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Sharp Little Clouds – Lime and Brandy Syllabubs

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I had an urge for desserts again yesterday. A lovely light creamy squishy dessert, as against a good wintry stodgy pudding.

Normally I would have a Proper Pudding this time of year, and keep the squishy desserts for summer, but I think it was Carol’s request for a recipe for the Black Forest Cherry [… More …]

Black Forest Trifle = Chocolate Brownies, Cherry compote, Strawberries, Cream and Greek Yoghurt ….

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Simple as anything, it is layers that are delicious when eaten individually, and can be layered in any way you wish. But like this they meld beautifully.

Chocolate Brownies

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Eton Mess… in time for Wimbledon!

Eton Mess

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I’m not a huge one for elaborate desserts. I quite like quick, simple creamy ones, with fruit in there somewhere.

Eton Mess is surely one of the quickest to make, especially if, like me, you buy in your meringue shells. Home-made meringue is delicious, but to be honest, I think that the bought ones [… More …]

The Queen’s Jubilee Pannacotta

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I have been really delighted to have been sent a HUGE box of Heritage Tomatoes and Inspired micro vegetables and edible flowers from Westlands Wow, to see what a home cook can come up with in a domestic kitchen rather than a professional environment.

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How I learnt all about #understandingblackberries …..

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It is the end of home grown summer fruit now… so sad, but it has lasted longer than usual this year with the mild autumn weather we have been having. And among the last to leave the supermarkets were the blackberries.

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