New Orleans bananas

New Orleans bananas

The year is almost over and this dessert screams good times. It has rum, bananas, rasins and cinnamon. It’s a really great way to end a dinner party and takes little effort to prepare. (4-6 people with ice cream.) What you need 4 large ripe bananas Handful of raisins...

Traditional steamed Christmas pudding

Traditional steamed Christmas pudding

This Christmas pudding recipe really needs a scale, I have tried to get it to cups but depending on the size of some of the ingredients, whether they are chopped or not etc... just does not do it justice. Head on over to the appliances section and get one, they are...

Gnocchi supreme recipe

Gnocchi supreme recipe

I just love Gnocchi and this recipe has a creamy vegetarian sauce that I often add small chicken pieces or chicken mince to if I want some extra substance. The sauce is quite extraordinary with the pine nuts flavor really adding some depth to it. It's a very simple...

Apple passion crumble

Apple passion crumble

This is a really great recipe. Hot Apple crumble with whipped cream or ice cream is one of my real favorites but the passion fruit and pear flavour added to the apple is just fantastic. Don't be shy with the whipped cream on this one, forget any diet your are on and...

Apple pie

Apple pie

Apple pie is realy so simple to make these days with frozen pastry available so freely in supermarkets. This is a really fantastic apple pie recipe with a caramel type sauce that cooks the apples. I's sweet, like apple pie should be aitha nice cinnamon smell that will...

Warm cherry sauce

Warm cherry sauce

Cherry sauce came to mind when recentlybeing asked for some suggestions for a birthday party. This is fantastic and really simple dessert idea that is a winner every time and is so simple to prepare for just a few people or a huge crowd. It can also be used as an...

Banana fritters

Banana fritters

Banana friters are a fantastic winter dessert and this recipe can be used for any firm fruit, make banana, apple or even pineapple fritters. They are best served with a really good ice cream. (4 servings) What you need 4 bananas ends removed and cut in half 2 cups...

Hot chocolate

Hot chocolate

What would winter nights be without hot chocolate? Not great.... This recipe uses real chocolate and perfect for winter weekend nights watching DVD's. If you have a coffee machine, whip up some milk foam to top it off or just toss a few marshmallows for some real...

Chocolate raspberry dessert cake

Chocolate raspberry dessert cake

This is a really decadent cake that is so good as a warm dessert and whatever is left over can be for your afternoon tea. It's rich yet the berries give it a freshness that perfectly balances the cake. Have this as the dessert after the lamb shanks for a really...

Portuguese custard tarts

Portuguese custard tarts

These little beauties are in most bakeries and if you are a Vida fan you will probably have had them before and nowadays, with prepared pastry being freely available in the frozen food section of the supermarket you can whip up a batch in about 45 minutes.(makes 8 to...