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How to make the perfect Turkish delight

Turkish Delight

We all have fond memories of nabbing one from a box of Roses, but authentic, gummy lokum is labour-intensive. The question is: should you roll these sugary creations in icing or dip them in chocolate?

How to make the perfect custard tart

Custard Tart

Not to be confused with the Portuguese or French versions, this silky dessert in a crisp crust is a British classic. But should the pastry be enriched with sugar – and should your custard be made with cream or milk?

How to make the perfect cinder toffee

Cinder Toffee

Do you use butter and honey or keep it simple with sugar? Is there anything finer to eat around the bonfire, and do you make any other recipes that are more akin to a science experiment?

Mayfair Pizza Co, Soho

Mayfair Pizza Co Pizza

“Pizza for dessert?” Despite the best efforts of our lovely waitress, who talked us through the menu of the Mayfair Pizza Co, it was the sweet pizzas, which included Wild Strawberry and Limoncello and Lime, Banana Tiramis and Nutella Calzone, that stood out as a potential challenge for my ‘classic’ palate.

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Turkish Delight

How to make the perfect Turkish delight

We all have fond memories of nabbing one from a box of Roses, but authentic, gummy lokum is labour-intensive. The question is: should you roll these sugary creations in icing or dip them in chocolate?

Custard Tart

How to make the perfect custard tart

Not to be confused with the Portuguese or French versions, this silky dessert in a crisp crust is a British classic. But should the pastry be enriched with sugar – and should your custard be made with cream or milk?