Dessert recipes

From cookies to upside-down caramel pear cake, here are some of our most popular desserts

‘It’s as wholesome as a cake could be, but as indulgent as a cake should be’

‘A good doughnut should leave you with stains on your shirt and sticky fingers’

‘The juicy plum pieces baked inside and the pomegranate seeds on top are a sweet-and-sour surprise’

‘This no-churn ice cream is both rich and sweet, and fresh and zingy’

‘This terrific little dish has its roots in a classic pavlova’

‘The fruit will fill your kitchen with the most mouth-watering scent’

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‘After a morning in church and a month or two of abstinence, it is just the thing’

‘The sponge is kept on the edge of sweetness – you wouldn’t know it’s the miso that does it’

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The dish is both a robust winter warmer but also delicate in flavour

‘The addition of sesame paste will give this familiar dessert a new lease of life’

‘This delicious dish comes from an Australian cook famed for his perfectionism and technical brilliance’

‘You can easily imagine yourself under vast Argentine skies on a warm night’