Archive of ‘Desserts and Patisserie’ category

Chocolate Orange Mousse Pots & LactoJoy Review

Chocolate orange mousse pots – layers of creamy orange mousse and rich chocolate mousse. A decadent but light dessert best served with double chocolate shortbread for dunking! Post sponsored by LactoJoy

Chocolate orange mousse pots - layers of creamy orange mousse and rich chocolate mousse. A decadent but light dessert best served with double chocolate shortbread for dunking!

Chocolate orange mousse pots - layers of creamy orange mousse and rich chocolate mousse. A decadent but light dessert best served with double chocolate shortbread for dunking! #dessert #chocolate

These chocolate orange mousse pots are an insanely delicious dessert that doesn’t leave you feeling overly full as they are so light and airy. They would make a great dessert for something like a dinner party as they look as well as taste good, and they are make-ahead and can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days before you serve them. (more…)

Pecan Pie Cheesecake

Pecan pie cheesecake – two amazing desserts rolled into one to give the best of both worlds!

Pecan pie cheesecake - two amazing desserts rolled into one to give the best of both worlds!

Pecan pie cheesecake - two amazing desserts rolled into one to give the best of both worlds! A creamy baked vanilla cheesecake topped with pecans in caramel sauce. #cheesecake #baking #dessert

It is currently freezing cold and snowy here so all I can think about eating is hearty comfort foods and puddings. I actually made this pecan pie cheesecake before Christmas and didn’t get round to sharing the recipe, but I thought that this cold snap was the perfect excuse to finally get round to posting it. (more…)

Slow Cooker Blood Orange And Ginger Steamed Pudding

Slow cooker blood orange and ginger steamed pudding – this delicious steamed pudding cooks right in your slow cooker! A perfect dessert for the colder months. Post sponsored by Crock-Pot.

Slow cooker blood orange and ginger steamed pudding - this delicious steamed pudding cooks right in your slow cooker! A perfect dessert for the colder months.

Slow cooker blood orange and ginger steamed pudding - this delicious steamed pudding cooks right in your slow cooker! A perfect dessert for the colder months. #dessert #crockpot #pudding

Steamed pudding has a bit of a poor reputation I feel; bad memories of stodgy school desserts or the ones that come in a can perhaps? In reality, homemade steamed puddings are light, moist and utterly delicious. I have started making a chocolate one every Christmas instead of a Christmas pudding and there is never a crumb left. (more…)

Berry Tiramisu With Red Fruit

Berry tiramisu with red fruit – a lighter twist on classic tiramisu with beautiful berries. A lovely dessert for any occasion. Post sponsored by Splenda.

Berry tiramisu with red fruit

Today I am sharing the recipe for this delicious twist on one of my favourite desserts of all time – tiramisu. This berry tiramisu with red fruit is a pretty dessert which would be perfect for any occasion including today, which happens to be Valentines day! (more…)

Blueberry Cornmeal Skillet Cake

Blueberry cornmeal skillet cake – perfect as pudding, a snack or even for breakfast; this skillet cake is moist, buttery and incredibly moreish!

Blueberry cornmeal skillet cake - perfect as pudding, a snack or even for breakfast; this skillet cake is moist, buttery and incredibly moreish!

Blueberry cornmeal skillet cake - perfect as pudding, a snack or even for breakfast; this skillet cake is moist, buttery and incredibly moreish! #cake #baking #blueberries

A different kind of cake for you today. This blueberry cornmeal skillet cake isn’t the prettiest, but it is damn tasty; whether you have it hot, straight from the skillet for pudding, or cooled and sliced for breakfast or a snack. (more…)

Lighter Mince Pies (Vegan)

Lighter mince pies – you can enjoy a festive mince pie even if you are trying to cut down on the sweet stuff as these ones have no added sugar, are lower in calories and vegan too! Post sponsored by Splenda.

Lighter mince pies - you can enjoy a festive mince pie even if you are trying to cut down on the sweet stuff as these ones have no added sugar, are lower in calories and vegan too!

Lighter mince pies - you can enjoy a festive mince pie even if you are trying to cut down on the sweet stuff as these ones have no added sugar, are lower in calories and vegan too!

Mince pies are one of my absolute favourite festive foods; I dread to think how many of them I get through over the festive period! (I actually had my first mince pie of the year in July, at a Christmas in July event!). For me it wouldn’t be Christmas without them, but they are quite high in sugar and fat, and therefore calories; so I’ve come up with this lighter version that cuts down on the sugar and fat whilst still being delicious! (more…)

Lighter Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake With Berry Coulis

Lighter chocolate swirl cheesecake with berry coulis – have your cake and eat it too with this delicious lower calorie cheesecake recipe. Post sponsored by Splenda.

Lighter chocolate swirl cheesecake with berry coulis - have your cake and eat it too with this delicious lower-calorie cheesecake.

Lighter chocolate swirl cheesecake with berry coulis - have your cake and eat it too with this delicious lower-calorie cheesecake.

Christmas is a difficult time of year for healthy eating, there is just so much temptation about and it can be impossible to resist. However, with a little bit of effort and a couple of easy swaps it is possible to drastically reduce your sugar intake, and therefore your overall calorie consumption; whilst still being able to enjoy some sweet treats. (more…)

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Pies

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin pies – put your pumpkin carving skills to good use with these tasty, creepy (or cute – your choice!) pumpkin pies for Halloween.

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin pies - creepy (or cute - your choice!) pumpkin pies for Halloween.

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin pies - fun, tasty individual pumpkin pies for Halloween.

It is very nearly Halloween so I should probably get a move on and share the couple of Halloween recipes that I have left before it is too late! these Halloween Jack-O-lantern pumpkin pies take a little bit of time and effort to make but they look really effective and would make a great addition to a Halloween party spread. (more…)

Halloween Haunted Pavlova (AKA The Haunting Of Anna Pavlova)

Halloween haunted pavlova – a spooky, impressive centerpiece with meringue ghosts and bones, Oreo soil and berry coulis blood; it is easier to make than you might think!

Halloween haunted pavlova - a spooky, impressive centerpiece with meringue ghosts and bones, Oreo soil and berry coulis blood; it is easier to make than you might think!

Haunted Halloween pavlova - a spooky, impressive centerpiece with meringue ghosts and bones, Oreo soil and berry coulis blood; it is easier to make than you might think!

Now that we are firmly into October I figured that I should probably start sharing some Halloween bakes. I really enjoyed making (and eating!) this Halloween haunted pavlova, also known as ‘The Haunting Of Anna Pavlova’ – props to my cousin Maddy for coming up with that one! (more…)

Coconut And Berry Fruit Tarts

Coconut and berry fruit tarts - crisp coconut pastry with coconut pastry cream and fresh berries.

Coconut and berry fruit tarts - crisp coconut pastry with coconut pastry cream and fresh berries.

I have been eating so many berries recently, I’ve always got a stash of them both in the fridge and in the freezer, I can’t get enough! I want to make the most of them while they are still in season as soon enough they will be gone for the Winter. Although most of them just get eaten straight from the tub, I have managed to set a few aside for baking with; these coconut and berry fruit tarts are a wonderful way to serve them and would be perfect for afternoon tea or a garden party, or just because it’s Tuesday. (more…)

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