Katies Corner June 2010

Summer is here at last

Three quick and easy puddings!

In preparation for my Dad’s special birthday next month me and my Mum have hunted out our favourite recipes for the family barbecue.

We hope that the weather is good and you enjoy these desserts as much as we do!  J

Easy peasy cheesecake


15 digestive biscuits

3oz margarine

1 dessert spoon of sugar

Crush biscuits, add sugar, add melted margarine and mix well.  Flatten into a flan dish and place in fridge to chill.


1 large tub of Philadelphia or supermarket cream cheese

1 packet of dream topping

3 fluid oz of milk

Put all ingredients in a bowl and whisk.  Spread over the biscuit base and put back in the fridge to chill.  Serve with fresh fruit on top, strawberries are good or alternatively a tin of peaches.

Yummy Eton mess


1 pint double cream (whipped)

1 pound fresh strawberries


2 tsp. sugar (optional)

A dash of port, Madeira or pureed strawberries (optional)

Break up meringues into roughly 1” pieces and place in a large mixing bowl, add the chopped strawberries then fold in cream around them.  After that gently fold in the optional items if using them, put in serving dish and spoon more puree over the top if using.

Scrummy banoffee pie


100g (3 ½ oz) butter

9oz digestive biscuits (ginger or hobnobs make a tasty change, or a mix of digestive and ginger)

Crush biscuits, stir in melted butter, press into base (loose bottom tin is best) leave to chill in the fridge.


3 ½ oz butter

3 ½ oz dark brown soft sugar

397g can carnation condensed milk

Place butter and sugar into saucepan, on a low heat and stir until butter melts and sugar dissolves.  Add condensed milk and bring gently to boil, stir continuously.  When caramel has started to boil, remove from heat and pour on biscuit base.  Leave in the fridge for an hour.


4 small bananas

300ml carton double cream (whipped)

Grated chocolate

Slice bananas and place one layer over the caramel, if you have any left fold them into the cream or save them for the top.  Spoon the cream on top of the layered bananas and sprinkle with grated chocolate.

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