Category Archives: Desserts

Summer cakes and a promise to myself

Strawberries are the perfect summer fruit and in season for a period as brief as the English summer itself. I often like to eat them just as they are without being drowned in the customary accompaniment of cream. This summer cake … Continue reading

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Lemon blueberry loaf

This cake is the result of loads of indecision and the urge to clear out my fridge. I first set out to make a lemon and poppy seed pound cake only to discover that I didn’t have any poppy seeds. I … Continue reading

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Strawberry Summer Pops

Sunny summer days and strawberry picking go hand in hand. Last weekend was a perfect day out with the little man, picking these luscious red berries. All you could see and smell were perfectly ripe strawberries begging to be eaten. … Continue reading

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U is for Upside down Blueberry Cobbler

For those unfamiliar with fruit cobblers, think of sweet and juicy fruit in a large baking dish covered over with batter or pie crust before being baked. The fruit juices run into the batter making it a colourful and sweet … Continue reading

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R is for Rum baked bananas

If you’re looking for a pastry free, healthy and tasty dessert, Rum baked bananas tick all the right boxes. This is a super quick recipe that doesn’t need you to go shopping to make dessert. Of course, rum is a … Continue reading

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I is for Ice Cream Cup cookies

I have never really liked ice cream cones. I eat way too slowly and by the time I am half way through my cone is dripping a sticky mess onto my toes. I have often wondered why ice creams aren’t served … Continue reading

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F is for Figs, oven roasted with honey and cardamom

The decadence of the last week has prompted me to turn to a lighter recipe to kick-start Week 2 of the A-Z Challenge. Honey is healthy isn’t it? And figs, they count towards 1 of your 5 a day! Healthy … Continue reading

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B is for Brownie bars, fudgy and chocolatey

These brownies are adapted from the Hummingbird Bakery’s Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies. Lovely as the recipe is, I like to bake the brownie bars on their own. They can satisfy some serious cravings for dark chocolate. I’ve made minor modifications to … Continue reading

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Raspberry Crush Cheesecake

This luscious Raspberry Crush Cheesecake from BBC Good Food makes the most of the raspberry season. And if you love Baked Cheesecakes, this one’s a winner! I tweaked the recipe slightly as you will see below. Ingredients 8 ginger biscuits … Continue reading

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Raspberry Meringue Nests

Crunchy, fruity, sweet and cold – a delicious way to bid adieu to the raspberry season Ok, this entry is a cheat’s version of the original since I didn’t actually make the meringues. But hey, the oven needs a rest … Continue reading

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