Dessert recipes

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

When the heat’s on, this concoction of roasted peaches, snowy ice shavings and rose syrup is an icy enticement

A dessert inspired by the legend of a protofeminist Egyptian slave girl

Here’s a foolproof dessert for people who don’t bake

‘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’

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‘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’

Make this mouthwatering cake at home

‘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’