Category: Desserts

Almond Tart

One from Rick Stein’s Long Weekends series – Lisbon, in this case, hence the Portugal tag – which was great if you could avoid the title music. Mr. Stein said he doesn’t do complex desserts and this certainly isn’t. IMHO,

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Pineapple with Lime & Chilli Syrup

Finding a dessert to follow a rich, spicy meal, such as a Beef Rendang or a Thai style curry, can be a little challenging. Just look in most Indian restaurants, whose offerings usually stretch to ice cream, ice cream or

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Pignon Tart

My hero doesn’t just do well with fish but he does a very creditable job with desserts, as well, particularly tarts. Pine kernels are certainly not cheap but lashing out on loads for this is well worth the investment. Planning

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Pots au Chocolat

Untried as yet, this one is from Waitrose Food Illustrated . Few peiople can resist a chocolate rush, though, so it should be good. Planning serves: 6 preparation time: 20 mins cooking time: 12 hrs Ingredients 200g plain chocolate (70%)

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Torta de Naranja

A superb Moorish orange and almond cake from Moro – The CookBook . This is a very useful recipe for those with a wheat difficulty since it is just almonds, eggs and caster sugar that provide the substance. Planning serves:

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Soufflé Au Grand Marnier

This is a transcription of a recipe from The French Cookery School published years ago in parts in The Observer Magazine from Anne Willan of La Varenne, in Paris. Planning serves: 4 preparation time: 30 mins cooking time: 15 mins

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Prune and Almond Tart

One of the more successful recipes from Rick Stein’s French Odyssey. Planning serves: 8 preparation time: 1 hr cooking time: 1 hr Ingredients 225g plain flour, sifted ½ tsp salt 130g butter, chilled and diced 1½ – 2 tbs cold

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Crème Caramel

The classic light baked custard using Anton Mossiman’s newspaper-in-the-bain-marie technique. Planning serves: 6 preparation time: 10 mins cooking time: 1¼ hours Ingredients 4 oz sugar 2½ fl oz water 1 pt milk 3½ oz sugar ½ vanilla pod 2 whole

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