Recipes for desserts


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 […]

Desserts, Pies, Tarts

Perfect Lemon Posset Tarts

Today’s recipe features Perfect Lemon Posset Tarts, which are remarkably easy to make. Posset, a rich and silky smooth dessert derives in the 19th century from an earlier drink. The posset with citrus and cream and is reminiscent of syllabub. I use the tart cases from a previous post, Pâte Sucrée – Sweet Tart Cases. […]

Cakes, Desserts, Pies, Tarts

Pasticciotti – Italian Custard Pies

Pasticciotti – Italian Custard Pies are simply delicious. Pasticciotti (singular pasticciotto) can be filled with Italian custard cream or ricotta. For this recipe, I use a lovely lemon and vanilla custard. Traditionally originating from the Puglia region of Italy, the pastry for pasticciotti is traditionally made with lard, although butter is commonly used nowadays. For […]

Bread, Desserts

Finnish Cinnamon Buns – Korvapuusti

The recipe for Finnish Cinnamon Buns, or Korvapuusti, is a great one. These cinnamon buns are highly popular in Finland. They share the common Scandinavian twist of including cardamom. I will mention that some people omit the cardamon. However for me the inclusion is essential. Cinnamon buns are enjoyed worldwide. But the uniqueness of Korvapuusti […]

Cakes, Christmas, Desserts

Mincemeat Crumb Cake – Sbriciolata

Today’s recipe presents Mincemeat Crumb Cake – Sbriciolata. Sbriciolata is an Italian crumb cake. But this recipe is my British variation using mincemeat. Mincemeat is a Christmas favourite in the UK. Traditionally mincemeat would contain meat. However during the 19th century mincemeat switches to be meatless. So these days it is a mixture of dried […]