This is makes a great dessert served warm or cold with lashings of cream or ice cream.
I’m usually not a fan of cheesecake style desserts that use gelatine as a setting agent, but in this case I think the chocolate and cherries add good strong flavours and should make it taste really good. I also like the idea of using Gaiety biscuits for the base.
We’ve been eating Mum’s Golden Syrup Dumplings for many, many years and I’ve already posted her recipe for them, but this is the first time I’ve seen a recipe for Raspberry Dumplings. It looks like it would work OK, it’s pretty much the same batter just with a jelly and jam sauce. I can just imagine the lovely pink that the sauce would go mixed with cream or ice cream. I know my pink loving granddaughter would think it wonderful.
I was looking for a nice warming winter dessert when I found this recipe. It’s probably best served cold, but it might work warm or at least not straight out of the fridge.
When I first read this recipe I thought it was going to be a fairly standard apricot pudding, then I came to the addition of the cocoa and realized it was actually a Chocolate Upside Down Pudding. I then read on to ‘serve warm with custard or cream’ and decided I could eat a piece there and then – yummy.
If you were publishing this recipe today you’d probably rename is Frangipane Apricot Tarts. It’s a classic case of ‘everything old being new again’. Whatever you want to call them you still end up with a some yummy tasting tarts.
This recipe is another one from the Pampas Pastry Finger Food Recipe sheets. I’ve just checked to see if Pampas still make sweet tart cases and apparently they do – I just haven’t seen them around lately. If you can’t buy them you could make your own using pastry sheets.