Chocolate Cheesecake

December 14, 2011 This cheesecake recipe is a Gordon Ramsey recipe and will look great on the table at Christmas.  It is fairly easy to make and the lemon adds a lightness to the dessert. Ingredients 175.0g caster sugar 450.0g soft cream cheese 1 vanilla pod 75.0ml lemon juice 175.0g crème fraîche 475.0ml double cream Method For the {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Winter Fruit Salad

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...}

Brandy Sauce

Sauces and Dips
October 14, 2011 Brandy Sauce traditionally served with Christmas Pudding.  You can make this sauce a few days in advance, keep it in the fridge and then just reheat it on Christmas Day. Ingredients 2oz/55g butter 2oz/55g plain flour 1 pint/570ml milk 2oz/55g fine/caster sugar 5 tbsp Brandy or Sherry Method Melt the butter in a saucepan over {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Christmas Pudding

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

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...}

Steamed Orange Pudding

August 31, 2011 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...}