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Cherry and Almond Batter Pudding
A warm clafoutis with cherries and ground almonds
Peaches with blackcurrants
Peaches with blackcurrants, honey, juniper and thyme
Little Cream Cheese Puddings
Hot puddings of cream cheese and summer fruit sauce
Coffee mascarpone cake
Coffee and chocolate layer cake with mascarpone
Apricot and harissa chutney
A rich, sweet-sharp fruit chutney with apricots and harissa
Gooseberry and Goat's Milk Yoghurt Ice
A refreshing ice made with gooseberries and goat's milk yoghurt
Raspberry and Apricot shortcake
A crumble-topped shortcake with raspberries and fresh apricots
Summer fruit sundae
A summer sundae with peaches and a summer berry sauce
Lemon sherbert mousse cake
A lemon mousse cake with lemon sugar. A lot of work but worth it.
Passionfruit and lemon meringue
A rolled meringue filled with lemon, cream and passionfruit
Meringues with gooseberries
Lemon zest meringues with baked gooseberry compote
Blackcurrant & Apricot Pudding
Batter Pudding (clafoutis) with fresh apricots and blackcurrants
Orange Custard Tart
A classic custard tart flavoured with orange zest
A fool of alphonso mangoes with cream and yoghurt, brandy snaps
Gooseberry elderflower fool, dark chocolate
Creamy gooseberry fool, elderflower and dark chocolate
Watermelon, elderflower fizz
A drink for high summer, watermelon, elderflower and prosecco.
Plum and Rosemary Cake
A plum, almond and rosemary cake to make with plums or greengages
Raspberry Flapjack Cake
Layers of crisp oat flapjack, cream and raspberries
Oloroso Ice Cream
Home made oloroso sherry ice cream with cantaloupe melon
A softly set home-made summer preserve of fresh apricots
Melon with Herbs and Elderflower
Canteloupe melon, mint, basil and elderflower marinade
Gooseberry Elderflower Fool
A creamy fool made with baked gooseberries and elderflower
Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches
Lemon ice cream sandwiches with orange and lemon shortbreads
Toasted focaccia, burrata, raspberries
Toasted focaccia with maple syrup, burrata and raspberries
Cherry Almond Tart
A Bakewell style cherry and almond tart
Nectarines, Puff Pastry, Cream Cheese
Quickly made tarts of nectarines, almonds and cream chee
Mascarpone cream, apricots & mint
Yoghurt and mascarpone cream with apricots and mint sugar
Cream Cheese Puddings
Hot, light cream cheese puddings with apricot purée
A new, light gooseberry trifle with elderflower cordial
A cool strawberry water ice for hot summer's day
Ricotta and Pistachio Cake
A pistachio cake filled with frozen ricotta cream
Hot summer pudding
A summer pudding with sloe gin, served hot from the oven.
Panna cotta, Mango
Buttermilk Panna cotta with Mango and Passion Fruit.
Ricotta cream, cherries (v)
Ricotta and mascarpone cream with cherry compote.
Cherry Polenta Cake
Polenta cake with a cherry and elderflower syrup
Cherry Pistachio Tart
A pistachio 'Bakewell' with fresh cherries and cherry jam.
Cherry and Blueberry Pie
A cherry and blueberry pie with a soft sweet pastry crust
Bircher muesli with strawberries (v)
Chilled bircher muesli with strawberries and balsamic.
Strawberry and Poppy Seed Trifle
Strawberry trifle, with popped sponge and mascarpone cream
Strawberries, Vanilla Cream and Passionfruit
Soft vanilla scented cream with marinated strawberries
A bright summer jelly made with orange juice and fresh apricots.
A creamy vanilla bean ice with a ripple on blackcurrant compote.
Apricot and Lemon Sorbet
A soft water ice made with ripe apricots and lemon.
Blackcurrant Ice Cream
An intensely flavoured ice cream for midsummer with crisp crumble.
Roast Apricot Ice
A refreshing water-ice made with roasted apricots
Grapefruit Jelly, Clotted Cream Ice cream
Fresh grapefruit jelly with a clotted cream ice cream
Blackcurrant baked Alaska
Home made sponge cake, ice cream, meringue and blackcurrant sauce.
Lemon Thyme Sorbet
A bright, sharp-sweet sorbet flavoured with lemon thyme
A refreshing water ice of watermelon for high summer.
Strawberry and Elderflower Sorbet
A refreshing scarlet fruit water ice for a summer's day.
A warm tart for a summer's day when the apricots are ripe.
A warm apricot pie with soft, short, sweet lemon pastry.
Cardomom custards, apricot purée
Soft set custards scented with cardamom and an apricot purée.
Peach and Blackcurrant Dessert Cake
A cake with peaches and blackcurrants for dessert or tea time
Baked peaches, blackcurrant sauce.
Baked peaches, chilled ricotta, hot blackcurrant sauce, amaretti.
White Peach and Elderflower Jelly
A delicate summer jelly made with elderflower cordial and white peaches.
White Peach and Elderflower Jelly
A softly set elderflower jelly with white peaches and dark cherries.
Rice with Apricot Compote
Sweet, chilled, creamy rice with a warm apricot and lemon compote
Blackcurrant Macaroon Tart
Crisp pastry holds a soft macaroon filling with blackcurrants or blueberries.
Blackcurrant Jelly, pistachio shortbread
Homemade blackcurrant jelly, soft pistachio shortbread
Crisp cream-cheese pastry, tart, intensely flavoured fruit filling.
Blueberry Summer Cake
A shallow, almond cake speckled with blueberries. Perfect for tea or as a dessert.
A smoothie of watermelon and raspberries for a hot summer's day.
Gooseberry cheesecake slice (v)
Cheesecake slices with a layer of gooseberry purée running through them.
Gooseberry Crumble Cake
A new crumble cake with fresh (or frozen) gooseberries.
A gentle, summer trifle of gooseberries and cream.
Sweet brioche toast with elderflower and gooseberries.
Raspberry Lemon Jam (v)
Raspberry Jam with lemon, less sweet than the classic
Raspberry Pancakes (v)
Homemade pancakes with warm raspberry conserve and rose sugar.
Sugary little cookies, soft at the centre and scented with rosewater and almonds.
Loganberry Cream with Flapjack
An easy loganberry cream with crumbled flapjack. You could use blackberries too.
Pistachio and Lemon Thyme Biscuits
Slim, crumbly pistachio cookies with lemon thyme and dried rose petals.
Sweet coconut macaroons. Chewy, nutty cookies that are soft in the centre.