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Almond and Damson Crumble

Almond and Damson Crumble

An empty shelf in Waitrose; bare except two forlorn punnets of damsons reduced to a pound each. One was a little squashed, the other had been openedRead More

Recipe: Fruit Skewers

Recipe: Fruit Skewers

Fruit Skewers – simply pineapple chunks, melon and cherries drenched in a honey/sugar/mint/lime glaze and griddled. I’m guessing you could grill too. The finely chopped mintRead More

Ricotta with Apricots, Orange Flower Water and Chocolate

Ricotta with Apricots, Orange Flower Water and Chocolate

Another play with the KitchenAid Blender; for a dessert this time but again from the Kitchen Aid Blender Cookbook. Not convinced this one works that well.Read More

Dessert of the Week: Nature’s Pleasure Rhubarb Crumble Tart

Dessert of the Week: Nature’s Pleasure Rhubarb Crumble Tart

The recipe below is as supplied (from the people behind Kellogg’s new Nature’s Pleasure baked cereal). I made a few changes. Rather than making my ownRead More

Dessert of the Week – An Easy Trifle

Dessert of the Week – An Easy Trifle

The one dish I remember as a kid is Trifle. It remains one of my mothers signature dishes, although I’m sure the sherry content has markedlyRead More

Pear and Chocolate Galettes – Dessert of the Week

Pear and Chocolate Galettes – Dessert of the Week

Take a pack of Bonne Maman galettes biscuits top with a teaspoon of chocolate sauce and slices of pear. The pear came from a pot ofRead More

Vanilla Poached Quinces – Dessert of the Week

Vanilla Poached Quinces – Dessert of the Week

Another stroll, more wintry this week, through Brightwell. A couple of buckets outside Sotwell Manor sit either side of a hand-scrawled sign ‘Quince – help yourself’.Read More

Dessert of the Week – Orange Pound Cake

Dessert of the Week – Orange Pound Cake

It doesn’t look pretty. The butter cream I must have got wrong – it slid, like a cooling lava flow, imperceptibly from the sponge to theRead More

Dessert of the Week – Cherries with Chocolate Brownies

Dessert of the Week – Cherries with Chocolate Brownies

Simplicity itself to make – squares of chocolate brownie, topped with cherries in kirsch (the kirsch adding a sophisticated ‘adult’ flavour but a tin of cherriesRead More

Dessert of the Week: Fresh Peaches with Marsala Sabayon

Dessert of the Week: Fresh Peaches with Marsala Sabayon

The trick, I discovered to making the sabayon thicken, is to add the alcohol slowly, not in one pour, and only after the eggs and sugarRead More

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