Sweet

Feb
14

Instant Passion Fruit Soufflé

PassionfruitSouffleThis sweet recipe from James Martin’s Fast Cooking has got to be one of the best shortcuts in the book – and it works every time, the chef promises. You won’t be worrying about cooking soufflés any more when you see how easy this really is. Try it as your Valentine’s Day dessert.

 

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Jan
24

Bake Valentine’s Day Treats

It is often said that the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, so put your apron on and make a few sweet treats for Valentine’s Day. You can then take these to work or to school, to share with friends… or with someone special.

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Dec
06

Chestnut Muffins

c muffinsWe love Christmas and long, lazy breakfasts, so why not combine the two with this seasonal take on a national favourite? Drink with your morning coffee, or a mug of froothy hot chocolate… For a teatime treat, top the cooled muffins with vanilla frosting and pieces of marron glacé.

 

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Oct
29

Bacon & Maple Syrup Popcorn

bacon popcornThis interesting twist on a classic party snack solves the salty v. sweet dilemma once and for all; why not have both?! We reckon it’ll go down a cracker around the bonfire on 5th November or try it in cartons at your Halloween Horror Movie Night

 

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Sep
30

Cupcakes in a Jar

strawberries-and-cream_cropdInspired by summer days, these über-fashionable cakes are made with fresh strawberries and cream. As they are self-contained, they are great for eating alongside craft projects that require clean fingers on a girls’ night in. Now its autumn, we think they’d work very well with blackberries too.

 

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Sep
12

Blackberry & Brown Sugar Fingers

blackberry fingers cropdThese delicious fingers from Yeo Valley’s new cookbook are kind of like posh Bakewell tarts: perfect for autumn tea parties. They’re a great way to use up any leftover jam you might have lurking in the back of your cupboards.

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Jul
12

Caipirinha Sorbet

aHot, sunny days mean cooling down with ice-creams and lollies, but they needn’t always be for the kids; here’s a grown-ups-only recipe from chef Marcello Tully. Serve this Brazilian cocktail sorbet in small scoops – it’s very strong – to cool palates after lunch or dinner. Garnish with a few young mint leaves.

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Jun
28

Gin & Tonic Granita

ginandtonicgranitaThis summery palate cleanser from chef Marcus Wareing presents an interesting twist on a much-loved classic. Try it at an outdoor dinner party this season to freshen tastebuds between courses, or serve in small glasses to cool a crowd at your summer cocktail party.

 

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