Oven Cooked Cherry And Apple Porridge ...

Trying to be more healthier, this breakfast I made quickly and when I came in from a run. I placed all the ingredients in the oven proof dish and popped it in the oven. By the time I was showered and dressed it was almost ready  and no need to add any sweet topping...

Serves 1

  •  Sunflower oil ( low fat) spray for greasing oven bowl
  • 100g Porridge oats
  • 50g ( 1 small) eating apple peeled and core taken out,chopped into small chunks
  • 50g Glazed cherries cut into halves
  • 3/4 Pint (400ml) of semi skimmed milk or a touch more if you like it milky
  • Half a tsp of ground cinnamon
  • Splash of milk

  • Pre heat ( fan ) oven to 180c
  • Spray a medium bowl with oil spray
  • Place the oats, halved cherries and chop apple into the bowl
  • Mix in the milk
  • Sprinkle with the cinnamon
  • Cook in a pre heated oven for around 35 minutes
  • Leave to cool 5 minutes
  • Serve with a splash of cold milk ....

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Chocolate Chip And Cherry Bread Pudding ...

Bread and butter pudding made with French chocolate chip brioche loaf, cherries and topped with flaky chocolate. So yummy....

You will need

  • Margarine for spreading onto bread and greasing
  • 8 slices of French chocolate chip brioche loaf
  • 50g Glazed cherries
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 350ml Milk
  • 100 ml Double cream
  • 3 Eggs
  • 40 g Caster sugar
  • 2 Small twirls or small piece of flake


  1.  Grease a medium size dish with some margarine.
  2. On a plate trim the crusts off the Brioche loaf, spread one side with margarine and cut into 2 triangles.
  3. Arrange 8 triangles at the bottom of the dish butter sides upwards.
  4. Sprinkle 10g sugar,1 tsp cinnamon and 50g of cherries evenly over the bread.
  5. Place the next 8 half's of bread over the mixture and sprinkle 10g of sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon over and set aside.
  6. Gently warm the milk and cream over a low heat,making sure it don't boil.
  7. Meanwhile whisk the 3 eggs and 20g sugar together until pale.
  8. Take the milk of the heat just before boiling and mix with a wooden spoon into the eggs and sugar.
  9. Sieve the mixture to remove any lumps.
  10. Pour the custard mix over the bread and butter pudding.
  11. Break the mini chocolates over and leave to soak in for about 20 minutes.
  12. Place in a pre heated  oven 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4 for about 30 - 35 minutes until golden.
  13. Remove and leave to stand 10 minutes before serving.

P.s - taste great with a little pouring cream

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Speedy roast lamb with cherry and red wine sauce...

Try with barbecued lamb too ...

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White chocolate and cherry cheesecake...

All American favourite... A great pudding to take to a barbecue party. Make the day before as it improves with chilling.
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Flaming cherries jubilee...

Impress your friends...

Need a quick and easy dessert that will create a stir, then this easy cherry compote fits the bill, add a splash of Cointreau or brandy at the end, warm through then light with a long match, stand well back and wait for the applause.
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Cherry clafoutis...

French classic that’s ideal to serve after a Sunday lunch, made with a sweetened batter, not unlike Yorkshire pudding, it tastes great served with scoops of vanilla ice cream or a soft spoonful of crème fraiche.
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Mini cherry and lemon drizzle cakes...

 Quick and easy. Who can resist this bite sized version of a favourite cake with a jewel like cherry in the centre.
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Black Forest Cupcakes....

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Caramelised cherries with amaretti semi freddo...

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