Hot Raspberry Sauce and ice-cream

After the news that everyone should be eating at least 7 portions of fruit and veg a day and not 5 we have been consciously trying in our house to see if we can achieve it…. today we managed 8! 12oz. frozen raspberries 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup water organic vanilla ice cream Put the…

Religieuse

After watching the ‘Great British Bake Off’ last night both girls were very interested in trying these delicious choux bun treats. We popped out to the shops and bought the extra bits we needed and then all spent the afternoon cooking. http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/religieuse_46431

Chocolate Mousse

75g dark chocolate , chopped and melted (70% is good) 2 eggs , separated 25g butter , melted 2 tbsp golden caster/icing sugar Mix the chocolate with the egg yolks and butter. Whisk the egg whites and then whisk in the sugar until the mixture is shiny and stiff. Fold the two mixtures together. Divide…

Microwave Golden Syrup Sponge Pudding

Dessert in 5 minutes… yes it’s true it really does work, I added a little extra syrup at the end too. 100 g self raising flour 100 g butter 100 g sugar 30 ml milk 2 eggs (beaten) few vanilla essence grated zest of half a lemon 3 tablespoons of golden syrup Cream the butter and…

Plum Crumble

750g plums 4 tablespoons golden caster sugar  a large knob of butter 150g flour 100g butter 50g ground almonds (or leave these out and add a little more flour until breadcrumbs) 70g golden caster sugar 50g rolled oats Set the oven at 190˚/Gas 5. Stone and halve the fruit Put them in the baking dish…