Recipes for desserts

Cakes, Desserts

Honey Ginger Cake – with Stem Ginger

This is a lovely recipe for a Honey Ginger Cake – with Stem Ginger. So it has lots of honey in the cake batter. The ginger flavour is from two sources, ground ginger and grated stem ginger. The combination of honey and ginger works so well together. The recipe is one I found on Baking […]


Lemon Posset & Raspberry Compote Jelly

Lemon Posset & Raspberry Compote Jelly is such an easy recipe. It has, as you might guess, two components. The first is a thick, smoot and creamy lemon posset. The second is a lovely fruity raspberry compote which is turned into a jelly. Together they make a perfect dessert that is great for a warm […]

Desserts, Pies, Tarts

Apple Pear & Custard Tart

This Apple Pear & Custard Tart makes the perfect dessert. The idea came to me after eating some small Mr Kipling tarts with the same name. The combination of apple, pear and custard, with a cake-like pastry was very good indeed. So I decided to make some myself. But, rather than individual tarts this is […]

Cakes, Desserts

Lemon Victoria Sponge

This Lemon Victoria Sponge is soft and light, with a wonderful flavour. With zest in the cake and lemon curd and double cream between two layers it is perfect. As with all Victoria Sponge(Victoria Sandwich) cakes it is very easy to make. Traditionally a Victoria sponge has a layer of raspberry jam between the two […]


Buxton Pudding – A Derbyshire Recipe

Buxton Pudding – A Derbyshire Recipe is a lovely tart. It comes from the town of Buxton in the High Peak area of Derbyshire in the UK. Buxton is a beautiful town in the Peak District. He has a rich history and became very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries when it became a […]

Desserts, Stove top/Savoury

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 […]