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.
Chestnut flavoured desserts are much more common in France, in fact it was after having a divine chestnut mousse at a restaurant that I was inspired to start using the ingredient. The problem however is finding the chestnut puree in South London, I've only come across it once in a supermarket near me and I guess it wasn't popular as I haven't seen it since - I'll be stocking up on my next trip to France.
I have the GBBO to thank for my obsession with Charlotte Russe, it was one of the showstopper challenges in series six and I just can't get enough of them now. I'd actually never thought of making a Charlotte Russe before that moment, but after a bit of frantic googling I came across lots of different recipes and decided to give it a go.
For my first blog post I'd like to share a recipe for one of my favourite layer cakes which combines the beautiful and delicate flavours of raspberry, mango and vanilla. It always goes down a treat with family and friends, and is a wonderful way to end a special occasion.