Tag Archives: Desserts

Christmas Day Desserts


In my opinion the best desserts are ones that can be enjoyed all year round not just during the festive period.  Don’t get me wrong I love Christmas pudding, yule log and stollen but I tend to eat them throughout December and like to have a couple of less indulgent desserts on offer after lunch.

You can click on the video below or carry on reading. *Video is in editing mode*



Avocado Chocolate Mousse


This Mousse might look like it’s full of cream so you might be surprised to find that it’s actually made with Avocado, yes you read that right! Avocado.   To make this mousse you need to make sure that your avocado is ripe, don’t try it unless it’s squishy or it will taste bitter.  You will also need 75ml of milk (almond, oat, soya or plain old cows milk), 2 tablespoons of agave nectar if you are serving to babies under 1 or honey if you are serving to anyone over the age of 1, 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon of almond extract or vanilla extract.

Blend until smooth and decant into two bowls, chill for at least two hours and enjoy.




Fruit meringue is always a crowd pleaser, like many of my vlogmas dishes this is so simple to make and takes minimal effort.  You will need a pot of crème fraiche, icing sugar, blueberries and raspberries, mix together and sandwich between mini meringues.


I hope you have enjoyed this vlogmas series and that you can use some of my recipes or tips to wow your friends and family with your meals over the festive period.

Devilishly Delicious Desserts

Devilishly Delicious Desserts

I was recently kindly sent a box of Devilishly Delicious Desserts and equipment so I could see how easy it was to prepare a restaurant quality dessert in 5 minutes.


Devilishly Delicious

The box containing the desserts was exciting enough as it is.  I’m always looking for sturdy storage in my kitchen and this box is perfect for storing jelly moulds, cookie cutters and cake decorations but I digress.

Inside Box

Inside the box was a selection of desserts including Pot au Chocolat, Sicilian LemonPot, Panna Cotta and Creme Brulee along with a selection of fruit coulis, jelly moulds and a blow torch.

These desserts are perfect for someone like me, I love to cook but sometimes after spending hours in the kitchen preparing a savoury meal I don’t have time to make a dessert, my family and friends have come to expect high quality food from my kitchen so opening a tin of rice pudding or fruit cocktail is just not an option.  In my opinion these desserts are also perfect for the kitchen shy cook, what better way to impress your guests than to pass off restaurant quality desserts as your own? After all you did heat them up, put them into serving dishes and chill them!

Readers may be interested to know that the products have:

NO hydrogenated fats

NO artificial colours

NO artificial flavours

NO preservatives

Gluten free

Suitable for vegetarians

My mother came to stay recently to meet Baby Gourmand so this was the perfect opportunity to try out one of the desserts, I asked the family which one they wanted and everyone apart from Mini Gourmand who wanted the Creme Brulee opted for the Pot au Chocolat.


The 500ml carton of Pot au Chocolat makes 4 servings, this is a very rich and decadent dessert and could easily stretch to 5 or 6 if made in small shot glasses with fruit.


It only takes 5 minutes to prepare the Pot au Chocolat in 4 easy steps!

1 – Pour into a saucepan.

2 – Bring to the boil, stirring regularly.

3 – Pour into heat resistant shot glasses, espresso cups or dessert pots.

4 – Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.


I decorated my desserts with fresh berries which added a tartness to cut through the rich chocolate flavour.  Mini Gourmand found the dessert a little too chocolaty for her tastes, Mr Gourmand didn’t complain as it meant  more for him!

My verdict on the Pot au Chocolate is that it was super simple to make, extremely flavourful, decadent and delicious and best of all it’s extremely versatile.  I’ve noticed that the dessert range is available to purchase from Ocado where I usually do my online shopping so I will definitely be picking up another carton, I’m going to try a chocolate orange tart so look out for it appearing on this blog soon.

My next review will be on the Sicilian Lemon Pot which I am pairing up with Fresh Raspberries and Raspberry coulis so look out for that coming soon.

For more information on the desserts you can visit the website here.  The desserts are currently stocked in Lakeland, selected waitrose stores, Ocado online, Booths, Dobbies Garden Centres and various independent stores. (There is a stockist finder on the website to help you find your local store)

* My Devilishly Delicious box was provided free of charge for review purposes, this has not affected my opinion of Devilishly Delicious, as always my review is honest and impartial *