Ann Reardon

All Dessert Recipes

entremet dessert recipe

Marshmallow spiral entremet dessert

  Happy Friday! It's time for an indulgent dessert and this week we are having a coconut marshmallow spiral wrapped around a chocolate mouse coated in chocolate glaze with a raspberry jelly in the centre all sitting on a coconut biscuit base. It has the crunch, gel and creamy mousse textures as well ... »

200 year old cook book ann reardon

200 year old fruit pie

  Do you fancy some meat in your fruit pie? The ingredients for this pie used to be mixed together and then stored for up to four months before baking. I know that both sugar an alcohol can be used for preserving but I just do not like the idea of using ... »

chocolate mousse dessert ann reardon

Chocolate Leather Mousse Dessert

  Today we are making an indulgent dessert wrapped in a dark chocolate leather. Inside is a crunchy chocolate hazelnut base topped with a raspberry gel, milk chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries.   Base 75g (2.65 ounces) butter 85g (3 ounces) brown sugar unsweetened cocoa powder 75g (2.65 ounces) plain flour 75g (2.65 ounces) hazelnut meal. 18g (0.63 ounces) cocoa powder pinch salt Pre... »

how to make an edible sugar bowl

Easy Candy Sugar Balloon Bowls

I love, love, love experimenting and developing something new that's never been seen before on the internet or TV. As I write this there are no blog posts about this, no YouTube videos and no Pinterest pictures - it is just totally fresh and new. To be honest I didn't think this idea ... »

sugar dome dessert ann reardon

Christmas Sugar Snow Globe Desserts

  These delightful little desserts have a sugar snow globe over the top. If you wanted you could add some white sprinkles on the inside to make it even more snowy but I liked the subtle bubbles in the sugar. Each dessert has a pistachio base, orange curd, diplomat cream, fresh fruit and is then ... »

golden dessert howtocookthat

$1000 ice-cream sundae recipe

  If you have money to burn you can head to Serendipity 3 New York and order this amazing golden dessert for a cool $1000. It's in the Guiness Book of World Records as the most expensive ice-cream sundae in the world! And today we are going to recreate it, using the ... »

surprise inside cake ann reardon

Emoji Surprise Inside Dessert

  I love desserts that have the wow factor when you serve them to the table. This one has the double whammy, when you slice it open it reveals the heart eyes emoji smiley face on every slice. After your guests have finished instagramming photos of their dessert the finale is that it ... »

chocolate spiral dessert recipe ann reardon

Chocolate Spiral Dessert Recipe

  So pretty yet so simple to make, the chocolate spiral takes this dessert from beautiful to stunning in just a few seconds.     Inside the dessert are layers of chocolate cake, salted caramel, caramel creme brûlée and chocolate mousse. I had to draw you a picture because they had all been eaten before ... »

white chocolate ball dessert

White Chocolate Ball Dessert

  This white chocolate ball dessert is a yummy version of my chocolate peanut bomb from a couple of years ago only this time, there's a special surprise inside too. You can prepare this dessert a day ahead and store in the fridge until you are ready to serve. Heat the sauce, pour ... »

watermelon dessert recipe

Watermelon Cheesecake Dessert

  Slicing open a lovely fresh watermelon is very much a family event in our home. Everyone gathers around, plates at the ready as we chop huge, delicious slices for everyone - the kids' laughter flowing almost as quickly as the sweet watermelon juice. This gorgeous Watermelon Cheesecake Dessert is out just in time for International ... »

raindrop cake ann reardon

Rain drop cake with edible flower inside

  Raindrop cakes are not really 'cakes' as such they are more of a clear jelly or jello. In this video I will show you how to make a raindrop with a 3D edible flower inside. They are very pretty and a bit lighter on the calories than most desserts. If you're ... »

Dessert Tubes

Dessert Tubes

  This is the most fun dessert you'll ever eat! Be prepared for some hilarious, almost musical, sound effects as your friends and family slurp back on the tubes. Then BOOM! A flavor hit all at once. Unless you're running a Weight Watchers meeting, guests will definitely want more than one. ... »

rilakkuma bear dessert ann reardon

Rilakkuma Dessert Recipe

  This is the best selling tart at Luxbite in Melbourne. Once you taste it you'll know why. Pastry Chef Bernard Chu's love for Japanese culture and the character 'Rilakkuma' were his inspiration when designing this dessert. He combined fresh, quality ingredients to recreate milkshake flavours. Rilakkuma Bear Dessert Recipe Chocolate Tart Shell (makes 9) 125g (4.41 ounces) ... »

toblerone mousse dessert recipe ann reardon

Chocolate Mousse Dessert Recipe

  This is the third episode in The Sweetest Thing series that was funded by Screen Australia and YouTube. I'm normally quite a private person so one of the challenges of filming this series was that it required me to really delve into my personal history to tell stories of my family, university life ... »

heart chocolate box ann reardon how to cook that

Valentine’s Magic Heart Dessert

Desserts with a theatrical element are all the rage at the moment. So after dreaming up several different ideas I finally created this special one for Valentines Day. I know you're going to love it. As many of you already know, my valentine Dave is a writer and his first novel is close to being released. ... »

liquid nitrogen ice-cream

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Recipe and Dippin Dots!

  Today we are making icecream instantly using liquid nitrogen. As well as that we'll make dippin dots and smash stuff, it is lots of fun. This is the second video in my Sweetest Thing series which was supported by YouTube and Screen Australia. Basically that allowed me to have a film ... »

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Vanilla Panna Cotta Dessert Recipe

Have you ever seen such a pretty dessert. Sitting inside it's very own ice droplet is a vanilla bean panna cotta, diced compressed pineapple, mango lime sphere, isomalt sugar garnish. Thanks to the support of YouTube and Screen Australia I had the opportunity to work with a team on this video. Normally I film, ... »

rose apple tart recipe video ann reardon

Rose Apple Pie Recipe

  This dessert is a real crowd-pleaser with a delicious bouquet of gorgeous red apple roses, rich creamy custard and crisp pecan pastry. It's beautiful enough to take centre place on a Christmas dessert buffet ... but why wait when you could share it over afternoon tea with old friends. We've just returned from a ... »

strawberry chocolate by ann reardon

Strawberry Chocolate

Strawberries and chocolate have always been a winning combination. Here is a new way to serve them that looks stunning as a gift. A block of strawberry chocolate. You of course only need two ingredients, 12 strawberries and 350g (12.35 ounces) chocolate. Choose strawberries that are beautiful and fresh and around the same size. For the chocolate ... »

macaron tart recipe How To Cook That

Extravagant Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe

  I am in the USA for a couple of weeks so I just had to make something for Thanksgiving. I searched online and it seems that pecan or apple pies are the traditional choice but as I'm from Australia let's break tradition and go with something a little more extravagant. Hopefully my ... »

2 ingredient chocolate mousse recipe

Easy 2 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse Recipe

  The easiest chocolate mousse you'll ever make. All you need is chocolate and water! Perfect when you need a dessert a hurry. Get started with the first step, throw it in the freezer and make your mains. Then whip this up and serve. Done!   Dark Chocolate Mousse Recipe 180g (6.35 ounces) dark chocolate 60mL (2.03 fluid ounces) or 1/4 cup water Extra ... »

milk shake recipe ann reardon how to cook that

Freakshakes crazy milkshake recipes

  People are queuing up for 40 minutes to try one of these. Skip the queue and make your own freakshakes at home. Here are four extreme milkshake recipes to get you started. Which one would you choose?  For me it is a toss up between the nutella pretzel and the brownie toasted marshmallow.     To make ... »

raspberry inside dessert recipe ann reardon

Light Raspberry Surprise Inside Dessert

A light refreshing dessert consisting of a yoghurt mousse filled with raspberry sauce. You can adjust this recipe to make it even lower in sugar if you like. Like this dessert, my week has been refreshing - one of those rare times when things just seem to fall neatly into place. As I look ahead, I ... »

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Warm Chocolate Melting Cake

  I've just come back from a lovely cruise with my family to Mexico on board the Carnival Imagination. Eating lunch one afternoon on board the ship, I suddenly spotted a water-spout off the port side. We rushed outside and, for several moments, watched in awe as a beautiful whale swam alongside before its huge tail ... »

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