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Epic desserts to satisfy a sweet tooth!

Perfect for chilly, inclement weather!

Persimon® and stem ginger sponge

By Spanish Persimon® (


100g (3½oz) butter, plus 1 tsp for greasing

100g (3½oz) light muscovado sugar

2 large free-range eggs, beaten

1 tbsp milk

100g (3½oz) self-raising flour a pinch of salt

½ tsp ground ginger

2 tbsp chopped stem ginger in syrup

2 Spanish persimon®, halved, leafy top removed a squeeze of lemon juice

1 tbsp demerara sugar

20g (¾oz) pecans, chopped

2 tbsp golden syrup

1 Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4. Grease a 22cm (8½in) ceramic baking dish (or similar) with a little butter.

2 Beat the butter and sugar together until light and creamy, then gradually beat in the eggs. Stir in the milk. Fold in the flour, salt, ground ginger and stem ginger.

3 Transfer to the baking dish and spread out evenly. Cut the persimon® into thin slices and arrange on top of the sponge mixture, fanning out the slices. Sprinkle lemon juice and demerara sugar on top of them.

4 Bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown. Serve immediately, sprinkled with pecans and drizzled with syrup.

TIP! You can use individual dishes, just reduce the cooking time to 20-25 minutes.

Plum and ginger duff


Recipe created by Kerstin Rodgers, aka Ms Marmite Lover, for


150g (5½oz) self-raising flour

100g (3½oz) candied or crystallised ginger, finely chopped

100g (3½oz) sultanas

100g (3½oz) breadcrumbs

100g (3½oz) dark brown sugar

100g (3½oz) suet (or vegetarian suet)

1 tsp ground mixed spice

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