Pâtisserie

Mastering Macarons with Tante Marie Culinary Academy

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 […]

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 […]

Perfecting Patisserie May Roundup with 4 Delicious Bakes

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! […]

Perfecting Patisserie May 2016 and April Roundup

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 […]

Macarons with Chocolate Rose Ganache

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 […]

Perfecting Patisserie April 2016 and March Roundup

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 […]

Making Croissants with Blackbird Bread

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 […]

Perfecting Patisserie March 2016 + February Roundup

Perfecting Patisserie March 2016 + February Roundup

How on earth is it March already?! I hope you are enjoying seeing the signs of spring start to show up. I took a lovely sunny walk today in a park down a road flanked with beds full of daffodils and crocuses, and seeing those […]

Blueberry Swirl Brioche Buns

Blueberry Swirl Brioche Buns

This month for Perfecting Patisserie I have tried making blueberry swirl brioche buns. If you haven’t seen it before, Perfecting Patisserie is a blogging challenge I organise where I try out different patisserie recipes, and invite other bloggers to send in their patisserie blog posts […]

Perfecting Patisserie February 2016 + January Roundup

Perfecting Patisserie February 2016 + January Roundup

Where did January go?! Blink and you missed it. Welcome to the February edition of the Perfecting Patisserie blogging challenge. With the healthy intentions of January it may have been tricky to find a suitable patisserie recipe to send in, so I was very pleased […]

Almond Petit Fours

Almond Petit Fours

I turned to my trusty Cordon Bleu baking book from the late 70s for Perfecting Patisserie this month. As a child I remember my mum cooking from it, her profiteroles in particular were very popular at dinner parties, as was her hazelnut meringue! The book […]

Perfecting Patisserie January 2016 + December Roundup

Perfecting Patisserie January 2016 + December Roundup

Happy New Year! Welcome to the first instalment of the Perfecting Patisserie blogging challenge for 2016. Traditionally at this time of year we perhaps decide to eat a bit more healthily or fit in some more exercise. That is supposed to be my plan anyway. […]