Cakes & Puddings

Crème Caramels - Just a few cheap ingredients are needed to make this classic French dessert. Served with fresh fruit it’s an impressive finale to a special meal. Ready in 1 hour 10 minutes, plus overnight chilling. Makes 6 Ingredients • 150g granulated sugar • 4 medium eggs, plus 2 medium egg yolks • 100g caster sugar • 600ml […]
Strawberry & Cream Eclairs -   Filled with sweetened whipped cream and fresh strawberries, these dainty pastries make a great treat for afternoon tea or can be served as a delicious summer dessert. Swap the strawberries for fresh raspberries or blueberries, if liked. Makes 8 Ready in 50 minutes, plus cooling     Ingredients • 50g butter, chilled and diced […]
Apricot & Orange Cheesecakes -     Finish off a meal with these creamy individual fruity cheesecakes. You can make them a day in advance. Makes 4. Ready in 40 minutes, plus chilling.       Ingredients • 125g digestive biscuits, crushed • 40g unsalted butter, melted • Zest and juice of a small orange • 2 tsp powdered gelatine […]
Christmas Mincemeat Slice -   This delicious festive slice can be served warm as a pud with custard, thick cream or brandy butter or simply cool completely and serve instead of mince pies. Makes 12-14 slices.Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes, plus chilling and cooling.       Ingredients: • 225g plain flour • 165g unsalted butter, chilled and […]
Mincemeat & Sponge Puddings -     With Christmas just around the corner there will be plenty of jars of rich and fruity mincemeat in the shops – perfect for adding to mini sponge puddings. Serves 4. Ready in 1 hour 10 minutes     Ingredients: • Ready in 1hour 10 minutes • 115g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for […]
Salted Caramel, Chocolate & Chilli Tartlets -     It may sound like an unusual combination but a hint of fiery chilli complements a rich chocolate dessert perfectly. Serve with a spoonful of thick cream or Greek yogurt for a really indulgent dessert. Makes 6. Ready in 1 hour, plus cooling and chilling time     Ingredients: • Flour, for dusting • […]
Doughnuts - Home-made doughnuts are easier to make than you may think! Serve warm rolled in sugar with chocolate sauce to dip for an extra-special sweet treat. They are best eaten on the day of making. Makes 16. Ready in 1 hour, plus proving time.       Ingredients: • 175ml milk • 25g butter • 350g […]
Flag Pie -     This delicious sweet flan is great for an American-themed barbeque or summer party. Serves 6, Ready in 1 hour 50 minutes, plus cooling     Ingredients: PASTRY CASE • 175g plain flour • 100g unsalted butter, chilled and diced • 2 tbsp caster sugar • 1 tsp orange zest • 1 medium egg […]
Mini Orange & Chocolate Cakes -       These lovely little citrus cakes take no time to make and are a delicious sweet treat. Ready in: 1 hour, plus cooling and setting. Makes 12       Ingredients 225g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 12 mini chocolate cookies 225g golden caster sugar 225g self-raising flour ½ tsp baking […]
Berry & Chocolate Pavlova -   These divine individual pavlovas are ideal for a summer dessert. You can make the meringues in advance then layer with fruit and cream a couple of hours before serving. Serves 4. Ready in 2 hours     Ingredients: • 4 large egg whites • 225g caster sugar • 1 tsp cornflour • 1tsp white […]
Chocolate Fondant Puddings -   Don’t overcook these divine chocolate puds or the centres will set and you’ll lose the gooey molten middle. You can prepare them a couple of hours in advance and bake them just before serving. Serves 4. Ready in 45 minutes     Ingredients: • 175g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing • 175g caster […]
Perfect Pancakes -   Whip up a classic pancake batter to celebrate Shrove Tuesday. Simply serve the traditional way with sugar and lemon juice or try one of our extra special sweet or savoury serving ideas.       Ingredients: • 100g plain flour • Pinch of salt • 1 large egg • 300ml milk (or milk and […]
Chocolate & Walnut Biscotti - These crunchy Italian biscuits are perfect for dunking into a festive coffee or serving as an after dinner treat. They also make a great foodie gift packed into clear gift bags and tied with ribbon and a Christmas label! Makes 20. Ready in 1 hour, plus cooling time   Ingredients: • 50g unsalted butter, softened […]
Chilled Orange Mousse with Fresh Orange Glaze -   A light, creamy and refreshing dessert that can be prepared a day in advance. Serve with crisp butter biscuits or shortbread fingers. Serves 8. Ready in 1 hour, plus cooling and chilling       Ingredients: • 3 gelatine leaves • 150ml fresh orange juice • 250g ricotta cheese • 250g full fat soft […]
Chocolate & Orange Puddings -   Chocolate and orange are perfect flavour partners and these lovely individual puddings taste delicious served warm with custard or cream. Makes 6. Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes     Ingredients: • 3 small clementines or satsumas, thinly sliced • 175g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing • 175g caster sugar • 3 […]
Coconut Rice Pudding with Caramelised Apples -     A classic with a twist, this creamy rice pudding has added coconut milk for extra flavour and is served with spiced apples in a caramel sauce.     Ingredients: • 50g unsalted butter, softened • 100g pudding rice • 400ml full-fat milk • 200ml coconut milk • 40g caster sugar • 1 tbsp […]
Raspberry & Vanilla Panna Cotta -     These delightful creamy desserts make the perfect Valentine treat! Serves 2     Ingredients: • 75g fresh raspberries, pureed • 1 sheet leaf gelatine PANNA COTTA • 600ml double cream • 2 tsp vanilla extract • 2 pared strips lemon rind • 50g caster sugar • 2 sheets leaf gelatine • Few drops […]
Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes -     Based on the classic lemon drizzle cake these tangy cupcakes are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of tea!     Ingredients: • 175g unsalted butter, softened • 175g golden caster sugar • 175g self-raising flour • 1tsp baking powder • 3 large eggs • 2tbsp lemon curd TOPPING • 100g granulated […]
Chocolate & Orange Hot Cross Buns -     Give the classic hot cross bun a delicious twist with the addition of chocolate chips, orange zest and piped chocolate crosses! Serves 4     Ingredients: • 500g strong white plain flour, plus extra for dusting • 1/2 tsp salt • 2 tsp ground mixed spice • Zest of 1 orange • 50g […]
Peach Crostata - A crostata is an Italian lattice-topped pie which can be sweet or savoury. This one has a fruity fresh peach filling. Serve with crème fraîche or ice cream. Serves 6       Ingredients: PASTRY • 350g plain flour • 175g butter, chilled and diced • 2 tbsp caster sugar • 1 large egg, beaten […]
Rhubarb & Almond Tart -    A delicious tart with a layer of tangy roasted rhubarb topped with a sweet almond frangipane. Serve warm or cold with crème fraiche or vanilla ice cream. Serves 8    Ingredients: • Flour, for dusting • 300g ready-made shortcrust pastry • 250g rhubarb, trimmed and chopped • 175g caster sugar • 3 tbsp orange […]
Apricot & Jam Swiss Roll -   Great for a teatime treat, this light sponge cake is best eaten on the day it’s made. Serves 8-10. Ready in 40 minutes, plus cooling time   Ingredients: • 100g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling • 3 large eggs • 100g self-raising flour Filling • 100g unsalted butter, softened • 225g icing sugar […]