This is one of Chelsea Winter’s most popular recipe and I definitely know why. I started making this cheesecake a couple of years ago and my gosh is it easy. No horse hooves (gelatine) needed in this one as the chocolate sets it instead. It is super easy to make and you will have it whipped up and ready to set in under 20 minutes. This is another great Christmas recipe that is sure to please the crowd.
These homemade Reece’s peanut butter cups are an healthier alternative and so moorish. They have been made with natural peanut butter and 82% dark chocolate. Great after dinner treat.
The trusty pear would have to be one of my favourite fruits. This cake is absolutely delicious and the caramel compliments the pear very well. This is a great cake and perfect with a good cuppa. Could also swap out pear or apple if you are that way inclined.
This dessert is a childhood favourite and one my grandma Raymee used to make for the grandkids. You can make different variations depending on your favourite favour. This one is vanilla ice cream with dark chocolate and freeze-dried raspberries. Next time I will do Kapiti White Chocolate & Raspberry ice-cream with white chocolate and freeze-dried raspberry filling.
Cheesecake and brownie would have to be two of my favourites. This easy recipe combines the two and makes a great wee treat. Perfect for dessert and great served up with a dollop of natural yoghurt.
This is the ultimate winter comfort hot chocolate. It has real chocolate melted into it so you know its going to be delicious. It is great for those winter days when its hard to warm up or as an after dinner treat. Note it is quite rich, just the way I like it!
These puddings look like little cakes but as soon as you break into them a delicious liquid chocolate filling oozes out. You can either turn them out onto small plates or leave them in a cute teacup to serve.
I recently attended the Strawberry Fare Bake School and learnt this divine recipe for one of my favourite desserts… Creme Brulee.
This dessert is the ultimate entertainer as all prep can be done ahead of time so there is no stress. Great in summer when fresh berries are available. You can serve this dessert out of glasses, ramekins or even teacups. Just whatever suits your theme.
This silky dessert is super easy and the combination of mint and dark chocolate is a great way to finish the night. You can whip it up in 20 minutes earlier in the day so it is great for entertaining. This dessert can be served as a large cake (pictured below), in large muffin tins or deconstructed in cool jars.
These little delights are super easy to make and a great bite sized treat for dinner guests. It will satisfy your sweet cravings without weighing you down. Perfect for parties!
Lemon curd is just delicious. It is great for decorating cakes, dolloping on pancakes or simply layering on your vogels toast. Alternatively make a massive batch and give away as gifts for all your friends and family. This recipe is super easy and will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
These mint truffles are super easy and are great served up as a after dinner treat or wrapped up as a gift for a friend.
- 2 x packets of Mint Slice biscuits
- 250g regular cream cheese
- 350g Whittaker’s 50% dark chocolate
Place the biscuits in a food processor and grind them up. Add the cream cheese and mix well. It does not matter if there are bits of biscuit still intact. Place the mixture in the freezer until it has hardened (approx. 20 minutes).
Line a tray with non-stick baking paper. Spoon out little balls of the mixture and line the tray (if the mixture is too soft and will not roll into balls easily, place back into the freezer to harden some more). Place the tray back into the freezer for at least another 10 minutes.
Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Using a dipping spoon (find at your local baking shop) or fork, dip each frozen truffle into the chocolate then place back on the tray and allow to set.
Makes: 40 approximately.
Recipe adapted from Baking Makes Thinks Better.