The original plan was to simply make Anna Olson’s creamy lemon squares with yummy cream cheese but there were issues with not very defined layers. Ahem. Apparently there’s no such thing as a fail, you just re-name it (which is how an apple pie dropped […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
White citrus passion: lemon-lime passionfruit mousse cakes recipe! Decorated with white velvet spray!
Sometimes you need a little citrus and passion in your life. And cake! 🙂 So here are some amazingly delicious light clouds of yumminess. A slightly over-the-top description? Mais non my cake-eating friend, these delightful entremets totally deserve it! The individual elements are fairly easy […]
Would you like to make a cake that looks like a pumpkin? Um.. who wouldn’t?! lol. It’s a delicious cake, very moist and tangy. A perfect autumn cake, it was my contribution to a Halloween climbing weekend and could be an amusing centrepiece at some […]
The magic flavour in Earl Grey tea is bergamot, a citrus fruit with a delicate aroma. Earl Grey’s identity and the origins of the tea will be revealed later but first the cake. Having used bergamot in baking before I was curious to try Earl […]
Lemon drizzle and raspberry layer cake with easy marshmallow fondant and lemon curd – for a birthday! :)
It’s that time of year when I make my own birthday cake and the inspiration was Nadiya’s lemon drizzle cake, the one that helped her win the Great British Bake Off final. It was totally worth making. My birthday fell on a Monday this year […]
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 […]
Who’s Uncle Tetsu? Part of an incredible Japanese cheesecake phenomenon that has customers waiting up to an hour or more for one of his delicious treats! We’ll look at an article and some videos about this later. But no need to join the line dear […]
The heat is encircling us with it’s humid tendrils in Barcelona and macaron shells are hiding in the freezer muttering ‘We don’t want to go out there! And anyway, what will you do with us?’ When suddenly a shout of triumphant joy bounces off the […]
And how to make an amateur baker sad or happy! But first let me introduce you to the Babka, a typical celebratory bread made in Poland and across Eastern Europe. Some of you saw the Babka in my last post, which disappointingly lacked the recipe, […]
Hello sweet reader! Happy Macaron Day or bonne journée du macaron to you!!! 🙂 Yes, I’m not kidding. 20th March is indeed Macaron Day, a yearly event created in 2006 by master pâtissier and creator of an amazing range of macarons and cakes, Pierre Hermé. […]