Don’t you love blackcurrants, those little black jewels, so bitter sweet, perfect for jams and chutneys, pie fillings and for sorbets too, this blackcurrant sorbet is a delight, the perfect end to any supper party, a grown-up treat.
Cranachan, that oh so Scottish dessert packed with whipped cream, raspberries, oats, whisky and honey, what could be better? Well you could try turning it into my cranachan ice-cream to make it even more of a treat.
Yes you did read that right, strawberry basil pesto, a sweet pesto, what a novelty! The word pesto comes from the Italian to pound and as you make this in the same way as you make other pestos, the lack of parmesan and garlic, oh and okay olive oil doesn’t really matter, at least not…
It’s strawberry season again, that harbinger of summer. Oh the taste of freshly picked strawberries from the garden, I adore them and love to use them in as many ways as possible from jams to desserts to salads and of course in baking like these gorgeous strawberry shortcakes.
It is Burn’s Night in just two days. Now with all that whisky flowing you’d think there was no need to serve the golden juice as a dessert in this Whisky Granita, but why the hell not! You can never have too much of a good thing as my Mum used to say, so drink…
Forget the scoop of ice-cream, try my frozen Drambuie souffles as your chilled dessert of choice. These are so posh looking they are perfect for a supper party and definitely one for the grown-ups as they do have that all-important Drambuie liqueur in there.
Pesto Ice-cream, have I lost you completely now? Do you think I have lost the plot entirely, a savoury ice-cream, is she totally mad? No, dear reader my pesto ice-cream may well be savoury in nature but it makes a jolly good dessert and it’s definitely something different at a dinner party!
Desserts for summer tend to fall straight into the ice-cream and sugar packed creamy things variety. Yes they are lovely and I do make plenty of those, but sometimes something lighter is called for and my tutti fruity sugar free sorbet hits the spot perfectly. Sweet, spoonable delight and sugar free too.