Tag: Desserts

Pimms Drizzle Cake

This gorgeous cake is a twist on a traditional lemon drizzle cake. It behaves really well, providing you don’t overdo the Pimms- otherwise it will go soggy. It’s  the perfect summer picnic cake.  Ingredients 225 g unsalted butter 200 g caster sugar 4 eggs, beaten 225 g self-raisin flour Finely grated zest and freshly squeezed…


Blueberry Financiers

    This is a great way to use up left over egg whites and you’re fed up with making meringues. The financiers reheat beautifully if wrapped in foil- I haven’t frozen them yet but don’t see why it can’t be done. Any summer fruit could be used, the original recipe I found on Great…


Plum Frangipane Tart

  This is a gorgeous seasonal recipe which can be adapted for all year round by using whatever firm fruit is seasonal, or even tinned fruit such as apricots or pears. The original recipe was by Mary Berry which I have adapted slightly. Ingredients: For the pastry: 175g plain flour 75g cold butter, cubed 25g…


Strawberry Cinnamon Torte

This  is quite possibly the simplest dessert I have ever baked, and it always behaves really well which is a bonus. It’s a great baking cupboard standby, and works just as well with frozen fruit in the winter months. It makes a lovely light, crumbly cake with a fruity jammy layer in the middle. Serve…


Apple Roses

  I’ve been meaning to try making these for ages and they didn’t disappoint when I finally got round to them at the weekend. They make a lovely little sweet bite with a cup of coffee, or an equally good dessert if you serve two or three warm with a lovely big scoop of clotted…


Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

  Ridiculously simple and utterly delicious, these deserve a place in your recipe repertoire. The peanut butter swirl is optional, and the brownies work just perfectly without it. If you don’t like peanuts simply omit it. The recipe was found on the Good Housekeeping website. Ingredients (makes 12) 175g butter 125g dark chocolate, broken 250g…


Baked Almond Nectarines

    Quick, simple and delicious. This yummy dessert takes hardy any effort to construct and are ready to serve in 30 minutes. It’s great way to use up nectarines that are too hard to eat raw. Serve them warm with cream, ice cream, or cold with a dollop of Greek yoghurt. Ingredients (serves 4):…


Amaretti Semifreddo

This just has to be the world’s easiest dessert. It consists of four ingredients and takes minutes to make, plus a few hours in the freezer. It keeps for a week frozen but I defy you to make it last that long!  It is simply a soft, creamy ice-cream that is served partially melted. Sadly it…