Category Archives: Dessert

Carrot cake cookie sandwiches with maple cream cheese frosting

A not-too-sweet treat the whole family will love! I’ve always been a fan of carrot cake although for many years I deluded myself into believing that it’s actually healthy because it has vegetables in it. Of course, I was wilfully … Continue reading

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Blackberry-mint panna cotta

An impressively elegant yet easy dessert! I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to try my hand at panna cotta, one of Italy’s most famous and delicious desserts. The name means ‘cooked cream’ but it’s so much more … Continue reading

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Grapefruit shortbread bars

Grapefruit and vanilla a winning combination! Why does lemon curd get all the attention? Sure, it’s brightly coloured, tangy and delicious, but other citrus fruits make great curd too. I love these little orange tarts but these grapefruit shortbread bars … Continue reading

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No-bake lemon coconut squares

One of those ‘bet you can’t eat just one’ treats! I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love it when I taste something new-to-me that’s incredible. My typical reaction is that I cannot wait to get home and try … Continue reading

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Banoffee Pie Parfaits

A decadent no-bake dessert that’s super simple to make! Have you heard of banoffee pie? It’s a delightfully decadent combination of fluffy whipped cream, bananas and creamy dulce de leche (thick, creamy caramel sauce) tucked into a graham cracker crust. … Continue reading

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London Fog Gelato

One unusual ingredient makes the creamiest gelato ever! I’ve been making gelato at home for quite a few years and have always been quite happy with the finished product….but I just learned a nifty little trick that has taken my … Continue reading

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Grilled mini strawberry shortcakes

A fun twist on a favourite summertime dessert! I don’t know why I never before thought of using cupcakes for strawberry shortcakes. They’re easy to make and the perfect size and shape. I took things one step farther by grilling … Continue reading

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