It's cold and all you want to do is cozy up with a nice warm drink and something sweet. Indulge that craving with these comforting and lust-worthy winter desserts. You'll find a little something for everyone - from the chocolate lovers and cake aficionados to non-bake desserts. Brew a pot of good coffee or tea and enjoy a nice winter treat. Here's what to make:
APPLE TRIFLE DESSERT
Diced apples are simmered gently with honey and lemon juice before being mixed with orange liqueur. The fruit is then sandwiched between layers of vanilla mascarpone cream in this delectable winter dessert.
MINI ITALIAN PANETTONE CAKES
If you don't feel up for making panettone from scratch be sure to purchase some from a fine grocer. Then fill them with a homemade vanilla cream designed to known your socks off.
HOT CHOCOLATE GALETTES
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Oranges are abundant in the winter season so use them to make this zesty tart on a buttery crust. Blood oranges make the ultimate garnish but use whatever you can find.
GINGER PARKIN CAKE
This spicy winter dessert from Yorkshire makes use of black treacle, otherwise known as black strap molasses. Nutmeg, cinnamon, oatmeal and golden raisins make this a hearty cake perfect for tea time.
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