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 […]
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 […]
Vacherin glacé is a classic French frozen entremets traditionally combining layers of meringue, vanilla ice-cream and strawberry or raspberry sorbet, all covered in whipped cream. Later I’ll tell you more about vacherins, the pâtisserie where we first tried one and how I almost became an […]
It’s hot and humid here in Barcelona. Really it’s a wonder anyone can bake so it’s time to make delicious ice-cold sorbets. Hurray! And it’s all in preparation for a traditional French mystery frozen cake, which I’ll reveal to you in a few days depending […]