If you're after a decadent finish to a meal, you can't go wrong with a chocolate torte. Joe Fox's version builds on a winning formula of chocolate and cream by adding lots of rum, both in the chocolate filling and the accompanying raisins. A scoop of clotted cream finishes things off nicely, but a drop of pouring cream would be just as good.
This distinctly British trifle recipe combines the sweet flavour of rhubarb with a zingy orange custard, burnt orange segments and a light genoise sponge. Topped with poached rhubarb, Chantilly cream, crunchy pistachios and rose petals, it’s a stunning way to finish a dinner party and provides a clever twist on the classic flavours of trifle.
This accomplished dessert contains seven different elements which each celebrate the iconic flavours of Black Forest Gateau: chocolate and cherries. The vast majority of the work can be done a day in advance, leaving just a few final jobs and assembly on the day itself. The result? Something very special indeed which will win you serious brownie points from your dinner guests!
If you're looking to breathe new life into your barbecue repertoire look beyond the usual burgers, steaks and sausages and try Ben Tish's stunning grilled fruit recipe. It uses a range of firm autumn fruits, but you could substitute your own seasonal favourites, such as peaches, if making this dish earlier in the year.