Category Archives: Desserts

Messy Pavlova

Serves 6 to 8. Ingredients 300ml double cream 1 tbl spoonful icing sugar 1 cup full fat Greek yoghurt 8 shop bought meringue nests, crushed coarsly 200ml lemon curd, best quality gives best result 4 passion fruits, pulp from 100g … Continue reading

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Apricot Slice

1cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 6oz butter cold diced 1 cup jumbo rolled oats 1 cup pecans ground in food processor 2 1/2 cups dried apricots chopped 1/3 cup marmalade extra 1 1/2 oz butter melted Preheat oven … Continue reading

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Rhubarb & Almond Cake

200gm blanched almonds 8oz caster sugar 6oz butter 3 eggs 31/2 oz self raising flour Grated zest of two oranges 14 oz rhubarb sliced into 3/4 inch pieces Preheat oven to 160 fan. Grease and line a 9in loose bottom … Continue reading

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Very Berry Lemon Tart

1 8inch sweet pastry case(I buy mine from waitrose due to a total failure to handle sweet pastry) 2 whole eggs 85gm caster sugar 65ml single cream 40ml lemon juice 40ml lime juice 1 punnet of blackberries or any other … Continue reading

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Key lime pie

For six to eight small portions[it is very rich ] For the crust 100gm butter melted 250gm digestive biscuits a little extra butter to grease pie plate-A 21 cm pie plate For the filling 4 large egg yolks 1 can … Continue reading

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Lemon Posset

600ml double cream 150gm caster sugar 240ml lemon juice Serves eight depending on size of ramekins. Freezes well Put cream in a pan and add sugar. Slowly bring to boil stirring all the time. Bubble for 3 mins stirring all … Continue reading

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Apple and Amaretti Tart

40g/11/2oz amaretti biscuits, crushed fairly small 110g/4oz plain flour Pinch salt 50g/2oz butter, at room temperature 60g/21/2oz caster sugar 700g/1lb 8oz even sized Bramley apples, about 175g/6oz each 1/2 rounded tsp ground cinnamon 25g/1oz butter, melted 1. Preheat the oven … Continue reading

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White Chocolate Cheese Cake

SERVES 10-12 Oreo biscuits 16 Butter, melted 50g Creme fraiche 200ml Philadelphia cream cheese 600g Sugar 200g Cornflour 20g White chocolate, melted 220g Essence of vanilla 2.5ml Eggs, lightly beaten 4 White chocolate Shavings to serve Heat the oven to … Continue reading

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Marathon Scones

This recipe was very kindly given to me when visiting a town called Marathon near the Big Bend national park in Texas. the lady who made them first was Barbara Novovitch. Do try this they are great. INGREDIENTS 2 cups … Continue reading

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Chocolate cream dessert

6oz fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs 6oz grated milk chocolate 2oz demerara sugar 2tbsp drinking choc 1 pint double cream 1 chocolate flake to decorate Mix dry ingredients togetherLightly whip creamPlace alternate layers of choc mix and cream in a glass bowl … Continue reading

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Strawberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake

For 22cm springform caketin 250g shortbread fingers 50g unsalted butter 200g white chocolate 400g cream cheese 200g fromage frais 250g strawberries – 2/3 choped and rest sliced to decorate Extra white choc to melt and drizzle over the top Crush … Continue reading

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Margaret’s Lemon Icicle

300ml/1/2 pint double cream 3 eggs separated 110g/4oz caster sugar 2 lemons rind and juice 1. Line loaf tin with clingfilm. 2. Whisk whites gradually and add sugar. 3. Whisk cream with egg yolks and fold it evenly into the … Continue reading

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Easy Australian Pavlova

2 egg whites 12g caster sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 tsp vinegar 1 tsp cornflour 4 tbsp boiling water 1. Place all ingredients into small bowl of an electric mixer, beat onhigh speed until the mixture is very stiff. Spread … Continue reading

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White Chocolate Terrine with Mocha Sauce

300g/10oz white chocolate with hazelnuts 6 tbsp milk 50g/2oz ratafia biscuits 3 tbsp Tia Maria 125g/4oz soft unsalted butter 3 eggs, separated 300ml/1/2 pint lightly whipped double cream 150g/6oz dark chocolate 300ml/1/2 pint water 2 tsp corn flour 2 tsp … Continue reading

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