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Category: Afternoon Tea

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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Upside Down Orange and Polenta Cake

Upside Down Orange and Polenta Cake

Upside down Orange and Polenta Cake This orange and polenta cake is loosely based on the classic Victoria Sponge recipe, but part of the flour is replaced with a mixture of ground almonds and polenta. Why polenta? To be honest, I am not quite sure […]

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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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Easter cake with Marzipan Vegetable Garden

Easter cake with Marzipan Vegetable Garden

Easter Cake with Marzipan Vegetable Garden- origins This fun Easter cake was inspired by the fabulous Martha Stewart’s gorgeous coffee table book  A Year of Celebrations.  As soon as I saw the picture in the book I had to give it a try. I think it […]

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My Ultimate Hygge – Aunty Gertie’s Coffee Cake

My Ultimate Hygge – Aunty Gertie’s Coffee Cake

Hygge In this post I am going to talk about hygge, and my favourite cake, my Aunt Gertie’s Coffee Cake. I am sure by now we have all heard of Hygge, the uniquely Danish concept. Hygge loosely translates to cozy, but is so much more. The […]

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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 This Valentine’s Afternoon Tea menu printed below is a slightly shorter version of the one Carolyn’s Absolutely Fabulous Events, The Fabulous Girls, and I used to offer when we were playing at being caterers at the DCA (Darien Community Association) in Connecticut. It […]

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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 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 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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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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