Category: Afternoon Tea

Plum Cake, the perfect breakfast food!

Plum Cake, the perfect breakfast food!

Plum Cake! I have been making a version of plum cake or Plum Torte ever since I found the reference to the famous New York Times recipe of 1983. The recipe for Plum Torte, written by Marian Burros, was printed in the cooking section of the Times every […]

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My Ultimate Hygge – Aunty Gertie’s Coffee Cake

My Ultimate Hygge – Aunty Gertie’s Coffee Cake

Repost of the recipe for my favorite cake. I have been saving this repost. I know we are by no means out the woods. Life is still strange and traveling overseas to visit family and friends is in the future. But life feels a little […]

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Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea It is Mother’s Day on Sunday 9th (in the States). If you are home together, or celebrating virtually (the new normal), I though putting together all or part of a Mother’;s Day Afternoon Tea might be a fun way to spend the day. […]

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Absolutely Fabulous Fruit Tarts

Absolutely Fabulous Fruit Tarts

I hope this finds you well. I think we are around week five of lockdown, and it looks like we have another five weeks to go. Like many, I have been enjoying quiet family time. I do understand how privileged I am, to have everyone […]

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Easter Chocolate Ganache Cake

Easter Chocolate Ganache Cake

I hope this finds you well! Today I want to share my recipe for an Easter Chocolate Ganache Cake. I already have a fabulous Chocolate Ganache Cake on this website, but I thought I should give you the other recipe I use for chocolate cakes. […]

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Easter cake with Marzipan Vegetable Garden

Easter cake with Marzipan Vegetable Garden

I know the chance of finding flour, sugar and most of all marzipan at short notice is pretty slim (Wholefoods had nothing left in the baking aisle this week), but just in case you have access to the supplies and some spare time, thought I […]

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Chocolate Caramel Squares

Chocolate Caramel Squares

Stress Baking I hope this finds you well. We are now in week three of staying at home, with the prospect of four more weeks ahead of us. I realize how fortunate I am having (most) of my family with me. The highlight of our […]

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Scottish Shortbread

Scottish Shortbread

I hope this finds you safe and well! I am reposting my recipe for Scottish Shortbread, as I have just been brave enough to put together my first cooking video. So, if you want a good laugh, keep scrolling down! I first published this recipe […]

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Absolutely Fabulous Scones

Absolutely Fabulous Scones

Fabulous Scones, sweet, savory and gluten free options! I hope this finds you safe and well. I have just created a video showing how to make these scones, together with suggestions for variations. This is one my original recipes which I have updated. I have […]

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Upside Down Orange and Polenta Cake

Upside Down Orange and Polenta Cake

Upside down Orange and Polenta Cake – Gluten free flour works too! February 2020- I am resending this recipe as I have recently discovered that replacing the all-purpose flour with gluten free flour works and produces a really lovely cake. I am also suggesting you […]

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Where is the Love? Heart Shaped Chocolate Almond Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Raspberries

Where is the Love? Heart Shaped Chocolate Almond Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Raspberries

Where is the Love? By Carolyn Eddie | May 15, 2017 Update This post is for a Heart Shaped Chocolate Almond Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Raspberries – see recipe below. It was written a few years ago, after the terrible bombing at a concert […]

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Royal Wedding Lemon and Elderflower Cupcakes

Royal Wedding Lemon and Elderflower Cupcakes

Royal Wedding Cake Just in time I have thought to make Royal Wedding Lemon and Elderflower Cupcakes. Living in Copenhagen, I have not been so caught up in the Royal Wedding. Obviously, I have read about the dress, the family, the comparisons to previous royal […]

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Pretty Pink Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Pretty Pink Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Oh Joy! A post from last year about rhubarb, which, somehow was temporarily lost when I transferred hosting services. I have not found rhubarb this year in Denmark so far. I am, however, seeing it pop up in pictures in Instagram, from peeps I follow […]

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A Scone at Scone Palace or a Meringue?

A Scone at Scone Palace or a Meringue?

Scone Palace I have now lived more than half of my life outside of Scotland, land of my birth and childhood. Based back in Europe, I have been travelling a lot recently, but more and more Scotland has been calling to me. I have become […]

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Easter Egg Rocky Road

Easter Egg Rocky Road

Easter Egg Rocky Road This recipe is inspired by a photo from the BBC Good Food  website.  I have taken the idea and adapted the Nigella Lawson Christmas Rocky Road recipe for Easter.  Easter and Chocolate I am reposting this as my final suggestion for Easter, just […]

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Valentine’s Afternoon Tea with Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Valentine’s Afternoon Tea with Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Valentine’s Afternoon Tea I know, we are past Valentines, (although for most us, we feel as though it is still Groundhog Day). I am reposting this, as I have just added a video on how to make Chocolate Dipped macaroons. Hoping coconut is easier to […]

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Mince Pie Pastry

Mince Pie Pastry

Christmas on a plate In our house it would not be Christmas without home made mince pies, a sweet fruity filling in a lovely buttery shortcrust pastry. For our family they really are Christmas on a plate. I generally make my first batch just after […]

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Coronation Chicken and other Tea Sandwiches (Includes Mango Salsa and Mango Chutney)

Coronation Chicken and other Tea Sandwiches (Includes Mango Salsa and Mango Chutney)

Afternoon Tea Sandwiches For four years the Fabulous girls and I offered Afternoon Tea at the Darien Community Association, the DCA in Darien, Connecticut. I am currently living in Denmark but the fabulous Vicky, a superb professional pastry chef, is now catering Teas at the […]

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Custard Creams

Custard Creams

Classic Custard Cream Recipe I first made custard creams when I was 12 years old.  At Banff Academy we had home economics in our second year. Since I had baked my first cake at 8, I was slightly underwhelmed by the scrambled eggs and other […]

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Absolutely Fabulous Scones (again)

Absolutely Fabulous Scones (again)

Always Fabulous Scones “If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” -Julia Child.   I am reposting one of my original recipes because I have added a few comments on measurements and links to different versions together with Strawberry Jam and super easy Lemon Curd recipes. […]

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Pretty Red Current Meringues

Pretty Red Current Meringues

Old dog new tricks! I have been making meringues for a very long time. When I lived in London I sometimes suspected I was only asked to parties so I would bring mini pavlovas with me. British parties do not normally involve bringing a dish […]

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Edinburgh, castles and shortbread!

Edinburgh, castles and shortbread!

Edinburgh, The Scottish Capital Living in Copenhagen does have it’s advantages.  In the last few months I have been not once, but twice to the city of Edinburgh, Once was for a hen weekend, think bachelorette party, which is not the subject of this post! […]

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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Welcome Plate of Chocolate Chip Cookies Alan came in from walking our dog Fraser last Saturday morning and told me he had just been helping our new neighbour carry some belongings in from her car.  He suggested I go and say hi.  It occurred to […]

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Scottish Pancakes with Foraged Danish Berries

Scottish Pancakes with Foraged Danish Berries

I think I may be having a bit of a identity crisis. Pancakes in America are eaton for breakfast with maple syrup.  Scottish pancakes are essentially the same recipe but you make them a wee bit smaller. They are a ‘fine piece’ you eat, spread […]

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foraged blackcurrant scones with fabulous strawberry jam

foraged blackcurrant scones with fabulous strawberry jam

Ever since Noma rocked the world with their new Nordic Cuisine and their obsession with locally sourced and foraged ingredients I have been desperate to go  foraging and on Saturday I finally did it!  With the help of the lovely Laurel, her son Sam, aka […]

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Brandy Baskets

Brandy Baskets

Brandy Baskets By Carolyn Eddie | June 9, 2017 Alan and I are celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary on the 12th of this month, to be honest I am not sure how he has put up with me all this time! I have to share […]

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Absolutely Fabulous Lemon Drizzle Cake with Lemon Curd and Lemon Frosting

Absolutely Fabulous Lemon Drizzle Cake with Lemon Curd and Lemon Frosting

By Carolyn Eddie | April 9, 2017 Its all about the cake, Lemon Drizzle Cake! As many of you know I had my own small, totally amateur, but oh so fun catering company in Darien, Connecticut. This blog started as a way of sharing recipes […]

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Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies There is something about cutting a little heart (or star at Christmas time) out of the center of the Linzer cookie dough which elevates these rather regular cookies, or biscuits as we say in the U.K., into something very special. I sometimes make […]

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Pesto, Goat Cheese and Tomato Hearts

Pesto, Goat Cheese and Tomato Hearts

I love these little heart shaped tarts. I make them as an Amuse Bouche for for my Afternoon Teas at the Darien Community Association ( DCA). They are a perfect size and super cute, a fancy vol-au-vent, that retro party favorite. I have just made a video […]

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Welcome Back Tea September 10th 11am – 3pm

Welcome Back Tea September 10th 11am – 3pm

Welcome Back Tea! Thursday, September 10th, 2015 11:30am – 3:00pm (last booking 2:00pm) $25 DCA members, $30 public Reservations required by Tuesday, September 8th Welcome back! Catch up with friends after the summer in a pop-up British Tea Room created by Carolyn’s Absolutely Fabulous Events. […]

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