PUDDING RECIPES

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Most probably the most popular part of any recipe book, puddings, sweets, desserts – whatever you call them, they can finish off a meal in style. Just one word of advice, go easy on the sugar – rein it in and let the flavours flourish

COURGETTE AND CARDAMOM CAKE

Courgette keeps this delicious cake lovely and moist. A light cream cheese and lime icing provides a refreshing contrast.

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CHERRY AND CHOCOLATE CUSTARD PIE

Serve this with a sorbet or ice cream made from the same fruit as you’ve used in the pie and you have a really stunning dessert.

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TREACLE TART WITH MASCARPONE ICE CREAM

In my opinion, this is probably one of the greatest puddings of our time. Its proper, cosy comfort food that’s guaranteed to raise a smile.

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WHITE CHOCOLATE AND PISTACHIO BLONDIES

These make a tempting, sophisticated alternative to the more familiar dark chocolate brownies.

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CHOCOLATE CHIA PUDDINGS

Dark chocolate adds a sophisticated note, while shop-bought custard ensures this deliciously rich and creamy pudding is quick and easy to make.

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STICKY DATE PUDDING WITH COCONUT CARAMEL

It’s a luxurious version of sticky toffee pudding, using coconut milk for the caramel sauce.

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FLAXSEED BISCUITS

They are great with cheese or pâté, but they also work brilliantly crumbled on top of dishes that call for some added texture and crunch

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COFFEE CHOCOLATE AND CHIA SEED PUDDING

The pairing of orange and chocolate is always a winner and the coffee takes it to another level.

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GROWN-UP DOUGHNUTS

Everything that is associated with ‘good times’ to me also means doughnuts, and these are gorgeously good!

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FLOURLESS DARK CHOCOLATE CAKE

This is so simple, once you've made it, it will become your 'go to' chocolate cake every time you need a special treat.

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STRAWBERRY TARTLETS

These look like classic strawberry tarts, but of course I’ve tuned them up a bit – trust me, they are amazing!

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CREME BRULEE

Simple, classic and very low in carbs, this is one of my all-time favourite desserts.

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NUTTY BRIOCHE PUDDING WITH CHOCOLATE

Creamy and comforting, bread and butter pudding is one of my all-time favourite puddings.

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CARROT CAKE WITH COCONUT ICING

The combination of carrot and coconut is a fantastic one, especially when teamed with lots of spices and some lively orange zest.

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BAKED VANILLA CHEESECAKE

Serve this classic baked cheesecake with ripe berries in the summer, or a spiced fruit compote in winter.

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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKES WITH MASCARPONE CREAM

These luscious little shortcakes are gorgeous and they taste amazing.

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APPLE AND TOFFEE CRUMBLE TART

This is the ultimate crumble. It has taste, texture, acidity and sweetness.

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BROWN SUGAR MERINGUES WITH PRALINE CREAM

Straight from my mum’s recipe collection. Hazelnut's lend them a nice chewy texture.

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BARBECUED MAPLE CAKE

This cake is baked in a kettle barbecue, giving it a fantastic smoky taste.

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LEMON POSSET WITH FENNEL BISCOTTI

A regular of the lunch menu at the Hand & Flowers. It’s so easy to prepare.

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