Recipes for desserts

Desserts, Stove top recipes

Steamed Apple Sponge Pudding

Steamed Apple Sponge Pudding is such a great dessert. It is easy to make too. The recipe is from Olive Magazine. However I will detail, later, a couple of issues that I found, offering suggestions. Historically steamed puddings are popular in the UK. Particularly sponge puddings. This one has apple in two forms. There is […]

Desserts, Pies, Tarts

Perfect Lemon Posset Tarts

Today’s recipe features Perfect Lemon Posset Tarts, which are remarkably easy to make. Posset, a rich and silky smooth dessert derives in the 19th century from an earlier drink. The posset with citrus and cream and is reminiscent of syllabub. I use the tart cases from a previous post, Pâte Sucrée – Sweet Tart Cases. […]

Cakes, Desserts, Pies, Tarts

Pasticciotti – Italian Custard Pies

Pasticciotti – Italian Custard Pies are simply delicious. Pasticciotti (singular pasticciotto) can be filled with Italian custard cream or ricotta. For this recipe, I use a lovely lemon and vanilla custard. Traditionally originating from the Puglia region of Italy, the pastry for pasticciotti is traditionally made with lard, although butter is commonly used nowadays. For […]

Bread, Desserts

Finnish Cinnamon Buns – Korvapuusti

The recipe for Finnish Cinnamon Buns, or Korvapuusti, is a great one. These cinnamon buns are highly popular in Finland. They share the common Scandinavian twist of including cardamom. I will mention that some people omit the cardamon. However for me the inclusion is essential. Cinnamon buns are enjoyed worldwide. But the uniqueness of Korvapuusti […]

Cakes, Christmas, Desserts

Mincemeat Crumb Cake – Sbriciolata

Today’s recipe presents Mincemeat Crumb Cake – Sbriciolata. Sbriciolata is an Italian crumb cake. But this recipe is my British variation using mincemeat. Mincemeat is a Christmas favourite in the UK. Traditionally mincemeat would contain meat. However during the 19th century mincemeat switches to be meatless. So these days it is a mixture of dried […]

Bread, Christmas, Desserts

Perfect Panettone For Christmas

This wonderful recipe presents a Perfect Panettone for Christmas. Panettone a beloved Italian bread, utilises a nicely enriched dough. The classic version incorporates raisins (or sultanas) and citrus peels. Though nowadays, nuts or chocolate, etc., are often added. This recipe adheres to the classic flavours. For me they evoke the feeling of Christma. Panettone isoften […]

Desserts, Pies, Tarts

Apple & Maple Syrup Cobbler

I saw a recipe for Apple & Maple Syrup Cobbler on the Marks & Spencer website. I thought it would be very tasty, and easy to make., Fruit cobblers are typically easy to make. This particular one was no exception. However it does require quite a lot of apples; though fewer will suffice. The Apples […]

Desserts, Pies, Tarts

Custard Tart with Nutmeg

I based this delightful Custard Tart with Nutmeg on a recipe by Marcus Wareing. He prepared the tart for The Great British Menu. It was tocelebrate the 80th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen. Intrigued by the reference to his recipe, I decided to take a closer look. Marcus Wareing’s site showcased a particularly appealing […]

Biscuits, Cookies, Desserts

Pecan Bars Or Squares

The recipe for Pecan Bars or Squares is straightforward. Pecans, well known for their delectable taste, are especially delightful when toasted to bring out their flavor. Pair them with a shortbread base and a caramel-type sauce, and you’ll create a perfect bar or square. The recipe consists of two parts, as it involves two rounds […]