Tiramisu

Italy tiramisu is made with Pavesini biscuits, which are smaller and lighter than Savoiardi. Available in Italian delis, they give this rich dessert a lovely light texture. Preparation time: 30 …

Pine Nut Semifreddo

The translation of semifreddo is quite simply ‘half cold’, meaning it is not quite ice cream. However, it is a very good replacement. The wonderful thing is you don’t need …

Fig and Prune Compote

Even if you don’t have time to go shopping for fresh fruit, you needn’t miss out on your 5-a-day! Simply simmer dried fruit in orange juice and use to top …

Summer Berry Compote

Use a mix of berries to get a mix of nutrients! And instead of abandoning fruit come winter, use fruit tinned in juice or quick frozen fruit instead. Fresh is …

Fruit and Yoghurt Dessert

This dessert allows you to enjoy fruit even out of season. It requires overnight refrigeration, or at least for 4 hours, but if you’re really pressed for time, leave out …

Cardamom-Scented Mango

Mango provides a vast array of nutrients, being a rich source of beta-carotene and providing fibre, magnesium, potassium, vitamins B and C, calcium and iron. This dessert is ideal after …

Pears with Blue Cheese and Walnuts

Succulent pears filled with blue cheese and walnut cream look pretty on coulorful leaves and make a great appetizer. They are quite rich, so keep the main course simple. Preparation …

Pink Fruit and Nut Cake

The tradition of using root vegetables to sweeten cakes and desserts actually goes back centuries, but carrot cake is the only example of this that most of us are familiar …

Orange and Poppy Seed Muffins

These muffins are very substantial! One will keep you going until lunchtime, especially if you have a perfectly balanced breakfast by having a glass of fruit juice and a small …

Prune and Walnut Bread

This is a bread similar to a wheaten bread in that it doesn’t require yeast. So it’s quick to make and doesn’t need kneading or proving time. Preparation time: less …