Tag Archives: Dessert

My definitive NY style cheesecake recipe

The best cheesecake you'll ever taste

I dreamed of making a cheesecake reminiscent of Junior’s but what I ended up making was slightly different. For a start, I really didn’t want to have to make the sponge base which Junior’s has. I know it makes for a lighter base but I didn’t want it to end up with a soggy bottom after a day or two. ...

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The Pudding Bar, Soho (now closed)

S'more cheesecake - Milk chocolate cheesecake, gingernut biscuit base with peanut butter ice cream

The Pudding Bar only serve desserts so it’s only fair to expect each dish to be amazing. Okay at least half decent then. All too often when we eat out, our evening is soured by mediocre desserts. Sometimes even Michelin starred restaurants are a let down when it comes to serving up something sweet. For this reason I think dessert ...

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Piggy’s Bakewell Tart


This is a bit of a mish-mash of recipes. I’ve used Ottolenghi’s recipe for sweet pastry and Felicity Cloake’s recipe for the filling. The culmination of both was a success, if a lemony one. I should have omitted the lemon zest from the tart filling as there was some in the pastry too. This makes double the pastry quantity needed ...

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Recipe Test: Peanut butter & chocolate tart by Pitt Cue co.

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The other day, I was flicking through the Pitt Cue co. cookbook, looking for some inspiration. As well as being basically an A-Z of how to smoke and BBQ meat, it also has a surprisingly good dessert section. I quickly decided to make an adaptation of one of their sweet treats. Despite there being several good options in the cookbook, ...

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