Project Type: Dessert

Lemon Steamed Pudding

Although not terribly photogenic, there’s something terribly nostalgic about a steamed pudding – even though the only steamed pudding we ever had growing up was a Christmas pudding. As an aside, my mother makes a really lovely steamed Christmas pudding. So, even… Read More

Nigella’s Lemon Pavlova

This is a pav to top all pavlovas. According to my citrus loving, pav-suspicious husband, it is the perfect pav. It’s not too sweet, has the tang of citrus, is marshmallowy soft inside, and the meringue outer shell is crisp and cracky…. Read More

Chocolate Pavlova

This is probably the most requested dessert I make – and why wouldn’t it be? Chocolate. Pavlova. Cream. Berries. It has all the food groups covered. Plus it’s a Nigella recipe – from her Forever Summer book – and that makes all… Read More

Baked Lemon Cheesecake

This baked lemon cheesecake appears in Happy Ever After – which, of course, means that it gets tried out on my family first, and you guys second. I can’t tell you who bakes it in the book as that would be a… Read More

Chocolate Olive Oil Mousse

My protagonist, Kate Spence, makes a batch of these chocolate olive oil mousses in a scene in my novel Happy Ever After. It’s one of those scenes – you know, the ones where the story changes direction, and these little mousses are partly… Read More

Passionfruit and Vanilla Pannacotta

I’m not really sure whether this is a terrine or a pannacotta, but I don’t really think the name makes a huge amount of difference for our purposes. Although according to Wikipedia – so it must be true – a pannacotta is an… Read More

Chocolate Bread & Butter Pudding

Max (Maxine) Henderson is the protagonist in novel Wish You Were Here. She writes a monthly column for Blossom and Buds – a garden centre in Brookford – about what’s in season and what you can do with it. Max is the… Read More

Strawberry Trifle

We’re fortunate in Australia that we can get most produce all year round. Having said that, I’m not sure that I’ve ever enjoyed strawberries as much as I do here on the Sunshine Coast. I think it has less to do with… Read More

Fruit Crumble

Nigel Slater wrote in his memoir toast that even a bad crumble is good. It’s a point of comfort. I’d agree with him except that one time I attempted to make a gluten-free crumble for a gluten-free guest. In the interests of… Read More