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Rachel Khoo

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My favourite Zumbo desserts so far

As a child whenever I would visit Austria, baking sessions with my Grandma, Aunties and I would be the norm. Anything from apple strudel to spiced biscuits would be on the menu. So as you can imagine, I've got a very sweet tooth. Luckily for me, I got to sample some tasty treats filming Zumbo's Just Desserts. Here are a few of my favourites from the ones Zumbo has made:

Photo: @zumbopatisserie

The "Back to school"

I love millefeuille! Buttery pastry with a creamy vanilla custard filling. Too divine. This twist on it with the different apple layers had me heading backstage to see if there were any seconds.


Photo: @zumbopatisserie


The "Epic Biscuit Pack"

I'm a sucker for a cup of tea and a biscuit especially if it's a chocolate coated one. Of course, my favourite biscuit in the selection are the Khoo hoots: a cinnamon snickerdoodle biscuit topped with apple pie jam and coated with milk chocolate with rice crispies and popping candy. I had to be very careful not to get sticky chocolate fingermarks on my dress.


Photo: @zumbopatisserie

The "Frankozumbo"

What a monster of a dessert. This one had my tastebuds going crazy. There was a surprise on every layer from crunch, zing to creaminess. Yum!

If you fancy knocking up a sweet treat at home that is a little easier, here are some ideas:

Photo: Kristina Gill

The team at Khoollect recently interviewed Kristina Gill for our 'On the Couch' series. Her fruity ‘Sorbetto di Pesche e Vino’ or ‘Peach and Wine Sorbet’ is taken from new book Tasting Rome.


Photo: Lara Messer

This next treat is part of Khoollect food editor Frankie Unsworth's Weekend Eats menu: 'Rose Water Meringue Mess' - a favourite of mine.


Photo: Lara Messer

Here's another from the menu: Labneh with strawberries, pistachios and honeycomb. Tastes great, and is so easy to make.


Photo: Lara Messer

When I'm feeling a little flamboyant this always makes for a nice table centrepiece.


Photo: Lara Messer

And finally, you can't go wrong with a chocolate brownie. This recipe is from London's Bread Ahead, it's hard to eat just one of these!

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