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Cakes and Desserts

A selection of dessert recipes bursting with fresh flavours and part of your 5 a day. Or give into temptation and make highly enjoyable puddings and cakes.

Summer fruit fool with homemade shortbread

For the shortbread 125 g organic unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing. 60 g organic or Fairtrade caster sugar. 3 boiled butter sweets. 125 g plain organic flour, sifted. 60 g cornflour.   For the fool 2 apricots. 1 small ...

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Good old rhubarb & custard with the best crumbly shortbread

For the rhubarb 800 g rhubarb, washed and cut into 8cm pieces. 4 tablespoons caster sugar. zest and juice of 2 oranges. 1 thumb-sized piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated. 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar. For the custard 500 ml organic semi-skimmed milk...

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Frosted Banana Cup Cakes

Ingredients: 4 medium bananas. 2 tbsp (1oz) margarine. 1 cup (8oz) caster sugar. 1 egg beaten. 1 1/4 cup (5oz) plain flour. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder.   FROSTING: 1/2 medium banana mashed. 1 1/2 cup (6oz) icing sugar.   Directions: Liquidise or mash the bananas. Cream the marg...

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Banana Bread

Ingredients: 3 medium bananas. 1/3 cup (3oz) margarine. 2/3 cup (6oz) caster sugar. 1 egg beaten. 2 cups (8oz) plain flour. 4 tsp baking powder. 1 tsp salt. Directions: Liquidise or mash the bananas. Cream the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy and then beat in the egg. Beat in t...

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Banana Oaties

Ingredients: 3/4 cup (6oz) margarine. 3/4 cup(6oz) caster sugar. 1 egg beaten. 2-3 bananas mashed. 3 1/2cups (10oz) rolled oats. 1/2 cup (2oz) chopped nuts. 1 1/2 cups (6oz) plain flour. 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda. 1 tsp salt. 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg. 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon.   Dire...

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Sweet Banana Cake

Ingredients: 1/4 cup (2oz) margarine. 1/2 cup (4oz) caster sugar. 2 eggs beaten. 1 cup (4oz) plain flour. 1 tsp baking powder. 1 tsp salt. 3 bananas peeled and halves lenghtways. juice of 1 lime or lemon. 1/3 cup (3oz) brown sugar. 1/3 cup (1oz) grated coconut. Directions: Cream the ma...

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Rum and Orange Banana Flambe

Ingredients: 6 large bananas. 1/2 orange grated rind. juice of 1 orange. pinch of ground nutmeg. 1/4 cup (2oz) brown sugar. 1/4 cup (2oz) butter. 1/2 cup(1/4pt) rum. Directions: Put the unpeeled banana on a baking tray and bake at 180C/gas 4 for 10 mins. turning them once and after 10 min...

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Hot Banana Meringue Pudding

Ingredients: 3 medium bananas. 1cup (2oz) breadcrumbs. 1 egg separated. 1 cup (1/2pt) milk. peeled rind of 1 lime or a lemon. 3/4 cups (6oz) light brown sugar. 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg. 1 tbsp caster sugar. Directions: Liquidise or mash the bananas and then stir in the breadcrumbs. In a sep...

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Pineapple Pie

Ingredients: 9'' pie shell unbaked, and pastry to cover, using 2 1/2 cups (10oz) flour. 1 large pineapple chopped. 1 cup (8oz) sugar. 1/4 cup (1oz) flour. 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg. pinch of cinnamon. pinch of salt. 3 tbsp (1 1/2 oz) butter. Directions: Prick the base of the unbaked pie shel...

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Passion Fruit Cream

Passion fruit have a most exotic flavour and as they get riper their skins more and more wrinkled. This simple dish is also delicious using stewed guava puree in place of the passion. Ingredients: 2 cups (1pt) thick custard. 2 tbs (1oz) brown sugar. 5 passion fruit. Directions: Make the cust...

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Latticed Mango Pie

This is a dessert from Grenada, but in all the islands when the mango season comes you need as many mango recipes as possible to cope with so much fruit. This is so delicious recipe, why not try? Ingredients: 9'' pie shell unbaked with enough pastry for lattice. using 2 1/2 cups (9oz) flour. 1/3...

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Fig Apple Compote Recipe

Apples and figs are baked with a spiced syrup for an easy fruit dessert. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes   Ingredients: 6 baking apples. 6 dried figs. 1 lemon, sliced. 1 cup brown sugar. 1 cup water. 6 whole ...

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Mango Sorbet

Ingredients: 1 mango, ripe. 3 tablespoons powdered sugar (optional, I dont use it) . Directions:    Peel the mango. Cut the flesh from the stone and dice it. Place in a zip-lock bag, close it (be careful to keep the air out) and freeze for at least 4 hours. Take the bag out of the ...

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Star Fruit in Mango-Orange Sauce (Vegan Gluten-Free)

This special dessert recipe is beautiful to serve, plus easy to make and healthy too! It starts with slices of fresh star fruit. Star fruit is similar in texture and taste to apples, and while it can be eaten fresh, in this recipe the star fruit slices are lightly cooked and then given a tropical-...

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Fruit Compote

Fruit Compote is tasty, versatile and easy to make. Compote is healthier to spread on toast than jam, the sugar content is lower. It is easier to make than jam and you can make a batch and store it in the fridge for two or three days. You can serve compote with ice cream, custard, sponge cakes and ...

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Tipsy Apricots

Serve chilled with wipped cream or a good quality vanilla ice cream and crisp sweet biscuits.  Instead of gin, you could use brandy or apricot liqueur.   Ingredients: 55g (2oz) caster sugar. 450g (1lb) fresh apricots. vanilla extract. 2 tbsp gin.   Directions: Put 150ml (1/...

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Fragrant Rhubarb Meringue

Serve with whipped cream and crisp biscuits to enjoy more.   Ingredients: 675g (1 1/2 lb) fresh rhubarb, cut into 2.5cm (1in) lengths. 85g (3oz) sugar. 300ml (1/2 pint) unsweetend orange juice or water. 3 fresh mint leaves, chopped.   Meringue: 2 medium egg whites. 85g (3oz) cast...

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Honeyed Pears

Use honey with a good flavour for best results. A vegetable peeler will quickly and easily remove strips of rind from the lemon. Ingredients: 4 medium pear, peeled, halved and cored 1 tbsp lemon juice 25g/ (1oz) toasted hazelnuts, chopped 4 tbsp clear honey 425ml (3/4pint) apple juice, grape j...

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Rice and Banana Brulee

Take a can of rice pudding, flavour it with orange rind, stem (candied) ginger, raisins and sliced bananas and top with a brown sugar glaze. Ingredients: 400g/ 14oz can creamed rice pudding grated rind of 1/2 orange 2 pieces stem (preserved ) ginger, finely chopped 2 tsp ginger syrup from the j...

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Christmas Mini Panettone

Ingredients:   1 package dry yeast 1 cup lukewarm water 4 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 2 tsp. fennel seed 1 Tbsp. lemon rind 4 cups bread flour 1/3 cup margarine or butter, softened 1/2 cup raisins 1/4 cup citron 1/4 cup nuts   DIRECTIONS:   Recipe is somewhat dif...

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Rhubarb Recipes

Check out the Good Food rhubarb reciepes using the link below: BBC Good Food Rhubarb Reciepes  

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