Dessert

Pineapple, Passion Fruit & Coconut Tarts

As January is finally over, wow that was a long month right? I’m looking forward to Spring, I know it’s not here yet. But as soon as I see daffodils, I get excited for bright food, flowers and the prospect of sunny cold days. This recipe is inspired by a meringue I saw in the latest edition of Sainsbury’s magazine. Combining pineapple, coconut and passion fruit. I’ve wanted to practice my pastry skills a bit more and these tart cases have remained unused since I bought them.

Shortcrust pastry, caramelised pineapple, coconut cream and shavings, topped with a helping of tangy passion fruit. Flavours that simply go together, a mixture of textures and tangs that can transport you straight in to Spring, sort of.

Pineapple, Passion Fruit & Coconut Tarts | The Mother Cooker

Dessert

Individual Chocolate Cakes

Happy national chocolate cake day, I’m guessing this is the best day ever for some of you right? A day to completely indulge in not only cake, but chocolate cake. I don’t particularly have a sweet tooth, I’m looking forward to national cheese day more than anything if I’m honest (roll on June 4th). But I can completely appreciate a good piece of cake, and that is why I have created cakes the perfect size for one. So there is no need to share and you can completely consume yourself in moist chocolate sponge, chocolate buttercream and a decent helping of dark chocolate topping. If you really wanted to impress your friends at a dinner party, they would be perfect for that too. Did someone say Galentines? You’re welcome, enjoy!

Individual Chocolate Cakes | The Mother Cooker

Dessert, Recipes, Sauces

Banoffee Bread With Whipped Cinnamon Cream

Hello all, it’s been a long time coming but I am finally back blogging. Two house moves, a toddler, family health. It’s all pulled me away, but it has also got me super excited to blog again and I have so many ideas for my favourite season of all, Autumn. The season of comfort food, indulgent puddings, warming stews and soups. With some of my favourite ingredients coming in to season, I simply can’t wait to share all of the recipes I have created with you. I hope that through the dark nights and early mornings, you find comfort in my food and it perks you up or wraps you like a blanket.

So lets kick things off with this Banoffee Bread, a spin on my traditional Banana Bread, this has indulgent toffee sauce and lovely whipped cinnamon cream. Easy to make and with all that banana, surely it counts as one of your five a day? I really hope you like it.

Banoffee Bread With Whipped Cinnamon Cream: The Mother Cooker

Dessert, Recipes

Chocolate & Berry Meringue Cake

I promised that I wouldn’t share another dessert option on the blog for a while, but I really couldn’t keep this one in a folder on my computer. I hope you can tell why? It’s a really great time for berries at the moment, beautiful fresh strawberries, raspberries and cherries. Combine that with chocolate meringue, heaps of vanilla cream and a strawberry & balsamic glaze and well, you’ve got a slice of heaven. This crumbly and chewy meringue melts in your mouth; but adds enough crunch to give the dessert a nice texture.

I really hope you like it, one to share!

Chocolate and Berry Meringue Cake

Dessert, Doughnuts, Recipes

Strawberry Daiquiri Doughnuts

When I first made my Mojito Doughnuts, I thought ‘I bloomin love this idea, I wonder what other cocktails I could do?’ So my mini series was born, this cocktail is one of my favourites. Mainly because I didn’t drink for a very long time, I still don’t really. But it was my go to un-alcoholic cocktail. These doughnuts can easily be made without the rum, they still make a delicious strawberry based dessert. I have alternated the toppings, with one being a glaze and the other a lime sugar. So you can either make both or choose one, both are delicious. I secretly hope you try both.

Strawberry Daiquiri Doughnuts by The Mother Cooker