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Desert Recipes

Those who are dieting beware. these desert recipes are set to send those taste buds tingling. These tasty deserts give even those with a savory tooth a reason to leave some room for pudding.


Bitter Orange Ice Cream
This recipe is taken from Nigella Lawson's book Nigella Bites. I have been meaning to give this recipe a try for a number of years but always somehow managed to miss the time when Seville Oranges came into season. I have made it with the orange and lime many times but never with the seville oranges. I finally made it last week and it's a must for those not on a diet.

Tiramisu is probably the most famous desert from Italy. Tiramisu literally means pick me up and is traditionally eaten for breakfast, possibly after one too many Grappas, where the caffine and sugar combine to help you get on with your day. In the UK however we tend to eat it as a desert.

Crostata di Marmellata
My Grandmother in Italy used to make this Crostata di marmellata (fruit tart) for me when I used to go over. Its great for breakfast or as a desert (italians would eat it as a second desert after a fruit course).

Lemon Posset
This lemon posset recipe is from Tom Kerrige, he of two Michelin stars fame in the Hand and Flowers. I have made this desert many time when we have been entertaining, so much so that my wife has called it my go to dish. It is great as all the prep is done in advance.

Pears poached in cardamom, cinnamon and chilli syrup with salted caramel sauce
This recipe for poached pears is from the Hairy Bikers Everyday Gourmet series. I have tried it several time and like all the other Biker recipes it works a treat.