Blackberry & Apple Mess

My all-time favourite simple dessert is fresh fruit and Irish Dairy cream.  Simple. Add one more step of crushing up some shop-bought meringue nests and you can elevate it to something that looks quite classy despite the name ‘mess.’ Based on Eton Mess here I’m using stewed fruit – Blackberry and Apple, but you can…

Chocolate Tartlets {sugar is not your enemy}

Chocolate Tartlets. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again it doesn’t matter what you eat it’s the amount you eat that matters if you want to reach and maintain a healthy weight.  I’ve witnessed people on ‘diets’ wolfing down tubs of cottage cheese and seen the triumphant tweets as another milestone few pounds…

Bulletproof Chocolate {or heavenly morsels to abate the cravings}

‘I need chocolate.’ Does that just sound sad, pathetic, weak-willed, the cry of the sugar addict? Maybe, and if so I’ve spawned 6 little sugar craving monsters of my own who also wail of their ‘need (for) chocolate.’  But that’s not a problem because in my house there’s ALWAYS chocolate.  The stash locations vary, sometimes it’s…

Mini Cheesecake Pots

This is a dessert for the time-pressed cheesecake lover.  The kind of person who doesn’t prepare things the night before and doesn’t like to wait while things set or bake. You can take this in any direction that you like and the flavour combinations here are a variation on some classics, just think about your…