Raspberry Scones with Homemade Clotted Cream

Light and fluffy raspberry scones which are incredibly easy and quick to make, 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.

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Madeleines with Lemon Curd

Madeleines with Lemon Curd, a delicious madeleine recipe from Rachel Khoo from The Little Paris Kitchen.

madeleines lemon curd rachel khoo little paris kitchen

Madeleines with Lemon Curd

I am rather surprised that it has taken me this long to try this popular madeleine 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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Mini Cheesecakes with Passionfruit & Raspberries

These no-bake Mini Cheesecakes with Passionfruit & Raspberries are super easy to make. Each glass is layered with crushed digestive biscuits, a luscious and creamy cheesecake filling, and topped with seasonal fruits. A fancy but simple dessert.

mini cheesecakes in glass with bowl of whipped cream in background

This is the ultimate “minimum effort, maximum effect” dessert. Served in little pretty glasses, these deconstructed cheesecakes will fool your guests into thinking that you have been labouring away in the kitchen Top Chef-style when, actually, they require no more than 15 minutes to create from scratch.

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Lemon Curd Tarts

Delightful no-bake Lemon Curd Tarts made with crushed speculoos or digestive biscuits and topped with a homemade lemon curd. A simple but spectacular looking dessert!

lemon curd tarts on wire rack with green lemon juicer

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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Gooey Chocolate Cakes with Nutella

Easy to make Gooey Chocolate Cakes filled with Nutella and raspberries, perfect served warm or cold.gooey chocolate cakes with nutella and raspberries on wire rack

Gooey Chocolate Cakes with Nutella

I have a weak spot for any recipe which contains Nutella. Although it is a welcome comfort just on its own, spoon directly in the tub, I find it equally irresistible in baked goods. Take the Madeleines with Nutella, as an example.

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Peach and Raspberry Jam

An easy recipe for a small batch of Peach and Raspberry Jam. Delicious made with either fresh or frozen fruit.

peach and raspberry jam in weck jars

To continue on from my recent foray into the world of jam-making, I tried my hand at one of my favourite fruit combinations for jam – peaches and raspberries. And the result? Truly delicious! This Peach and Raspberry Jam is a welcome addition to our breakfast table.

I need to buy me some more jam jars …

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