Traditional hot desserts are everyone's
favorite - classic crumbles filled with summer gooseberries or autumn
plums, apples and blackberries, and sponge puddings flavored with fruit
or sticky toffee, are scrumptious family fare. New variations on old
favorite include the Apple Couscous Pudding and Chocolate and Orange
Soufflés; both are delicious and easy to prepare. When you are
entertaining friends, Hot Chocolate Cake makes a divide dessert served
with white chocolate sauce, while Caramel Rice Pudding and Poppy seed
Custard with Red Fruit are old-fashioned recipes with a new twist.
Instead of baking a pie, try plums wrapped in individual crisp filo
pockets - they are exceedingly simple to make and can be prepared in
advance ready to cook.
Treacle pudding is one of the great
British traditions, and tastes absolutely wonderful. Steamed to a light,
fluffy texture, it readily absorbs the delicious, aromatic sauce. Chocolate Puddle Pudding is a delicious
oven-baked pudding separates while baking to produce a gooey chocolate
sauce under a light, spongy crust. Serve it hot, well dusted with cocoa
powder and with plenty of whipped cream. A rich pudding, grand enough for a dinner
party, combining the texture and flavor of pecan nuts with chocolate and maple
syrup, served in a chocolate pastry case.