Tag Archives: Desserts

Recipe test: Black forest gateau

The finished article

This recipe is from Felicity Cloake’s ‘perfect’ column. Black Forest Gateau reminds me of childhood birthdays, when my parents used to buy a frozen one every year from the local Cash & Carry. This one tastes a lot better, believe me. Ingredients¬† (Serves 8-10) For the pastry layer (if using) 60g plain flour 5g cocoa powder 25g caster sugar 40g ...

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Banoffee pie – Ever popular and super simple


The banoffee pie. It just has to be the ultimate crowd pleaser. Even I’m a fan and I don’t even particularly like bananas. It’s also possibly the simplest dessert to make. No cooking required, just basic assembly! Ingredients 250g digestive biscuits 75g unsalted butter 8 tbsp Nestle Carnation caramel 2 large bananas, sliced 300ml double cream 25g icing sugar Few ...

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Pollen St. Social – Dessert bar magic


If you’ve got a sweet tooth and you don’t know about the dessert bar at Jason Atherton’s Pollen Street Social, you’ve really been missing out! We’d just eaten a tasty steak at Flat Iron and were looking for something special for dessert. This fitted the bill perfectly. We’ve eaten at Pollen St before and remembered that if you don’t want ...

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