Category Archives: Recipes

Mini Scones with Jam and Cream

  I love the traditional Devonshire Tea – Scones  with jam and cream and no High Tea menu would be complete without this favourite. This is a twist on the traditional recipe as it uses only 3 ingredients.  They take no time at all and taste light and fluffy.  Combined with jam and cream they are the perfect addition to… Read more »

Mini Chocolate Mousse served in Shot Glasses

mini choc mousse

  Chocolate Mousse is a quick, easy and delicious dessert.  Try this variation serving the chocolate mousse in shot glasses for an extra special treat. This recipe is a perfect addition to a special High Tea menu. Ingredients 150gm dark chocolate 3/4 cup thickened cream 2 eggs separated 2 tablespoons caster sugar Method Place chocolate pieces into a microwave proof… Read more »

Easy Christmas Gift Ideas from the Kitchen

Easy Christmas Gift Ideas from the Kitchen

Looking for some Christmas Gift Ideas that you can make? Here are some ideas from the Kitchen that are sure to be a winner. I love baking for special occasions and I especially love planning and preparing for the Festive Season.  Over the last few years, I have made gifts for my friends and neighbours.  I think that making your… Read more »

Chocolate Truffles Three Ways

Chocolate Truffles

I think the Festive Season calls for a little celebration and I usually make these truffles as gifts or in case people drop in.  Last year I tried three different flavours and they were certainly popular.  Once set store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.Properly stored, they should last for a week. For optimal taste and texture, bring them… Read more »

Mini Christmas Cakes

I love baking at Christmas time and one of my favourite gifts to have on hand are mini Christmas Cakes.  Individually wrapped they look festive and make either great gifts or you can set one at each place at the festive table. This recipe was incorporated from food.com and I’ve made a few tweaks for my taste. Ingredients Yield 32-36… Read more »

No Bake Mini Chocolate Nut Truffle Puddings

No Bake Mini Truffle Puddings

These little Chocolate Nut Truffle Puddings are one of my favourites to make at Christmas time.  They look festive, are easy to make and no baking is required which I think is a bonus when you don’t have much time. Usually I soak the sultanas in brandy but you can use any liqueur or omit altogether. I found the recipe… Read more »

Italian Chocolate Hazlenut Biscotti

Italian Chocolate Biscotti

My husband is Italian, so on our visits to Italy to visit his cousins, I’ve discovered much about Italian foods and traditions.  I love them all and I love the Italian way of sitting for hours savouring a meal with the family gathered together around the table – no iphones!!! Last year, I discovered this recipe for Chocolate Hazlenut Biscotti… Read more »