08 Aug Summer puddings
For many people, once the sun makes and appearence and the heat starts increasing they turn to fruit, salads and water. However for me, no matter the heat, I can ALWAYS manage a cuppa and a slice of something sweet (even in this current, never ending heatwave!)
I do notice though that the desserts I choose during the warmer months are different – I lay off the comfort food like custard and warm cakes and favour a lighter, cooler pudding.
I thought I’d share a list of my favourites!
- Chocolate brownie with ice cream
The gooier the better and, unlike in winter, I avoid heating up the brownie. I always opt for a scoop of salted caramel ice cream – my fave!
- Eton mess
Is there anything more summery than eton mess? Sweet crushed meringue, whipped cream and doused in raspberry coolis… yum!
- Blackberry & apple pie
Served cold with cream, when the berries are in season this dessert is a winner
- Fresh fruit tarts
I LOVE creme patisserie – i think it’s my favourite filling overall. It’s a bit of a faff to make, but it is SO worth it. I love making a crisp, sweet pastry to be filled with this delicious filling and topped with whatever berries and fruit I have laying around – anything goes!
So there are my heatwave sweet treat choices – what are your go to summer desserts?