Fancy making a glorious summer dessert that’s full of interesting flavours and doesn’t require too much effort? This deconstructed apricot, whisky and honey cheesecake fits the bill beautifully. It’s a perfect pudding for entertaining and will wow everyone who tastes it. Although, it’s probably one for the adults rather than the kids. The recipe comes from A Flash in the Pan by John Whaite. Read on for my review as well as the recipe. Plus there’s a chance to win a copy of the book.
A quick and easy high fibre breakfast that feels more luxurious and indulgent than it actually is. This raspberry granola parfait is perfect for weekend breakfasts or entertaining guests.
An easy to make luxurious dessert that will make a fitting end to any dinner party. The tartness of the rhubarb contrasts well with the sweet creamy syllabub. So why not try my recipe for champagne syllabub with orange rhubarb compote the next time you need to impress?
This simple rustic French rhubarb galette tart is one of the delights of spring. There’s no need to line a tin and the filling is only partially covered by the delicious yet easy to make orange flavoured flaky pastry.
Tasty tangy and tart these rose plum yoghurt ice lollies are fruity and refreshing with a hint of rose. Just what you need on a hot summer’s day. If you have a good blender, they’re easy to make too.
Doesn’t roasted plum parfait sound delicious? Well you wouldn’t be far wrong. It’s a light and fresh tasting summer dessert made with layers of roasted plums and a mixture of yoghurt, cream and lemon curd.
My friend Henk, over in The Netherlands is a keen baker. Like me, he’s interested in trying out different flours, particularly in cakes. Recently he sent me a recipe for his favourite chocolate nut muffins. They have undergone many iterations, I should add and more will follow as just like me, Henk is an inveterate ‘tinkerer’ of recipes.
Healthy and gluten-free banana pancakes made with buckwheat flour, ricotta cheese and yoghurt. Delicious on their own or smothered in chocolate sauce and scattered with almonds.
If you’ve got gooseberries and you’re not quite sure what to do with them, try making this gooseberry galette. It’s a simple rustic French fruit tart with the filling only partially covered by the delicious yet easy to make flaky pastry. If you haven’t got any gooseberries, go out and get some.
A rich and tasty scone, these brie and chive scones will delight almost everyone. Eat them on their own for breakfast, brunch, lunch or supper or, for a more substantial meal, enjoy them as an accompaniment to salad or soup. Great for picnics too.