All posts tagged: pudding

Lime friand recipe

I have two sources of inspiration for this recipe. The first is 15 year old Conor McLean who beat me to win Britain’s Best Dish. He made a fantastic vanilla friand dessert and during the process, I realised that I had never made one. The second inspiration is The Flavour Thesaurus by Nikki Segnit. This book gave me the idea for my dessert on Britain’s Best Dish. I love it. Literally weeks before it was released, I was wishing that I could have a book that would tell me what flavours go together. Then, voila, it appeared. The complete idea for my dessert was lime friand with lemon and ginger sorbet, candied ginger and a tuille biscuit. In reality, making such a dish for two people isn’t really worth it but its an idea that i’ll hold onto for future dinner parties! I started making the elements of the dessert about a month ago. First was the candied ginger, then the lemon and ginger sorbet. I never got around to making the friand, much to …

Decadent Chocolate and Ginger Mousse

Easter is upon us and all I can think about is chocolate. But, rather than settling for a shop bought Easter Egg this year, I’ll be making a delicious, rich and decadent chocolate mousse. Why not try it yourself – enjoy as a dessert or a very naughty sweet treat. Ingredients 250g dark chocolate (I used 70% Lindt) 50g unsalted butter, softened 9 eggs whites 6 egg yolks, beaten 50g golden caster sugar 1 tsp ground ginger Extra chocolate shavings to sprinkle on top Method 1. Melt chocolate in bain marie. When melted, stir in the softened butter until smooth 2. Whisk egg whites until frothy but not stiff. Add half the sugar and whisk until stiff. Add the rest of the sugar and whisk until the egg whites stiffen further. Fold in the beaten yolks using a metal spoon. 3. Whisk half of the egg whites into the chocolate until thoroughly mixed, then fold in the second half until evenly combined 4. Pour into glasses and leave to set 5. Sprinkle chocolate shavings onto …

Lime, Vanilla and Almond Madeleines

My first memory of Madeleines is on my family holiday in Ibiza. Bet you didn’t expect me to say that did you? Well, there was a little bakery next to the hotel that we stayed in every year and most days I would take a wander down with my brother, buy a sweet treat for the family and take it back to the swimming pool. They sold the most delicious Cream Cakes and Madeleines. I also had fun making my way through large packs that you could buy in the supermarket. I found them delicious – rich and sweet with a fantastic vanilla taste. So I am surprised that I only baked them for the first time last week. I guess I had never got around to buying the special tin – until Lakeland had an offer on just before Christmas time. I spotted it and thought I’d give them a go. I also received a great present through the post last week, which spurred me on even more. When I was on holiday in …

Chocolate soufflé recipe

I have had the fear of God put into me about making soufflé. I have often wanted to try one but been put off by countless disasters that I have seen on TV. My boyfriend needed a couple of egg yolks for dinner a couple of weeks ago and rather than seeing the egg whites go to waste, I decided to bite the bullet and make a chocolate soufflé. It was probably one of the easiest puddings that I have made in a while. Chocolate soufflés are notoriously harder to manage as the chocolate is so dense that it can ruin the whipped egg white. The way to get around this is by taking a small amount of egg white out and adding the chocolate to this before folding it back into the rest of the egg whites. I’d suggest to serve with Haagen Daaz Vanilla Ice Cream. Ingredients Serves 4 100g good quality dark chocolate (I always use Lindt. This time I used 50% Cocoa) 50g Golden Caster Sugar 4 Egg Whites 2 Egg …