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The berry thing: Make the most of summer fruits with three delicious desserts from Donal Skehan

Make the most of in-season fruits with desserts that bring a taste of summer

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Blueberry & Oat Crumble by Donal Skehan

Blueberry & Oat Crumble by Donal Skehan

Blueberry & Oat Crumble by Donal Skehan

Summer is one the best times of the year to cook.

Whether you're battling the BBQ under an umbrella or basking in the glorious Irish sunshine, outdoor eating offers a welcome break from the humdrum of the everyday dinner routine.

Any al fresco feast needs a show-stopper dessert. There's a bounty of ingredients to enjoy at the moment and summer fruits in particular are one of the best ways to celebrate the season. This week I'm sharing three wonderful recipes with fruits that deserve a starring role on your menu. While it's still early days for stone fruits, berries are bang in season and can be transformed into some really impressive desserts with minimal effort.