Darling puds of May

We have some delectable spring dessert recipes for the warmer months that are perfect for entertaining on a long, light evening. From low-fat to sod the diet; from creative cakes to dinner party delights; each recipe is a springtime winner.

Darling puds of May

Low-calorie puds

Fruit jelly trifle

Fruit jelly trifle

Trifle is a quintessentially British dish and no English soirée should be without one.

Rhubarb, stem ginger and cinnamon fool

Rhubarb, stem ginger and cinnamon fool

A fool made without cream? Well, yes. This one's made with very low fat yogurt and the syrup from the stem ginger - it will still feel naughty, but we assure you it's not!

Hot banana soufflés with caramelised rum bananas

Hot banana soufflés with caramelised rum bananas

Impress your dinner party guests with these wonderful banana soufflés served with boozy, caramelised bananas.

 


Low-fat puds

Baked yogurt cheesecake

Baked yogurt cheesecake

Cheesecakes aren't usually considered a healthy dessert, but this Greek baked yogurt version is lower in calories and fat than most others.

Baked passion fruit and rhubarb pudding

Baked passion fruit and rhubarb pudding

This deliciously healthy recipe for passion fruit pudding goes such a long way that the little bit of cream in the sponge hardly matters.

Low-fat lemon and lime meringue pie

Low-fat lemon and lime meringue pie

A low-fat, high-taste lemon and lime meringue pie, made using fructose, a naturally sweet fruit sugar that means you use less than normal sugar.

 


Indulgent puds

Pavlova with lime cream and tropical fruits

Pavlova with lime cream and tropical fruits

This pavlova with a lime cream and tropical fruits is sunshine on a plate. It's guaranteed to put a smile on your dinner party guests' faces.

Sussex pond pudding

Sussex pond pudding

This is an intensely lemony sponge; ideal for people who don’t want too much sweetness in a pud.

Coconut crème brûlée

Coconut crème brûlée

You can make this in ramekins or shallow brûlée dishes for a stylish pudding. It will make you feel like you’re at the end of a long lunch in the sun, with a lazy afternoon ahead.

 


Made to impress

Treacle tarts with fruits

Treacle tarts with fruits

This treacle tart dessert has crisp pastry with a golden syrupy filling topped with dainty pieces of summer fruit. It's the sort of pud you dream of.

Buttermilk ice cream with rhubarb compote

Buttermilk ice cream with rhubarb compote

This stunning dessert is beautiful to look at and divine to eat.

Mojito cheesecake

Mojito cheesecake

These have all the flavours of the classic cocktail: rum, lime, sugar and mint. Deliciously creamy but sharp and light at the same time.

 


Cakes

Apricot buttermilk cake

Apricot buttermilk cake

A soft, fruity pud that's perfect for the summer. Use fresh apricots for the ultimate fresh, moist cake.

Lemon polenta cake with mascarpone and lemon curd

Lemon polenta cake with mascarpone and lemon curd

A rich, lemony cake that makes a perfect entertaining dessert. Serve at a special occasion or a dinner party.

Chocolate beetroot cake

Chocolate beetroot cake

Carrot cake... courgette muffins... and now we come up with chocolate beetroot cake. Crazy as it sounds these ingredients work beautifully together – we dare you to try it.

 

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