DeviliShh Desserts

DeviliShh creme brulee in ramekin dessert
The success of reality show Come Dine with Me has made dinner parties more fashionable than ever. But lack of time and confidence in the kitchen means that more than half of us admit to taking culinary short cuts. Imagine a dessert that looks like it took hours to make, but has actually taken minutes. DeviliShh is a range of wickedly decadent desserts designed for people who love to entertain but don’t have the time, talent or inclination to cook desserts from scratch. Even novices can rustle up restaurant-quality puds at home. The range includes Crème Brulee, Panna Cotta, Crème Caramel and Pot au Chocolate plus a range of fruit coulis and sauces.

DeviliShh Creme brulee packaging
Well “even novices” definitely includes me! I made two desserts using products from the DeviliShh range – a white chocolate Panna Cotta with raspberry coulis and a Crème Brulee. Both were super easy to make – your pour the contents of the packet into a saucepan and boil for 1-2 minutes. For the white chocolate Panna Cotta I added 50g of white chocolate until it was melted then put into moulds to cool. For the Crème Brulee I poured the mixture (after heating) into ramekins, left to set and then topped with brown sugar and placed under a hot grill for 2-3 minutes. Would you know they only took a few minutes to make? Shh!

DeviliShh white chocolate panna cotta with raspberry coulis
DeviliShh also recommend using their products to make some of your favourite cocktails (I like this idea lol), for example DeviliShh Mango Coulis goes wonderfully with Cava to make a refreshing bellini cocktail and DeviliShh Raspberry Coulis is ideal for making a delicious mojito and daiquiris.

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Appletiser Cocktail Recipes

So it seems that the UK gets five minutes of sunshine and everyone goes a bit crazy…shorts and t-shirts are dug out and dusted off, along with BBQ’s and ill fitting swimming costumes and our minds turn to Summer and the promise of well deserved relaxation time. Summer for me, is the best time of year and I love trying new recipes with in season fruit and veg as there is such a huge selection available.

In two and a half weeks time we are having a street party to celebrate the Royal Wedding and I think the following seasonal cocktails will be making an appearance (weather permitting!). Not only are they delicious, they are majorly refreshing!

Appletiser Apple Temptation cocktailApple Temptation
Three raspberries shaken hard with 37.5ml of citrus vodka, 25ml triple sec, 2 dash orange bitters (optional) and the juice of half a lime.
Double strain and serve with a splash of Appletiser in a tall glass.

Appletiser Appleteaser CocktailAppleteaser
50ml Arette or any 100% de agave tequila, repesado
4 leaves of mint 2 leaves of coriander,
1 half lime, 15ml rich agave syrup, 10ml sugar syrup
Shake hard and serve.
Top with ice cold Appletiser and serve in a martini glass.

Appletiser Forbidden Fruit CocktailForbidden Fruit
1 slice of fresh ginger muddled with 2 strawberries,
1/3 of a fresh lemon,
4 leaves of mint 50ml vodka and 15ml strawberry liqueur,
shaken hard and strain over ice in an old fashioned glass.
Topped with Appletiser.

Mint Angel
5-8 Fresh mint leaves stirred vigorously with ice cold Appletiser and crushed ice.

Appletiser Mint Angel Cocktail

Very Berry
3 raspberries and 1 blackberry squashed with 15ml grenadine, half a fresh lemon shaken hard and dumped into a large glass. Fill the ice to the top and fill with Appletiser. Enjoy!

Appletiser Very Berry Cocktail