Grilled Spiced Grapefruit

Grapefruit is always a welcome starter as it stimulates the appetite, but it can be rather boring if served plain. This method of serving grapefruit is more unusual, and definitely…

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Strawberry Zabaglione

A light, airy mixture of eggs, sugar and Marsala is fluffed up over a gentle heat, then spooned over flavourful strawberries. Serve while still warm for an instant dessert, or…

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Fresh Oranges with Caramel

If you need a light dessert after a filling meal, try serving this colourful dish in which the freshness of the oranges complements the sweetness of the caramel perfectly. Watch…

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Scottish Raspberry Flummery

This is a light version of the Scottish Atholl Brose, a rich dessert with an amusing history. It is said that the dessert, originally a mixture of whisky, cream and…

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Scented Pears Poached in Red Wine

Pears turn a deep burgundy colour when they are poached gently in spiced red wine. American Bosc and British Conference are good dessert pears for cooking. Serve with creme fraiche…

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Peaches with Raspberry Sauce

Buy very ripe peaches with a sweet aroma for this dessert. Frozen raspberries make an excellent sauce, or you can use a mixture of other soft red fruits. Serve with…

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