Chocolate Martini

Martini is not a specialty of the Island, but the English will never refuse a glass of martini, and chocolate martini even less so. It literally takes minutes, little effort and brings infinite pleasure to the refined taste. To shake up your martini, you will need: 1 1/2 shots of vodka 1 shot creme de [...]

Cheerful Chocolate Cake

Why cheerful, you might ask? Because it is easy, contains dark chocolate (which makes you cheerful), contains cocoa (which scientists have proved that makes you even more cheerful) and last but not least, it is made in no time at all. Here are the necessary products that can easily be found in any fridge: 2.5 [...]

Fine English Profiteroles

Sweet or savoury, profiteroles are simply fabulous. The English cannot claim to have invented them, but why not check a version of this dessert coming from Albion. To make Choux pastry you will need: 7 fl oz (200 ml) water 2,5 oz (70 g) butter 3 oz (90 g) plain flour 3 eggs Boil the [...]

Naughty Strawberries

One can argue if you get any hot summer in England, but when July comes we all turn to fresh berries. Here is a fantastic dessert for the summer months wherever you are. Here are the necessary ingredients: 25 good sized strawberries 6 fl oz (185 ml) milk Dark or white chocolate 25 cocktail sticks [...]

Home-made Easter Eggs

If Easter knocks on the door, you have little time and just as few ideas for this-year’s desserts, don’t worry. Here is a very simple but unforgettable recipe for Easter eggs which will make you appear to your guests as this amazingly imaginative hostess, that we know you are. All you need is: 10 oz [...]

Dark Chocolate and Vanilla Cappuccino Mouse

Mousse is my favorite type of dessert – creamy, fluffy or thick, it cannot but fascinate your friends. The origins of mousse take us to France and Belgium, but wherever you make it you can’t go wrong with it. Here are the necessary ingredients: 2 oz (50g) cream 1 shot coffee liqueur 1 drop vanilla [...]

Chocolate Fondue

If anyone tells you that fondue is make to serve cheese only, don’t trust them. The Swiss know how to make the best chocolate fondue indeed, but I year to tell you my little secret of English fondue which is just as tasty. Here are the necessary ingredients: 1 cup double cream or creme fraiche [...]

Square Brownies – Desserts from the UK: straight from the horse’s mouth

After a short trip to the UK, I came to believe that if there is anything on earth I can’t resist, it is English cakes, pies and cookies. Inspired by the delicious sweets friends treated me to in London, I’ll offer you a series of ten or so traditional English sweets that are easy to [...]

Chocolate cake

Ingredients: For the batter: 9 oz (250 g) ground nuts 12 (350 g) powdered sugar 10 whites For the cream: 10 oz (300 g) chocolate 5 yolks 17 oz (500 g) sugar 1 teacup milk Preparation: Mix ground nuts and powdered sugar in a bowl and add the whites. Stir well the mixture. Divide the [...]

Carrot cake

Preparing dessrets from carrots may sound a bit surprising, but they make a lovely suggestion for cake. Who knows where it all started… Gulrotkake (Norwegian), Carrot cake (English), Torta de la zanahoria (Spanish), GГўteau de carotte (French), or Torta della carota (Italian) – whatever you call it, the carrot cake is known all over the [...]

Italian temptation pumpkin cream

Need suggestions for this weekend’s dessert? Check out this Italian cream, for which you need: 3 pounds (1 ½ kg) pumpkin 1 teaspoon of fresh butter 2 x ½ cup of sugar ½ cup of black cherry liqueur or Curacao orange liqueur salt Peal the pumpkin, dice it and boil it in water with 1 [...]

Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight is a type of sweet known all over the world but despite its name, it is also produced in Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Cyprus and Romania. The basic ingredients are farina and sugar, but you can vary the rest of it. For soft Turkish delight you need: 1.5 pound (750 g) [...]

Fast sweet rabbits

Here is the recipe for simple yet unrivalled cookies no one can resist: 3-4 oz (100 g) of butter 1 pound (500 g) of powdered sugar the white of one egg Batter the products to get a homogenous blend and then form small balls the size of nuts. Stick halves of nuts to both sides [...]

Cake Mont Blanc with biscuits

Climb one of the highest peaks in culinary art and prepare the following cake… 2 packs of plain biscuits 10-12 oz (300 g) of butter 1 egg 5-6 teaspoons of powdered sugar 3-4 teaspoons of cocoa Blend the butter, egg, powdered sugar and cocoa to get a nice brownish cream. Take a sheet of cooking [...]

Cookies with honey

Cookies with honey Dough: 2 eggs ВЅ cup of honey ВЅ cup of sugar ВЅ cup of oil / melted butter 2-3 teaspoons of cinnamon 1 tablespoon of baking soda flour as much as it takes Cream: crumbs 5 oz (150 g) of butter 2 tablespoons of cocoa 2-3 tablespoons of milk Whisk the eggs [...]

Cake Charlotte with butter cream

Here’s the recipe of a classic cake that, I won’t hide, takes a lot of time but is hugely yummy. Cream: 1 pound (500 g) milk 2 tablespoons of flour 2 yolks 3 tablespoons of sugar 8-10 oz (200 g) fresh butter 8-10 oz (200 g) powdered sugar 3-4 oz (100 g.)nuts or almonds 1 [...]

Fruit tiramisu

Desserts are sweater and more delicious when you share them. Italian desserts even more so. I’ll now offer you an exquisite recipe for tiramisu for four people, which is far from the origin coming from the Apennine peninsular, but it is worth preparing it. The trick of this dessert is that you can cook it [...]

Cake Caprice with cream of egg whites

5 eggs; 1 cup (8 fl oz/ 230 gr) of sugar; 3/4 cup (6 fl. oz/ 180 ml) of oil; 1 cup of yogurt; 2 1/2 cups (20 fl. oz/ 600 ml) of flour; 1 baking powder; 1 teaspoon (1 pound) of baking soda. The secret of this cake if to separate the yolks from [...]

Cake with milk cream and nuts

This is a recipe of a cake mum used to do when I was a kid. She called it “The Thirsty Nun”. I could never understand why this nun was so thirsty, but when you taste it, you realize where this liter of milk goes every time you prepare the cake. This makes the nun [...]

Cake with nuts and raisins

Ingredients: 4 eggs; 1 ВЅ tea cup sugar; 1 tea cup yogurt; Вѕ tea cup oil; 3 tea cups flour; 1 teaspoon baking soda; 1 coffee spoon vanilla; ВЅ grated lemon peel; 3 tablespoons grated nuts; 2 tablespoons raisins; Preparation: Put the eggs in a bowl and beat them. Add the sugar and continue to [...]