Make-ahead dessert recipes

You can make these dessert recipes in advance, then add the finishing touches to serve them on the day – perfect to take some stress out of throwing a dinner party.

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Double chocolate pancake stack

Bonfire Night recipes

Double chocolate pancake stack

Calling all chocolate lovers: behold this chocolate pancake stack drizzled with chocolate sauce! Could Pancake...

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Chocolate orange cake with Cointreau drizzle

Chocolate orange recipes

Chocolate orange cake with Cointreau drizzle

Looking for a twist on the traditional Christmas cake. Step forward this chocolate orange cake...

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Crème caramels with caramel oranges

Dinner party dessert recipes

Crème caramels with caramel oranges

These vegan crème caramels with caramelised orange slices make a spectacular (and easy) dinner party...

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Clementine, pomegranate and cranberry jelly

Make-ahead Christmas dessert recipes

Clementine, pomegranate and cranberry jelly

We’ve combined festive flavours of clementine, pomegranate and cranberry to create this fruity Christmas jelly....

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Rum and pineapple Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding recipes

Rum and pineapple Christmas pudding

An irresistible and boozy Christmas pudding. You can make this pudding up to three months...

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Summer pudding arctic roll

Make-ahead summer dessert recipes

Summer pudding arctic roll

A gorgeous blueberry sponge is filled with mixed berries and ice cream before rolling and...

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Yuzu daiquiri cheesecakes

Cheesecake recipes

Yuzu daiquiri cheesecakes

A perfect finish to any meal, these zingy yuzu daiquiri cheesecake pots with salted lime...

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Gâteau breton

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Gâteau breton

Edd Kimber‘s gâteau breton is synonymous with the area it hails from, Brittany. It’s a...

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Torta caprese

Italian dessert recipes

Torta caprese

Chef Francesco Mazzei shares his traditional Italian dessert, torta caprese, that’s perfect for a celebration...

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Pineapple fritters with salted caramel sauce

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Pineapple fritters with salted caramel sauce

These crisp, creamy pineapple fritters are a surefire dessert winner. Sweet pineapple and thick clotted...

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Chocolate, orange and frangipane tart

Sweet tart recipes

Chocolate, orange and frangipane tart

For cake-maker and owner of Pudding Fairy Laure Moyle, it was her father’s sweet tooth...

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Rhubarb jelly and Bird’s custard ice cream

Ice cream recipes

Rhubarb jelly and Bird’s custard ice cream

Georgina Hayden has combined the nostalgic flavours of rhubarb and custard in a clever dessert...

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Crème brûlée bakewell tart

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Crème brûlée bakewell tart

A hybrid dessert combining the best of a decadent French crème brûlée and a traditional...

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Pistachio and rose ice cream cake

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Pistachio and rose ice cream cake

A magnificent serve-from-the-freezer dessert that you can make ahead of your dinner party. All you...

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Cranachan

Burns Night recipes

Cranachan

Cranachan is a Scottish dessert traditionally made with fresh raspberries; the coulis in this recipe...

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Mini cosmopolitan cheesecakes

Mini dessert recipes

Mini cosmopolitan cheesecakes

Everyone knows, and loves, a classic Cosmopolitan cocktail made with cranberry juice, vodka and orange...

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Dark and stormy crème brûlée

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Dark and stormy crème brûlée

Rum, ginger and lime have been borrowed from a classic dark and stormy cocktail and...

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Gin and lime 
custard tart

Sweet tart recipes

Gin and lime 
custard tart

We’ve taken the flavours of a gimlet cocktail – gin and lime – and magicked...

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Caipirinha sorbet

Frozen dessert recipes

Caipirinha sorbet

Bring on the wow factor and add a touch of glamour to your dinner party...

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Rice pudding with honey soaked fruit and pistachios

Rice pudding recipes

Rice pudding with honey soaked fruit and pistachios

Rice pudding is a traditional Middle Eastern dessert. This recipe is made with coffee making...

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