Tag: double cream

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.  […]

Cakes, Desserts

Limoncello Tiramisu

On a very warm spring day what could be nicer than a lovely, creamy, dessert flavoured with lemon?  Not being a lover of traditional Tiramisu, since I don’t like coffee, I decided to make a lemon version.  As I had bought a bottle of Limocello, which is an Italian lemon liqueur, for a previous recipe […]

Biscuits & Cookies

Crispy Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Today I made some wonderfully crispy biscuits and sandwiched them together with a chocolate ganache.  I got the idea when I saw some pictures of a French biscut Prince Chocolate.  They are a two thin biscuits/cookies that are sandwiched with chocolate, with a pattern imprinted on them..  The biscuit has to be hard and crispy […]

Desserts

Lemon Icebox Cheescake

I saw a recipe for an icebox or, as we might call it, a refrigerator cheesecake. The recipe was on Cook’s Country and it looked very good, so I thought I would give it a try. The only baking is of the biscuit crumb base.  For flavour there is lemon juice and lemon curd, mixed into […]

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

Almond Sponge & Caramel Frosting

I enjoyed my Almond and Coconut Sponge so much that I decided the cake recipe needed to be used again, but with a different filling and topping. Caramel, a nice thick one, seemed ideal.  I also decided to make a square cake, rather than a round one, so although the cake recipe is identical I […]

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

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 […]

Pies & Tarts

Blue Cheese & Fig Tart

I wanted to make a savoury tart last week but it was rather too warm to be making pastry.  So I did it today, Blue Cheese and Fig Tart, from a recipe I saw on BBC Good Food.  I originally wanted to do one with goat’s cheese but couldn’t find something that I really thought […]