Category: Afternoon Tea

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 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 me that […]

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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! So I have to […]

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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 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 with all the lovely people who attended […]

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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 Heart Shaped Chocolate Almond Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Raspberries One of the many things I loved about America was people showing they cared with gifts of food.  When we moved into our neighborhood […]

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Easter Rocky Road

Easter 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.  This is a no bake recipe which only involves melting chocolate, butter and golden syrup.  At a pinch […]

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Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies

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

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Pesto, Goat Cheese and Tomato Hearts

Pesto, Goat Cheese and Tomato Hearts

I love these little heart shaped tarts.  Although my recipe calls for pesto, goat cheese and tomato feel free to experiment.  Mushroom, onion and bacon would be great too, maybe with some gruyere?  Also do not be bound by the heart shape, round would be […]

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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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Graduation Tea at the DCA

Graduation Tea at the DCA

GRADUATION TEA – OUR LAST AFTERNOON TEA BEFORE SUMMER Description: Graduation Tea Thursday, June 4th 11:00am – 3:30pm (special 2:30pm last booking) Reservations required by June 2nd Before the kids are out, and your days are no longer your own, take some time to enjoy […]

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DCA Plant Sale and Tea

DCA Plant Sale and Tea

Plant Sale and Tea – Friday, May 8th, 2015 Click here to go to registration page  This might be one of my favorite days of the year.  My wonderful greenhouse group works hard all your growing beautiful plants which are sold to raise money for the […]

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Mini Pavlovas with whipped cream and raspberries

Mini Pavlovas with whipped cream and raspberries

The first thing I bought when I moved to America was a kitchen aid, and really the main reason was so I could keep making meringues.  Sad, but true.  They have been one of my standards ‘for ever’ and I would feel somehow diminished if […]

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Chocolate Caramel Squares

Chocolate Caramel Squares

Food of my youth. These are becoming my trademark offering, loved by everyone.  I know the new trendy name is Millionaire’s Shortbread but I grew up calling them Chocolate Caramel Squares.  You can obviously call them anything you like. On the same plate are strawberry […]

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Valentine’s Tea

Valentine’s Tea

Amuse Bouche Pesto, Goat Cheese and Tomato Heart Sandwiches Egg Salad Coronation Chicken Cucumber and herbed Cream Cheese Smoked Salmon and Tzatziki Scones Blueberry, cranberry, plain and sultana scones with lemon curd, strawberry jam and clotted cream Desserts Strawberry Tarts Chocolate covered Strawberries Lemon bars Chocolate caramel […]

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Donna’s Blueberry Scones with Lemon Curd

Donna’s Blueberry Scones with Lemon Curd

I have been making scones for years and have never thought to put blueberries in them.  Thankfully I was asked recently to add them instead of cranberries and I am so happy.  They are wonderful.  Henceforth these scones will be known as Donna’s blueberry scones. […]

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