Desserts

Apple and almond pudding

Apple-and-almond-pudding_cIngredients:
* 2 Granny Smith apples
* 1 tsp lemon juice
* 175 g (6 oz) soft brown sugar
* 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
* 175 g (6 oz) butter
* 3 medium eggs, separated
* 175 g (6 oz) ground almonds
* a few drops almond essence
* 1 tsp baking powder
* icing sugar for dusting

Apple and coconut brown betty _ menus for two

APPLE-AND-COCONUT-BROWN-BETPREPARATION TIME: about 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 7 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


350 g (12 oz) cooking
apples
20 g (3/4 oz) soft brown
sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground
cinnamon
pinch of salt

2 slices granary bread,
crusts removed and cubed
1 tablespoon desiccated
coconut
4 tablespoons clear honey
1 tablespoon butter


Spiced Fruit Compote

Spiced-Fruit-Compote_cIngredients:
* 2oz (50g) dried figs
* 2oz (50g) dried apricots
* 2oz (50g) dried peaches
* 2oz (50g) dried prunes
* 2oz (50g) dried apple rings
* 2oz (50g) sultanas
* 3/4 pint (750ml) water
* 4oz (100g) light muscovado sugar
* 1 strip lemon rind
* 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Midsummer Fruits

Midsummer-Fruits_cIngredients:
* 1 large orange
* 4 cloves
* 1lb (450g) blackcurrants
* 8oz (225g) blackberries
* 6oz (175g) sugar
* 1/4 pint (150ml) water
* 8oz (225g) raspberries
* 1lb (450g) pears, peeled, cored and sliced

Baked Apples 2

Baked-Apples_cIngredients:
* 4 medium cooking apples
* 3oz (75g) soft brown sugar
* 2oz (50g) sultanas
* 2oz (50g) chopped walnuts
* 2 tablespoons water
* 2oz (50g) butter

Summer Pudding

Summer-Pudding_cIngredients:
* 6-8 large slices white bread
* 12oz (350g) rhubarb
* 8oz (225g) blackcurrants
* 8oz (225g) granulated sugar
* 6 tablespoons water
* 8oz (225g) strawberries
* 8oz (22Sg) raspberries

Soft Fruit Flan

Soft-Fruit-FlanIngredients:
* 6oz (175g) plain flour
* 3oz (75g) butter
* about 1 1/2 tablespoons cold water

For the filling:
* 12oz-1lb (350-450g) soft fruit in season, or poached fruit
* 3 tablespoons apricot jam or redcurrant jelly
* 1 tablespoon water
* whipped cream for serving

Chilled Blackcurrant Creams

Chilled-Blackcurrant-CreamsIngredients:
* 8oz (225g) blackcurrants
* 4oz (100g) light muscowado sugar, or to taste
* 2 tablespoons boiling water
* 1/4 pint (142ml) carton double cream
* 1/4 pint (142ml) carton Greek-style natural yoghurt

Plums and Almonds

Plums-and-Almonds_cIngredients:
* 1lb (450g) plums or damsons
* 3oz (75g) sugar, to taste
* 2oz (50g) toasted flaked almonds
* cream for serving

Fruity jellies

Fruity-jellies_cIngredients:
* 1 x 135 g (4 1/2 oz) packet orange jelly
* 1 orange, peeled, cut into segments and with the pith removed
* 50 g (2 oz) seedless black grapes, halved
* 50 g (2 oz) seedless white grapes, halved
* 150 g (5 oz) strawberries, hulled and quartered
* 1 ripe peach, peeled, stoned and cut into pieces

Chocolate biscuit log _ menus for two

CHOCOLA-BISCUIT-LOGPREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 1 1/2 minutes, plus chilling
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

25 g (1 oz) plain dessert
chocolate
50 g (2 oz) unsaited butter

4 tablespoons sifted icing
sugar

1 egg yolk, threads
removed
1 teaspoon sherry
18 sponge finger biscuits

whipped cream, to serve


Lemon jelly cups _ menus for two

LEMON-JELLY-CUPSPREPARATION TIME: about 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 30 seconds, plus setting
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

3 tablespoons evaporated
milk
2 well- shaped large
lemons, washed and dried
3 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon powdered
gelatine
2-3 drops yellow food
colouring
sugar, to taste

angelica, to garnish


Strawberry and rhubarb crumble

Strawberry-and-rhubarb-crumbleIngredients:
* 400 g (14 oz) rhubarb
* 100 g (4 oz) strawberries
* 4 tbsp caster sugar
* 25 g (1 oz) ground almonds

Crumble topping:
* 150 g (5 oz) plain flour
* salt
* 100 g (4 oz) cold butter, cut into pieces
* 75 g (3 oz) demerara sugar
* 50 g (2 oz) ground almonds

Pancakes stuffed with loganberries _ menus for two

PANCAKES-STUFFED-WITH-LOGANPREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes (excluding pancakes)
COOKING TIME: about 1 1/2 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

1 teaspoon arrowroot
2 tablespoons fresh orange
juice
3 tablespoons icing sugar,
sifted

100 g (4 oz) loganberries,
picked over and cleaned
4 x 15 cm (6 inch)
pancakes, made from
150 ml (1/4 pint) milk, 1 egg,
50 g (2 oz) plain flour


Mesclado celestial (Heavenly Trifle) _ menus for two

MESCLADO-CELESTIAL-HeavenlPREPARATION TIME: 25-30 minutes, plus chilling
COOKING TIME: about 8 1/2 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


25 g (1 oz) sugar
6 tablespoons water
2 eggs, separated

pinch of ground mixed
spice
2 tablespoons sherry

few drops of vanilla
essence
2 drops vinegar

4 tablespoons double or
whipping cream
1 teaspoon icing sugar

6 x 1 cm (1/2 inch) slices jam
Swiss roll
2 passion fruit

15 g (1/2 oz) dessert
chocolate


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