Mastering Macarons with Tante Marie Culinary Academy

Recently I was invited to a cookery course at Tante Marie Culinary Academy in Woking, which is quite local to me here in Surrey. As well as professional courses for those wanting to become a chef, they offer lifestyle courses too for everyday people. I chose the Mastering Macarons course and was quite excited when the day came […]

My 2015 Great British Bake Off Bakes in Review

My 2015 Great British Bake Off Bakes in Review

I can’t wait for Great British Bake Off to come back on in a couple of weeks! How about you? Last year I baked along with the show every week, and joined in with the Great Bloggers Bake Off with Mummy Mishaps. I’m not sure I will manage to bake along every week this year […]

Perfecting Patisserie May 2016 roundup

Perfecting Patisserie May Roundup with 4 Delicious Bakes

Here I am with the slightly delayed roundup of Perfecting Patisserie May. I didn’t manage to enter a recipe last month unfortunately but there were four delicious entries that some lovely bloggers sent over. You’ll find the roundup with links to all the recipes here! Do visit the blogs to get the recipes that catch […]

Perfecting Patisserie May Challenge

Perfecting Patisserie May 2016 and April Roundup

Welcome to Perfecting Patisserie May! Sorry for the delay in getting this ready, time seems to be whizzing by again. Last month we had 8 delicious entries into the challenge and you will find them all below. I am so grateful to all of you who have taken part and sent your delicious bakes over […]

Macarons with Chocolate Rose Ganache

My baking and patisserie nemesis so far seems to have been macarons. I’ve only tried them a couple of times before this latest attempt, but they failed so miserably and so completely, that it totally put me off trying again to be honest! However, I gathered tips from my favourite macaron-making bloggers, including Mad About […]

Perfecting Patisserie April 2016 and March Roundup

I hope you had a great Easter and are enjoying the new lighter evenings. The arrival of Spring, with new growth in the garden, blossom, and the first flowers, always puts a smile on my face. There are fresh ingredients to bake with and now that Easter has passed and all the Easter eggs have […]

Making Croissants with Blackbird Bread

I have a confession to make. I actually went to this bread-making class nearly a year ago but have only just got around to posting about it. Do excuse my delay! The course I attended was the sweetened dough class in Twickenham run by Mark from Blackbird Bread. You can find out all about the […]