Author: samanthajones

This is so easy to make and tastes delicious – roulades / swiss rolls are best eaten on the day they are made but will keep for another day in the fridge. Makes 1 medium roulade| Baking time 8-10 minutes at 200 C Utensils required: Electric whisk | Measuring cups & spoons & scale| 23x33cm […]

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I decided to pen the details and planning involved in organising an afternoon tea event with friends. I had a variety of cakes and it is all possible with advance preparation.                 Note: as an alternative to the peanut butter frosting on the choc slice you could do […]

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These small cakes have a very rich chocolate sponge and are topped with a velvety chocolate frosting made from condensed milk. Although decadent, one will never be enough… The cakes with frosting can be frozen for up to one month and then defrosted on day of serving. Make sure you place in a sealed container […]

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Caramel and mint ice cream - no churn

With only three ingredients and no mixing required during freezing, this is such an easy ice cream and great to share with friends. You could add dark chocolate as opposed to mint chocolate or serve with a chocolate sauce for a truly decadent pudding. I think this is definitely a fair contender to dulce de […]

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A smooth and delicious cheesecake slice studded with dark choc chips on a brownie base… I served this at an afternoon tea and they went down well. These bars are perfect for entertaining as they can be frozen or made a couple of days in advance and stored in the fridge. They will keep for […]

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A buttery lemon sponge with a condensed milk and cream cheese frosting is a perfect addition to an afternoon tea spread. I served these little cakes at afternoon tea and they were so easy to eat – make sure you put out enough for people to have seconds or thirds! Make in advance: the cupcakes […]

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  Peanut butter and chocolate are an excellent combination – I made this slice for one of my friend’s who loves peanut butter. This is the same cake I use for my salted caramel slice and it’s rich chocolate flavour works well with a peanut butter frosting. The frosting is made with a brown sugar […]

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A lovely appetizer and also a great alternative to traditional afternoon tea sandwiches. I topped some with whipped herb cream cheese and roasted tomatoes, some with whipped cream cheese and cucumber shavings and some with red pepper hummus and roasted peppers. These biscuits can be made in advance and frozen for up to one month. Defrost […]

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I decided to serve cheese scones at afternoon tea to balance out the sweetness. To make this extra special, serve with whipped butter made by beating butter, a little cream and some smoked sea salt flakes for a few minutes. For the cheese pastry biscuits on the bottom plate, see the below recipe:     […]

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A vanilla cupcake topped with a frosting made with Nesquik strawberry powder. The frosting is so easy to make and has a lovely soft picture colour. The milkshake powder is sweet enough on its own so there is no need to add any additional sugar to the frosting. Serve at room temperature and store in […]

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