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Hot Cross Bun & Butter Pudding with Orange & Marzipan

An Easter twist on the famous British Bread and Butter Pudding and a play on my Pannetone bread and butter pudding, but using perhaps some left over hot cross buns from Good Friday. I have added some chunks of marzipan to give you the classic Simnel cake flavor and lifted it with some zesty orange more »

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Salted Caramel & Chocolate Tart

If any one flavour has dominated the last few years, it has to be salted caramel. You could quite easily use Dulce de Leche in this, but the caramel gives such satisfaction. This recipe is one based on a chocolate I produced at WorldSkills Japan 2007 paired with whiskey macerated pears. You could easily add salted more »

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Tarte Exotique

This is your chance to serve up a real showpiece! Go all out with the tropical fruit, which nestle on an unexpected base of tropical Crème Pâtissière, bursting with flavour. This tart reminds me of my first trip to Paris when I was amazed by the jewelled fruits piled high on tartlets in pâtisserie windows. I more »

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Will’s Christmas Pannetone Bread & Butter Pudding

This simple yet spectacular dessert makes a change on Christmas day rather than having Christmas pudding or Yule log! People often give the Italian Christmas cake, Pannetone as a gift so why not put it good use in this brandy laced bread and butter pudding glazed with a spiced marmalade. You could also make this more »

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Spiced Apple and Blackberry Christmas Pie

I love a good pie in the Winter and this is so simple, its something you can rustle up in no time. This is also a lovely alternative to Christmas pudding, as its not too rich, but its simple and spectacular to impress you friends and family with, especially with the caramelized pastry! Ingredients 1 more »

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Will’s perfect recipe for Bonfire Night!

Will brings you this classic Bonfire night treat; Parkin, but with a twist with the addition of walnuts, cinnamon and orange to really give your taste buds a new parkin experience! The nights are drawing in and Autumn is upon us…with bonfires alight, fireworks shooting into the sky and bourbon, orange and deep red leaves more »

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Chocolate and Caramelised Banana Gateaux

One of my guilty pleasures has to be Banoffee Pie. I’ve always loved it, the crunch of the base, sweetness of the caramel, softness and flavour of the bananas and then the cream! I really wanted to include it in this book but give it a French twist, so I’ve combined a chocolate entremet gateaux more »

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Red Berry Charlotte

To celebrate the arrival of the future King, born to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge yesterday, this is the perfect dessert to celebrate his arrival. As of writing we are still awaiting the name and although not a girl named Charlotte, the origins of this dessert do come from his heritage. It was named more »

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Chocolate & Hazelnut Sablés

Everyone loves chocolate cookies, especially if they are dipped in chocolate or filled with chocolate buttercream. I have a soft spot for chocolate and hazelnut together, so I make these sablés with ground hazelnuts and grué de cacao (cocoa nibs), which lends a deep, bitter chocolate burst. Ingredients (Makes 20-25) 75g icing sugar 150g butter, more »

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Tarte Au Citron

Tarte au Citron is so famous in France, but also commonly found on many restaurant dessert menus in London. This recipe was given to me by a great friend of mine, Martin Caws. He was head chef at the Michelin-starred Mirabelle in Mayfair and he has worked with chefs such as Tom Aikens and Raymond more »

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