This is my first ever rocky road! But it’s delicious with the ‘gourmet’ and Easter stuff so I’m sharing it with you. What convinced me was when I took some to a party recently and watched revellers repeatedly sneak up on the plate to nibble […]
Pâtes de fruits, French fruit jellies recipe! Raspberry or passion fruit … naturally gluten-free vegan sweets!
These wonderful sweets sparkle like sugar-encrusted jewels in French pâtisseries tempting generations of adults and children alike. One bite in the soft intensely flavoured fresh fruit paste and you’re hooked. And they’re pretty simple to make! My first, second and third ever batches surprised me […]
Vegan cinnamon spiced cookie nests or cups recipe! Gluten free and refined sugar free… plus other Easter recipes!
For when there’s a little mountain of chocolate Easter eggs and you realise healthy stuff is required, I offer you these scrumptious cookie nests!!! They’re filled with healthy stuff: homemade cashew butter, date caramel and marzipan eggs. But you can let a few little chocolate […]
These are delicious pastries and rather amusing! They look like fried eggs don’t they? Eggs are a symbol of Easter and rebirth so I thought I’d post this easy fun recipe you can make with kids. The roughly-shaped puff pastry bases are filled with a thin […]
Also known as cinnamon knots, rolls or swirl buns, these are an amazing combo of cinnamon, sugar and butter swirled in a cardamom-spiced light buttery dough to create delicious pastries with a crisp outside and soft fluffy centre. I read somewhere they’re not too sweet […]
Strawberries and blackcurrants may not be the most well-known combo but they’re amazing together! Love at first bite, the mellow strawberries calm the powerful blackcurrant curd for a marriage made in heaven. It’s worth tracking down blackcurrants or blackcurrant purée though blackberries are supposed […]
Plaited brioche recipe! With optional rum and orange blossom water plus spelt, plain or lower-gluten flours…
Bake this brioche and it could become a weekly event! It’s delicious, light and versatile. Adapted from top pâtissier Yann Couvreur’s recipe, all the prototypes have been delightful made with various flours and quantities of milk or cream. Choose from white spelt flour, plain cake […]
Healthier baked niangao sticky rice cake recipe for Chinese new year! Refined sugar free, vegan and naturally gluten free! :)
Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Wishing you a prosperous year ahead and here to help you out is a typical Chinese treat that is said to bring luck and ‘family cohesion’ … or at least the joy of eating a surprisingly delicious treat that isn’t […]
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 […]
Happy new year!!! Top posts in 2017 and baking projects for 2018… And how are healthier and vegan cakes doing? :)
Hello there fellow cake people! Hope you’re having a lovely 2018! It’s time for new year’s resolutions … um in my case a list of cakes I’d like to make this year! Yay! First looking back at 2017 in the featured photo above you can […]
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 […]