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Sweet Treats

All the latest news on chocolate and all other things deliciously sweet. Browse our super tasty collection of articles, features and recipes on sweet treats. Enjoy!

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Is the Royal Paris Coffee Maker the most luxurious coffee machine in the world?

With the rise in popularity of capsule coffee machines, the ‘art of coffee’ has become somewhat of a lost practise nowadays. When speed and convenience are high on the list of priorities for those...

It’s that time of year again when the nights are drawing in and everyone’s favourite baking show makes a mouth-watering return to our televisions. To celebrate this, and the timely National Baking...

One of the most beloved puddings to exist, the tarte tatin was actually created by accident in the 1880’s and what a delicious accident it was. It was bought about at Hotel Tatin in Lamotte-Beuvron,...

Towering over Deansgate sits Cloud 23; a large open plan bar and restaurant in Manchester’s iconic Beetham Tower. By night it’s a swish cocktail hotspot with unrivalled views of the city’s sky line,...

In celebration of its 20th birthday, resident London favourite Sushi Shop has announced its latest innovation, the Autour du Caviar special edition box. The Autour du Caviar box has been developed in...

There’s nothing better than waking up to a cup of great coffee in the morning, and for many, it’s the only thing that gets us out of bed and ready for a busy day ahead. There are countless...

Pancake Day is crêping up on us (Tuesday 13 February 2018) and with it comes excitement as well as pressure to make those perfect pancakes – golden on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside! Steve...

Forget about steamed puddings that take hours, get the same comfort food factor from these individual ones that take just 30 minutes. Serves 4 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 30-35 minutes Ingredients Fruit...

Hot chocolate season is approaching! It’s time to wrap up and get cosy, and what better than with a steaming mug of creamy hot chocolate on a chilly January evening. Hunter 486 restaurant, located within...

Running out of ideas to make this Christmas extra special? Fear not! Luxury Lifestyle Magazine has you covered with a host of epicurean delights that befit even the choosiest of stocking recipients. Joe...

As December draws closer, pastry chefs across the UK will be adding some seasonal spice to their Afternoon Tea menus. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, we’ve rounded up five of the best Festive...

Words by Olivia Biggin Situated in the heart of Mayfair and a stone’s throw from Hyde Park, the London Hilton on Park Lane is a desirable destination to visit any time of the year. Executive Chef Anthony...

Luxury online retailer zChocolat has been widely recognised for producing the best chocolate gifts in the world – a reputation further reinforced by their mouthwatering 2017 holiday line-up. Highlighting...

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a plate of mince pies on the table. Figures suggest that we collectively purchase around 370 million of them over the Christmas period annually, with each of...

Not for the faint-hearted this luxury chocolate shop round up is the epitome indulgence for those who enjoy the finer things in life… Venchi With over 140 years of Italian heritage, Venchi chocolate...

This delicious snack from ROS Nutrition contains low GI carbohydrate, lots of healthy fats and is high in protein. It is perfect for when you are on the go and in need of some good nutrition or as a healthy...

We take a look at the Cordon Bleu trained pâtissière and Instagram baking sensation Georgia Green. Georgia Green is a new breed of pâtissière. No ordinary young British master baker and cake maker,...

There are those times when you enjoy something so much, that you close your eyes and savour that single moment. Sometimes you’re subconscious has gone to that happy and positive place that you treasure...

With Afternoon Tea at London’s The Ampersand Hotel Nick Constance is swept up in a wave of brew-phoria. I could throw a scone out of the window and hit South Kensington tube station, so close is it to...

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea,” wrote Henry James in The Portrait of a Lady. From quintessential scones with jam...

Struggling to find the perfect gift, why not go luxury or even DIY with a food and drink hamper with all their favourite treats and delights. You can pick the perfect container, whether it’s a trendy...

Quickly becoming a springtime favorite, creamy-crumbly hazelnut pralines once again headline the zChocolat Easter Collection. Made exclusively from slow-roasted, crushed, Piedmont hazelnuts coated in a...

Beverly Hills has long been recognised as a renowned culinary destination, from five star gourmet dinners and charming bistros, to some of the world’s most luxury and unique sweet shops. From Champagne...

Sweet treats aren’t at all exclusive to Valentine’s Day yet with this year’s Big Day now over, I couldn’t be more pleased to have spent it scoffing marzipan in Lübeck, Germany at Café Niederegger...

According to the National Confectioners Association (NCA), chocolate accounted for approximately 59 percent of U.S. candy retail sales for the six weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day in 2016. That’s...

Various regions in India boast of world famous teas, the most popular being Darjeeling tea. Darjeeling is a hill station and the tea grown here is known as the champagne of tea because of it’s unique...

The age old question of whether jam or cream should be put on a scone first leaves the country divided over one of its favourite pastimes. The Devonshire method dictates that you should smother a scone...

Christmas is a time of indulgence, and that includes chocolate! But rather than snaffling the first box you can lay your hands on this year, why not treat yourself – or better yet, someone special –...

Hot chocolate season is approaching! It’s time to wrap up and get cosy, and what better than with a steaming mug of creamy hot chocolate on a chilly winter’s eve. Hunter 486 restaurant, located within...

By leading celebrity chef Tom Kitchin. A good crumble is the perfect way to round off a Sunday lunch and surely one of Britain’s most popular puddings. I do variations of crumble throughout the year,...

By leading celebrity chef Tom Kitchin. This dessert is universally popular and always brings a smile to everyone’s face. It’s one where you have a spoonful and can’t resist another one. The secret...

Bath-based luxury chocolatier Choc on Choc has created the most delicious way to enjoy Britain’s favourite tipple with a Gin & Tonic Stash made of pure Belgian chocolate infused with gin tasting...

Relish in the summer months with an Oriental inspired dish from Michelin starred Chef Glynn Purnell, a delicious way to enjoy the summer bank holiday. A traditional Chinese dessert created to share with...

By Mark Hartstone, chef proprietor at La Fosse at Cranborne. The great thing about this recipe is that it is almost entirely from store cupboard ingredients. Other than the sorbet the dish can be put together...

A delicious cake filled and decorated with British raspberries. The gentle apricot puree brings out the natural sweetness from the malt and the almond butter gives a lovely dense structure to the sponge. Serves:...

Serve your guests handcrafted gourmet dishes this Easter with a luxury food service unlike any other in the UK. Luxury Lifestyle Magazine takes a look at Forman & Field’s unique delivery service...

Celebrity chef and food writer Sophie Michell has created four delicious blueberry recipes as part of a campaign with Chilean Blueberries to showcase how versatile the blue super-food can be. Blueberries...

In 2012 Lisa Goldbaum—a journalist, wife and devoted mother of two—came to a startling realization: empty calories defined her family’s meals, with her children becoming heavily inclined toward processed...

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s your last chance to start thinking of suitable gifts for your loved one. Whatever you’ve got planned this year, it’s undeniable that a lovely box of...

The award winning chocolate brand, Q, created by Brazilian chef Samantha Aquim, arrives at Harrods for the first time this spring. The exotic world of Brazilian cocoa, with its ever colourful fauna and...

National Chocolate Week, officially launched in 2004, runs from October 14th–20th and is, as you might expect, a celebration of all things chocolate! So with this in mind we thought that our recipe of...