Category: Dessert

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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PIE DAY! 3.14 (only makes sense in America)

PIE DAY! 3.14 (only makes sense in America)

Happy Pie Day! To my lovely readers, I hope this email finds you well and in a good place. In the last few weeks, we have seen our world change so rapidly and its looks like we are all going to be spending a lot […]

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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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New Orleans White Chocolate Pain Perdue with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

New Orleans White Chocolate Pain Perdue with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Comfort food! I recently visited Noma, which was a phenomenal experience you can read about here. However, by the end of the meal I was craving some comfort food. The next day, I was trying to think about my favourite restaurant meal, and what kept […]

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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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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)

Crumble update I am starting to go back to my old recipes and update them, and what better place to start  than with a crumble, or crisp as they would say in America? A little curt! When I was catering full-time in America, my blog […]

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White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Rhubarb and Strawberries

White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Rhubarb and Strawberries

Preamble to Panna Cotta I am feeling rather proud of myself. I think I may have finally mastered gelatin. I say ‘may’ because I am in the middle of making a chocolate cake with a white chocolate mousse filling and it is not gong too […]

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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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Marmalade Bread Pudding with Cointreau Soaked Golden Raisins

Marmalade Bread Pudding with Cointreau Soaked Golden Raisins

Proper Puddings I think this Marmalade Bread Pudding with Cointreau Soaked Golden Raisins (sultanas to us Brits) may have been my first introduction to bread pudding.  Those of you who have been following me for a while know that I LOVE bread puddings. I already […]

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Christmas Pavlova

Christmas Pavlova

Christmas Pavlova I am working on a post about Danish Christmas traditions but until then I have updated my Christmas Pavlova recipe, repeated general notes on meringue making and added the method for caramel sauce. At this time of the year the pavlova is a […]

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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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End of Summer Pudding

End of Summer Pudding

Updated post with video! This post was originally written when I was living in Copenhagen. Seems like a long time ago! During our lockdown Spring, the Darien Library has asked me to contribute a video. As I found some sliced brioche in Trader Joe’s, I […]

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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! I have to share […]

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The French Open, Paris and Chocolate Mousse

The French Open, Paris and Chocolate Mousse

Post and photographs by Carolyn apart from view from our hotel room which is from Hotel Powers Gallery. There is something magical about Paris. Alan and I honeymooned in Paris  in June 1987 and visited often when we lived in London, but it is years […]

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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

Pumpkin Galore! 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 […]

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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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One Thousand and One Epicurean Delights – Sticky Toffee Pudding!

One Thousand and One Epicurean Delights – Sticky Toffee Pudding!

Sticky Toffee Pudding – Probably the best dessert in the world! We all know the story of Scheherazade? The clever girl, who saved her life by telling a different tale every night for a total of one thousand and one Arabian nights. She always reached the […]

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