As John Q Tullius puts it, ‘Nine out of ten people like chocolate. The tenth person always lies.’ Where feel-good foods are concerned, nothing betters cocoa confectionery. This chocolate fondant cake is light and airy with a rich molten centre.
Chocolate sauce is perhaps the ultimate addition to any indulgent dessert, drizzled over profiteroles as pictured below. The classic dark chocolate sauce, by Forman & Field, is thick enough to spread when cool and can be poured over dishes when heated – a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
The smell of freshly baked apple pie conjures up many a childhood memory. Sweet shortcrust pastry and caramelised Bramley apples make for a hearty, comforting pudding. If you crave homemade quality but lack the cooking finesse, then try Lloyd Hardwick’s roasted apple pie alongside one of the hampers, which are great for special occasions, dinners and picnics.
Crème brûlée is definitely a guilty pleasure. With a rich custard base and thin caramel glaze, this indulgent dessert can be flavoured with vanilla, orange, lemon, coffee or liquor – the perfect end to any meal.