Indulgent Desserts

        

Whether it's for a birthday or to share at your next dinner party, these desserts are definitely not for everyday!     

           

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Amaretto BombeAmaretto Bombe

Another easy Christmas classic.It is a bit of a cheat, but it is light and delicious and makes a great table-topper at the end of a big Christmas dinner ...

 

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Beesting FudgeBeesting Fudge

Bärenjäger is a fabulous sticky honey liqueur which fills this recipe with floral flavour ...

         

          

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Berry Swiss RollBerry Swiss Roll

Basic sponge is tremendously versatile and can be transformed in all sorts of ways – the most traditional of which is the good old Swiss Roll....


 

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Berry VelvetBerry Velvet

I am not sure where this sweet mousse originates, I only know it is a lovely way to finish a posh dinner party ...

 

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Blackforest Icecream CakeBlackforest Icecream Cake

Easy to make with a little planning, this is a chilled take on the classic Blackforest Cake ...

 

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Blueberry Velvet CakeBlueberry Velvet Cake

Just like the raspberry version, for this recipe I have fused a stripped down, less sweet version of the original Red Velvet Cake ...

 

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Butterscotch BrowniesButterscotch Brownies

Rich, fudgy and sticky, these brownies have a distinctly grown up flavour, and are best enjoyed with espresso coffee ...

 

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Caramel FudgeCaramel Fudge

I promise I'll stop with the fudge soon...it's just such a lovely easy thing to make and share ...

          

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Cheesecake Fruit FlansCheesecake Fruit Flans

This is a lovely fudge, great to give as presents or to have a the end of a long languid meal with lots of strong black coffee, maybe even a liqueur ...

 

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Choc-nut FudgeChoc-nut Fudge

This is a lovely fudge, great to give as presents or to have a the end of a long languid meal with lots of strong black coffee, maybe even a liqueur ...

 

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Chocolate Chestnut Tart with Salt CaramelChocolate Chestnut Tart with Salt Caramel

This tart exploits the soft musky flavour of the chestnuts in the flour used to make the tart shell as well as in a dense salt caramel ...

 

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Chocolate Hazelnut MeringuesChocolate Hazelnut Meringues

For you, Mum.I wish I had those marvellous eggs you have on the farm ...

            

          

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Chocolate Hazelnut TartsChocolate Hazelnut Tarts

These little tarts are lovely for special occasions with rich chocolate, hazelnuts and salted caramel ...

 

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Chocolate MousseChocolate Mousse

A marvellous thing I have recently discovered about Chocolate Mousse is that if you spoon individual portions into ramekins and freeze, it makes the most astonishingly silky no-churn ice-cream ...

 

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Chocolate Mousse CakeChocolate Mousse Cake

This is a very decadent dessert to be savoured on very special occasions. The cake itself is quite dense and flavoursome ...

 

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Chocolate Truffle CheesecakeChocolate Truffle Cheesecake

This will blow your head off.It is full of chocolate, it is rich it is delicious and it is a little bit wrong, but it is worth making – maybe just once a year ...

 

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Chocolate TrufflesChocolate Truffles

There are unlimited versions of Chocolate Truffles you can experiment with, I have included a few of my favourites here ...

 

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Christmas FudgeChristmas Fudge

Christmassy as you can get.The smell is wonderful, it also looks very pretty ...

           

          

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Coffee FudgeCoffee Fudge

 If you are a coffee fan (as I am) this has to be tried ...

       

          

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Creme PatissiereCreme Patissiere

For filling profiteroles, pastries and cakes, also makes a fabulous ice-cream base ...

         

         

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CustardCustard

For serving with all sweet pies, and great in trifle. This custard is also the base for a rich vanilla ice-cream ...

 

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Desert PizzaDessert Pizza

If the title is too offensive, call it Low-fat Baked Fruit Tart if you like.  Basically it is a butter-free pastry made from a light bread dough, topped with fruit, mascarpone and nuts ...

 

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Elderflower JellyElderflower Jelly

This jelly uses both St Germain liqueur (lovely Elderflower liqueur) as well as Elderflower cordial. The result is a light, elegant jelly with a sweet exotic flavour that goes tremendously well with berries. ...

 

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Elderflower TriffleElderflower Triffle

This recipe uses a plain sponge cake drizzled with liqueur, however if you prefer the Victorian era Trifle with Jam Roll Victoria Sponge, please use that. Trifles really are a matter of personal taste ...

 

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Lemon Maple Mascarpone MousseLemon Maple Mascarpone Mousse

This is a simple, yet delicious mouse that can be served to accompany tarts and pies or served as is with strong coffee and a sweet liqueur.  It has an intense and surprisingly complex flavour ...

 

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 Lemon Meringue PieLemon Meringue Pie

This one is for my Mum - this is her favourite and one of the all-time great desserts ...

       

         

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Lemon TartLemon Tart

Sweet and tangy this is a lovely elegant dessert - made in individual portions or as a large generous tart ...

 

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Limoncello and Elderflower TiramisuLimoncello and Elderflower Tiramisu

A delicious indulgence with a tart twist on the traditional coffee version...

 

  

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Lime Infused PavlovaLime Infused Pavlova

Limes have a way of bringing tropical exoticism into the kitchen, and when matched with mango – well, you are really in business then ...

        

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Lime Curd TartletsLime Curd Tartlets

These are little mouthfuls of delicious lime curd in sweet buttery cases ...

 

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Lime MeringuesLime Meringues

The recipe does not look that exciting, however the intensity of flavour is excellent, and the combination of lime and the light vanilla meringue is brilliant - I thoroughly recommend them ...

 

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Mango and Pomegranate SorbetMango and Pomegranate Sorbet

This is a great recipe for a quick, healthy and tangy dessert that makes a lovely light end to a rich meal...

 

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Maple Pumpkin Ice-CreamMaple Pumpkin Ice-Cream

This is pretty close to being a frozen spiced pumpkin cheesecake!  Delicious without being too sweet it can be made in an ice-cream machine or just in your freezer with a little attention ...

 

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Orange and Raspberry MousseMaple Syrup Ice-Cream

Canada has given us many wonderful things, by far and away Maple Syrup (yep, capital letters) is the prize of them all....

 

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Orange and Raspberry MousseOrange and Raspberry Mousse

This cloud-like mousse is deceptively rich and heavy with the flavours of Summer.It makes a lovely cool end of meal dessert ...

 

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Traditional CheesecakePassionfruit and Pomegranate Cheesecake

Traditional Cheesecake - with an indulgent topping ...

 

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Peach and Almond CheesecakePeach and Almond Cheesecake

This is a great cheesecake recipe, and is well suited to being made in a lamington tray or high-sided biscuit tray rather than the traditional round, for parties and special occasions ...

 

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Peaches in PortPeaches in Port

This is a wonderfully simple dinner party pleaser.Served with whipped double cream, vanilla yoghurt or even mascarpone cheese, this is a delightful dish well worth making ...

 

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ProfiterolesProfiteroles

Profiteroles are a great way to cater for a large group, as they can be prepared in advance then filled and topped just before serving ...

 

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Raspberry and Cointreau SorbetRaspberry and Cointreau Sorbet

Use other berries if you wish, this is a very simple and delicious summer treat ...

         

         

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Raspberry Chambord Jelly ShootersRaspberry Chambord Jelly Shooters

Use other berries if you wish, this is a very simple and delicious summer treat ...

 

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Raspberry Red Velvet CakeRaspberry Red Velvet Cake

There are some cakes which can only be made for special occasions – this is definitely one of them!...

 

 

Rice PuddingRice Pudding

Another family favourite I remember from my childhood – it just screams Winter warming nostalgia ...

        

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Rocky RoadRocky Road

Home-made Rocky Road is wonderful as you are able to add and remove all the bits you like ...

    

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Salt Caramel Pecan PiesSalt Caramel Pecan Pies

These are great little tarts made as tiny individual pies, filled with caramel and topped with toffee threads ...

 

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Sticky Date PuddingSticky Date Pudding

There are Winter recipes that seem to withstand every change of fashion, age, and now I come to think about it – even season ...

 

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TiramisuTiramisu

Coffee. Chocolate. Soft creamy clouds over spongy biscuits.... This has to be one of the most desirable desserts on earth, which is why I tend to make this rather regularly ...

 

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Traditional CheesecakeTraditional Cheesecake

I love cheesecake, baked or chilled, and I think it is one of the great survival stories of the 1980s ...

     

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Viennese CheesecakeViennese Cheesecake

In the tradition of the Grand Salon, here is my ode to Viennese Cheesecake ...

      

     

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White Christmas FudgeWhite Christmas Fudge

Another Christmas favourite – this fudge looks beautiful and is particularly good served with the Choc-Nut fudge for contrast ...

 

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ZabaglioneZabaglione

The flavour is lovely and if made slowly and with care it is a delicate and delicious dessert ...

      

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