Not since the photo shoot for my book in October had I made any macarons and I thought it was about time. Usually when I make macarons I give the ground almonds an extra grind in the food processor and sieve the icing sugar several times.
Not so today, these were deliberately rustic and [Read on...]
Maison Cupcake in Paris Part One
Is it Easter already? Twelve months have passed yet it feels like yesterday my husband and I escaped by ourselves for a holiday weekend in Paris by Eurostar.
As I was preoccupied with a tight deadline for the first photo shoot of the book I never [Read on...]
Today I ground up some last few large chunks of praline to create a fine pink dust and stencilled it onto these macarons. An unexpected consequence of doing so was… [Read on...]
This picture has a touch of the Fanny Craddock’s about it – by which I mean it looks like kitsch 1970s food photography (of which I am a huge fan). I can explain. I have been taking photos in virtual darkness to the point that I cannot see how dishevelled the cake [Read on...]
This was me on Sunday morning. Slightly wonky and untidy, a bit crushed after too much excitement but just about still managing to put in an appearance. Grinding pistachios was a rip roaring success, they ground down far more effectively than pecans producing a wonderful bright green fine powder. [Read on...]
One day classes at the school include bread making, Thai food and seasonal dinner party menus. Half day classes include hands-on chocolate class (which sounds messy!), canapes and cocktails, Michelin star pastry desserts, wine and cheese course and petit fours. [Read on...]
It comes with much hilarity to me that I might be perceived as any kind of baking “expert” yet in my first year of food blogging I’ve had approaches related to three television shows to “come in and cook something.” When the team behind Miele kitchen [Read on...]
Mac Attack 6 is underway at MacTweets, hosted by Deeba and Jamie, this month’s theme is April holidays. Although we had a range of possibilities; April Fool’s Day, Passover, St George’s Day and more, I [Read on...]
The theme of this month’s Mactweets Macaron Challenge was “spring flowers”. I have deviated from this a little and taken my inspiration from what spring means to me, it’s Mother’s Day and my mother’s birthday always follows shortly afterwards. My mother’s name is Rosemarie so I decided to make this month’s macarons using rosemary paired with lemon. [Read on...]
Ever wanted to be a girl who jumps out of a cake? Me neither, in usual circumstances – but this week was not usual. After 12 failed batches over a period of five months, I finally managed to get the all important FEET [Read on...]