Category: Desserts

Lemon madeleines

Super easy French butter cakes that bake in 8 minutes. They fly off the plate – I managed to save a few to take a picture! It’s important to fill the cups to 3/4 full to prevent spillage. This recipe makes around 24 cakes – I used a 12 cup tin and baked in two

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Tea cake with raspberries and crumble

It took me 4 attempts to get a decent result with this cake. First, I used dried yeast – the dough didn’t rise and never made to the oven. Second and third time, I managed to get some fresh yeast from Tesco’s in-store bakery and the dough rose spectacularly each time but then the cake

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Summer fruit crumble

Summer fruit crumble   Print recipe Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 40 mins   Serves: 4 Ingredients For the filling 750g mixed summer fruit – I used raspberries, blackberries and strawberries 4 small or 3 medium apples (I used Cox) 1tbsp golden caster sugar Juice of half a lemon (optional)

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Carrot Cake

This is a really easy cake to make and the results are great, as long as you stick to the recipe. Once, I added more carrots to make it ‘even better’ but all I got was an inedible gooey mess – I guess the mixture was too heavy to rise properly. Three medium carrots is

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French crêpes with lemon and sugar – Shrove Tuesday pancakes

These French crêpes can be filled with pretty much anything, sweet or savoury (just skip the sugar). In this particular recipe, I use fresh lemon juice and sugar, although blackcurrant jam and sour cream work very well too! French crêpes with lemon and sugar – Shrove Tuesday pancakes recipe   Print recipe Prep time 5

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Blueberry cheesecake

This cake looks stunning and is really easy to make. The basic cheesecake recipe was adapted from one of Delia’s recipe cards from Waitrose. I like my desserts less sweet, so I used 25g less sugar that recommended. I also marbled the cake with crushed blueberries to enhance the flavour.

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Blackberry and apple crumble

In an attempt to make the most of summer fruit, I came back home with a few kilo of blackberries, strawberries and plums. Expect to see more fruit recipes soon. This blackberry and apple crumble can be made with frozen berries out of season but right now, you can pick your own in a local park or woodland.

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Summer fruit pudding

Make the most of summer fruit with this classic summer fruit pudding recipe. Serves 5-6.

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Chocolate pots

Indulgent chocolate pots with gooey centre. Ready in 35 minutes. Serves 6 to 8.

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Crème brûlée with raspberries

An indulgent, traditional French dessert with the fun factor. Serves 8.

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