This cake was created to meet the January challenge set by our Cooking the Chef group. The chef chosen was Christian Escribà, master pâtissier and owner of the renowned Escribà pâtisseries here in Barcelona. With his spectacular creations conveying originality and emotions, he never refuses […]
Chocolate lollipops, shards and the miracle of easy tempering with mycryo cocoa butter! With some hearts… :)
You know that annoying temperature curve where if you’re just a few degrees out you need to start tempering your chocolate all over again? Well with mycryo cocoa butter it’s so much easier to temper chocolate!!! We discovered this at a Meilleur du Chef workshop […]
Baking a flan parisien has been a dream for many years but with so many recipes the choice was overwhelming and I made none at all! I also feared my flan would be of the scarily bright yellow rubbery kind but when we tasted Mori […]
Passion fruit and raspberry charlotte log cake (bûche charlotte) recipe from a workshop! And festive Biarritz!
I wasn’t going to post this as the cake wasn’t made at home but it’s so lovely and I’d like to share some photos of beautiful Biarritz during the festive season and wish everyone a great Boxing Day (Sant Esteve here in Barcelona) and happy […]
Puff pastry Christmas trees recipe! With healthier homemade mincemeat and mandarin jam or other fillings like ham and cheese! Can also be vegan or glutenfree…
These trees are ‘green’ with no meat or suet in the mincemeat! And making them is really easy with homemade or shop-bought puff pastry, vegan or glutenfree if you like! I was prepared to suffer setbacks, a sad mess and raw pastry (that’s the worst thing) […]
Healthier masala chai tea bag shortbread biscuits (cookies) dipped in chocolate recipe! Plus Christmas cookies! :)
I know it’s almost Christmas but these tea bag biscuits are so lovely they’re now the main recipe! And the Christmas cookies are thrown in (delicately) because they’re made with the same dough but more butter. I’m not usually a biscuit person but recently batches […]
I’ve been laying low, hibernating briefly from the blogosphere but I’m popping out of my cave to share this waffle recipe with you because when I tasted them my eyes popped with delight like in cartoons while my little thought bubble said ‘OMG! Amazing!’. So […]
Chestnut crème brûlée recipe with chocolate sorbet and tonka cream! A dessert à la Nobu with the illegal tonka bean and Paris Cake Tour no.3 – kitchen supplies! :)
This autumn dessert is quite simple to recreate and was inspired by an exciting new Spanish group I’ve joined called ‘Cooking the Chef‘. Every month a well-known chef is selected and we’re challenged to recreate a dish following one of their recipes or simply inspired […]
A Swedish Princess and Halloween combined in a cake! It’s like the princess missed the deadline at midnight and turned into a pumpkin! (yeah I know it was the carriage but it’s artistic license). If you have a pumpkin mould great otherwise it could be […]
This yummilicious cake provides a super shot of mocha, a coffee-cocoa marriage made in heaven achieved simply with diluted instant coffee and pure unsweetened cocoa powder. The sponge is light and moist with self-raising glutenfree flour or standard plain, aquafaba bean water (just drain a can of chickpeas) […]
Red bean and pineapple mochi rice cakes recipe! With black sesame, strawberry or plain versions! And Paris cake tour no.1!
It’s the moon festival and time to create something new and exciting: rice cakes! They’re delicious, wrapped in a traditionally pillow soft skin of glutinous rice flour, icing sugar and water. The sweetened red bean paste is shop-bought and the inserted ‘moon’ is a ball of homemade […]
Raspberry, lemon and peach Fantastik tart recipe! Healthier gluten-free, low-sugar with refined options! And what is Michalak’s tarte Fantastik?
Fantastiks are riding the new wave of French pâtisserie! They were invented by the renowned pâtissier Christophe Michalak who aimed to create fusion tarts-entremets (layered mousse cakes) that are simpler to make, transport or eat and deliver an explosion of flavours and textures at every […]
Matcha, raspberry and ricotta cream swiss roll recipe! Healthier, glutenfree, unrefined low-sugar with refined options! :)
Swiss rolls aren’t from Switzerland! And matcha green tea isn’t either but this amazingly light roll cake is international, delicious and pretty healthy! The soufflé sponge can be made with standard sugar and flour as in my earlier prototypes or glutenfree and sugarfree using xylitol. The […]
Earl Grey tea, lemon and lavender chiffon mini cakes and cupcakes recipe! With chocolate lavender buttercream! Glutenfree, low sugar… and what’s a chiffon cake?!
These are perfect when you need light soft fluffy cakes that are low sugar with the amazing citrus taste of bergamot from Earl Grey tea and a little lemon. The optional lavender in the background adds a delicious layer of flavour but no soapy taste of […]
With all the summer fruit around it’s so handy and fast to shape these adorable breakfast or tea pastries. You can follow the amazing Tasty video, which as usual has no sound so is wonderfully clear for the entire world’s population! Hurray! I made another yummy […]