Desserts

Recipes for desserts

Cakes, Desserts

Blueberry Sponge With Lemon Mascarpone

There is something very satisfying about a big slice of cake. If some fruit is added in and then some creamy smooth filling too it is even more delicious. So this easy sponge cake, in two layers, with some blueberries in the batter and a quick blueberry jam in between the layers, as well as […]

Cakes, Desserts

Tottenham Cake – A Traditional Bake

A lovely soft cake, topped with raspberry icing and coconut. First created in the 1800s Tottenham Cake was first created by Henry Chalkley, who lived in Tottenham which is in North London. He was a Quaker and he created the cake to by cut into pieces for the local children to enjoy a sweet treat. […]

Cakes, Desserts

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Rich, sweet and sticky this is the most delicious of desserts, with toffee sauce soaked into and poured over a lovely cake. The origins of Sticky Toffee Pudding seem to be in the UK in the 1970s. An article in The Guardian mentions a Mrs Martin, who may actually have got the recipe from a […]

Cakes, Desserts

Rich Chocolate Cake

I do love chocolate cake and I have made several different versions of the last few years. This particular cake though is, perhaps, my favourite. It has such a rich and satisfying flavour that a very first mouthful will have you coming back for more. That rich flavour comes from the cocoa in the cake […]

Desserts

No Churn Limoncello Ice Cream

When I recently, made some no churn mint and chocolate ice cream I mentioned that I had some ideas for other flavours.  So this recipe, for No Churn Limoncello Ice Cream is one of those flavours. Using limoncello, which is a an Italian lemon flavoured liqueur, is a great way to make the ice cream […]

Cakes, Desserts

Whoopie Pies with Mascarpone

Whoopies Pies originated in the USA during the first quarter of the 20th century, according to what I have read.  I have made them a few time and decided to try them again, but this time varying the filling.  Most recipes I have seen use marshmallow fluff and a lot of icing sugar, as well […]

Desserts

No Churn Ice Cream – Mint & Chocolate

 For something easy, on a hot summer day, I decided to make some no churn ice cream.  I saw the idea in an Ocado magazine and it used fresh mint leaves and some chocolate chopped into pieces.  I thought it sounded very good, so I decided I would try that flavour as my first attempt.  […]

Desserts, Pies & Tarts

Lemon Posset Tart with Hazelnut Crust

When my online grocery shopping was delivered last week there was the Ocado magazine included in it.  That magazine had a number of recipes that are suitable for summertime.  One of them was Lemon Posset Tart, which used hazelnuts in the tart crust.   I have made lemon posset many times, it is a rich, silky […]