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Raspberry clafoutis dessert

Raspberry clafoutis

Clafoutis is a rich fruit pancake, baked in the oven and served warm. It’s traditionally made with black cherries and originates from the Limousin area in France. This version of the recipe uses frozen raspberries, so is great for making year-round. The recipe was recommended to us by a customer, Jackie Keeble, as a simple and […]

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Blackcurrant cake

Blackcurrant cake

This is a lovely cake, just as good eaten cold with coffee or served warm as a dessert with ice cream. This recipe also works well with gooseberries – just replace the blackcurrants with the same quantity of gooseberries. Grease an 8” loose-bottomed tin. Heat the oven to 180*C / 375*F / Gas mark 4. Put all ingredients […]

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Raspberry cheesecake

Raspberry cheesecake

The creamy cheesecake and soft biscuit base makes a great base for raspberries. The quantities in this recipe make a large cheesecake – the cheesecake in the photo is 8″ diameter and was made with about half the mixture. Preheat the oven 150C / gas mark 2. Melt butter in saucepan gently, without browning. Crush the biscuits […]

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Redcurrant and strawberry cheesecake tart

Redcurrant and strawberry cheesecake tart

This is a great dinner party dessert – so easy to make but looks and tastes great! The pastry rolls out beautifully, not something I usually find with such a short pastry. You can omit the cream from the cream cheese mix, it spread perfectly well without it. Serves 6. Preparation time 1 hour, cooking time 15-20 minutes. […]

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Orange shortbread with strawberries

Orange shortbread with sauce melba and strawberries

Combining the raspberry sauce and fresh fruit with the shortbread makes for a delectable summer treat. Thanks to the Cookery Workshop for another great summer recipe. Serves 8 Preheat oven to 160 C. Grease a 23cm loose-bottomed tin with butter and set aside. Put the flour, semolina and orange zest in a bowl and add the […]

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Gooseberry pie

Gooseberry pie

The Head Chef at The Crown Inn in Stoke-by-Nayland gave us this recipe for gooseberry pie. We’ve tested it and can confirm it’s delicious. It’s also enormous – gives about 12 slices. Cream your butter, sugar and eggs all together. Then add your flour to form a dough. Place your dough in the fridge to rest […]

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A slice of rhubarb and strawberry pie

Rhubarb and strawberry pie

The sweet strawberries offset the tart rhubarb in this simple recipe, giving a truly delicious summer pie. If your strawberries are particularly sweet, or if you want a sharper pie, add some extra strawberries and reduce the sugar by half. It works just as well with lemon rind as orange. I served it only just […]

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Gooseberry cake slice

Gooseberry cake

This is a lovely cake, just as good eaten cold with coffee or served warm as a dessert with cream or custard. I make it in the winter with frozen gooseberries, and I don’t bother to top and tail the fruit. This recipe also works well with blackcurrants – just replace the gooseberries with the same quantity of […]

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Slice of Russian raspberry pudding

Russian raspberry pudding

A luxurious meringue-like baked dessert, delicious on its own or served with ice-cream. Creme fraiche and sour cream also make good replacements for the double cream. Heat the oven to 180*C / 375*F. Place raspberries in a glass dish and cover with 2 tbsp sugar. Separate the eggs. Add the flour and 1 tbsp of sugar to […]

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