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Dessert recipes

Here are some of my favourite dessert recipes. Click on the description or the photo itself to take you to the delicious recipe

If you have a sweet tooth you'll seriously love this, and it looks great! My version uses a layer of battenberg cake at the bottom to add a bit more flavour (as if Baked Alaska isn't retro enough already). It's filled with vanilla ice cream and coated in lightly baked gooey meringue.

This is a real crowd-pleaser and looks great too! If you're looking for an alternative to a chocolate dessert, then this is it. The sweet crunch of the meringue, with the creamy strawberry mix is a definite winner.

Chocolate ganache is that lovely gooey stuff that posh chocolate truffles are made of. That's what goes into this tart! Wonderfully light, home made pastry and chocolate ganache. This is a serious dessert for serious chocolate lovers.

This is a really light and tasty dessert that has all the taste and smells of Christmas (apart from Turkey...) Succulent pear that's flavoured with white wine, cinnamon and cloves, wrapped in puff pastry with a sweet & sticky mulled wine sauce

Chocolate lovers beware. This dessert should come with a warning. Do not expect to act rationally between the serving and eating of this dish

This recipe was passed down from my late Granny who was an amazing baker and her apple pie was her speciality. It works so well as it's not too sweet meaning you can always go back for more!

Souffle's have the reputation of being one of the most difficult dishes to make. This is because they'll either rise and look amazing, or not rise and look flat and horrible. The good news is that it's not difficult!

My Mum has been making this dessert for as long as I can remember. Christmas, Easter & birthdays, ginger pudding would be there. It's so quick and easy and so tasty - a great alternative to chocolate.

There's something about Mum's and puddings. They just do it best, and my mother-in-law is no exception. This cheesecake is so rich and moreish that between you and me, it was a key reason to me marrying into the family!

This delicious raspberry cheesecake dessert is all about convenience. Taking only 6 minutes to make, you'll be amazed at how good it tastes and how impressive it looks too. An oaty biscuit base with a sweet raspberry & vanilla cream topping - this is the perfect dessert when you're short of time.

This is a Christmas Day classic in our house. Sponge soaked in sherry, juicy mixed fruit, homemade vanilla custard, all topped with whipped cream and chocolate. This recipe is best made the night before as the sherry will soak into the sponge and flavour everything

It's a traditional favourite - my version is tangy and I add porridge oats to give the topping a bit of a gooey flapjack quality. In this recipe I use apple filling and make two little individual crumbles but feel free to use your favourite fruit.

Sweetly battered pannetone topped with a cinnamon plum compote. Add a dollop of fresh mascarpone on top and you have a dessert that's perfect for the festive season and is a great alternative to Christmas pudding.

Soft succulent pears, rich puff pastry, caramelised sugar and butter... Sorry, I was lost in dessert heaven then. This is a great one for showing off as it looks good, is really easy to make, and you might be able to get away with claiming it's a fruit portion...!

This is a great dessert for sharing with a loved one so is perfect for a special occasion. Shaped like a heart, and super sweet, this is my take on a traditional tarte-tatin. The strawberries ooze with juice and the pastry is buttery and light

Millefeuille is just a posh restaurant way to say 'stacks or layers'. The three main flavours of strawberry, cream and lovely pancakes make a perfect flavour combination. For a dessert, it's also not that bad for you!

My recipe here is for 1 dozen luxury cupcakes, 6 strawberry pink and 6 lemon yellow. Have some fun with these - either bake them to sell as part of your fundraising day, or simply donate via the Breast Cancer Campaign website WearItPink.

If you love chocolate, then this dessert has everything you could want. Rich, creamy, chocolatey mousse with a hidden shortbread base, surrounded by a sharp raspberry & mint coulis to freshen everything up. I dare you not to love this!

This week, there are two original recipes on my newsletter which will make Christmas that little bit easier, and taste that much better! My Pork & Pickle Stuffing Balls and my Baileys Biscuits. The stuffing recipe is a great alternative to the traditional sage and onion - filled with pork, apple and chunky pickle, it has a real tang to it and is very easy and cheap to make. My very grown-up Baileys Biscuits have a good whack of alcohol and a delicious chewy, oat bite to them - naughtily moreish!

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