Summer days stretch ahead of you, but
these fruity ice blocks will give you all the relief you need from the
heat. They will keep for up to a few weeks, but they taste so good it is
certain they won't last that long. Nutty flavored shortbread with a hint
of spices and lemon is delicious at teatime, but is also a good
accompaniment to fruit and ices.
Chilled desserts not only look wonderful,
they have the added advantage of being prepared in advance, so recipes
such as Lemon Soufflé with Blackberries, Rose Petal Cream, and Ginger
and Orange Crème Brulee are ideal to make when you are entertaining.
Meringues are perfect for parties and can be cooked a week or two before
you need them, then filled just before serving - there are three
gorgeous recipes to choose from. Preparing ahead is a boon for everyday
meals too, and Tangerine Trifle and Crème Caramel are both delicious