These recipes are brought to you courtesy of Ian Haines, Market Coordinator. Ian Cooks on the Radio! This year marks the 32nd anniversary of Ian moving to Albany. Co-founder and original owner of "Kookas" the award winning and iconic Albany Restaurant, he has always been a strong advocate of sourcing, using and promoting local product.

All these recipes are easy, often "one-pot" cooking and they work! Well we hope so... Enjoy and if you have suggestions or feedback we'd love to hear from you. Please email us at

All ingredients can be bought in the market, but because of seasonality may not always be available


Fresh Peach and Goat Cheese Flan

This is a simple summer flan; the only cooking is sweet pastry case.

Fresh Pear & Almond Tart

Pears are fantastic at the moment and this dessert uses only 5 ingredients and can be made in 5 minutes and on the table in 40 minutes ~ it’s also a great way to use up those pears that may be getting very ripe! Its almondy chewy texture is an easy version of macaroon.

Rhubarb and Apple Pudding

I believe Rhubarb is greatly underrated. Here, with Apple it makes a great old-fashioned comfort food for any occasion. Furthermore, it's really easy!

Caramel & Apple Croissant Pudding

If by some oversight you have some croissants left over this is a quick and luxurious dessert. Based on the old bread and butter idea, providing you use REAL croissants they will have so much butter in them you won’t need to butter them!

Warm Apple Coffee & Walnut Dessert Cake

Ideal as a warm dessert, but still delicious cold!

Summer Pudding - made the easy way

This is a really straightforward and quick method of making a fantastic summer berry pudding in double quick time ~ leave in the fridge overnight and just turn out to serve!

Fresh Summer Berry Terrine

A combination of summer fruits in a terrine bursting with fresh fruit flavour. Simplicity itself to make, its virtually fool proof and the advantage that made a day or two before hand all you have to do on the day is slice, garnish and serve and you have a sensational dessert with no effort!


I believe Rhubarb is greatly underrated. Here, with Fresh Strawberries it makes a great old-fashioned comfort food for any occasion. Furthermore, it's really easy!

Strawberry pizza with caramel topping

Using the freshest ripest strawberries coupled with caramel sauce and walnut pastry. Makes this a very moorish treat! It looks great too!

Rhubarb Custard Pie

A very straightforward simple dessert dish using flavoursome winter rhubarb that is easy to make and can also serve as an afternoon tea slice.

Fresh Raspberry Strawberry Foole

Amaze your guests this Easter ~ or any time with this drop dead easy dessert that both looks and taste delicious and will have them coming back for more ! No cooking just put the ingredients together!

Plum Crazy

Quick and easy oven baked fresh plums, strawberries and fresh ginger bring out their full flavours and produce a wonderful syrup, ideal as a breakfast fruit on yoghurt or with the addition of some fruity liqueur makes an ideal fruit dessert to round off any meal.

Poached Peaches (or Nectarines)

A simple easy dish using the best of the new season stone fruit now available.

Pear Flan

This is a simple style of flan, made without pastry and other than fresh pears and eggs everything else are store cupboard ingredients.

Baked Pear with Ginger and Honey

With Pears now in full season and at their best this is an easy dessert dish that can be made in minimal time.

Honey Pears

Incredibly easy and quick to prepare, this dessert really only takes a few ingredients and a few minutes to cook ~ yet it’s packed with fruity flavour and is suitable for any occasion ~ and its all microwave cooking!

Orange Pudding

New season Navel oranges are now available and here is a simple pudding with sauce.

Lemon Curd, Orange & soft cheese Tart

Easy to make, with few ingredients but will look and taste spectacular!

Fresh Pear & Goat Cheese Flan

A simple flan dessert using either beurre bosc or packham pears.

Orange Bread & Butter Pudding

Easy to make with cupboard ingredients for a pudding with a different taste sensation.


Harking back to old style puddings this is easy to make and is good old fashioned comfort food! Surprisingly this is a requested dessert in my household! Perhaps it’s my (bad) memories of school that have taken me so long to re-discover semolina!

Fresh Strawberry Tart

Take a pre-baked pie shell and a punnet of strawberries and you can have this delicious and easy to make tart packed full of fresh strawberry flavour.

Honeyed Ginger Plum Pudding

Plenty of beautiful plums available at the moment to make this plum pudding with a ginger sponge topping.

Fresh Berry Pudding

A very quick and easy fresh berry pudding that will impress! Not a soufflé, but its light sponge filling and fruit will amaze!

Fresh Peach Bread and Butter Pudding

This is new twist on an old style recipe using ripe fresh sweet peaches to infuse crusty bread in a rich egg custard that gives plenty of rustic crispy topping, which will have them coming back for more! Served warm in summer with some additional fresh fruits it makes a great, easy to make dessert!


Fresh Raspberries & Blueberries combine to make this a very special cake; the addition of lemon drizzle makes it moist and ideally suited as a dessert cake.


This is one of the simplest of desserts and can be made using bought pie case or pastry and uses up those soft fruits that might be over ripening! Exactly the same principle can be used using different soft summer fruits.

Apple & Pear Pudding

A traditional warming winter pud but with its cream and sugar not for the feint hearted!

Honeyed Apple Pudding

An easy to make spin on a self saucing pudding ,this harks back to the days of sticky treacle steamed puddings, but made in a baking tray with apple and honey its quick and easy and requires no special skills! Not for the feint hearted with its sugar overload!

Apple & Rhubarb Sponge Pudding

A traditional warming winter pud but with its cream and sugar it is not for the feint hearted, but it is quick and easy to make!

Apple Dumplings (with a bit of a twist to them)

An easy winter "comfort food" pudding.


This is just the easiest dessert that takes only a minute or two to prepare and can be cooked and on the table in around 30 minutes.

Upside Down Honey Apple Pudding

A warming, easy, winter pudding.

Tipsy Oranges

Local Navel oranges are now plentiful and this is an easy "warming" dessert recipe based on Mulled wine!

Simple Ice-Cream Meringue Cake

A easy frozen dessert with a tangy lemon taste and meringue crunch that can be made the day before in minutes and frozen.


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