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DESSERTS Meringue with Cherries and Amaretto Cream.jpg

All you need is a meringue case from the supermarket, a punnet of cherries, a tub of ready-whipped cream and a splash of Baileys Cream to make an impressive but simple dinner-party dessert in minutes. Make the dessert just before serving or the meringue will become soft.


Mark Doe of the Just Cooking school in Kerry showed us how to make a sophisticated cheat’s dessert with no fuss at short notice with just one trip to the supermarket.


Use any velvety robust red wine: a Tempranillo, Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon would add richness to the prunes. When you are cooking with red wine, always choose a bottle that is of the same quality as you would drink with dinner. You can eat these prunes as a dessert with whipped cream or serve them with a runny cheese like a ripe Brie de Meaux.


A french classic. Make them a few hours in advance, chill and bake just before serving. They take just 12-13 minutes to cook.

DESSERTS How to poach whole plums

Buy plums when they are cheap and poach them – they take no time to cook and are the ultimate breakfast and dessert stand-by. Pimp the syrup and take the dish to a new level with the addition of vanilla, Amaretto, elderflower cordial, star anise, rosemary or orange flower or rosewater.

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