Category: Sweets

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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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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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 there in June 1987 and visited often when we lived in London, but it is years since […]

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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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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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Absolutely Fabulous, and oh so easy, Scones

Absolutely Fabulous, and oh so easy, Scones

Driftway Lane Scones “If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” -Julia Child When I still fairly new to town I was invited to a meeting at a neighbour’s house. She entered the room with a plate piled high with freshly baked scones, lightly dusted with […]

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