Tag Archive: dessert

Mum’s Retro Banana Split

We all have foods that have a nostalgic sense to them. Some of them come straight from a packet, some were picked fresh from the garden, some had mystical methods and ingredients and then there are ones you come back to as an adult and realise they taste as good as you can remember. Disappointingly …

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Slow Cooker Passion Fruit and Coconut Creme Caramel

I love creme caramel. I like to think of it as a slightly healthier version of my favourite dessert, creme brulee. Yes, I know I’m kidding myself. Hubs has a rather disgusting habit of being able to eat a whole shop-bought creme caramel in one slurpy mouthful. I’m a recent convert to using a slow cooker …

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Raspberry & Lime Cheesecake

Why you may ask am I writing such a summery recipe when there is a good few inches of snow causing chaos on the roads outside. Welcome to the life of someone who writes & talks about food for a living. I often appear on local radio doing cookery demos and talk about national food …

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Cherry & Chocolate Profiteroles

Last weekend I made profiteroles for the first time in ages. I’d forgotten how quick they are to make. Eclairs, that are also made from choux pastry, mean ‘flash of lightning’ in French. Of course they are not lightning fast to make, but are a great deal quicker and easier than some other pastries. Anyone …

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Chocolate Mousse Cake by William Drabble

There is something about chocolate and raspberries paired that I love. The tartness of the raspberries cuts through the rich chocolate far better than strawberries do, or at least that is my opinion. I always like doing things that will push my skills in the kitchen. After making the mille feuille last month, Great British Chefs set me the …

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Strawberry Mille Feuille by Stephen Crane

One of my favourite types of patisserie is a mille feuille, literally translated to mean million layers. Who can resist layers of light pastry sandwiching creams, custards and fruit? If I’m out and have a choice of cream cakes it will always be a mille feuille. Recently Great British Chefs approached me asking if I …

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