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British Desserts Favourites

Raspberry Jelly

You could always buy raspberry jelly but it’s just not the same, try making your own, it’s worth it

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Desserts Global

Hot Swiss Trifle

Serves 6 Cooking time 1 hour Ingredients 1 swiss roll 1 x 425g tin apricots in juice, drained 2 tbsp custard powder 2 eggs, separated 1 tbsp caster sugar 600ml milk 100g caster sugar Method: This is a very easy recipe for a great hot trifle dessert. ¬†First slice the swiss roll and arrange along […]

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Desserts Italian

The best chocolate cake in the world

Serves 6 Cooking time 2 hours Ingredients 340g chocolate 70% cocoa solids 225g unsalted butter, cut into small cubes and at room temperature 5 organic free-range eggs 210g caster sugar Extra butter for greasing Method: This is the most amazing chocolate cake. There is no flour in it so it is not a spongey cake […]

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Dark chocolate fondants

Method: This is the Rolls Royce of hot chocolate puddings and this recipe is foolproof. You can make them up ahead of time and either chill or freeze until ready to use. Apologies for the lack of photograph for this recipe – they were so good I forgot! Thanks to Babbie for the recipe! Grease […]

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Desserts Italian

Blueberry bavarois

Method: To make the bavarois, soak the gelatine in a little cold water for about 5 minutes, until softened. Whisk the egg yolks and 100g caster sugar together until light and fluffy. Pour the milk into a saucepan and add the vanilla pods. Bring to the boil,remove the milk from the heat and pour it […]

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British Desserts Starters Vegetarian

Stilton Pate with celery and walnut salad

Ingredients: 200g Stilton, at room temp, crumbled 100g Full-fat soft cheese 1 tbsp Port Pinch of nutmeg 100g Walnut pieces 150g Back grapes, halved 4 Celery sticks, thinly sliced 2 tbsp Olive oil Juice of 1/2 lemon 4 tbsp Snipped chives Method: With a fork, blend the cheeses with the port and nutmeg and black […]

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Desserts French

Arctic zone cappucinos

Ingredients: Thick chocolate sauce 180g dark chocolate, 70% solids 100g milk chocolate 280ml milk 160ml single cream Chantilly cream 500ml whipping cream 70g icing sugar half a vanilla pod Coffee granita 480ml hot espresso coffee 80ml hot, diluted chicory essence (Camp coffee) 60g caster sugar Chocolate brownies 80g unsalted butter + some for greasing 120g […]

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White Chocolate Tart with Raspberries

Ingredients: Pastry: 100g plain flour 2 tsp cocoa powder (plus extra for sprinkling) 2 heaped tsp golden icing sugar 50g cold butter, cut into sml pieces 1 large egg yolk Filling: 200ml crème fraiche 250ml double cream 175g white chocolate 200g raspberries Method: Preheat oven to 200C and butter a 20cm tart tin with a […]

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White chocolate and passion fruit mousse

Ingredients: 300g white chocolate, broken into pieces 6 eggs, separated 10 ripe passion fruit, pulped 2 punnets raspberries Method: Melt chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water. Whisk egg whites. Beat yolks and passion fruit pulp together (you can sieve seeds out first if you prefer). Fold in egg whites. Put a […]

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White chocolate and cranberry puddings

Ingredients: 6 tbsp fine shred marmalade Zest and juice of 1 orange 125g fresh cranberries 125g plus 1 tbsp golden caster sugar 125g very soft unsalted butter plus extra for greasing 2 large eggs, beaten 125g self-raising flour, sifted 1 tbsp Grand Marnier 75g white chocolate, grated Method: Preheat the oven to 200C. Butter 6 […]

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Desserts Italian

Tiramisu

Ingredients: 400g mascarpone 4 eggs, separated 4 tbsp caster sugar 2 tsp espresso 8 tbsp weak coffee 3-4 tbsp Marsala, brandy or rum about 20 Boudoir biscuits 2 tsp cocoa powder 2 tsp finely ground coffee Method: In a large bowl whisk the egg yolks until they go pale. Add the mascarpone and beat together […]

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The best cheesecake recipe

Ingredients: 200ml double cream, lightly whipped 1 vanilla pod 250g Hob Nob biscuits 75g unsalted butter 2 tsp runny honey 100g cream cheese 100g creme fraiche 3 tbsp caster sugar Grated zest of 1 lime 2 tsp lime juice Suggestions for toppings: Rhubarb Granny Smith apples Soft fruits (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries) Stew your fruit of […]

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Sticky toffee pudding

Ingredients: 50g dark muscovado sugar 50g light muscovado sugar 175g self raising flour 125ml full fat milk 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla extract 50g butter, melted 100g chopped rolled dates 100g sultanas Sauce: 100g dark muscovado sugar 100g light muscovado sugar Approx 25g unsalted butter in little blobs 500ml boiling water Method: Preheat oven to […]

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Desserts Italian

Rosewater Pannacotta

Ingredients: 568ml double cream 140ml milk 140g caster sugar 3 sheets gelatine 3 tbsp rosewater Method: Bring the cream, milk and sugar to the boil, turn down and simmer for 5 mins or until reduced by a third. Soften the gelatine in cold water. Squeeze out the extra water and put the gelatine in a […]

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Desserts Italian

Ricotta, Orange and Berry Cheesecake

Ingredients: A little butter for greasing 25g amaretti biscuits, crushed 500g ricotta 4 eggs, separated 3 tbsp plain flour 250g golden caster sugar Finely grated rind of 2 oranges 5 tbsp Cointreau or Grand Marnier 300g blueberries Juice from one of the oranges Method: Butter a 25cm round springform cake tin and dust with the […]