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...]