Baking

Weekend pastry: three luxury delicacies to satisfy gourmets

We all sometimes need a little luxury in our lives. These three pastries aren’t much more difficult or technical than your average sweet treat, but they do bring a bit of grandeur to your midweek tea break.

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Raspberry and lime babycakes

Delight your loved ones with these bites of delicious flavors.

AMMA BOY

Delight your loved ones with these bites of delicious flavors.

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These adorable little gems will impress guests of all ages, says Jordan Rondel. A simple trick to make your (good quality) store-bought lemon curd really tangy is to mix in the juice and zest of a fresh lemon.

Hazelnut meringues with raspberry labneh cream

Tangy raspberry labneh cream sandwiched between sweet hazelnut meringues.

NICOLA GALLOWAY

Tangy raspberry labneh cream sandwiched between sweet hazelnut meringues.

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Raspberries, fresh eggs and hazelnuts add a nice texture to the meringue and a complementary flavor to the raspberries.

Labneh is essentially a thickened yogurt and has a pleasant acidity that balances the sweetness of the meringue. Cream cheese can be an option if time is tight.

Chocolate macaroons

Macaroons dipped in dark chocolate are a luxurious bite.

Nicolas Galloway

Macaroons dipped in dark chocolate are a luxurious bite.

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These are so easy to make and are perfect for mid afternoon pick up.

No flour is needed. Store the macaroons in a cake tin in the pantry and enjoy them within a week.