Desserts

Recipes for sumptuous puddings and sweet treats

  • 61 Gluten-free Christmas cake
    Preparation time – 25 minutesCooking time – 1 hourIngredients125g (4 oz.) glaće pineapple125g (4 oz.) glaće apricots250g (8 oz.) pitted dates125g (4 oz.) mixed coloured glace cherries, left whole125g (4...

  • 62 Mary Berry's classic rich Christmas cake
    This is a wonderful, rich traditional fruit cake and can be made up to three months in advance. Allow plenty of time to ‘feed’ the cake with brandy and let...

  • 63 Mini Schwartz Christmas cakes
    This traditional holiday recipe is something families all over Britain look forward to. Making these rich, moist and fruity Christmas Cakes in advance creates excitement about the upcoming festive season...

  • 64 Mini Christmas cakes with soft silver pearls
    Instead of baking just one large Christmas cake, try these gorgeous mini one-bite cakes. They make a perfect Christmas gift for your friends or family too...Ingredients:175g (6oz) butter or margarine175g...

  • 65 Christmas cake pops
    Makes about 32 cake popsIngredients1 x 450g box vanilla cake mix e.g. Betty Crocker Class Vanilla3 medium eggs180ml Ocean Spray® Chilled Cranberry Original juice drink60ml vegetable oil1 tub vanilla buttercream...

  • 66 Mini Christmas cakes
    Ingredients - Makes 9Dr. Oetker Cake Release Spray500g (1lb 2oz) dried fruit10ml (2tsp) Dr. Oetker Natural Sicilian Lemon Extract30ml (2tbsp) orange flavour liqueur75g (3oz) unsalted butter, softened75g (3oz) dark brown...

  • 67 White glace Christmas cake
    Ingredients10oz/275g plain flour8oz/225g butter8oz/225g caster sugar4 eggs4oz/110g Glace cherries4oz/110g Glace Pineapple4oz/110g Glace Apricots4oz/110g Glace Peaches4oz/110g Glace Pears2oz/55g Angelica4oz/110g Ground or chopped almonds2oz/55g Mixed peelFor the icing6 tbs icing sugarA little...

  • 68 Apple and Blackberry Brioche Galette
    Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite says: Brioche galette has to be one of my favourites of the patisserie world. The custard complements perfectly the buttery broche, and the...

  • 69 Tropical Fruit Pavlova
    Serves 10-12Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite says:My mum has to be the best Pavlova maker in the world. Since I was a tiny tot she has made the...

  • 70 Gluten-free pistachio and chocolate torte
    "Gluten intolerance seems to becoming more and more common. In my eyes though, that is no reason not to enjoy home baked goodies. This torte is spectacular, and really hits...

  • 71 Blueberry bread and butter pudding
    Rather than cutting the bread into triangles, lemon curd sandwiches have been made then cut into cubes and scattered into the dish with a generous sprinkling of blueberries for an...

  • 72 Apple and pear crumble
    Preparation 20 minutesCooking 35-40 minutesServes 4-6Suitable for freezingSuitable for vegetariansIngredients100g (4oz) Jordans Chunky Traditional Porridge Oats100g (4oz) butterFinely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon4 eating apples, peeled, cored and...

  • 73 Sea-salted chocolate and pecan tart by Paul A Young
    Definitely one for a special dinner party. With its sophisticated, sweet chocolate pastry crust, unctuous ganache filling, and caramelised salted pecans, this tart will stop all conversation for all the...

  • 74 Healthy baobab chocolate tart by The African Chef
    Serves 6-8Preparation time 10 minutesIngredients250g Cashews75g Pistachios50g Almonds50g Baobab Powder100g Coco Butter (raw coco bean which has been cold pressed)10 x Pitted Dates1 x Large Orange2 x Ripe Avocados3 x...

  • 75 Chocolate fondant
    Serves 4Ingredients200g 72% cooking chocolate200g butter4 happy eggs4 happy egg yolks240g caster sugar200g plain flourMethod1. Butter the inside of 4 ramekins, sprinkle with cocoa powder and place in the freezer...

  • 76 Eric Lanlard's double baked chocolate meringue brownie
    This is an incredible recipe! The texture of the two contrasting layers, one gooey and rich and the other crunchy with a marshmallow centre, makes this recipe really special.Serves 8Preparation...

  • 77 Pumpkin pie verrines recipe
    Capturing all the flavours of a traditional home-made pumpkin pie in a small glass pot, this pumpkin pie verrines recipe makes for an impressive, dainty dessert to celebrate Halloween.Verrines are...

  • 78 Halloween pumpkin éclair recipe
    Makes 15 Halloween pumpkin éclairsIngredients for the choux pastry65ml water65ml milk 50g butter, in cubes, plus a little extra for greasing2g salt4g sugar75g plain flour, sifted110g eggs, around 2 large...

  • 79 Pumpkin and walnut bread
    Ingredients1 x loaf tin, lightly buttered280g (10 oz) pumpkin puree85g (3 oz) caster sugar1 tsp mixed spice55g (2 oz) butter, melted3 eggs350g (12 oz) self raising flour1/2 tsp salt85g (3...

  • 80 Pumpkin pie
    IngredientsServes 61 x 20cm (8 inch) flan dish1 x frozen ready rolled shortcrust pastry circle, thawed450g (1 Ib) pumpkin flesh1½ tsp cinnamon½ tsp ground ginger¼-½ tsp grated fresh nutmeg 115g...



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