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COOKBOOK RECIPES Neven Maguire's Chocolate Cake Recipe

Neven Maguire | Chocolate Cake

‘This is a super-indulgent chocolate cake that is a perfect family treat and a real crowd pleaser, particularly for a birthday celebration’, says chef Neven Maguire whose new cookbook ‘Neven Maguire’s Home Economics for Life’, a primer covering how to cook a set of recipes that will stand you in good stead for life.

DESSERTS How to Cook | How to Bake Plums

How to Cook | How to Bake Plums

Baking fruit helps to keep its shape. Pop the plums in the oven at the end of cooking a roast and dessert will be ready by the time you finish the main course. Serve the plums warm or cold with ice-cream, Greek yogurt or sour cream. Add a sprinkling of crushed nuts and a drizzle of maple syrup for an extra treat. Plus variations on the recipe for vanilla plums, cardamom plums and more.

DESSERTS Ginger and Orange Custards

Ginger and Orange Custards

Make these delightful light custards in ramekins a day in advance and store them in the fridge up to fifteen minutes before you serve them. Remove, garnish with crystallised ginger and serve as they are coming to room temperature when you will appreciate their full flavour.

DESSERTS Baked Stuffed Peaches with Crushed Meringue

Baked Stuffed Peaches with Crushed Meringue

Peaches are one of those fruits that continue to ripen when you get them home. Leave them in a windowsill to catch the sun. For this recipe you can substitute the crushed meringue nests with crushed ginger nuts or amaretti biscuits. Serve hot or cold.

DESSERTS Vanilla Mascarpone Cake

Vanilla Mascarpone Cake (Torta al Mascarpone)

When you add mascarpone to a cake it gives it a rich creamy texture. It’s a heavier cake than a pound cake and it benefits from being left for a day before eating. Serve it simply dusted with icing sugar, with sour cream and fresh raspberries or any other fresh or poached berry fruit. A chef in a small restaurant near Milan gave us this recipe years ago, written on a small shard of blue-lined note paper.

DESSERTS How to Cook | How to Make a Fruit Fool

How to Cook | How to Make a Fruit Fool

A fruit fool is a blend of ripe or poached fruit sweetened with sugar and whipped cream. Any fruit works and you can choose single or double cream. Here’s the ratio so you can make a fruit fool from the fruits that are seasonal. For a healthier version use vanilla yogurt instead of cream.

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