Desserts recipes

Desserts recipes and ideas

White chocolate and ginger curd cheesecake

Click here for more dessert recipes Serves 8 Preparation time 30 minutes, plus 1-2 hours chilling time Ingredients 75 g butter 150 g plain chocolate digestive biscuits, crushed 200 g good quality white...

Strawberry trifle

Serves: 6 Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes for the sponge fingers. 10 minutes for the custard. Ingredients: For the sponge fingers 1 egg 45g caster sugar 60g plain flour For the...

Strawberry, ricotta, lemon and cream tart

Serves 6 Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Ingredients For the pastry 100g cold butter 175g plain flour 1 tbsp caster sugar 1 egg A little cold water For filling the tart 200ml...

A slice of Italy: our top pick of traditional desserts

Tiramisu, literally meaning 'pick me up', is one of the many Italian dessert recipes that's earned the beautiful Mediterranean country such sweet fame.   It's no wonder, with...

The perfect party cake from baking actress Jane Asher

Jane Asher was the essence of London in the Swinging Sixties – an actress famous for her flaming red hair, glamorous lifestyle and her five-year relationship with Paul McCartney. Now the actress,...

Chocolate treats to bake up a storm in the kitchen this National Baking Day

In case you ever needed an excuse to bake up sweet delights such as cookie cake, brownies, flapjacks or crunchy cupcakes, now you have one. World Baking Day on Sunday is the perfect time to embrace your...

Easter cakes: sweet homemade treats

Fill your kitchen with the sweet and spicy aromas of Easter baking this weekend. Bring the family together on Easter Sunday to indulge in some homebaked treats to mark the end of Lent with our...

Easter cakes from master chefs Eric Lanlard, Claire Clark and John Torode

With Easter just around the corner, HELLO! Online has spoken to top pastry chefs Eric Lanlard and Claire Clark, along with MasterChef John Torode, for the perfect Easter cake recipes. Take your pick from...

Baking the perfect shortbread: melt-in-the-mouth recipes

Think of foods you associate with Scotland. Haggis, Whiskey and shortbread biscuits are bound to come to mind – maybe even fried Mars bars. And seeing as Burns night, which celebrates...

Vanilla pods: adding a delightful touch of vanilla to your dessert

Vanilla pods are one of the best ingredients a baker can have – with a sweet, spicy and perfumed aroma and a woody or smokey flavour – they are often key for making desserts such...

Festive figs: The perfect autumnal dessert

Finish off a scrumptious seasonal meal with a selection of desserts made from deliciously moreish figs. Naturally sweet, their honeyed taste and a soft, squishy texture make them worth seeking out and...

Gizzi Erskine's Sticky toffee figgy puddings

Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 55 minutes Serves 6 Ingredients : 150g dates, stoned and chopped 150 dried figs, chopped 250ml black tea, made with 1 teabag 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of...

Baked Figs with Greek God Yogurt

Dish type: Dessert Cooking and preparation time: 25 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 4 fresh figs ½ pot (340g) of Greek Gods Honey & Clementine Yogurt Chopped walnuts Brown sugar Amaretto (optional) Runny...

Date, Fig & Orange Oatmeal Bars

Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 50 minutes Serves: 16 Ingredients 100g plain flour 100g porridge oats 100g dates, chopped 2 fresh figs, chopped 50g brown sugar ¼ tsp salt ¼...

Hazelnut and Fig tarts

Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 50 mins Serves: 8 Ingredients: 2 whole eggs 2 egg yolks 500ml Alpro Hazelnut drink 4 heaped tbsp caster sugar 4 figs 8 ready-made sweet pastry cases 20g...

From Fondant Fancies to an Elizabeth Sponge, have a whirl at great British baking

After the mouthwatering final of this year's Great British Bake Off, we've become inspired to do more celebrating of 2012 being a year synonymous with all things British. And with the Queen's Diamond...

Cupcake crazy: The small cakes that have made a big impression

Cupcakes are, quite literally, on the rise. The cupcake phenomenon has exploded into modern cuisine culture in recent years, helped along by famous TV chefs like Nigella Lawson and boutique...



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