Craving a little sweetness is not unfamiliar to any of us, no matter how staunchly we might deny it. Whether you prefer chocolate, fruit or a good slice of cake, everybody has their own pudding Achilles heel which they are powerless to resist.
From comforting crumbles to vibrant, creamy trifles, this collection of marvelous dessert recipes is sure to thrill anyone with a sweet tooth. For some brilliant seasonal fruit recipes, have a look at William Drabble's Soaked savarin with Scottish raspberries, Kevin Mangeolles' Blackberry parfait or Tom Aikens’ vivid Rhubarb fool. Mark Dodson’s Chocolate fondant is a wonderfully easy self-saucing pudding, while Peter Gordon’s tangy Boiled orange cake is the perfect dessert for those on a gluten-free diet.
This collection also features winning desserts from BBC’s Great British Menu which are easier to try at home than you might think. Serve up a slice of nostalgia with Shaun Rankin’s Treacle tart, or give your family and friends the royal treatment with Marcus Wareing’s simple Custard tart.