Limoncello jelly

Limoncello jelly - An elegant and refreshing end to a special meal - large oranges, pink grapefruits, lemon, pomegranate seeds, cardamom pods, caster sugar, limoncello liqueur, sheets of gelatine or vegetarian alternative, Juice the oranges, grapefruit and lemon.; Crack the cardamom pods open in a pestle and mortar or use the blade of a large [...]

Lemon pudding

Lemon pudding - A scrumptious tangy pudding. Lovely with fresh berries. - unsalted butter, softened, unwaxed lemons, large eggs, semi-skimmed milk, caster sugar, plain flour, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas 4; Butter a 1.5 litre oven-proof dish.; WEIGH Weigh the butter and sugar and set aside.; Grate the zest from the lemons and squeeze the [...]

Custard

Custard - So much better than instant! - full fat milk, eggs, vanilla extract, caster sugar, cornflour, Put the milk into a saucepan and bring to the boil, Remove from the heat and set aside.; Separate the eggs. Beat the yolks with the sugar and vanilla until light and frothy. Beat in the flour.; Add [...]

Chocolate mousse

Chocolate mousse - Dark, delicious and guaranteed to impress - eggs, unsalted butter, 100g dark chocolate (minimun 70% cocoa ), caster sugar, pistachio nuts, Break the chocolate into pieces and put into a heatproof bowl with the butter.; Bring a small pan of water to the boil and set the bowl of chocolate over it, [...]

Banana cake

Banana cake - A delicious way to use over-ripe bananas - unsalted butter, softened, large eggs, very ripe bananas, light muscovado sugar, golden caster sugar, ground hazelnuts, plain flour, baking powder, vanilla extract, dark chocolate chips, demerara sugar, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 170˚C/150˚C fan/Gas 3; Butter the loaf tin or line with baking parchment.; Peel the [...]

Baked apples with amaretti crumble

Baked apples with amaretti crumble - Amaretti & ricotta turn an everyday pud into a special treat - apples, your favourite eaters, lemon, ricotta, honey, amaretti biscuits, TURN THE OVEN ON TO 170˚C/150˚C fan/Gas 3; Wash the apples. Cut them in half and remove the core with a sharp knife. Place the apples in a [...]

The Lemon Squeezy rhubarb crumble

The Lemon Squeezy rhubarb crumble - An indulgent treat the whole family will enjoy - rhubarb, orange (preferably organic), unsalted butter, wholemeal plain flour, rolled oats, soft brown sugar, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 190˚C/170˚C fan/gas 5; Wash and top and tail the rhubarb and cut the stalks into 5cm pieces. Zest and squeeze the orange.; Put [...]

Ricotta cheesecake with fresh strawberries

Ricotta cheesecake with fresh strawberries - Light and creamy. Perfect for outdoor entertaining - unsalted butter, unwaxed lemons, ricotta, double cream, fresh strawberries, digestive biscuits, amaretti biscuits, caster sugar, cornflour, Crush the digestive and amaretti biscuits, either in a blender or by putting them in a food bag and lightly beating them with a rolling [...]

Vanilla panna cotta with raspberries

Vanilla panna cotta with raspberries - A make–ahead dinner party dessert with the wow factor - full fat plain yogurt, double cream, fresh raspberries, lemon, Vanilla pod, caster sugar + 2 tablespoons, sheets of gelatine or vegetarian alternative, Put the sheets of gelatine into a bowl and cover with cold water.; Split the vanilla pod [...]

Pineapple gazpacho with pomegranate

Pineapple gazpacho with pomegranate - Aromatic little pots for a drinks party - fresh ginger, pomegranate seeds, golden caster sugar, tin pineapple slices in fruit juice, Peel the ginger and place in a pan with the sugar and 100ml of water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer gently for 5 minutes or [...]

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