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Raspberry tiramisu

Raspberry tiramisu

This variation on the Italian classic makes a light, summer dessert, great for summer BBQs and parties. Omitting the traditional coffee makes it less rich than the usual tiramisu, but the alcohol ensures it’s still very much a grown up dessert. The sprinkling of chocolate flake isn’t essential – but definitely worth it. We found […]

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Gooseberry almond oat crumble-ft

Gooseberry almond oat crumble

Ah! Crumble. The classic summer dessert, it’s particularly fantastic made with gooseberries because the tart fruit off-sets the sweet crumble topping. In this twist on the classic recipe, Nigel Slater adds almonds to the crumble to give it a subtle lift, as well as oats for an extra bite. We served the warm crumble with award-winning Marybelle creme […]

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strawberry-cake-ft

Strawberry summer cake

This strawberry summer cake is super simple to make and guaranteed to excite the taste buds – just ask our little helper! This melt in your mouth treat was just as yummy using regular plain flour (instead of barley flour) and a smidgen less sugar, as suggested. The sprinkle of sugar on top turns the berries into a delicious jam. […]

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nigella no fuss fruit tart

Nigella’s no fuss fruit tart

This fruit tart truly is no fuss to make. It only takes 20 mins to throw together and yet makes an impressive guest at parties. We particularly enjoy that you can top it with any summer fruit, so you can adapt it to what’s in season at the time. Our tester, Anne, recommended only one […]

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Summer fruit terrine recipe

Summer fruit terrine

This summer fruit terrine looks as good as it tastes. It’s a great way to show off your freshly picked fruit, and works just as well with frozen fruit. The fruit terrine is from Delia Smith’s summer collection, which has lots of great ideas for summer fruit. Ingredients 350g small strawberries 225g raspberries 350g blackcurrants, redcurrants and […]

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Baked blackcurrant cheesecake

Blackcurrant cheesecake

This blackcurrant cheesecake is different from the traditional baked cheesecake because it’s so light-set. The blackcurrants give it the right balance of sweet and tart, the bold blackcurrants livening up the creamy dessert. Thanks to the chef at The Crown at Stoke by Nayland for sharing this recipe with us. Their summer desserts use locally-grown seasonal fruit – try the other recipes they’ve […]

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Broad bean mint cakes

Broad bean mint cakes

These broad bean mint cakes are really tasty and easy to make – a great way to liven up summer veggies with little effort. This is a Yotam Ottolenghi recipe, published in the Waitrose magazine. Ottolenghi is a master of making vegetables interesting, and this recipe is unusually simple for him. These are delicious served with new potatoes and a […]

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Strawberry mallow mousse

Strawberry mallow mousse

This sticky-sweet dessert can be made ahead of time, and is light enough to make it great for after BBQs or other summer feasts. Adapted from the original recipe. Ingredients for strawberry mallow mousse Serves 6 – 8 400g strawberries Zest and juice of 1 orange 40g caster sugar 250g white mini marshmallows 400g Fromage Frais 2 […]

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Strawberry and white peach jam

Strawberry and white peach jam

This strawberry and white peach jam is a delightful way to extend your enjoyment of summer fruit. Making jam is so relaxing and rewarding – homemade jam just tastes so much better than shop bought. We’ve adapted Kate and Giancarlo Caldesi’s original recipe to use jam sugar instead of making pectin stock. Purists might well […]

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Frozen summer berries with hot white chocolate sauce

Frozen summer berries with hot white chocolate sauce

This recipe for frozen summer berries with hot white chocolate sauce takes a grand total of 10 minutes to make* and yet is as fabulous as a good restaurant dessert.  You may have noticed that most of our recipes are pretty simple to make. We’re not into fussy cooking and let’s face it, we have a farm to […]

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