For a dinner party or a chilly night in, check out our comforting, warming winter dessert recipes. We've steamed puddings, hot butterscotch sauce and fab ideas with winter fruit.
This is a warm, rich, silky, but very traditional pudding, perfect with vanilla ice cream on a cold winter night. Try it it's almost guaranteed not to fail, and if you have kids they will enjoy the way the sauce slowly creeps to the bottom during cooking!
This is an easy, fail-safe chocolate soufflé recipe. It is the perfect recipe for two, especially if you want to impress your loved one for a special occasion!
The most decadent moist sticky toffee pudding. There is a gorgeous sticky toffee glaze poured over the cake after baking and then returned to the oven for a grill to set the glaze. Cream is then poured over the top of each slice before serving. I don't consider dessert to even count if it isn't chocolate... but this one? Who NEEDS chocolate after this is tried!!
Dates give this old favourite its delicious toffee texture while keeping the fat content down.
For a speedy, sweet treat to end a meal, serve bananas in a sticky and nutty sauce, with ice cream. It's a fun, retro dessert given a modern zesty twist with orange, which balances the richness perfectly. Delicious!
This easy recipe combines my favourite things in this world -- bread pudding, apples, raisins, vanilla and rum! The sauce thickens atop the bread pudding, providing an attractive and delicious glaze. We never have leftovers!
I remember my grandmother making this for Christmas, my mother used to make it and now I'm preparing it for our Christmas celebration.
Mmmmm . . . imagine warm sticky toffee puddings served with a dollop of Baileys Extra Thick Cream with a hint of Crème Caramel! The perfect midweek treat. Yummy.
One of the nation's most treasured desserts – Carnation Caramel makes an incredible sauce for this sweet and sticky pudding – the perfect antidote to those grey, cold winter days.
Forget the diet ladies. If you love puddings you'll never make anything again!
This is such an easy pud to make, but looks unbelievably impressive. That, combined with the fact that you can easily make everything ahead of time and assemble at the last minute, makes it the perfect dinner party dessert. Did I mention that it's healthy, too?
A quick and easy alternative to the usual fruit salad. This always goes down a treat!
My grandmother gave me this recipe years ago. This steamed pudding is an old favourite and a good stand-by that doesn't need any special ingredients, just what is in the cupboard.
This is a wonderful way of transforming the humble pear into a delicious dessert. Sliced pears are gently cooked with orange zest and spices. Enjoy with whipped cream or ice cream.
This dessert contains Sichuan fritillary bulb, which is a Chinese herb that can be used to relieve colds. An apple pear is steamed with Sichuan fritillary bulbs and rock sugar.
This wonderfully moist and delicious chocolate steamed pudding is a wintertime treat. Serve over the festive season with an endless array of sauces, or simply with cream or luxury ice cream.
This one is my favourite cheat desserts and something that you can easily scale to one serving! The apples are cooked in butter, folded up inside warm crepes and drizzled with toffee sauce.
This classic British dessert will warm the cockles of your heart. Buttered bread is layered with sultanas, soaked in a sweetened egg custard and baked to perfection. It's the perfect winter comfort food.
This is a delicious and super sweet sticky pudding. It's very important to finely chop the dates before soaking to obtain a smooth consistency. This recipe is for a 20 cm (8in) round tin.
A pleasingly light yet traditional pudding for wintry days, this offers all the pleasure of a steamed pudding without the unhealthy saturated fat in suet. Layers of sliced kumquats add a deliciously tangy citrus flavour.