Category Archives: Gluten Free Desserts

Recipe – Pecan Meringue Cookies

Whether you use these to sandwich clouds of sweetened whipped cream, serve them with your favorite ice cream, or simply nibble on them while you’re enjoying a nice espresso, you’ll love these little meringues. As light as puff of air … Continue reading

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Recipe – Easy Pumpkin Dulce-de-Leche Ice Cream with Hazelnut Praline

A lovely seasonal ice cream that doesn’t require an ice cream maker and only takes 5 minutes to assemble – plus freezing time of course. Serve it alone, perhaps with a sprinkle of praline (instructions for making praline below) or … Continue reading

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Recipe: ‘Croccante di Noccioli e Pistacchi’ (Tuscan Hazelnut & Pistachio Crunch)

Deliciously crunchy, glossy and utterly more-ish, the recipe for this classic Tuscan treat came from Antonio Carluccio and is usually served around Christmas and on festive occasions. With the first snows of the season recently, I was feeling decidedly festive … Continue reading

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Recipe – Rosemary-Scented Blackberry Fool

When you find yourself in a field that’s almost completed fenced in by towering blackberry bushes loaded with fruit, you have to run and get a large container. I know I go on about British fruit but I can honestly … Continue reading

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Recipe – Espresso & Rum Semi-Freddo

I didn’t set out to make a semifreddo, it just evolved into one. I was intrigued by the utter simplicity of a classic Italian dessert that should have taken no more than 5 seconds to make in a blender; ricotta, … Continue reading

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Recipe – Chocolate, Prune & Walnut Mousse

Chocolate and prunes were made for each other. This luscious mousse is adapted from a Patricia Lousada recipe and combines prunes with dark chocolate – and a few toasted walnuts are added for some unexpected crunch. Another sublime confection that … Continue reading

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Recipe – Mincemeat with Brandy

Mincemeat is a wonderful traditional Christmassy confection and one that if you knew how easy it was to make from scratch, you’d never buy it ready-made again. It’s stuffed with lots of dried fruits, candied citrus peel, nuts and brandy … Continue reading

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