Ann Reardon

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Cherry Pie Recipe

  I love fresh cherries!  On my university summer holidays, I worked at a large department store and every lunch break I'd walk across to the supermarket for cherries.  When I was dreaming up this desert, I couldn't bear the thought of cooking these beautiful American cherries so I've prepared a fresh cherry pie instead.   We have ... »

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Minions & Banana Cream Pie Recipe

We're having so much fun travelling. This week I got to bake with minions Kevin and Bob from the new minion movie.  I decided to make my banana caramel cream pie recipe, stacked high with extra bananas of course!  I hope you enjoy this for a bit of a light-hearted video, and of course you ... »

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Chocolate Raspberry Tart Recipe

   Oh my, this chocolate raspberry tart is beautiful. Both in looks and taste it is, dare I say... perfect. I fed it to unsuspecting guests, some of whom do not usually indulge in desserts and they loved it. I can tell you it realistically serves six people, practically it could serve eight but ... »

Strawberry Fraisier Dessert Recipe

Strawberry Fraisier Dessert Recipe

This strawberry Fraisier Dessert Recipe is a french classic. The strawberries around the edge make it look elegant and fresh. Traditionally they are topped with a marzipan but I'm not a fan so I've swapped that with a strawberry gel. And yes this week we have a giveaway that is open to people worldwide. Yay! You ... »

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Magic Chocolate Flower

Bring some magic to the dining table and wow your friends with this magic chocolate flower dessert.  Good desserts not only taste great, they should look amazing too.  Pour on the hot custard and watch the petals fall open to reveal the delights that were hiding in the centre. In the middle of your chocolate flowers. 1/4 of a ... »

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Emoji Cheesecake Recipe

A picture tells a thousand words. That's why emojis are so good. Which one do you use the most? For me it is definitely the smiley face. Have fun making these for your friends.   COMPETITION HAS NOW ENDED (Full terms and conditions) Thank you for you entering, there were so many great answers with over 18K entries ... »

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Mocha Dream Dessert

  Wow your tastebuds with this amazing dessert. It has several elements but they're all easy to make. You could just make one part or, if you're up for the challenge, make the lot and enjoy the wonders of this Mocha Dream Dessert.This week I watched some very emotional interviews with people who were held captive ... »

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1 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS & Mars Bar Brownie Cheesecake Recipe

  Take the stress out of Christmas dessert. Make this cheesecake ahead, freeze it and defrost it in the fridge on the day you need it. Piled high with gooey mars bars, chocolate brownie and ganache, it's sure to leave everyone wanting more. I don't feel ready for Christmas.  The school holidays have begun.  Here ... »

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Tasting Korean Sweets for the first time

I've just come back from a little whirlwind adventure in Korea. I was lucky enough to be flown over for a YouTube event as well as doing some interviews with newspapers and a TV station. I also met up with fellow YouTubers Simon and Martina, a Canadian couple who moved to Korea 7 ... »

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Chocolate Peanut Dessert Recipe

  Chocolate, peanut bomb with caramel sauce. This is rich, crunchy, gooey and impressive - you've got to make it for your friends, or just for you. Pour over the hot caramel sauce and watch the top melt open and then dive your spoon into the rich goodies that await inside.   To make the chocolate ... »

Elegant Fruit Dessert Recipe with video by Ann Reardon

Elegant Fruit Dessert Recipe

Sometimes an elegant dessert is needed to finish off an evening.  The fresh tang of the fruit and the sauce, the rich creaminess of the chantilly and the crunch of the biscuit all compliment each other to make a grand finale to a special meal. Makes 6 fruit desserts Chantilly Cream Recipe 100millilitres (3.38 fluid ounces) or 1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp ... »

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Best Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Do you ever find yourself peering through the glass at the ice cream shop wishing you could have a little taste of everything?  Now you can make your own ice cream, add an endless variety of flavours and sample them all. My favourite is the Roasted Strawberry ice cream recipe, the kids loved the ... »

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YouTube Cake Dessert Recipe

First there was the instagram dessert with the logo all the way through, followed by facebook, then you asked for a twitter cake. To finish off my complete set of social media desserts here's a YouTube cake, or should I say dessert. Did you know that 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute?  That means in ... »

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How To Make Chocolate Candles

  Dazzle your guest with chocolate candles filled with white chocolate mousse.  They look complicated but they are surprisingly easy to make. You can have a bit of fun serving empty plates and then candles as the centre piece. This morning I had a film shoot as a guest on a TV show, which was great fun. ... »

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Worlds Biggest Snickers Bar Recipe

What's even better than a delicious Snickers bar?  The world's BIGGEST Snickers bar of course! The Guinness Book of World Records lists the largest Snickers ever made at 1LB, which everyone would agree is pretty big.  However, today's Snickers bar recipe will help you create a candy bar that's 5-times bigger again, with more than ... »

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A Sweet Tweet Surprise Twitter Dessert

  Dinner tonight was greasy burgers from a take-away joint that's been going since 1957 ... there goes my new years health kick! #isittoolatetostartagainagain? And yet somehow, the thought that families have been eating from the same diner for almost six decades is rather comforting. It makes us feel connected to the history of the place, ... »

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Christmas Tree Cake Macaron Tower Dessert Recipe

Instead of a simple Christmas tree cake, how about a tower of chocolate-coated macaroons in the shape of a tree! If you're dreaming of a white christmas, this tree features macarons topped with brandy ganache, coated in white chocolate and finished with fresh raspberries and pistachio nuts. Pure indulgence. I made this one as a thank ... »

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Apple Pie Recipe plus two more easy apple desserts

 The best apple pie recipe you've ever tasted plus two more super fast and easy apple dessert recipes. Apple turnovers are a favourite in our house served on a cold night with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Gluten free apple crumble (apple crisp) gives a quick gluten free dessert option. My stand mixer ... »

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Bombe Alaska or Baked Alaska Recipe Flambe Dessert

Can you put ice cream in the oven? You can for this bombe alaska recipe. A centre of soft slow cooked strawberries encased in ice cream, resting on light sponge cake, wrapped in italian meringue and baked in the oven until it is just crisp. This recipe makes 4 individual bombe alaska desserts when using ... »

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Chocolate Cup Recipe

What is the perfect dessert for a romantic evening? A cup made from chocolate filled with mousse and topped with a vanilla foam. According to a study done in a bookstore in Belgium the smell of chocolate made customers browse for longer. Interest in cookbooks and romance novels increased as did the interaction with staff. Customers ... »

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Croquembouche recipe Profiterole Tower

Croquembouche (crockenbush) are beautiful towers of custard filled profiteroles held together with caramelised sugar. This one is then wrapped in fine strands of pulled sugar. It looks impressive as a dessert centrepiece but is surprisingly easy to make. Croquembouche Profiterole Recipe Ingredients This recipe makes enough to make a croquembouche that is 27cm (10.63 inches) tall and 10cm (3.94 inc... »

chocolate eclair recipe

Chocolate Eclair Recipe

Chocolate eclairs are a delightful combination of choux pastry filled with a pastry cream and topped with chocolate. If you have never made choux pastry before relax it is easy to make and most people get it right first time. Profiteroles are made in the exact same way as eclairs but piped in a different ... »

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3D jelly spiders and flowers dessert jello recipe

Arachnophobia or fear of spiders affects nearly one third of the population, add to that the fear of needles and this is one scary post.  These flowers and spiders are made by injecting a milk based gelatin mixture into a clear jelly. Gelatine flowers have their origins in Mexico where they are called gelatina floral. ... »

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Italian Tiramisu Recipe

Dinner with our italian neighbours...  Loud conversation, generous helpings of delicious savoury courses, laughter, feeling so full you could burst, lemon water and then tiramisu.  True italian tiramisu where all you can taste is coffee, bold and strong like an olympian standing proud on the winners podium after the 100m (328.08 feet) dash. When I make my tiramisu ... »

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