Category: Desserts, Pastries, Puddings, Other

Allergy-Free Pudding and Fruit Cake

Allergy-Free Pudding and Fruit Cake This recipe, which is free from gluten, dairy products and eggs, makes 1 fruit cake or pudding. Recipe can be made one month ahead; keep refrigerated. 2 1/4 cups (360g) sultanas 1 1/2 cups (250g) chopped raisins 1/2 cup (75g) dried currants 1 1/2...

Apple and Berry Crumble

Photo by Mem Apple and Berry Crumble Serves : 6 6 Pink Lady apples, skin on and cut into wedges 1 Tablespoon caster sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon orange zest, finely grated 1 Tablespoon water 400g frozen or fresh mixed berries Crumble Topping: 1 cup plain flour...

Apple and Raspberry Charlotte

Apple and Raspberry Charlotte Serves 6-8 125g butter, softened at room temperature 1kg Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced 110g (1/2 cup) caster sugar 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 cup frozen raspberries, thawed 12 slices white toast bread, crusts removed Icing sugar, to serve 1. Preheat the oven...

Apple and Raspberry Crumble

Apple and Raspberry Crumble (Gluten Free) Serves 4 Fruit Base: 5 large sized (900g) Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored 20g butter 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup CSR Pure Icing Sugar (Gluten Free) 1 cup frozen raspberries Crumble Topping: 1/2 cup CSR Pure Icing Sugar (Gluten Free) 1/3...

Apple and Strawberry Crumble

Apple and Strawberry Crumble 2 Tbsp reduced-fat margarine, plus extra to grease 3 cooking apples (such as Granny Smiths) peeled, cored, sliced 2 Tbsp pure floral honey* 250g strawberries, hulled, halved 1 cup (100g) rolled oats 2 Tbsp soft brown sugar 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1. Preheat the oven...

Apple Brown Betty

Apple Brown Betty 5 slices of bread, cut into 1cm cubes 1/2 cup of butter or margarine, melted 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 4 medium cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped In a medium bowl, mix bread with...

Apple Cobbler

Photo by Julie O’Malley Apple Cobbler Filling: 5 cups tart apples, peeled and sliced (approx 5 large) 1/2 – 3/4 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you like it) 2 Tbsp plain flour 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup water 1 Tbsp butter,...

Apple Cobbler

Apple Cobbler Servings: 8 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 4 cups thinly-sliced pared apples 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 well-beaten egg 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1/3 cup melted butter 1. Place apples in bottom of a greased...

Apple Coconut Pie

Apple Coconut Pie 125g butter 2 cups coconut 1/2 cup plain flour 1/4 cup sugar 410g can pie apples Melt butter. Place in large bowl and stir in coconut, flour and sugar. Press half the mixture into pie plate (base diameter of 18cm). Top with apples and sprinkle with...

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble Base (Apple Mixture): 1/2 cup water 4-6 large green cooking apples 1/4 cup sugar 2-3 Cloves (if liked) Topping: 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 1/2 cup sugar (brown or white) 3 Tablespoons butter (3 x 20ml spoons) 1/2 cup rolled oats (optional) 1 Tablespoon...

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble 250g dried apples 1 and 1/2 cups raisins 1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup slivered almonds 1 punnet strawberries 2 kiwifruit 1. Soak apples and raisins, in separate bowls, overnight, in cold water (or 1 and 1/2 hours in hot water). 2. Place strained...

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble 8 medium size Golden Delicious apples 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup sultanas juice of 1/2 lemon 250g plain flour 100g self-raising flour 250g Demerara sugar * pinch salt 250g softened butter 1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C. Peel, and core the apples. Mix them with the sugar and...

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble Serves 4-6 500g cooking apples (Granny Smith) 3 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon sugar 3-4 cloves 1/4 cup SR flour 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons coconut 2 tablespoons brown sugar Pre heat oven 190C. Peel, core and slice apples and place in pie dish with sugar, water and...

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble 100g sugar 50g butter or margarine 100g flour 100g almond meal pinch of cinnamon 4 or 5 apples, cored and sliced castor sugar 1. To make crumble: mix the sugar, butter, flour, almonds and cinnamon together with the fingertips until the mixture is like fine breadcrumbs (or...

Apple pie with a Difference

Apple pie with a Difference 125g butter slightly softened 1 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda dissolved in 1 tablespoon white vinegar 2 cups self-raising flour 1 cup desiccated coconut 800g can pie apple 1. Cream butter and sugar together until light...

Apple Snow

Apple Snow 6 medium apples 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind or a pinch of cinnamon 2 egg whites Peel, core, and slice the apples thinly. Add water, cover and simmer until soft. Add sugar, stir until smooth, light and sugar is dissolved;...

Apple Teacake

Apple Teacake 1 cup self-raising flour 1 cup sugar 1 egg 125g butter, melted 2 green apples, cored & cut into large chunks (don’t peel) cinnamon, vanilla and/or nutmeg to taste 1. Preheat the oven to 190C. 2. Mix everything together. 3. Pour into a springform tin. 4. Bake...

Apricot and Almond Tart

Apricot and Almond Tart Pastry: 150g plain flour 100g chilled butter 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons sifted icing sugar 2 tablespoons iced water Filling: 500g tin of apricots 200g softened butter 200g caster sugar 3 eggs 200g almond meal 100g flaked almonds 1. Mix flour, cinnamon, butter and icing...

Apricot and Cinnamon Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Apricot and Cinnamon Cake Serves 8 140g (5 oz) self-raising flour 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 50g (1 3/4 oz) caster sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 3 tblsp milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 85g (3 oz) unsalted butter, melted 350g (12 oz) apricot halves Topping: 40g...

Apricot and Passionfruit Tiramisu

Apricot and Passionfruit Tiramisu 7 ripe apricots (350g) 1/2 cup caster sugar 3/4 cup water 300ml tub thickened cream 250g tub mascarpone cheese 2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh mint 170g can passionfruit pulp in syrup 16 sponge finger biscuits halved apricots and fresh mint, to decorate 1. Cut apricots...

Apricot and Pear Crumble

Apricot and Pear Crumble Serves 4 125g no-soak dried apricots 450g pears – peeled, cored and sliced 1 Tbsp clear honey 50g fresh breadcrumbs 25g brown sugar 1 Tbsp plain flour 25g low-fat spread, melted Pinch ground nutmeg Put the apricots in a saucepan with the pear slices and...

Apricot Mousse

Apricot Mousse Serves 6 250g dried apricots 1 1/2 cups water, divided 4 tablespoons sugar Finely grated rind and juice of 1 orange 3 teaspoons gelatine 2 tablespoons brandy or Cointreau, optional 1 x 200g carton vanilla reduced-fat yoghurt 1 egg white 6 tablespoons passionfruit reduced-fat yoghurt and fresh...

Baby Meringues

Baby Meringues 6 egg whites 2 cups caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 tsp malt vinegar 1 tsp cornflour pink food colouring whipped cream to serve In a large bowl (not plastic) beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually, add the caster sugar very slowly. The mixture...

Baileys and Banana Bread and Butter Pudding

Baileys and Banana Bread and Butter Pudding 1/2 a loaf of pre-sliced white bread (crusts removed ) 55g/2oz or pack of butter, softened 140g/5oz caster sugar seeds from 1 vanilla pod 8 free-range eggs 500ml/18fl oz double cream 565ml/1 pint milk 4 shots of baileys 5 bananas 4 tablespoons...

Baked Bananas in Foil

Baked Bananas in Foil 4 ripe bananas, peeled 1/4 cup water 3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup apricot preserves Level 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 2 vanilla beans, split lengthwise 4 pieces aluminium foil, 20cm x 30cm 1. Preheat the oven to 220 C. 2. Bring the water to a boil...

Baked Caramel Bananas

Baked Caramel Bananas 4 ripe bananas, halved lengthways 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 Tbsp apple juice 50g melted butter Vanilla Ice-cream (check the label!) 1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Arrange bananas cut side down over the base of a 24cm ovenproof dish. 2. Combine sugar,...

Baked Chocolate Pudding

Baked Chocolate Pudding 455g best-quality cooking chocolate (70% cocoa solids) 50ml hot espresso or good, strong instant coffee 125g butter, plus extra for greasing 6 eggs, free-range or organic, separated 200g caster sugar 100g ground almonds 100g rice flour 1 small handful chopped hazelnuts, toasted 1. Melt 125g of...

Baked Custard

Baked Custard Serves 4 3 eggs 2 tablespoons caster (superfine) sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 500ml (2 cups) milk 125ml (1/2 cup) cream ground nutmeg, to sprinkle 1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (315°F/ Gas 2-3). Brush a 1.5 litre (6 cup) heatproof dish with a little melted butter....

Baked Lemon Custard

Baked Lemon Custard Serves: 4 3 eggs 2 egg yolks 60g (1/2 cup) caster sugar 500ml (2 cups) pure cream 250ml (1 cup) milk 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest 1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (fan-forced) and lightly grease 4 x 1-cup capacity ramekins (or a 1L capacity baking...

Baked Passionfruit Custards

Baked Passionfruit Custards Makes 6 750ml cream grated zest 1/2 orange 8 egg yolks 150g caster sugar 8 passionfruit Preheat oven to 160°C. Place a tea towel on the bottom of a baking dish large enough to hold six 200ml ramekins. Heat cream and orange zest in a saucepan...

Baked Rice Custard

Baked Rice Custard 2 cups cold cooked rice 4 eggs 2 cups full-cream milk 1/4 cup castor sugar 1 tsp. vanilla essence Cinnamon Grease a 4-cup oven proof dish. Place rice in base of dish. Whisk eggs, sugar, milk and vanilla. Pour over rice. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Place dish...

Baked Rice Pudding

Photo by Julie O’Malley Baked Rice Pudding Serves 4 2 cups (500ml) milk 300ml thin cream 1/2 cup (110g) medium grain (calrose) rice, rinsed, drained 1/2 cup (100g) caster sugar 1 cinnamon stick 1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped Pinch of ground nutmeg, plus extra to sprinkle 2 strips...

Baked Rockmelon, Exotic Fruits and Sorbet

Baked Rockmelon, Exotic Fruits and Sorbet 2 rockmelons, cut in half 2 cups seasonal exotic fruits, diced small 1 sachet artificial sweetener 1 tsp pure vanilla essence 6 tsp plain yoghurt 6 eggwhites 170g sugar 500g sorbet Remove the pulp from each melon half, leaving the skin intact to...

Baked Whole Pears Stuffed with Almonds, Orange and Chocolate

Baked Whole Pears Stuffed with Almonds, Orange and Chocolate Throw the following into a food processor until it looks like a crunchy peanut butter: 40g blanched almonds 70g butter 50g sugar zest and juice of 1-2 oranges seeds from 1 vanilla pod or splash of vanilla essence generous splash...

Baklava

Baklava 165g ground nuts (hazelnuts, almonds or walnuts) 125g chopped nuts (hazelnuts, almonds or walnuts) 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 180g butter or ghee, melted 12 sheets filo pastry Syrup: 1 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup orange juice 1 teaspoon grated orange rind 1/2...

Baklava

Baklava 450 g of chopped walnuts 200 g of chopped almonds 450 g of filo pastry 200 g of unsalted butter 1 cup of sugar 1 cup of water 2 teaspoons of powered cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg For the syrup: 1 cup of Greek honey 1 cup of...

Baklava

Baklava Makes 25 pieces 200g walnuts 300g almonds 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon pinch cloves, optional 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar 350g butter, melted 375g packet (approx 26 sheets) filo pastry 1 cup (220g) caster sugar, extra 1/4 cup (60ml) honey 1 cup (250ml) water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1...

Balsamic Strawberries with Mascarpone Cream

Balsamic Strawberries with Mascarpone Cream Serves: 4 2 punnets ripe strawberries, stalks and hulls removed 4 x 15ml spoons balsamic vinegar 4 x 15ml spoons caster sugar For the mascarpone cream: 2 x 15ml spoons caster sugar 3 egg yolks 4 x 5ml spoons Kirsch 225g mascarpone cheese 150ml...

Banana Bread and Butter Pudding

Photo by Julie O’Malley Banana Bread and Butter Pudding Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 4 slices white toast bread softened butter 1 large reasonably firm banana, peeled and sliced (or 2 medium sized ones) 450 ml milk 85g brown sugar plus extra for sprinkling a good pinch of ground cinnamon 2...

Banana Caramel Crepes

Banana Caramel Crepes Makes 12 Batter: 1 1/4 cups plain flour 3 60g eggs 1 cup skim milk 1/3 cup water 10g unsalted butter, melted, for cooking Filling: 3 large or 6 small bananas Juice of 1 lemon or 1 orange Sauce: 10g unsalted butter 1/2 cup packed brown...

Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie 1 x 9-inch baked pastry shell 3 Tbsp cornstarch 1 2/3 cup water 1 can sweetened condensed milk 3 x egg yolks, beaten 2 Tbsp butter or margarine 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 med bananas lemon juice 1 pt cream # In heavy saucepan, dissolve cornstarch...

Banana Crepes Flambé

Banana Crepes Flambé 8 crepes 2 large bananas 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup butter 1/3 cup Tia Maria Ice cream to serve Cut bananas in half crosswise, then in half lengthways. Wrap each crepe around a banana quarter. Heat butter and sugar in a pan; add crepe parcels,...

Banana Crumble

Banana Crumble # Take a banana and slice it up into an over proof bowl. # In a separate bowl, rub a small amount of butter into flour with your fingers until the mix looks like rough breadcrumbs. (The amount you use will depend on how many crumbles you...

Banana Fritters

Photo by Alecia Banana Fritters 2 cups SR flour 1/2 teaspoons bi-carb soda 1 1/2 cups water 4 bananas flour oil for deep frying # Sift flour and bi-carb soda into bowl; add water and mix to a smooth batter. # Peel bananas, cut into three. Roll lightly in...

Banana Ice-Cream

Banana Ice-Cream Serves 6 to 8 3 cups milk 1 piece vanilla bean 1/2 cup sugar 3 egg yolks, beaten 1 cup cream 1/2 cup sweet sherry 2 large ripe bananas, mashed and sieved 1/3 cup ground almonds Place the milk and vanilla bean together in a small pan...

Banana Marshmallow

Banana Marshmallow 2 bananas 2 egg whites 2 tsp gelatine 3 Tbsp sugar 1/4 cup water Mash bananas and set aside. Combine gelatine and water. Leave to swell for 10 mins. Dissolve over hot water and keep warm. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gradually pour in gelatine...

Banana Splits

Banana Splits Utensils: dessert dish knife spoon measuring spoons chopping board Ingredients: 1 banana chocolate ice-cream vanilla ice-cream strawberry ice-cream crushed nuts whipped cream hundreds and thousands 3 cherries flavoured topping syrups such as: pineapple caramel strawberry chocolate Method: 1. Peel the banana, cut in half lengthwise and place...

Banana, Raspberry and Coconut Loaf (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Banana, Raspberry and Coconut Loaf (Thermomix) Butter, for greasing 280g almonds 3 bananas, (approx. 275 g) 120g caster sugar 4 eggs 70g moist coconut flakes 1 1/2 tsp Gluten Free Baking Powder 120g Fresh Raspberries 30g flaked almonds 200g pouring (whipping) cream, to serve 2 tbsp...

Banoffee Pie

Photo by Mem Banoffee Pie Serves 8 Prep time 30 minutes Chilling time 2 hours 35 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes 1 1/4 cups (185g) plain flour, sifted 125g cold butter, chopped 1 tablespoon caster sugar 1 egg yolk 395g can sweetened condensed milk 60g butter, chopped 1/2 cup...

Banoffee Pies

Photo by Julie O’Malley Banoffee Pies Serves 6 1 x 250g pkt granita biscuits (Arnott’s brand) 125g butter, melted 2 bananas 1 x 300ml ctn double cream Caramel Filling: 1 x 395g can sweetened condensed milk 70g (1/3 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar 50g butter 1. Place the biscuits...

Banoffee Pies

Photo by Alecia Banoffee Pies Makes 8 250g pkt Arnott’s Granita biscuits 125g unsalted butter, melted 380g can caramel Top ‘N’ Fill 2-3 bananas 300ml thickened cream, whipped Grated dark chocolate, to garnish Lightly grease eight 10cm loose-bottomed tart pans. Place the biscuits in a food processor and pulse...

Berry and Apple Tray Bake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Berry and Apple Tray Bake 300ml thickened cream, plus extra to serve 175g unsalted butter, chopped 3 eggs 2 cups (300g) plain flour 1 cup (220g) caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced, tossed with 2 Tbsp lemon...

Berry and Apple Tray Bake

Berry and Apple Tray Bake Serves 6 300ml thickened cream, plus extra to serve 175g unsalted butter, chopped 3 eggs 2 cups (300g) plain flour 1 cup (220g) caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced, tossed with 2 tbs lemon juice 300g...

Berry Flans

Berry Flans Serves 6 6 slices wholemeal bread 90g butter, melted 3 Tablespoons brown sugar 375g seasonal mixed berries 1/2 cup cream, whipped fresh mint springs (optional) 1. Preheat oven to 200c. 2. Using a 10cm biscuit cutter, cut a bread circle from each slice of bread. Brush both...

Berry Sponge Trifle

Berry Sponge Trifle 2 cups (500mls) of unsweetened apple and blackcurrant juice 150g of thick sponge fingers 1 packet of low joule strawberry jelly 500g of mixed fresh berries 250g of strawberries, hulled and halved 3 Tablespoons of custard powder 2 Tablespoons of sugar or low calorie sweetener suitable...

Berry Swirl Parfaits

Berry Swirl Parfaits Serves 6 2 x 250g packets cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup caster sugar 3 teaspoons grated lemon rind 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup thickened cream 2 egg-whites 1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries, thawed extra 1/4 cup caster sugar whipped cream, extra raspberries and packaged lemon...

Bittersweet Chocolate Fallen Soufflé Cakes

Bittersweet Chocolate Fallen Soufflé Cakes 6 oz Fine-quality bittersweet, (not unsweetened) chocolate, chopped, plus grated bittersweet chocolate for garnish 1 1/2 Tbsp Unsalted butter 2 tsp Instant espresso powder dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water 2 Tbsp Kahlua or dark rum 2 large Egg yolks 3 large Egg whites...

Black Forest Dessert

Black Forest Dessert Serves 4 4 Slices Chocolate Pound Cake 2 Tablespoons Kirsch or any Cherry Liqueur 410g Canned Pitted Black Cherries, drained and reserved liquid 2 Tablespoons White Sugar 1 Cinnamon Stick 2 Teaspoons Cornflour Blended with 1 Tablespoon Water 4 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream Chocolate Sauce: 100g...

Blueberry Crumble Pizza

Blueberry Crumble Pizza Serves 6 1 quantity Basic pizza dough (see bellow) 1/3 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread 2 cups frozen blueberries, partially thawed ice-cream or thickened cream, to serve Crumble: 1/2 cup plain flour 60g butter, chilled, chopped 2 tablespoons caster sugar 2 tablespoons slivered almonds 1. Preheat oven to...

Boozy Fruit Ice Cream Pudding

Boozy Fruit Ice Cream Pudding 750ml double cream 30g caster sugar 400-425 carton of ready made custard 250g of boozy fruits (recipe below) chopped 2 x 600ml pudding basins lined with cling-wrap. Whisk the cream with the sugar until it forms soft peaks. Stir in custard and boozy fruits....

Boysenberry and Apple Sticky Pudding

Boysenberry and Apple Sticky Pudding Serves 6 to 8 1 x 425g can Boysenberries, drained and syrup reserved 2 cooking apples, peeled, cored and quartered 125g butter or margarine 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted 1/2 cup milk Boysenberry Fudge Sauce: 1 cup brown...

Brandy Snaps

Brandy Snaps Makes about 18 90g butter 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup golden syrup 112 cup plain flour 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1. Stir butter with sugar and syrup in a saucepan over low heat until butter melts. Remove from heat. 2. Beat in remaining ingredients. Spoon teaspoonfuls...

Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding 3 eggs 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 2 1/2 cups soymilk 1 tablespoon margarine 8 slices rye/grain bread, crusts removed 3/4 cup dried fruit salad chunks 1. Place eggs, honey and soymilk in a bowl. Whisk well. Spread margarine onto bread and cut into triangles. 2....

Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding Serve hot or cold with stewed or canned fruit and cream. Substitute any dried fruit of your choice in this recipe. 6 thin slices white bread 40g butter 3 eggs 1/4 cup caster sugar 2 1/2 cups milk 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1/2 cup sultanas...

Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding Serves 4 4 eggs 2 1/2 cups (600ml) skim or low-fat milk 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 3 slices wholegrain bread 2 teaspoons margarine 2 Tablespoons sultanas 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1. Place eggs in bowl and beat. 2. Add milk and vanilla essence. 3. Spread...

Bumbleberry Cobbler

Bumbleberry Cobbler 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 Tbsp cooking oil 2 Tbsp milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup fresh (or frozen) raspberries 1 cup fresh (or frozen) blueberries...

Butterscotch Dumplings

Butterscotch Dumplings Serves 6 1 cup self-raising flour 60g butter, chopped 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon golden syrup ice-cream, to serve Butterscotch Sauce: 1 1/2 cups water 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 30g butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup 1. Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Lightly grease a shallow...

Butterscotch Pecan Self Saucing Pudding

Butterscotch Pecan Self Saucing Pudding 60g brown sugar 180g self raising flour 125 ml milk 1 medium egg 80g melted butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup 75g pecan nuts, chopped 90g brown sugar additional 15g cornflour 300 ml boiling water 2 tablespoons golden syrup additional 1 litre ovenproof dish, buttered...

Caramel Banana Pudding

Caramel Banana Pudding Serves 8 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 3/4 cup mashed banana (2 medium bananas) 1/3 cup brown sugar 2 egg whites 1/2 cup apple sauce (in jar) 3/4 tsp bi-carb soda 1 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 cups water Pre-heat oven to 180c – fan forced....

Caramel Banana Pudding

Caramel Banana Pudding Serves 4 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons brown sugar 4 bananas, sliced 50g butter, chopped 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 cup self-raising flour, sifted 1/2 cup milk 1. Grease a 23cm pie dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Arrange bananas over sugar. 2. Cream butter...

Caramel Parfait Glace with Salted Peanut Caramel and Milk Chocolate Mousse

Caramel Parfait Glace with Salted Peanut Caramel and Milk Chocolate Mousse Caramel Mousse: 500ml thickened cream 1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped 135g liquid glucose 190g caster sugar 50g unsalted butter, cold 6 leaves gold leaf gelatine, soaked in cold water, drained 160g egg yolks Chantilly Cream: 250ml thickened...

Caramel Pudding

Caramel Pudding 200g sugar 1/2 cup water 2 cans condensed milk 2 cups water 10 eggs Find a large enough saucepan that will hold the cake tin, and half fill with water. Place saucepan over a moderate heat and bring to the boil. Meanwhile, over a moderate heat, dissolve...

Cheesecake Mince Pies

Cheesecake Mince Pies Makes 24 Pastry: 1 1/2 cups plain flour 2 tablespoons custard powder 1/4 cup icing-sugar mixture 125g cold butter, chopped 1 egg-yolk 2-3 tablespoons cold water Filling: 1 x 250g packet cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind 1 tablespoon caster sugar 1 x...

Cherry and Apple Crumble

Cherry and Apple Crumble Serves 6 425g can whole pitted cherries, drained 800g can pie apple 470g packet butter cake mix 100g butter, thinly sliced and chilled 1/3 cup coconut 1/2 cup flaked almonds 1/3 cup brown sugar custard or ice-cream, to serve 1. Combine cherries and apples in...

Choc Hazelnut Profiteroles

Choc Hazelnut Profiteroles 1 cup (150g) plain flour 1 cup (250ml) water 80g butter, chopped pinch salt 4 eggs, lightly beaten 150g dark chocolate 200ml thickened cream 2 tablespoons Frangelico 300ml thickened cream, extra 2 tablespoons icing sugar 1 tablespoon Frangelico, extra 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped 1. Preheat...

Choc Pudding bar

Choc Pudding bar Serves 6 250g packet malt biscuits 3 x 80g Crunchie bars, refrigerated 395g can sweetened condensed milk 600ml thickened cream drinking chocolate, to serve (optional) 1. Line a 3cm deep, 26cm x 16cm (base) lamington pan with non-stick baking paper. Layer malt biscuits over base of...

Choc Yoghurt Mousse

Choc Yoghurt Mousse 1 cup milk 1 packet chocolate instant pudding 1 1/4 cups yoghurt 300ml cream Whipped cream and sliced fruit to garnish (optional) In a bowl combine the milk and the instant pudding. Whisk until smooth and thick. Fold in the yoghurt and the cream. Pour into...

Chocolate and Banana Pizza

Chocolate and Banana Pizza 120g pizza dough 1/2 large banana, sliced 4-5 chocolate truffles vanilla ice-cream and icing sugar, to serve 1. Roll out pizza dough onto an 8-inch round tray. 2. Scatter banana and chocolate evenly over the pizza dough. 3. Preheat oven to its highest temperature, cook...

Chocolate and Banana Pizza with Vanilla Ice-Cream

Chocolate and Banana Pizza with Vanilla Ice-Cream 200g Bitter Chocolate Buttons (Or Shavings) 60g Butter 100ml Cream 50g Dough (Recipe Below) 4 Ripe Not Brown Bananas 1/2 Lemon 150g Pure Icing Sugar 1L Vanilla Ice Cream 1. Melt chocolate over double boiler or in microwave and stir in butter...

Chocolate and Cinnamon Flan

Chocolate and Cinnamon Flan Servings 4 215g (1 cup) caster sugar 60ml (1/4 cup) water 500ml (2 cups) milk 100g dark cooking chocolate, coarsely chopped 6 eggs 1 x 395g can sweetened condensed milk 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Strawberries, washed, hulled, quartered, to serve 1....

Chocolate and Custard Torte

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate and Custard Torte 70g (1/3 cup) caster sugar 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthways 1 x 600ml ctn thickened cream 4 egg yolks 200g good-quality dark chocolate, coarsely chopped 100ml thin cream 4 bought hot cross buns, thinly sliced vertically 2 Tbsp warm water 2...

Chocolate and Espresso Baby Cakes

Chocolate and Espresso Baby Cakes 8-10 croissants (stale) 200g dark chocolate, grated 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup brown sugar, tightly packed 4 eggs pinch salt 2 1/2 cups milk 1/2 cup cream 100ml strong espresso coffee (ready brewed) 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur 2 tablespoons caster sugar butter for greasing...

Chocolate and Hazelnut Turnovers

Chocolate and Hazelnut Turnovers 200g chocolate packet of hazelnuts 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon Puff Pastry Roll Water for brushing Chop chocolate into small pieces, put in a bowl. Bake hazelnuts on an oven tray in a moderate oven for 5-6 minutes. Remove, rub away skins with a tea...

Chocolate and Orange Pizza with Vanilla Mascarpone

Chocolate and Orange Pizza with Vanilla Mascarpone Pizza Dough Topping: 1/2 cup of milk chocolate buttons 1/2 cup of white chocolate buttons 1 orange 150g castor sugar 1 cinnamon quill 1 star anise 1 vanilla pod 100g mascarpone 100ml cream 1. Mix the mascarpone with the vanilla and cream...

Chocolate Bavarian

Chocolate Bavarian 180g plain biscuits 80 g butter melted 1/4 cup milk 100g white marshmallows, chopped 200g good quality milk chocolate, chopped 1 teaspoon gelatine powder 300ml thickened cream, whipped 200ml thickened cream (extra) to serve plus shaved chocolate 1. Grease a 20cm springform cake pan. Crush biscuits in...

Chocolate Bombe Alaska

Photo by Jean Misko Chocolate Bombe Alaska Serves 4 400g chocolate sponge roll 75g dark chocolate, finely chopped 3 eggwhites 1 cup caster sugar chocolate icecream 1. Preheat oven to 200°C. 2. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut 4 x 2cm-thick slices of sponge roll. Place onto...

Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding

Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding 2 1/2 cups milk 200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped 2 tsp vanilla 1 Tbsp cocoa mixed with 2 Tbsp warm water 1 Tbsp brown sugar 4 eggs, beaten 8 slices crustless bread 1 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp currants # Combine milk, chocolate, vanilla, cocoa/water...

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Slice

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Slice 2 x 200g packets malt biscuits 600ml carton thickened cream 395g can sweetened condensed milk 3 x 85g Cherry Ripe chocolate bars, chopped 1. Line a 20cm x 30cm lamington pan with baking paper or plastic wrap. 2. Arrange a layer of biscuits on...

Chocolate Creme Brulee

Chocolate Creme Brulee 660ml pouring cream 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways 50g top-quality dark chocolate 4 egg yolks 50g caster sugar caster sugar for sprinkling Put cream and vanilla pod – scraping out some seeds as you go – into a pan and heat until almost boiling. Leave to...

Chocolate Croissant Puddings

Chocolate Croissant Puddings Serves 6 2 frozen croissants, thawed 1/2 x 200g block dark cooking chocolate, coarsely chopped 4 eggs 2 cups milk 1/2 cup caster sugar Strawberries, to decorate Hot Chocolate Sauce: 200g block dark cooking chocolate, chopped 3/4 cup cream 1. Grease 6 ovenproof dishes (3/4 cup...

Chocolate Custard with Poached Summer Fruits

Chocolate Custard with Poached Summer Fruits Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Serves: 6 750ml bottle apple cider 2 cups caster sugar cinnamon stick 3 peaches 3 nectarines 250g fresh cherries, pitted 90g packet macaroons Custard: 4 egg yolks 1/4 cup caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2...

Chocolate Eclairs

Chocolate Éclairs Serves Approx 3 dozen Éclairs: 2/3 cup butter 2 cups water 3/4 cup SR flour 3/4 cup plain flour 5 eggs Cream filling: 200ml cup pure cream 300ml bottled cream 2 dessert spoons icing sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Icing: 2 cups icing sugar 2 tablespoons cocoa 50...

Chocolate Fondant with Raspberry Coulis and Fresh Berries

Chocolate Fondant with Raspberry Coulis and Fresh Berries 200g dark cooking chocolate 60g butter, chopped 2 eggs 2 Tablespoons plain flour 1/3 cup brown sugar Coulis: 2 Tablespoons caster sugar 2 Tablespoons water 200g frozen raspberries Double cream, to serve Fresh raspberries, to garnish 1 Tablespoon icing sugar, to...

Chocolate Fudge Pudding

Chocolate Fudge Pudding Serves 4 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 cup caster sugar 1 1/2 cups milk 1 1/2 cups boiling water 2 teaspoons butter, softened pure icing sugar and double cream or ice-cream, to serve 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease an...

Chocolate Fudge Puddings

Chocolate Fudge Puddings 1 1/2 cups cake crumbs 3/4 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk 200 g Cooking Chocolate, melted 3 eggs, separated 1/4 cup plain flour 2 Tbsp Marsala icing sugar 1. Preheat oven to 180C. 2. Combine cake crumbs, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Cooking Chocolate, egg yolks, flour and Marsala....

Chocolate Fudge Puddings

Chocolate Fudge Puddings 125g butter 125g dark chocolate Place chopped butter and broken up chocolate in a bowl and microwave on medium for 1-2 minutes until melted. Stir. 3/4 cup sugar 3 eggs 3 tablespoons plain flour Mix the above 3 ingredients together and then add to chocolate mix....

Chocolate Hazelnut Self-Saucing Puddings

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Hazelnut Self-Saucing Puddings 1/2 cup (125ml) milk 50g dark chocolate, chopped 50g butter, chopped 1/4 cup (60g) chocolate-hazelnut spread 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 1/2 cup (75g) self-raising flour 1/4 cup (30g) hazelnut meal 1/3 cup (70g) caster sugar 1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar 1...

Chocolate Log

Chocolate Log 1 packet Weston’s chocolate cookies 2 cups milk sherry whipped cream grated dark chocolate glace cherries Pour the milk and sherry into a shallow bowl (use as much sherry as you like!). Soak each biscuit in this mixture to the slow count of 3. Put the biscuits...

Chocolate Malt Self-Saucing Pudding

Chocolate Malt Self-Saucing Pudding 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1/3 cup malted milk powder 1 1/2 cups caster sugar 1 1/2 cups milk 3 x 60g eggs, lightly beaten Sauce: 150g dark chocolate, melted 3...

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse Serves 1 2/3 cup (110g) dark cooking chocolate 1/2 cup (125ml) thickened cream 2 Tablespoons caster sugar icing sugar for dusting 1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Set aside to cool slightly. 2. Place cream and sugar into small bowl beat until soft peaks form. Carefully...