Fraisier Cake

Cake, Fruit, Vegetarian

I loved making this, it required a few hours but it’s beauty in taste and look, makes the effort worth it!

Broken down it compromises of Kirsh cream mouseline and strawberries sandwiched between to thin sponge cake layers with a marzipan top. That makes it sound easy….it was not 😊

I made this for our local Rose Queen Festival, hence the roses on the top!

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Pineapple custard

desserts, Fruit

Happy Wednesday foodie friends!!

If you need a little boost to get over this midweek hump, why not try this little tiddler of a dessert?

OK, it’s ridiculously simple and you would be forgiven for thinking…..boring, but give it a chance and I promise it will deliver!

All you need to do is:

  1. Place a couple of ladies fingers (sponge fingers) in the bottom of a glass.
  2. Layer on some pineapple pieces (tinned are fine) and even pour in a bit of the juice.
  3. Later with custard (homemade, tinned, low fat, full fat…its up to you!)
  4. Refrigerate until you ready to consume!


It offers you a sweet little pudding with different textures and tastes which combined, compliment each other really well. It’s also quite light and makes for s nice little summer treat.

Roly Pavlova…..it’s only blooming healthy!!!!

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Board? Yes.

What do I do when I’m bored? Get in the kitchen! 😄

I pulled out an old weight watchers recipe book and decided on a beautiful summer dessert in homage to the glorious weather we are having here in Cheshire, U.K.


This is such a satisfying recipe to undertake, watching the egg whites transform into a heavenly, shiny, marshmallowy mix is just such a great thing to experience. 


It’s slightly time consuming but really requires little effort….just some waiting. Once you have mixed the meringue you can take 60minutes for yourself (I watched some “4 in a bed”!) whilst you wait for it too cook and cool. Then it’s simply a matter of filling and rolling.


Now I’m normally quite good at weighting but I had to dive right in and cut a slice. Heaven!!!

It’s a really versatile recipe too, I think next time I plan to make this for friends but I’m going to fall to the darks side and use cream and caramel! 😈

Healthy tiramisu 

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I haven’t made anything sweet in a while so I dived into the recipe collection and pulled out this little whippet.

  
Tiramisu but made with quark and yoghurt rather than the heavier alternatives such as cream or mascarpone.

  
I haven’t eaten it yet but I tasted throughout the making process and it’s a really light version. Just sweet enough with the coffee kick from the coffee and liqueur.

  

Caramel popcorn panacotta 

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When Gav returned home a couple of weeks ago I made a salted popcorn panacotta to welcome him.

It took some effort and time but it really was worth it! It resulted in a creamy sweet dessert which really did behold the essence of popcorn. Completely delish! 

Courtesy of BBC good food: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/salted-caramel-popcorn-pots
(I’d recommend you make it the day before!)

   
 

Oreos = love

Chocolate

In preparation for Valentine’s Day tomorrow (and Gav returning from Utah after 3 weeks away!) I’ve been a full on storm in the kitchen.

I’ve prepped my pizza dough for the homemade pizzas I intend to cook, I’ve made most of my salted caramel popcorn panacotta and I decided to make some Oreo truffles using some left over ingredients.

If you haven’t had an Oreo truffle before, don’t ever have one because once you do, the dark side will consume you! But if you must have one, they really are quite easy to make:

  • Bash up some Oreos and mix with a small amount of cream/cream cheese (use a small amount first and add more if you need…you don’t want a wet loose mixture)
  • Roll the mixture into balls and chill
  • Whilst chilling, melt the chocolate of your choice (I used milk)
  • Dip the balls in the chocolate and decorate to your liking.

Easy. Quick. Devilish 

  

Key lime pie

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Desserts are sometimes a necessity, you can be super healthy, super motivated but we all need a treat now and again don’t we?

Contrary to our obvious correlation of dessert = fattening, we can do tasty, low fat puddings which don’t plump the podge!

I made this recently from the weight watchers cook book and my oh my was it one tasty treat! Made even better with the knowledge that it hadn’t ruined my gym workouts. (Please ignor the less than perfect piping)

   
    
   

The most naughty dessert I have EVER made!

Baking, Chocolate, Food, Foodie, Pinterest

You can not underestimate this dessert, it’s a mammoth monster of calories and deliciousness which is a very dangerous pairing.

The base is simply crushed Oreos and butter. 

The middle layer is a mixture of peanut butter and more butter.

The topping is a lashing of melted chocolate and even more butter!

Yes it’s dangerous but wow is it divine to eat. I wouldn’t recommend you try this!

  

Passion fruit eaton mess

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I was recently invited to a friends dinner party and offered to make the desserts.

I pondered over what to make for days, I knew she was making a lasagne and so I wanted to take something that was tasty but not too heavy.

In the end I opted for an Eaton Mess. I figured it to be sweet and delicious but slightly in the lighter side due to the fluffy meringues and refreshing fruit.

I decided to use passion fruit because I simply love the taste and for an extra drop of sweetness I added a drizzle of toffee sauce.

It was heavenly 

  

Whisky cream & jelly with toasted oat crumble & tea sorbet

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I made this for our Christmas Day dessert, it’s a recipe courtesy of Tom Kerridge.

As you would expect from Mr K the recipe was suitably complex and required quite a bit of prep but the final result was well worth the work.

A creamy, crunchy, alcohol laced, texturally delightful wonder!

  
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/whisky-cream-jelly-toasted-oat-crumble-tea-sorbet