It’s true what they say about home-made marshmallows being delicious soft heavenly clouds. These are also simple and fast to make by whisking up glucose and softened gelatine with a syrup of sugar, fruit purée and more liquid glucose. Raspberry or passion fruit are ideal fruit […]
This magical chocolate entremets will blow the minds of chocoholics and also people who say ‘I don’t usually like chocolate cake, … ‘. A French climbing friend who’s extremely honest about my cakes (yes, sometimes it hurts) said this really tasted like master pâtissier Gaston […]
Once upon a time there was a lady who had too much jam. It was everywhere! Jars in the fridge, jars in the larder, jars on the table. ‘What shall I do?’ she exclaimed, looking distraught and pulling her hands through her hair, which felt […]
Vegan cakes are well-known for surprising non-vegans with their yumminess and these cakes are no exception. They’re actually my favourite fruitcake ever – I couldn’t believe the lovely crumb and flavour achieved with no eggs, no dairy butter or milk and no gluten either! And […]
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 […]
Savoury loaf cakes are common in France and if you google ‘cakes salés‘ you can see a whole variety of them, all amazing. They’re perfect for snacks, light meals, picnics and party food. I’ve been taking slices for my packed lunch at work and it […]
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 […]
Brownies are scrumptious, moist, easy to make and just generally amazing! And this healthy gluten-free, sugar-free version is perfect made with ground almonds, cocoa, xylitol or erythritol sugar substitutes, egg whites and unsweetened apple sauce or purée, which is very easy to make if you […]
Amazing flavours, healthy ingredients and easy to put together! And you can use fresh or frozen raspberries or some other fruit, so it’s a versatile guilt-free treat. Well, after eating five squares you should maybe try for moderation. Ahem. But oats are good for you […]
If you want an impressively simple and scrumptious cake to make over the holidays and even take travelling, this is for you! We made it the first day of our Cordon Bleu course and though it was the fastest it was one of the best […]