Sweet treats . . . because . . . .

It’s the Weekend . . . .  It’s dreich (old Scots word for miserable weather) . . .  I’m getting a cold (obviously not the man flu Sir had!)  . . . .  Because they are nice  . . . . Because they are naughty . . . . who cares?  Some Simple Puddings for one – just because you can!

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Simple Puddings

Spoon some Greek yogurt into a small dish. Cover either with brown sugar or demerara sugar. Put in fridge for several hours. Serve on its own or with poached fruit.

Crush some biscuits and put into small dish  Beat some cream cheese, icing sugar and lemon juice to taste together. Put on top of biscuits and leave in fridge to set. Add a spoonful of poached fruit/jam/amaretti biscuit – whatever takes your fancy!

Put some berries (fresh or frozen) into a small dish Make up half a jelly with ½ pint water (or leftover wine). Pour on top and leave to set.

Take some tinned or rice pudding and fold in an egg yolk. Put into oven proof dish. Make a meringue (whipped egg white with 2 oz sugar) and put on top. Bake in oven 180oC for about 10 mins till brown

Break up some bought meringues and fold into whipped cream and berries for a simple Eton Mess

Make a crumble mix – 2 oz butter rubbed into 4 oz plain flour. Add 2 oz sugar (also oats or nuts if you want some texture)  Spread onto a baking tray and bake 180o for about 10 – 15 mins until golden.  Allow to cool then break up and put in an airtight jar till wanted. Poach any kind of fruit in a saucepan or microwave and top with as little or much of the crumble mix as you want.

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