Raspberry & Almond Breakfast Scones

These Raspberry & Almond Breakfast Scones are perfect for – you guessed it – breakfast!

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I wasn’t planning on making scones today, but with the dreary weather we have been having in Zurich lately (why is it often sunny during the working week but not on the weekends??), I needed to find a way to entertain the children once they got bored with the endless colouring and stamping activities which forms the highlight of our rainy day entertainment options.

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Raspberry Scones with Homemade Clotted Cream

Light and fluffy scones with the tart sweetness of raspberries served with a rich and decadent homemade clotted cream.

raspberry scones with homemade clotted cream

There is a cosy but bustling café in Zurich called Babu’s Bakery & Coffeehouse which is a delight for anyone with a sweet tooth. As you enter the shop, to the left is a large wooden sideboard with an enticing array of cookies and cakes beautifully displayed on antique cake stands. The front counter is abundant with freshly baked pastries and cinnamon scrolls, waffles and muffins, and their popular carrot cake tray-bake.

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Madeleines with Lemon Curd

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I am rather surprised that it has taken me this long to try this popular recipe from Rachel Khoo. In my defence, I already had a madeleine recipe to which I have been faithful to for many years, plus I felt that Rachel’s recipe was a bit fiddly for me. And with a tiny tot distracting me whenever I am in the kitchen, I didn’t think I was safe around multi-step recipes.

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Lemon Curd Tartelettes

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When I think of lemon tarts, I think of the French classic, tarte au citron. However, the following recipe happens to be inspired by the lemon curd of the English kitchen.

A lemon tart is traditionally made with a shortcrust pastry base and filled with a tart lemon custard, and which is then baked in the oven until the filling is just set but still tender.

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