Here is a collection of recipes I have found from the internet which I feel are very worth your while if you want a quick and easy dessert to make! The best I feel is Campbells Recipes.
1. American Buttermilk Pancakes (20mins)
100g/4oz Self Raising Flour
¼ teasp Salt
2 tbsp Caster Sugar
240ml/8fl. oz milk
1 Egg, beaten
A little Butter or Vegetable oil for frying
1. Place the flour, salt, sugar, milk and eggs in a large mixing bowl and mix to a smooth batter.
2. Stir in the Blueberries.
3. Heat a plain surfaced griddle or large frying pan over a medium heat and when hot brush the surface with a very little oil or butter then pour in a small ladleful of batter onto the hot greased surface. Depending on how large your griddle or pan is, you can cook a number of pancakes at the same time.
4. Cook for a couple of minutes until firm and golden on the underside then turn and cook for a further 1-2 minutes. The pancakes will rise slightly. Repeat with the remaining batter.
Warm Maple Syrup
2. Whiskey Baked Figs (20mins – contains alcohol)
Butter for greasing
120ml/4fl. oz. Honey
120ml/4 fl. oz. Whiskey
12 small Fresh Figs, halved
2 tbsp Toasted Chopped Hazelnuts
1. Preheat the oven to 220C, 425F, Gas Mark 7 and lightly grease a wide shallow ovenproof dish with butter. The dish should be large enough to take all the figs in a single layer.
2. Place the honey and whiskey in a small saucepan, bring to the boil, stirring constantly then remove from the heat.
3. Place the figs in the buttered dish, cut side up, drizzle with the honey mixture and sprinkle with hazelnuts. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes, depending on size, or just until tender. It won't take long.
4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool a little before serving.
3. Apple Crumble (60 mins)
4 eating apples
2½tbsp caster sugar
100g (3½oz) plain flour
50g (2oz) porridge oats
50g (2oz) butter
- Preheat the oven to Gas 5, 190ºC, fan170°C.
- Peel, core and thinly slice the apples, and place in a 1-litre pudding basin. Sprinkle with a little of the sugar.
- Pour over 2tbsp boiling water.
- Place the flour, sugar and oats in a mixing bowl.
- Add the butter and rub into the mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs. Sprinkle topping over the apples and bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown.
- Serve with a spoonful of homemade custard.
Fruit Salad (15 mins)
4 ounces blueberries
2 ounces pomegranate juice
4 (2 ounces) tablespoons apple juice
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons sesame oil
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1. Note: Blueberries have healthy stuff in their skin so you are better off making this recipe from scratch rather than adding processed blueberry juice.
2. Into a blender or food processor combine the blueberries, pomegranate juice, apple juice, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder and onion powder. Pulse chop until the blueberries are liquefied.
3. Mix the sesame oil and extra virgin olive oil in a separate container. Run the processor on the lowest setting while you slowly drizzle the oil into it. If you are making it ahead of time, keep it in the refrigerator in a closed container.
From Campbells Recipes Hot Pear Espuma (25 mins)
500g Pear Puree
250g Yogurt thick set
1. Whisk together lightly.
2. Place into an isi gourmet whip and charge with 2 x n2o charges.
3. Warm in a pan of hot water to approx 60?C.
So there you have it, please use with caution as some desserts are harder to make than others. Good luck!