Chef’s Table: Edward Hayden’s sugar-free banana bread, orange-scented meringues and baked apple cake

The man behind the Edward Hayden School of Cookery in Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny shares four lighter desserts for you to enjoy this week

Orange-scented meringues with berry compote

Carrot and pineapple cake with coconut

Carrot cake is one of my personal favourites. While not necessarily a “healthy option”, it does contain lots of fruit and vegetables – so in the grand scheme of things it’s considerably better than the chocolate alternative. Because of its fruit and almonds, the cake remains very moist for a number of days.

Ingredients; makes one large loaf

4 large eggs

110g caster sugar

300g self-raising flour

½ teaspoon ...