Category: Desserts

Black Forest Pudding

Black Forest Pudding

Black Forest Pudding is the perfect Christmas pudding alternative, liqueur soaked cherries top this steamed chocolate pudding – delicious! Don’t you find there’s usually someone at the dinner table who doesn’t like traditional Christmas pudding ? Part of my preparations each year is the challenge continue reading

Slow Cooker Individual Pear & Chocolate Puddings

Slow Cooker Individual Pear & Chocolate Puddings

  My slow cooker has really come in handy over the summer here at the Kitchen Shed but now is the time of year for it to be in almost constant use. Over the next few months I hope to bring you a range of continue reading

Guernsey Gâche Melée with Butterscotch Sauce

Guernsey Gâche Melée with Butterscotch Sauce

  UPDATE 21st OCTOBER 2014 Apple harvest time again and luckily our tree here at the kitchen shed is laden down with fruit just in time for making my take on the traditional Guernsey Gâche Melée which has been shortlisted for the BBC Good Food Bakes continue reading

Frozen Peach Yoghurt and Oaty Crumb Topping (No Churn)

Frozen Peach Yoghurt and Oaty Crumb Topping (No Churn)

July has been such a frantic month here at the Kitchen Shed, weeding, grass cutting and watering in the garden and potager, not to mention picking fruit and jam making. Clutches of birds have fledged and it’s wonderful to see the young swallows out practising continue reading

Homemade Yoghurt

Homemade Yoghurt

  Homemade yoghurt is so easy to make, even more so with an electric yoghurt maker but this isn’t essential. That said, if you want to make yoghurt on a regular basis, I would recommend buying an electric yoghurt maker – they are relatively inexpensive continue reading

Peach Melba Rice Delight

Peach Melba Rice Delight

Having poached the peaches in rose syrup, they combine with the fresh raspberries to elevate the humble rice pudding to a Peach Melba Rice Delight. It’s ‘officially’ the start of summer and to my relief the sun has been shining – I don’t know how continue reading

Tarte Normande

Tarte Normande

  I love the apple tarts you find in the local patisseries or supermarkets here in Brittany. The variations of apple tarts include some with a custard base and others with an apple puree base but my favourite is with a frangipane base – Normandy continue reading

Chocolate Fudge Cake for £1

Chocolate Fudge Cake for £1

Chocolate Fudge Cake – A rich, moist chocolate sponge smothered in glossy chocolate fudge icing guaranteed to satisfy any chocolate craving & all for just £1 ! Update, this was the cost back in May 2014.   Choclette over at Chocolate Log Blog has set continue reading

Homemade Strawberry Jelly & Strawberry Glaze

Homemade Strawberry Jelly & Strawberry Glaze

Homemade Strawberry Jelly & Glaze – a seedless strawberry jam. Perfect for topping summer desserts – strawberry tart, pavlova, cheesecakes & ice cream! I first made this jelly a few years back when we had a glut of strawberries here at the Kitchen Shed. Our continue reading

Slow Cooker Self Saucing Mocha Pudding

Slow Cooker Self Saucing Mocha Pudding

If you thought Slow Cookers or Crockpots were just for soups, stews and one pot meals, think again and make room for dessert ! Who can resist a hot chocolate pudding for dessert ? This delicious pudding comes in its own pool of sumptuous chocolate continue reading