Chocolate Mousse

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December 14, 2011 Chocolate Mousse a delicious, light dessert that is very easy to make but can look very impressive if served in pretty dishes or glasses. Ingredients 75g dark chocolate , chopped and melted (standard dark chocolate combines better than one with a high cocoa content) 2 eggs , separated 25g butter , melted 2 tbsp golden {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Winter Fruit Salad

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December 2, 2011 Winter Fruit salad  is a great light dessert after a big meal but you can also serve this fruit salad as a a breakfast dish. Ingredients (20 ounce) tin pineapple chunks 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cornflour 1/3 cup orange juice 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 (11 ounce) tin mandarin oranges (drained) 3 -4 red {Tags: , , } {More...}

Christmas Pudding

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October 14, 2011 Christmas Pudding ideally you should make this pudding about two months before Christmas wrap it in foil and place inside a cake tin.  Up to serving you can, if you wish, occasionally prick it with a fork and drizzle in more brandy or sherry. Ingredients   100 g (4 oz)  Self Raising Flour pinch salt {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Spotted Dick

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October 12, 2011 Spotted Dick an old English Steamed Pudding traditionally served with custard.  There are lots of explanations as to why it was so named but no definite translation.  Nevertheless this is a filling old fashioned pudding containing dried fruit. Ingredients 100 g (4 oz)  Self Raising Flour pinch salt 50 g (2 oz) shredded suet 50 {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Custard Home-Made

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August 31, 2011 Custard Home-Made   Ingredients   ½ pint milk 1 dessertspoon vanilla sugar 2 eggs beaten   Heat the milk and vanilla sugar but do not boil Pour the milk onto the beaten eggs stirring all the time Pour the mixture into a heat proof bowl or basin Stand this over a pan of water which {Tags: } {More...}

Steamed Orange Pudding

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Steamed Orange Pudding   Ingredients 4 oz Self-raising flour           4 oz fresh breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon salt Rind of two medium oranges 2 Tablespoons sugar 4 oz suet 1 Egg beaten 1 Tablespoon milk   Mix together the flour, breadcrumbs, suet, sugar, salt and orange rind. Add the egg and milk {Tags: , } {More...}

Ginger Sponge Pudding

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Ginger Sponge Pudding   Ingredients 4 oz Self-raising flour                            2 ox butter or margarine 1 Egg beaten 1 Tablespoon Treacle 1 Dessertspoon Sugar ½ Teaspoon died ginger   Cream the butter/margarine add the sugar, ginger and flour. Beat the egg Gently warm {Tags: } {More...}

Peach and Hazelnut Crumble

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August 3, 2011 Peach and Hazelnut Crumble A lovely winter dessert served with custard or in summer serve it with ice cream. Ingredients 1¾ cups/14oz/400g tinned peach halves in their natural juice drained (keep the juice) 1 cup/8oz/250ml of juice 3 pieces of stem ginger in syrup drained and finely chopped 1cup/4ox/125g chopped hazelnute, toasted,4 tbsp soft light {Tags: } {More...}

Raspberry and Elderflower Fool

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July 31, 2011 Raspberry and Elderflower Fool Ingredients 2 cups/1lb 10oz/750g raspberries (defrosted if frozen),  plus extra to decorate 4 tbsp/60ml elderflower cordial                                                  4 tbsp/60g icing sugar plus extra to dust 2 cups/500ml double cream   In a food processor or with a hand blender crush the raspberries until smooth. Blend in the icing sugar and spoon 1tbsp/15g {Tags: , } {More...}