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Boozy inside-out trifle cake

British puddings

Boozy inside-out trifle cake

This inside-out cake recipe is a brilliant twist on the traditional trifle and can be prepared the day before serving...

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Oranges in mulled wine syrup

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Oranges in mulled wine syrup

A fruit salad recipe with a difference. It makes a beautiful, refreshing dinner party dessert, or an alternative to Christmas...

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Penny sweet parfait

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Penny sweet parfait

If you’re looking for an alternative to a rocky road, then this recipe with a thick topping of colourful penny...

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Chocolate, black cherry and vanilla arctic roll

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Chocolate, black cherry and vanilla arctic roll

This arctic roll recipe is a great retro pudding. It’s quick and easy to make AND you can make it...

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Healthier chocolate roulade

Healthy makeover recipes

Healthier chocolate roulade

This dessert has fewer calories and fat than traditional chocolate roulade. It is filled with Greek yogurt, almonds and berries.

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New York cheesecake

Baked cheesecake recipes

New York cheesecake

This baked, make-ahead cheesecake is a classic – a pudding everyone loves. Make our version for your own slice of...

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Strawberry and pistachio tarts

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Strawberry and pistachio tarts

These gorgeous strawberry tarts are the perfect summer dessert to serve at a dinner party. You can make them 2...

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Crème caramel

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Crème caramel

Crème caramel is a dessert loved by all ages. Enjoy this classic, family favourite with our simple recipe – it’s...

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Poached pears with Earl Grey ganache and spiced jellies

Make-ahead Christmas dessert recipes

Poached pears with Earl Grey ganache and spiced jellies

This dessert is perfect as dinner party showstopper, or a Christmas pudding alternative, combining rich chocolate and cream with fresh...

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Baked blueberry and mascarpone cheesecake

Baked cheesecake recipes

Baked blueberry and mascarpone cheesecake

We adore this wonderfully luxurious cheesecake recipe. The richness is lifted by pockets of blueberry juiciness. For a more portable...

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Peach, rosé and custard jellies

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Peach, rosé and custard jellies

Refreshing, summery and easy-to-make… this delicious recipe for peach, rosé and custard jellies makes the perfect addition to a picnic....

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Easy chocolate mousse

Chocolate mousse recipes

Easy chocolate mousse

Rachel Allen’s simple chocolate mousse recipe, served with these mint biscuits, is a great make-ahead dessert for a dinner party.

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Lemon and lavender meringue roulade with blueberries

Meringue recipes

Lemon and lavender meringue roulade with blueberries

The lavender and lemongrass in this roulade elevates a simple meringue pudding into something really quite special.

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Lemony treacle tart

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Lemony treacle tart

This treacle tart recipe, made using shop-bought sweet shortcrust pastry, is simple to make plus it freezes and reheats beautifully.

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Chocolate and black stacks

Dark chocolate recipes

Chocolate and black stacks

These impressive chocolate stacks are the creation of master patissier Eric Lanlard. You can make the chocolate discs the day...

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Classic trifle

English recipes

Classic trifle

This old-style trifle recipe is so easy to make a day ahead, and it tastes amazing. Ideal for a 70s...

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