Desserts

Recipes for desserts

Cakes, Desserts

Black Forest Gateau

Harking back to the 1970s makes one think of a firm favourite of those days, Black Forest Gateau.  It was almost a staple of the diet in those days, served in almost every restaurant. Although it is not so popular these days that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a very tasty dessert. I took a […]

Desserts, Pies, Tarts

Tarte Au Sucre

It seems that Tarte Au Sucre, or Sugar Pie is different between France and Belgium and North Ameria. In France and Belgium, from the recipes I have read they tend to be a brioche type bread recipe, whereas in North America it appears that a shortcrust pastry is preferred.  For my attempt I found a […]

Desserts

Traditional Bread Pudding.

Bread Pudding!  That is something that brings back memories of childhood.  Being a heavy, stodgy and sweet pudding, made, usually, from stale bread.  It is simply lovely.  I decided to make it, from as traditional a recipe as I could find.  I had to search around, since many recipes, particularly those from USA, which called […]

Desserts, Pies, Tarts

Tarte Tatin

When I first started this blog the very first item I mentioned was Tarte Tatin.  However I hadn’t anticipated doing a blog when I first tried the recipe, so I had no photograph to post.  I did promise to make it again, at some time and then post a photo. So today I did just […]

Desserts, Pastries

Eclairs

I decided to try to make some eclairs.  I must say it was not without problems.  Researching the various recipes it was very difficult to decide which one would produce the ideal results.   There seem to be two schools of thought.  One says cook the pastry oh a high heat for a while and […]

Desserts

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie is an old favourite in the UK.  Often these days those that are available in supermarkets don’t really have the meringue as it should be.  So a home-baked one is always likely to be preferable.   The recipe I used, from BBC Good Food  calls it Ultimate Lemon Meringue Pie.  Until I […]

Desserts, Pies, Tarts

Easy Chocolate Tart

I have previously made a Tarte au Chocolat, which turned out very well.  Today I decided upon a slightly easier Chocolate Tart.   The reason for the tart was more to use up some pastry I had left over from making yesterday’s bake.  I could easily have frozen it and used it another time.  In […]