BBQ Peaches with Honey Yogurt and Mint

It’s that time of year again, when we get a week or two of summer and its time to dust off the BBQ and make good use of the outdoors before packing it all away again for another long winter. I’ve been doing a bit more BBQ’ing over the last couple of summers, particularly with…

Chocolate Easter Egg Meringue

Whilst this period of lockdowns seems never ending, it’s hard to believe a year has gone by and it’s Easter again! At least this year, depending where you are in the country, we are allowed a bit more freedom, even if it is just meeting up with family and friends who we haven’t seen in…

Caledonian Cream

A lesser known Scottish dessert is the Caledonian Cream, a tasty mix of cream cheese, cream and marmalade on a bed of boozy oranges. Cream and booze, really whats not to like? This is tasty alternative to Cranachan, the more common Scottish dessert. Marmalade would seem to be a weird choice to mix in a…

Mary Berry’s Spiced Ginger Pudding with Toffee Sauce

I love ginger, in any form and definitely in biscuit or cake form! It’s also no secret I am a bit of Mary Berry fan, so when it comes to cake and pudding it is usually her books I reach for. One of her recipes I enjoy is this spiced ginger pudding with a rich…

Salted Caramel Laphroaig Ice Cream

After having a lot of left over cream and condensed milk I did some searching on the internet for what to do with them, other than to pour the cream over a pie and eat the condensed milk straight from the tin (a disgusting habit I know!). I came across this recipe on Nigella’s website…

Boozy Raspberry Ice Cream Cake

A quick and easy dessert I often turn to is Nigella’s Passion Fruit Ice Cream Cake, a few ingredients, quick to make and a delicious after dinner treat. I decided to take her basic recipe and use it to make a Raspberry version, given the abundance of raspberries I had and also a cheeky bottle…

Pasca, Romanian Easter Cheesecake

I was supposed to be in Bucharest over the Easter weekend, but this little issue of a pandemic put paid to that. Now, don’t get me wrong whilst sad about it, I would rather be safe and well at home, there will be other times to visit! To add salt to the wound, this months…

Strawberry Milkshake Cheesecake

Back in March I signed up to bake for the Edinburgh Bakers Charity Event at Camera Obscura, it was a great idea at the time until I remembered my kitchen was getting ripped out a few weeks before.  I spotted this Strawberry Milkshake Cheesecake on Pinterest and I thought since it was no-bake I’d give…

Dessert Day

I ate dessert twice yesterday.  Is that wrong? First dessert was a Pavlova which I had with Dad for Afternoon Tea at Hillmount Garden Centre.  Pavlova in a Belfast Stylie – deep with more than your 5-a-day on top! Next up was Waffles, with chocolate and marshmallows, at Cafe Maud’s on the Lisburn Road, which…