Category Archives: Desserts

Baked hazelnut and caramel cheesecake

This is a really delicious dessert that usually goes down well with most hungry guests with a sweet tooth. I’d almost forgotten about it until someone kindly pointed out that the image was in the ‘Made at Pigeon Cottage’ picture … Continue reading

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Ginger and chocolate mini-cheesecakes

I don’t really make fancy desserts very often so, if I’m looking for a bit of inspiration, I usually turn to James Martin. These individual ginger and chocolate cheesecakes (served chilled – a great make-ahead choice) are adapted from one … Continue reading

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Stone fruit yoghurt sundae

The real joy of late summer and early autumn cooking is waiting for the various berries and stone fruits to come into season. I just love plums, greengages and tangy fresh apricots (cooking apricots, rather than eating them raw, is … Continue reading

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Pine nut and almond tart with boozy sultanas

This pine nut and almond tart is one of those unassuming looking desserts that both surprises and delights as soon as you take your first bite: light crisp pastry with a golden almond filling, the crunch of the pine nuts … Continue reading

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Citrus custard creams

This has to be one of my favourite desserts – light, sweet and creamy with just the right balance of lemon or lime sharpness. It’s blissfully easy to make and an excellent make-ahead option. Very importantly, as I have a … Continue reading

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