Ice lollies can help cool your body down quickly and most enjoyably! So why not have some specially delicious ones with that famous trio of flavours invented by Hermé, top French pâtissier? The Ispahan combo of raspberry, lychee and rose is heavenly: fresh, lightly fragrant […]
Zen stone mousse cakes recipe! Blackcurrant-raspberry, matcha and black sesame entremets or verrines, glutenfree or not… :)
These mousse cakes are light and refreshing, deliciously fruity and slightly savoury with the black sesame. And they look like stones, which as a rock climber and nature-lover I totally adore. I discovered the mould on the 3-day pâtisserie course I attended recently (see photos […]
This ‘wow’ cake is the latest favourite shared with friends and family who thoroughly enjoyed it. Words of praise were bandied about like ‘amazing’, ‘nice’ (a real compliment from someone understated) and ‘outstanding’. If you love interesting East-meets-West flavours, want a glutenfree cake (or not, […]
This is one moist, light, fragrant cake! It’s slightly adapted from famous French pâtissier Pierre Hermé’s recipe, combining his signature Ispahan combo of fresh raspberries, rose and lychee with a simple beautifully-textured loaf cake. Mine is made with ground almonds and a glutenfree flour mix but standard […]
This is simple pâtisserie at its best. The tartlets have a matcha and ground almond meringue base that’s lightly crisp outside and moist inside as any good dacquoise should be. The super easy topping of skyr mixed with matcha green tea powder and fresh raspberries […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Creamy mocha ice lollies and Mexican-style chilli mango paletas with raspberry yoghurt stripes! Recipes for a healthy popsicle fest!
As heatwaves continue to beat down on Barcelona (poor us) ice lollies, aka popsicles, have become a favourite treat. They are also very trendy this year! So out came my cheap neglected IKEA moulds bought two years ago along with silicone pots and some plastic […]
A raspberry mousse cake with a layer of raspberry curd and a raspberry glaze. Because you can never have too much raspberry! With the charming crunch of green jewel-like pistachios swirling on top and studding the genoise sponge layer. And you can easily create a […]
Slightly savoury raspberry and black pepper cheesecake macarons recipe! Decorated with lunar new year roosters!
This was an experiment but the filling’s so yummy and easy to make I wanted to share these macarons with you immediately! And say happy lunar new year to you! If you celebrate I hope you’re having a lovely time with mountains of delicious food […]
Try an amazing soufflé sponge for cupcakes light as a cloud that float into your mouth along with a healthier delicious frosting of cream cheese, ricotta and maple syrup flavoured with crushed raspberries. It’s a simple creamy frosting made by whisking everything together. The intriguing […]
Le Sparkly raspberry, chestnut and meringue log cake recipe (gluten-free)! And how to deal with baking disasters for fairytale endings!
Several of my near-disasters could provide you with amusement and ideas on how to battle fiendish obstacles in the kitchen with ease (?!). Somehow this log cake emerged from the battlefield, surprisingly not so bad and quite lovely just like in a fairy tale! It’s […]