Category Archives: Desserts

Poached meringues

  This is a pretty delicious dessert. It sounds crazy: poached meringues. But it’s amazing. This recipe will explain how to make Iles Flottante, like I had at Le Bistro Beaumartin. Advertisements

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A cinnamon-y pear pie

This recipe is easy and fun! The most complex bit is making the sweet pastry, but it’s simple enough so just do it! Ingredients plain flour caster sugar butter 5 pears, peeled and sliced dark brown sugar 1 tbsp cinnamon 1 … Continue reading

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A sort of Eton Mess, but with strawberries, and with added chocolate ganache (why not?!)

Another easy peasy dessert, serves about 8: 300ml cream, whipped 5 meringue nests, roughly crushed a punnet of strawberries, quartered chocolate ganache Mix the cream, meringues nad strawberries. Spoon in to glasses or dessert dishes. Top with a good dollop of ganache … Continue reading

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A layered compote and yoghurt dessert

This is such a simple dessert, and super tasty too! Layer compote with yoghurt and top with a little muesli. I used: – greek yoghurt – it’s thicker and tastier. – shop bought compote – easy peasy! The bigger the glass, the … Continue reading

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Fisher & Donaldson hollow chocolate cupcake!

Yup: Fisher & Donaldson have done it again! A massive hollow chocolate cupcake. Fantastic. We got ours for Christmas, and it didn’t last long… I almost think I could have a go at making one of these…

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Potato Dauphinoise, bread & butter pudding, and other delights

We had some dear friends over for lunch the other day nad this gave me a chance to do what I love best – cooking! We had a yummy warming soup to start, followed by Malcolm Allan’s Steak Mince and Haggis Pie … Continue reading

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Mince pies, made with actual mince

It’s a bit of a treat to have friends round for dinner and have dessert provided by one of the guests – who also happens to be an internationally renowned food writer and cook. Nichola Fletcher is a woman of … Continue reading

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