Dessert

Naughty Guilt Free Desserts...

Laura Krippner | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Krippner

This week is National Baking week, so it's only appropriate to challenge those who are making it their life's mission to promote 'guilt free desserts'. Simply by calling a dessert or treat 'guilt free' necessarily implies that all others are 'guilty'. Clearly this is a load of rubbish.

Little Red Apples

Linda Duffin | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

They are an eating apple, crisp, sweet and tart, and I wanted to make something that showcased their lovely red-flushed flesh. You can, though, make this with any good eating apple - it is a version of a classic French apple tart, but using puff in place of sweet dessert pastry.

Farmer's Daughter, Los Angeles

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

When visiting Los Angeles it's hard to decide which area to call home. Are you more Bellini's in Beverley Hills or happy hour in WeHo, the pavements in Downtown or the sand of Long Beach. And if you think area is difficult, the next step is choosing the right hotel. Los Angeles has something for everyone, and on my most recent trip, I discovered that there's no place quite like Farmer's Daughter.

Dessert Hummus Exists And We're Totally On Board

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

First there was chickpea hummus, being attentive to all of our pitta bread and carrot stick needs. Now, the hummus Gods have blessed us with dessert h...

Rhubarb, Marzipan and Orange Blossom Strudel

Kathy Slack | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathy Slack

Today I want to quench my rhubarb thirst, but also use up some leftovers. I have half a block of marzipan in the larder and half a box of filo pastry going begging. Also, I've been thinking about baklava a lot lately (it happens that way sometimes) so I feel a plan coming neatly together....

Five Minute No-Bake Brownie Bites

Steph Matthews | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

I like to pop these in the freezer for about an hour and then take them out for a few minutes before serving. This recipe doesn't make too many but they're rich and moreish and you could always double the recipe if you're craving more!

How to Cook With Herbs: Choux Pastry Cream Buns

Kathy Slack | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathy Slack

Oh my word I've never seen so many herbs in the garden! This spell of warm wet weather has sent everything into a growing frenzy. The rocket is living up to its name - 'wild'. The parsley is going to need mowing if it grows another inch.

Twenty-Two Vegan Recipes for Easter

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

Whether you love to indulge in chocolate bliss over Easter, or savour sweetly spiced hot cross buns, or maybe you love a healthier indulgence, this ro...

These Doughnut Ice Cream Cones Give Us Major Dessert Goals

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Ice cream is great. Ice cream in a sugar and cinnamon-coated doughnut cone is a whole new level of pudding brilliance. Just see for yourselves... ...

Vegan Salted Chocolate Melt-in-the-Middle Puddings

Katy Beskow | Posted 14.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Beskow

Nothing says "I love you" more than a dark, luxurious dessert on St Valentine's Day. Spoon into the crisp outer to reveal a rich, molten middle. Perfect for sharing or, ahem, eating alone.

Mulled Wine Poached Pear and Berry Cheesecake

Beth Thomas | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Thomas

Cheesecakes are a fantastic, easy dessert to rustle up when you're entertaining. Although not typically a Winter sweet, my version is perfect for the chilly winter months, combining the classic biscuit case and cream cheese topping with all of the delicious flavours of the Christmas season - red wine, cinnamon, orange and cloves.

10 Beautiful Facts About French Macarons

Annette Bette Kellow | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annette Bette Kellow

There is nothing quite as satisfying as unwrapping a decadent macaron. They are the epitome of luxury, a pure indulgence and largely known as the beloved cookie of Parisian teahouses. But behind their pastel shades and beautiful textures the art of macarons is a technical science with inspiration taken from sweets, sensations, fragrances and encounters.

Eight Clean Eating Desserts That Are Quick, Simple, and Satisfying

Sarah Leighton | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Leighton

These clean eating desserts all take minimal time to throw together. They don't contain hundreds of ingredients, and they do have a nutritious value. They should satisfy a sweet urge without you hitting the local dessert bar for a double chocolate chip mega waffle with ice cream, peanut butter cups, syrup, and a side order of pancakes!

Peanut Butter 'Raweos'

Emma Hollingsworth | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Hollingsworth

These peanut butter Raweos are, in my humble opinion, a squillion times better than their unhealthy counterparts. They only have SIX ingredients (that's 17 less than the PBOs' 23) and there's nothing genetically modified about them (if you check the back of a PBO packet you'll see that a number of their ingredients are GM - scary).

How To Make The Perfect Cream Tea

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought the cream tea debate began and ended with whether to serve it Devon or Cornish style, then boy, you got it wrong. Food scientist an...

Profiteroles with Star Anise Caramel

Charlotte Harling | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Harling

I like profiteroles because they're the ultimate sharing dessert - they just belong in the middle of a table which is always my preferred style. This combo marries crisp profiteroles with fresh cream and a fragrant, strangely addictive star anise caramel.

Banana and Almond Lattice

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

It's National Pie Week and what better way to celebrate than to take tropical inspiration from this delicious Banana Lattice. With vanilla, almonds and unrefined sugar, this sweet tropical twist on a classic pie really will be something you'll probably cook over and over.

The Wonut Is The Latest Snack Food You Need In Your Life

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What's that? The croissant-donut hybrid of the cronut wasn't enough to fulfill your dessert desires? Have no fear - now there's a tasty treat that ...

Judging the Lithuanian Open Wine and Dessert Pairing Championship

Dom Ramsey | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dom Ramsey

It's not often you get invited to judge a wine and dessert pairing championship, but when you do, it's difficult to say no. Obviously when I got just such an invitation recently, I jumped at the chance, particularly as the championship in question was in Lithuania - a part of the world I've never visited.

Friday Food Off - Banoffee Pie vs Chocolate Hazelnut Kisses

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

In this week's Friday Food Off, Olivia and I put our sweet tooth to the test. My sweet canapé is an all-time favourite, the Banoffee pie. My recipe uses budget ingredients and it's quick and simple to make. Unless your guests are bananaphobes, you're onto a winner.

How To Make Low-Calorie Chocolate Mousse

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We've tasted low-calorie chocolate mousses and the verdict often is: why bother? But although this recipe for a 'guilt-free mousse' has the weirdest i...

Quinoa Crêpes with Blackberry and Plum Compote

Madeleine Shaw | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Madeleine Shaw

These crêpes are fluffy and light, they balance well with the compote and slip down like heaven. You can prep the batter and compote in advance and make these mid-week as well as having them on a lazy Sunday.

This Could Mean The End Of Your Ice-Cream Brain Freeze Nightmares

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If licking on an ice cream cone leaves you clutching your head in 'brain freeze' pain, take note: a spoon might be the answer. The headache caused...

The Best Flour for Gluten-Free Baking

Jules Clancy | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jules Clancy

I've discovered some intriguing guilt-free desserts such as paleo brownies, vanilla cupcakes that actually contain cannellini beans, and a new variation on the traditional blueberry muffin. The greatest discovery, though, was a new flour that I now consider one of my very favourites. It's low GI (glycemic) and gluten-free: coconut flour.

Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I committed the mortal sin of trying to impart my knowledge on her. It's exactly the kind of thing that used to drive me to distraction as a first time mother... Next time I see her I will make her these brownies as way of an apology and stop being such a know it all.