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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Blackberry and Roasted Apple Juice...

Fancy making some blackberry and roasted apple juice drinks?

Serves 2


Friday, 16 September 2016

Gluten Free Raspberry, Almond & Oat Streusel Tray Bake And Gluten Free Raspberry Trifle Pots...

How yummy does this Gluten Free Raspberry, Almond & Oat Streusel Tray Bake look?

(Dairy + Gluten Free)

The perfect mix of almond and raspberry; this delicious crumbly sweet snack is ideal for lunchboxes.

Serves: 12 serving

Prep Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 35-40 mins


Saturday, 16 January 2016

Granola, Yogurt And Banana Breakfast...

After making a batch of Granola up the other day, I just had to try it out with some yummy yogurt and a banana for breakfast before the granola all went! 

This was such a yummy breakfast so I thought I would share the recipe here:

  • 1 large banana
  • 30g Granola
  • 150g Mango, papaya, and passion fruit yogurt

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Fruit Salad..

My children love to eat their fruit. Especially if I cut it up ready to eat and put it in the fridge.

Then they can have some as and when they please.

The other day I made a nice and healthy fruit salad up so they could take some to school in their lunch boxes for after they have eaten their pasta lunch.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Mince Pie And Cream Posh Milkshake...

If your on a New Years diet? Look away now!! Haha!!

I am suppose to be on a healthier eating diet but when you find some mince pies in your favourite supermarket at 10p a pack of 6 with a few weeks use by date on them, it is hard to refuse them!! Then I popped into my local shop and they have double cream at 25p a pot, need I say more!?


Saturday, 15 November 2014

15 Trifle And Desserts In Glasses Ideas To Make At Christmas...

Just planning party food and treats as it is my sons 18th birthday this Friday. We are having a family party on Sunday and I am thinking of Christmas treats to make. I love to make trifle and creamy, fruity, nutty or any desserts in glasses.

 What's not to like?

Love the adult ones to with a little alcohol added ...

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Harveys Bristol Cream Review...

Last week I received a bottle of Harveys Bristol Cream to review which got me excited and thinking of Christmas. Every year we buy a good quality bottle of sherry so we can leave Santa a nice small glass out to go with his mince pie on Christmas Eve.


Monday, 24 June 2013

Strawberry And Raspberry Ripple Eton Mess...

Strawberry And Raspberry Ripple Eton Mess.

Make up the strawberry swirled meringues and fruit puree the day before, then just layer with whipped cream and extra fruit in recycled jam jars and screw on the lids, take out to the garden in a basket or pack into a cool box for a picnic pud.


Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Caramel poached blueberries with crème fraiche ...

Quick and easy!!

We all love caramel oranges but caramel blueberries are even more delicious.

Chill well and swirl through crème fraiche and Greek yogurt. If you can’t wait for them to cool, serve warm spooned over scoops of good vanilla ice cream for a great, speedy dessert.

Serves 4
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 9-10 minutes


Saturday, 8 December 2012

California Prune and Armagnac Trifle ...

Fancy a trifle with California prunes?

Serves four.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Boozy Brownie, Cherry & Walnut Trifle ...

Boozy Brownie, Cherry & Walnut Trifle ...

Prep time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Blueberry crème brûlées...

A restaurant favourite.

Blueberry crème brûlées...

This restaurant classic is surprisingly easy to make and almost improves the longer that you chill it for. Just caramelise the sugary topping before you sit down to eat your main course.

Serves 6
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Standing time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30-35 minutes
Chilling time: 4 hours


Saturday, 8 September 2012

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Will Torrent’s Royal Jubilee Trifle...

Will Torrent’s Royal Jubilee Trifle...

Fancy a trifle to celebrate in style?

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Party Berry Trifles....

Party Berry Trifles....

A great recipe to try now ....

And to bookmark for the Diamond Jubilee...

You don’t need to worry about buying fancy glasses for this favourite dessert, just recycle glass jars with nice lids, small chocolate spread jars, jam or yogurt pots all work well.

If you are not planning a street party, add the jars of trifle to a picnic basket or cool bag for a summery picnic on the beach or at an open air concert and remember to pack the spoons!

Serves 10
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Chilling time: 3-4 hours

For the jelly:
  • 450 g (1 lb) strawberries, sliced
  • 150 ml (1/4 pint) cold water plus 4 tablespoons
  • 50 g (2 oz) caster sugar
  • 3 teaspoons powdered gelatine
  • 150 g (5 oz) raspberries
  • Juice ½ lemon

To assemble:
  • 190g jam Swiss roll, diced
  • 100 ml (31/2 fl oz) dry or sweet sherry
  • 250 g (9 oz) strawberries, sliced
  • 2 x 425 g (15 oz) cans custard
  • 450 ml (3/4 pint) double cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons icing or caster sugar
  • Sugar sprinkles, union jack sugar discs (buy online) or extra fruits to decorate, optional

  1. To make the jelly, add the strawberries to a saucepan with the 150 ml (1/4 pint) water and the sugar, cover and cook gently for 5 minutes. 
  2. Sprinkle the gelatine over the remaining 4 tablespoons water in a small bowl and leave to stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Puree the cooked strawberries in a liquidiser or food processor with the raspberries then press the puree through a sieve back into the saucepan. 
  4. Add the bowl of gelatine to a small saucepan of gently simmering water, so that the water is halfway up sides of the bowl. Heat for 4-5 minutes until the gelatine becomes a clear liquid. 
  5. Stir into the fruit puree with the lemon juice.
  6. To assemble the trifles, divide the diced Swiss roll between 10 small glasses each about 200 -250 ml (7-8 fl oz) and drizzle each one with 2 teaspoons of sherry. 
  7. Top with the remaining sliced strawberries then cover with the fruit jelly. 
  8. Chill for 3-4 hours until the jelly has set, or make the night before if preferred.
  9. A few hours before serving, divide the custard between the trifle glasses. 
  10. Lightly whip the cream with the vanilla and sugar then spoon over the custard. 
  11. Return to the fridge with the jar lids until ready to serve. 
  12. Add decorations, if using at the last minute.

Recipe and photo credits-  Seasonal Berries


Saturday, 24 March 2012

Very Berry Tiramisu....

I love Tiramisu!!

Do you?

Fancy trying this one with a berry twist?

Very Berry Tiramisu..


Saturday, 28 January 2012

Baby strawberry mousses...

Baby strawberry mousses.
Serves 8Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Chilling time: 3-4 hours


Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Organic Vegan Chocolate Mousse...

Organic Vegan Chocolate Mousse.

Serves 6

This tastes just like a conventional chocolate mousse made with eggs and cream, and yet it’s completely vegan! I don’t think anyone will guess the main ingredient is avocado, unless you tell them.

The coconut oil helps to firm up the texture, and the agave syrup supplies the sweetness; alternatively, you could use pure maple syrup.


Saturday, 31 December 2011

Fruity Cocktail Trifles....

Fruity Cocktail Trifles....

Me and my husband love trifles and I would say ...

These are the best I've made so far!!

So yummy...

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