Desserts

Recipes for desserts

Desserts

Chocolate & Cherry Cheesecake

For my final bake before Christmas I decided to make a cheesecake.  Cherries always go so well with chocolate that I thought that would be a good idea.  I love Morello cherries and have had them in the past, from a jar, where they are soaked in kirsh.  So I thought that rather than buying […]

Desserts

Lemon & Raspberry Cheesecake

I have been thinking about trying to make cheesecake for a while.  I read a number of recipes and watched a few videos before coming up with what I wanted.  This was a Lemon & Raspberry Cheesecake, which has a digestive biscuit base and then a baked cheese, flavoured with lemon juice and zest and […]

Desserts

Mini Cheesecakes

Today I am presenting some mini cheesecakes, made with a slightly chocolate flavoured base and with a chocolate decoration. I cannot profess to be a lover of cheesecake at all, but I thought I would make my own and see if I enjoyed them more than those I have eaten in restaurants.  My first thought […]

Desserts, Pies, Tarts

Treacle Tart

Treacle Tart is a British favourite, and is ideal with some nice, creamy custard.  It will go just as well with cream or ice-cream, so whichever takes one’s fancy it just fine. When I was at school it was served with custard. Although called treacle tart the main ingredient is actually golden syrup.  Those who […]

Cakes, Desserts

Sticky Citrus Sponge Cake

I found this lovely recipe of BBC Good Food .  Certainly reading the recipe and looking at the photo I was impressed.  The idea of a sponge cake, flavoured with orange zest and chopped pieces, topped with more orange, this time slices, and coated in golden syrup sound simply wonderful. With the syrup and the ground […]

Desserts

Gypsy Tart

Gypsy Tart is a dessert that used to be served, as I remember, as part of our school dinners, in the 1960s.  It seems that this tart originated in Kent, a county in the South East of England.  Consisting of only shortcrust pastry and two other ingredients it is the sort of thing that anyone […]

Desserts, Pies, Tarts

Blueberry Oatmeal Cookie Pie

I found a delicious sounding recipe on The English Kitchen for Blueberry Oatmeal Cookie Pie.  I had intended to make some Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies, but when I saw this recipe, and the photos that accompanied it, I just had to try it out. Now there are lots of ingredients in this one, but luckily I […]