...

  • 42 Best of: Valentine's Day cakes
    Say I love you with our top pick of cakes, cupcakes, biscuits and chocolates this Valentine's Day. We've been all around London at the capital's best bakeries – The Hummingbird...

  • 43 Earl Grey and pistachio scones
    Ingredients1 Earl grey tea bag250g golden sultanas160g full fat milk150g Lurpak® unsalted butter600g plain flour30g baking powder150g caster sugar160g double cream75g crushed pistachios1 eggPinch of saltLurpak® Slow Churned butter (for...

  • 44 Chocolate and orange crumpets
    Ingredients240g full fat milkZest of 1 orange15g sugar50g good quality dark chocolate250g plain flour10g fresh yeast (or 1 tsp dried yeast)Juice of one orange, topped up to 125ml with water2...

  • 45 Heart-shaped chocolate Valentine's cake
    Preparation time: 20 minutesCooking time: 60 minutesServes: 2IngredientsCake100g butter, softened100g caster sugar4 medium happy eggs80g self raising flour30g cocoa powderIcing50g butter50g 72% cooking Chocolate20g cocoa powder250g icing SugarMethodCake Mix the...

  • 46 Strawberry and champagne cupcakes
    Ingredients225g unsalted butter, softened225g caster sugarA pinch of saltSeeds of 1 vanilla pod or 1 tbsp vanilla extract4 medium eggs225g self-raising flour60ml Champagne syrupAbout 250g Peggy’s Strawberry & Champagne Jam...

  • 47 Guilt-free sweet treats: healthy snacks and desserts
    While we're all trying to get back on track with healthy eating after our little splurge at Christmas, healthy snacks and desserts are exactly what we need to satisfy that...

  • 48 Gluten-free fruity crumble
    Ingredients50g PERK!ER porridge110g flour (we use rice flour)70g margarine60g light brown sugar450g fruitMethodGet crumbling! Rub the flour and margarine together until it resembles fine bread crumbs. Stir in PERK!ER porridge...

  • 49 Dan Lepard's ginger and apricot panforte
    An Italian spiced fruit fudge that’s utterly easy to make and keeps well for months if wrapped tightly. It’s deliciously dense and sticky, and usually dredged with icing sugar before...

  • 50 Classic Christmas pudding
    Packed with plump fruits and warming brandy, this Christmas pudding is the perfect festive treat. Serve with thick vanilla custard.Ingredients- 385g Sainsbury's mixed dried fruit- 80g Sainsbury's ready-to-eat dried figs...

  • 51 Snowball truffles
    Get crafty with these irresistible, wintery truffles - certain to get you into the festive spirit this season!Preparation 20 minsServings 20Ingredients200g milk chocolate2 tbsp Lyle’s Golden Syrup3 tbsp double cream50g...

  • 52 Cranberry mince pies
    Makes: 20Preparation time: 20 minutes plus chilling timeCooking time: 15-20 minutesIngredientsFor the mincemeat:100g/7oz Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries1 x 400g jar mincemeat25g/1oz chopped almondsFor the pastry:500g/8oz plain flour2 tbsp icing...

  • 53 Christmas reindeer biscuits
    Makes: approx. 20 biscuitsIngredientsFor the biscuits100g butter175g caster sugar2 happy eggs2 happy egg yolks50g ground almonds240g plain flourFor the icing120g butter250g icing sugar1-2 tbsp milkFood colouring to suitMethodBiscuitsIn a bowl...

  • 54 Cranberry gingerbread men
    The whole family will love helping to decorate these delicious biscuits.Preparation Time: 30 minutesCooking Time: 10 minutesServes: 10-12 large or 25 small menIngredients200g self-raising flour2 tsp ground ginger1 tsp cinnamon50g...

  • 55 Christmas tree biscuits
    Make decorating the tree extra special by baking your own scrumptious festive biscuits to adorn the branches. Each melted sweet looks like a stained glass window to add a little...

  • 56 Spiced chocolate stars
    Makes 44IngredientsDr. Oetker Cake Release Spray190g (7 ½ oz) plain flour75g (3 oz) cocoa powder12.5ml (2 ½ tsp) ground cinnamon2.5ml (½ tsp) Dr. Oetker Baking Powder125g (4 ½ oz) dark...

  • 57 Top 20 Christmas desserts
    Christmas just wouldn't be the same without some sweet Christmas recipes to add that extra festive bite to the proceedings – click on the photo below to see our top...

  • 58 Raisin and bitter chocolate mud cake
    Prep time: 30 minutesCooking time: 25 minutesServes: 6 - 8Ingredients100g Fairtrade raisins100ml boiling hot strong Fairtrade coffee250g unsalted butter300g Fairtrade soft dark brown sugar250g Fairtrade 70% bitter dark chocolate, chopped...

  • 59 Pumpkin pie
    Serves 4Ingredients500g pumpkin puree (steamed and drained well through cloth)½ tsp salt½ tsp nutmeg120 ml milk 120 ml double cream4 pcs eggs220 g honey (slightly warm)Method• Blind bake the sweet...

  • 60 A slice of pie: ten traditional American desserts
    While our American friends get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday 28 November, there's no reason why we can't join in on the fun – click on the photo gallery...



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