cinnamon sugar dusted doughnuts – donuts for the non-brits :)

I love doughnuts. To be quite frank, I think doughnuts are better than any cake you could put in front of me. The doughyness, the sugar coating, everything!  They’re at their best when hot and freshly made, so here’s an easy recipe for you to satisfy those dough cravings at home whenever you want!

My doughnuts of choice are cinnamon sugar, and I like to serve them with a really good quality vanilla ice cream and salted caramel.

This recipe makes loads of doughnuts (if you make small balls like I have) – I’d say you can serve dessert for approx. 6 people.

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lime and passion fruit semifreddo, with coconut meringues and passion fruit syrup

It can be really difficult to think of a light and refreshing dessert to serve after a rich and spicy meal. This worked brilliantly well after 2 Indian courses, as it incorporated exotic flavours without being too sweet. This would also be delicious to serve after Thai courses.

I’m not the greatest at piping, so if you’re anything like me, just use a tablespoon to portion out your meringues, and use the back of the spoon to smooth and swirl the top! At least you’re left with a neat shape that’s easy to plate up. This meringue recipe is really light and sweet, as I’ve used icing sugar instead of caster.

As semifreddo is a frozen dessert, you will need to ensure this is made at least a few hours ahead, or ideally the night before, for it to set in time.

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vanilla and honey panna cotta with caramelised figs

i’m not normally a dessert person, but one of my all-time favourites is panna cotta. once you get the hang of it, it’s so easy to make and can look really impressive when dishing up to your friends.

so many flavours work well with panna cotta – check the rest of the site for my strawberry panna cotta recipe, it’s also fantastic with ginger and rhubarb – but i particularly love this recipe. it substitutes sugar with honey for that distinctive flavour, and works fantastically well with figs.

check the @greedygirlgrubblog instagram page for a video of the wobble!

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pineapple, lime, ginger and thai basil sorbet

i don’t know about you, but i love tropical desserts. this dessert was the perfect finale to my 3 course thai dinner, as it’s really light but flavoursome. the real bonus? it’s incredibly easy to make!

you may struggle to find thai basil in your local supermarket – i can only ever find it fresh in asian supermarkets, but it’s certainly worth the trip!

this could be adapted for caribbean flavours – take out the thai basil, crank up the ginger a little and add some rum!

you will need to start this recipe the day before you plan to serve it.

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vanilla panna cotta with stewed strawberries and strawberry syrup

This is a quick and easy dessert – you just need to make it ahead of time to allow it time to set.

This is a reliable panna cotta recipe and can be used with other accompaniments, but I’ve deliberately not made it too sweet as the strawberries sweeten up the dish already. If serving the panna cotta with something less sweet then it may need a little more sugar. The overall taste of this dessert is strawberries and cream!

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