Chocolate Scones

Every time the mention of scones pops up in literature, it makes me smile (and my tummy rumble). Remember those mouthwatering ones that Enid Blyton’s Famous Five devoured, all “running with butter”? Or perhaps you recall the dwarves demolishing rounds of scones during an ‘unexpected party’ at Bilbo Baggins’ house in The Hobbit? Or maybe…

Assam Tea Scones

I’m a little bit obsessed with tea and so when I’m scrolling through Pinterest, tea recipes always catch my eye. Usually you see things made with Earl Grey – for that wonderful Bergamot flavour, or with Matcha – if you’re feeling daring. I wanted to try something that used a different kind of tea. Assam…

Traditional(ish) Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea can simply be a cup of your favourite tea and a slice of cake, but if you want it to be more of a ceremony – you have to embrace it. Make it a celebration. Whatever you do, don’t hold back. I am super lucky that my friends here in Switzerland hail from…

Chocolate Raspberry Jam

I wanted to make some Raspberry Jam to go with scones. I’m no jam-maker – I just don’t make enough for it to be a part of my world. So, when I decided to try my hand at it, I wanted to keep things simple. To jam-specialists, this might not technically be the real deal,…

English Scones

For a small unsuspecting slightly-sweet roll, scones (or should I say scones) stir up a fair amount of contention. First there’s the pronunciation. Does it rhyme with con or cone? A YouGov poll revealed that 51% say scone (con) and 42% say scone (cone). Hardly conclusive. Apparently, geography has little to do with it and neither…