Food Feature: Sweet Priorities

A creamy, dreamy dessert can be a well-earned reward, a vital midday energy boost or simply a sweet indulgence.

Desserts these days are rarely what they seem. What looks like a slice of pumpkin bread pudding topped with cinnamon infused whipped cream is really a reward for jogging an extra two miles. A towering wedge of vanilla-scented cheesecake with fresh berry compote may be seen as no more than fair compensation for eating only salad at lunchtime. A beautifully layered parfait with yogurt, fresh fruit and berries is not an obvious self-indulgence it once was, but a vital, midday energy boost for a

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