Desserts

Om Ali (Egyptian Bread Pudding)

Om Ali is a storied dessert. There are a number of tales that purport to explain its origins. Whichever is correct, and I’ll not regale you with them here, one thing is for sure; literally translated, ‘om Ali’ means ‘mother…

Fig and Pear Crumbles

Is there anything more attractive than a fig perched in a nest of sweet pears and buttery crumble? Of course not. These individual Fig and Pear Crumbles are a great way to impress family members and dinner guests alike at…

Caramelised Pear Pavlova

Dedication to the fight against food waste – an integral part of frugality – often requires a little thought and preparation (for more info see my tips page). When you make custard, for instance, it isn’t acceptable simply to throw…

Pear and Custard Pudding

Pudding doesn’t have to be complicated. Whether you have three ingredients or eight, as long as they work in harmony with one another you’ll always end up with a cracking dessert. Using only four ingredients – if you count the…

Homemade Egg Custard

Homemade Egg Custard is one of the simplest things you can make. 20 minutes of stirring is the only effort required, yet even the keenest of home cooks often defect to synthetic, bright-yellow packet mixtures to save a little time.…

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