I always try to keep a stock of both powdered and leaf gelatine, and I use both regularly.
The powdered variety is added and used in several different ways, which are explained within each recipe.
Leaf gelatine has to be soaked in cold water for five minutes and then squeezed dry before use.
Although it may not be the obvious choice at the end of a rich meal, the light and fluffy texture of this cheesecake, and its hit of lemon makes it ideal. The confit needs to be made a day in advance.
Juicy, jewel-like summer berries encased in a raspberry jelly – what could be more refreshing on a summer’s day when entertaining? Make it in advance and serve it with cream or, for a truly low-fat option, as it is.
Elegant and autumnal, this dessert would go down well at the end of a special meal and is simplicity itself to make. Of course, you can use the mascarpone mousse in other recipes too - a great addition to your repertoire!
A marriage made in heaven, gooseberries and elderflowers complement each other perfectly - an example of nature at its best, as both ingredients are in season at the same time! These jellies are a refreshing summer pud.
In this superb cheesecake, rhubarb is combined with ginger - a luscious partnership - to make a dessert that's perfect for spring, when rhubarb is in season.
Yes, it's unusual for a cheesecake to be savoury rather than sweet, but try to suspend disbelief and we can promise you'll enjoy this light and summery concoction, which will also please vegetarians if it's on the menu.
Definitely not for diet days, but this glorious chocolate cheesecake is a must for chocoholics. It's also easier to make than it looks, so why not wow your guests?
Mascarpone has both a richness and lightness that makes it the ideal ingredient for summery desserts. Add plenty of seasonal berries and you'll be in heaven!
This tomato mousse is the most refreshing, colourful and summery dish imaginable - and you can make it in minutes for a hassle-free lunch or supper.
What a wonderful way to use up excess gooseberries! This recipe combines creaminess and a fruity compote to mouthwatering effect.