This has to be up there as one of the most delicious light custardy puddings there is. Zabaglione has been made in Italy for hundreds of years and each region has their version of it with its own history. It’s only got three ingredients, egg yolks, sugar and Marsala wine which gives it a delicious spiced taste. It’s warm creamy and frothy and traditionally it’s served with a little biscuit, like a Lingue Di Gatto, amaretti or cantucci which you can dip in, or you can make my Biscotti.
quick pear sorbet
This really smooth and easy sorbet is a really refreshing end to a meal. You don’t need an ice cream maker to make it, as the technique I use makes it silky smooth. It tastes very french and delicately peary which reminds me of my holidays in France. You can eat it straight away or it freezes really well and stays soft enough to scoop. Like all ice creams and sorbets, it is better if you take it out of the freezer about 10 minutes before serving. Brilliant for using up a glut of ripe pears too.
express salmon kedgeree
Kedgeree is one of those quintessentially British dishes, dating back to the 1800’s, that’s easier to make than you think plus I’ve made it even easier. It’s a lovely mixture of creamy eggs, fish and rice with the gentle perfume of Indian spices. My version is inspired by a recipe by the cook Roxy Beaujolais which uses salmon instead of smoked haddock. It’s perfect for a light Christmas Eve supper, or as a New Years Eve supper bearing in mind it only takes about twenty minutes to cook. It’s also perfect for dinner for two. Continue reading
pandoro or panettone bread and butter pudding
frozen berries with hot white chocolate sauce
I first had this pudding in The Ivy restaurant in London with my dad. My dad almost lived there and therefore could order food without even looking at the menu. It was one of his favourite places to eat and I loved the food so much too that he gave me the cookbook. This is one of the recipes in the book. It is not only easy as it only has three ingredients but its a great combo of hot and cold and sweet and tart which is a winner in the pudding department for me.
Serves 2 greedy people.
1 box of raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries
100 g of quality white chocolate
125 g double cream
no bake trifle cake
I invented this cake years ago when I was living in a flat with a kitchen the size of a broom cupboard. I just didn’t have the space to bake and have food in the oven at the same time. I was cooking a birthday dinner party and this cake hit the spot. You can decorate as magnificently as you want.It is better eaten on the day, or kept in the fridge.
3 shop bought sponge flans
A large tub of whipping cream (1000 ml)
A tub of ready made custard (very thick)
3 tablespoons of raspberry jam
A punnet (or tray) of raspberries
Berries to decorate