Afternoon Tea Cupcakes

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” Henry James When lunch is a distant memory and dinner still feels like a long way off, there is nothing more enjoyable than the light relief of the delicate...

Rose Cocktail

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Rose Cocktail - Summer makes me think of roses. Sophie Dahl's rose cocktail recipe is immensely feminine and equally simple to make. Sprinkle with edible rose petals for a delicate yet glamorous finish. - Prosecco, Rose syrup, Pour the...

Mini Meringues

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Mini Meringues - I have always been a huge fan of meringues. They are unashamedly easy to make, yet look so vibrant and beautiful piled onto a plate or cake stand. Serve them to friends after dinner as petit fours or in large batches at a...

Lavender Buttermilk Scones

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Lavender Buttermilk Scones - Scones are simple to make and are just what the doctor ordered for a summer picnic or afternoon tea in the garden. These are lavender flavoured, which makes them that little bit more elegant; all you have to do is...

Banana and Date Loaf

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Banana and Date Loaf - Quite addictive, this cake will disappear from the plate in minutes. The optional mascarpone topping gives a nice sweet edge. Serve it as part of afternoon tea on one of our beautiful cake stands! - For the Loaf: plain...

Mini Scones

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Mini Scones - Who doesn't enjoy a fresh, home-made scone? Easy and cheap to make, they are also simply scrumptious. They may not be the most delicate of foods, but this recipe suggests using smaller cutters to create mini scones, which...

Moroccan Mint Cooler

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Moroccan Mint Cooler - There is nothing more invigorating on a humid afternoon than this refreshing Morocco-inspired Mint Tea Cooler. Combining tart lemons, sweet brown sugar, fresh aromatic mint and thirst-quenching tea, this delicious mix...

Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri - Sometimes you just fancy a special drink, but whether you are an expectant mother or simply prefer to abstain from alcohol the options can be limited. So here is a fresh, summery and beautifully coloured virgin...

Moussaka

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Moussaka - Inspired by Alison's recent trip to Greece, we've brought you a traditional Greek recipe-Moussaka. This dish is perfect for family gatherings or entertaining friends as it can be made in one big bowl and served in the...

Shortbread Lollipops

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Shortbread Lollipops - In honour of Edinburgh Fringe Festival Alison at Home brings you a classic Scottish recipe with a modern twist- shortbread lollipops. These melt in the mouth biscuits are enormously easy to make, taste delightfully...

Organic Mushroom Risotto

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Organic Mushroom Risotto - As Autumn approaches, the Alison at Home team has been dreaming of hearty, warming dishes which are both simple to make and mouth watering. Being Zero Waste Week, we also wanted to bring you a recipe which allows you...

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Peppermint Hot Chocolate - When it's cold and wet outside, we all need a little something to cheer us up. So embrace this season by making this delicious peppermint hot-chocolate. Not only does it taste great, it looks suitably festive...

Sticky Walnut Pudding

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Sticky Walnut Pudding - Finger lickin’ good – just make sure you have worked up a real appetite! This is extraordinarily good, even though I say so myself. The combination of the super sweet fudge sauce and the slightly bitter walnut is a...

Rhubarb and Vanilla Jam

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Rhubarb and Vanilla Jam - There is no pink prettier than the pink colour of rhubarb. It’s also great tasting and very much in season. This rhubarb and vanilla jam recipe is a real treat for the eyes, nose and mouth. Smother it onto a scone,...

Leak Puff

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Leak Puff - Leeks are in season between November and April, so this is the perfect time of year to embrace their distinctive flavour. Very similar in taste to onions, they are also slightly sweet. This leek puff is great for buffets and really...

Perfect Pancakes

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Perfect Pancakes - Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day as it is often known, needs little explanation or justification. At WITHIN HOME, we relish the opportunity to greedily devour pancake after pancake. This recipe is for a very thin pancake, or a...

King Prawns with Thai Sauce

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]King Prawns with Thai Sauce - The humble prawn is in season. Spice things up with this very simple recipe from Woman and Home magazine, which acts as a lovely starter or spring lunch. - Thai fish sauce, Rice vinegar, Red Chilli (Finely...

Perfectly Poached Egg

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Perfectly Poached Egg - It’s Easter which is all about the humble egg. Cooked properly, an egg can be one of the most delicious things on the planet. Poaching is one of the healthiest ways to do so, and it really isn’t hard to do well once you...

Spring Green Fattoush

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Spring Green Fattoush - After the over indulgence that goes hand in hand with Easter weekend, our bodies are craving lighter food. This dish from BBC Good Food is fairly healthy but not in the boring sense- it is full of flavour and looks...

Summer Roasted Radishes

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Summer Roasted Radishes - Radishes are unbelievably underrated. Their bright pink colour is so pretty on a plate and makes what can seem to be a rather wintry dish more summery. Roasted, radishes lose their somewhat bitter flavour and become...