Category: Dessert

Peach and Summer Berry Crostata

Peach and Summer Berry Crostata

I had a sudden need to make a crostata last night. I am pleased to say that it that worked rather well. A crostata is an unstructured pie, usually with a sweet shortcrust pastry and a seasonal fruit filling. My main motivation in making it […]

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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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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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Fruit and Greek Yogurt Brûlée

Fruit and Greek Yogurt Brûlée

My gorgeous friend Karen used to serve this wonderful dessert when we lived in Wimbledon.  For some reason I had completely forgotten about it until I was trying to think of something quick and healthy that my daughter Kat, the health conscious rower, would eat. […]

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Keylime Pie

Keylime Pie

I always feel like a bit of a fraud when everyone says how much they like my key lime pie, because it is so easy. I mix up the base but generally use a cheesecake base of either digestive biscuits or graham crackers.  I tend […]

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce and Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce and Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

It is all about pumpkins at Trader Joe’s at this time of the year. The store tries to outdo itself by adding more pumpkin flavored items to its shelves, everything from pumpkin beer to pumpkin salsa.  Not a big pumpkin fan myself; growing up in […]

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Plum or Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble or Apple and Berry Crumble ( really whatever you have lying around)

Plum or Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble or Apple and Berry Crumble ( really whatever you have lying around)

Ok perhaps not the most appropriate dessert for the fourth of July, but I have not met a man who hasn’t loved this dessert, or proper pudding as we, the defeated Brits, would say.  My main motivation for making it however was the wonderful new […]

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New Orleans White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

New Orleans White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

When College visiting we went to New Orleans to check out Tulane.  I loved New Orleans, and was desperately disappointed when none of my children chose to go there. The highlight of our trip was dinner at Muriel’s.  I can still visualize the pork chop […]

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Crème Brulee

Crème Brulee

Ingredients 4 cups heavy cream Splash of vanilla 8 egg yolks ½ cup sugar Sugar to brûlée Method Preheat oven to 300F Scald heavy cream. Beat egg yolks with sugar and vanilla. Slowly mix the hot cream into the yolk mixture, whisking all the time. […]

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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.  These are now somewhat ubiquitous in the U.K. and available in every store but the home made version is still something special.  I find the caramel is still tricky and occasionally separates […]

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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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Christmas Pavlova

Christmas Pavlova

This is not, strictly speaking, a traditional Christmas dessert but after making the custard for the absolutely essential Christmas Trifle it is a fabulous way to use the egg whites. You can use any fruit in the tower but I love the combination of the […]

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One Thousand and One Epicurean Delights – Sticky Toffee Pudding!

One Thousand and One Epicurean Delights – Sticky Toffee Pudding!

So we all know the story of Scheherazade who saved her life by telling a different tale every night for a total of one thousand and one Arabian nights. Well I think I could do that with food; cook a different dish each night for […]

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