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If you are at home right now and looking for a new project to enjoy during lockdown, baking is a great option. Baking sweet treats can be incredibly satisfying and you’ll be able to come up with some amazing recipes this year.
Today we want to take the traditional dessert recipes and mix them with fruit, because there are a lot of amazing sweet recipes that involve fruit. From lemon cake to berry cheesecake to crumble, lots of yummy desserts can contain a fruity twist and we want to share some ideas with you today.
Lemon drizzle cake
When we think of fruity desserts, lemon drizzle cake has to be up there with the best. This tangy but sweet dish is satisfying and is much easier to make than you may think.
Zest of 1 lemon
juice of 2 lemons
85g additional sugar
Preheat your oven to 180C.
Beat together the butter and 225g sugar until light and creamy. Add the eggs and beat until fluffy and airy.
Fold in the flour and lemon zest, ensuring to maintain the air you’ve whisked into the batter.
Pour into a lined laid tin and bake in the oven for 45 minutes until you are able to poke a skewer through and see no batter.
Mix together sugar and lemon juice to create a beautiful sweet syrup for drizzling.
While the cake is still warm in its loaf tin, poke holes in the cake and pour the syrup over, allowing it to soak into the cake. Enjoy!
Strawberry coconut ice cream
If you are feeling a little more health conscious at the moment but you still want to enjoy a sweet treat, this next recipe is the perfect choice for you.
1 tin (400ml) coconut milk
200g fresh strawberries
3 tbsp honey
For this recipe, an ice cream maker is useful but not essential. Start off by mushing up approximately half of your strawberries, you’ll want to keep the rest chopped to add some texture to this dessert.
Mix all 3 ingredients together in a bowl and ensure everything is mixed well. If using an ice cream maker, add and mix for 20 minutes, then transfer to a freezer safe tub and freeze for a few hours.
If you don’t have an ice cream maker, mix and then add to a tub, place in the freezer for 4 hours. After every hour, mix the ice cream to avoid large ice crystals forming.
Serve with your favourite dessert or top with fruit!
Banana chocolate bread
2-3 ripe bananas
140g caster sugar
150g dark chocolate chips
2 large eggs
1 tsp baking powder
50g icing sugar
Preheat the oven to 200C.
Mix all of the cake ingredients, apart from icing sugar. Pour into a greased loaf tin.
Place the tin in your oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
Allow to cool and dust with icing sugar.