Desserts

Recipes for desserts

Desserts

Lemon Posset – A Very Easy Dessert

One viewer asked if I could make something that didn’t contain lots of butter. Since I don’t like oil in cakes very much I decided to try a lovely old-fashioned British recipe, Posset. According to Wikipedia Posset was a British hot drink of milk curdled with wine or ale, often spiced, which was popular from […]

Cakes, Desserts

Almond & Coconut Cake

I am an avid viewer of very many Youtube channels, amongst them is Home Cooking Adventure and I saw a recipe on there for this recipe.  An Almond cake with a wonderful coconut and mascarpone cheese with double cream, white chocolate and coconut.  I then did a search for similar recipes and found quite a […]

Desserts, Pastries

Danish Pastries

I have been wanting to make some Danish Pastries for quite a while, but I have put it off as the process is quite time consuming.  However today I finally bit the bullet and made some. The lovely puff pastry that is so redolent of Danish pastries, in various shapes and filled with any number […]

Desserts

Bourbon Biscuit Dessert

Bourbon biscuits are a favourite in the UK.  They are two chocolate biscuits sandwiched together with a chocolate cream filling.  I found a recipe for a dessert(he called it pudding) in Gary Rhodes’ Step by Step Cooking.  It was for two large bourbon biscuits, sandwiched by two layers of chocolate brownie and a layer of […]

Cakes, Desserts

Lazy Daisy Cake

Trawling through the internet a couple of weeks ago I came across something called Lazy Daisy Cake.  It looked rather interesting and from what I have been able to glean dates from the 1930s or 1940s. It is popular in Canada and some parts of the USA.  I had never heard of it, but I […]

Desserts

Individual Steamed Sponges – 3 Flavours

Having made a large, stove-top steamed treacle sponge the other day I thought I would try some individual one, steamed in the oven, with some different flavours too. I found a recipe on Good Housekeeping which I doubled for my purposes.  It actually made slightly more batter than my 8 dariole moulds could take, so I […]

Desserts

Steamed Treacle Sponge

Although I have called this a treacle sponge, which it how it is known in the UK, it actually has golden syrup, rather than dark treacle in it.   It is a nice departure from baking in the oven, to steam a lovely sponge in a bowl in a saucepan of simmering water.   This […]

Desserts, Pastries, Pies, Tarts

Apple Turnovers

For apple turnovers I made an inverted puff pastry. The amount in the recipe will actually make twice as much dough as needed for 8 turnovers, so I will freeze half of the dough to use in another recipe in a couple of weeks. To make inverted puff pastry you need to make a thick […]

Desserts

Key Lime Pie

It is a gloriouis spring day, with the temperature soaring to a balmy 20C(68F), and with the sun shining.  So what better to make than a Key Lime Pie, ready for more sunshine and warm weather over the weekend.   Of course, in the UK we are unlikely to be able to source Key Limes, […]