Basic Recipes For Sweets & Desserts

We rarely eat desserts in my family.  I try to serve soups and main courses that will fill us up as I feel too many desserts will make us unhealthy and will most certainly not be a good investment in a long and healthy life. I have an exceedingly sweet tooth, far more so than the rest of my family, so I know that I would always be the one devouring the left-overs the next day if I made desserts on a regular basis

Instead, I encourage my family to have a piece of fruit after their dinners if they are still hungry. When we have visitors I indulge and I generally choose from these: 


Apple Galette
Made with puff pastry, apple and spices.

Apricot Pudding
Delicious, moist pudding which can double as a slice when cold.

Banana and Passion fruit Pastries
Decorative and quick to prepare. Takes 10 minutes to cook.

Bread and Butter Pudding
A good use for stale bread.

Caramelized Apple and Strawberry Crunch
Delightful summer dessert with a crunchy almond topping.

Chocolate Mousse
Only three ingredients are needed.

Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding
Hot cake layer on top with a creamy chocolate sauce underneath

Creamy Rice Pudding
Even those who hate milk puddings will love this

Impossible Pie
Just beat it all together and then toss it in the oven for an hour

Miss Haughton's Apple Crumble
Creamy apple underneath and a crunchy oat mixture on top

Mocha Mud Cake
Divine cake to die for. Delicious as a dessert

Nothing Much Pudding
No eggs, sugar, fat or flour

Pauline's Crumble Topping
Coconut and oat mixture that goes well on top of any stewed fruit

Traditional Aussie dessert

Pineapple Pudding
Baked but it looks like it is a steamed pudding. Serve with custard.

Stewed Apricots
Make this in bulk and freeze it for winter

Sugar-free, Dairy-free Chocolate Mousse
Make this in a food processor. Creamy and extremely healthy.


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