I love making entremets... they take forever of course, but there's something really satisfying when you finally cut into it and see all the beautiful layers of different textures and flavours. For this recipe I decided to go with the classic combination of strawberry and pistachio which worked really well. The only slight issue was … Continue reading Strawberry and Pistachio Entremet
There's something about freshly fried dough sprinkled with cinnamon sugar that I find completely irresistible. And with Valentine's day approaching I thought I'd give heart shaped churros a test run. The only thing I hadn't realised was how much elbow grease would be needed to pipe the buggers! For the sauces you really only need one … Continue reading Mini Churros Hearts with Dipping Sauces
Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best, and canelés (to me) are a prime example of this and why you should never judge a book by its cover. In fairness, It's pretty easy to overlook canelés when they are so many pretty, delicate and colourful desserts lined up next to them... but for what … Continue reading Canelés with Salted Caramel
This is my third recipe combing pear and chestnut and I think it actually might be my favourite. It's super easy to make, takes very little time and tastes great. The recipe is also very easy to adapt... you can replace the pear with apple, or replace the chestnut cream with a jam of your choice. Pear … Continue reading Pear and Chestnut Tart with Vanilla Mascarpone and Mint
After spending a rather lovely Christmas day with my family in London we flew to France to see in the New Year with my in-laws. I can't tell you how much I looked forward to this two week break, 2016 flew by so fast I barely had time to gather my thoughts. With a little … Continue reading Chocolate, Chestnut and Pear Pavlova
This Christmas my mum asked me to make a dessert to go with our family lunch. She asked for something light and nothing too extravagant knowing that left to my own devices I’d be planning something that would take days to make. So I decided to keep it simple and make an apple custard tart, … Continue reading Apple Cinnamon Custard Tart
A few years ago I went through a bit of obsession with making macarons and it went something like this... first attempt: fail, second attempt: success, third attempt: fail... and so forth. The flavour combos were right, I just struggled with getting a consistent result and so I put my obsession to bed and moved on … Continue reading Mango and Strawberry Macarons
There's something about this time of the year that makes me crave chocolate like nothing else and I'm putting that energy into making lots of desserts that I can share so I don't over indulge too much! This particular dessert was created for one of my best friends Emily, who's birthday falls on Christmas eve. … Continue reading Chocolate and Orange Entremet
This week's patisserie creation was perhaps a little over ambitious... not only did I set myself the task of creating a new recipe from scratch (based on leftover elderflower cordial), I also used silicon hemispheres and made sablé for the first time. I'm pretty happy with the overall look and it tasted great.
Last weekend we hosted a big family meal at our house to celebrate my father's 61st birthday. It was the perfect opportunity to trial a new recipe I've been working on - a blackberry and elderflower entremet.