As we approach the end of November, we start to see the first signs of the island’s mild winter. Ari took the beautiful photo this morning, considered a bit chilly here but in other European countries this would be a warm day. How spoilt we are ! And bringing out the light woolies reminds us that Christmas is coming and that this is really … Read More Home made goodies for Christmas… Ari and mum make mincemeat..
Supper tonight is a simple tart with fresh poached salmon, Fior di Latte and Toasted Walnuts accompanied with a simple mixed leaf salad. I like the texture of the finished pastry of this recipe. Always willing to try something new, I added a whole egg rather than an egg yolk to the dough and I ended up with a very workable dough with literally … Read More Salmon, Fior di Latte and Walnut Tart
As the sale of the cupcake declines, we see a global rise of 23 per cent in the sale of the eclair….So is it possible for the eclair to take over and reinvent itself as the trendiest pastry around ? The chocolate eclair has been a traditional pastry since the 19th century, but now we are seeing the introduction of new flavored fillings and … Read More Is the Eclair really the new cupcake ? baking Chocolate Eclairs today…..
Looking forward today to visit Andrew https://www.facebook.com/tallestchocolatebuilding at his home and meet all the family. I have already met with one of his sons and his lovely parents but today it is a get together for all the clan as we are shooting for a magazine and have to discuss the format of a live program which has not been so straightforward. I am … Read More Sunday Baking, as light and airy as an old fashioned Swiss Roll …..
A day of humidity, close cloudy skies but for me a glorious day everyday on this little Mediterranean island. Today I am going to mum’s for tea and although she adores my cakes and pastries, she prefers something savory so I am making some Parmesan and Rose Peppercorn Scones and I use the basic recipe from Delia’s online cookery course www.deliaonline.co.uk. I omit the … Read More Parmesan and Rose Peppercorn Scones
My chocolate hero is definitely Willie Harcourt Cooze www.williescacao.com, he who appeared in a Channel 4 documentary a few years ago, he who gave up everything to pursue his dream and produce the purest cacao in the world. As soon as his unusual cylinders hit the Waitrose www.waitrose.com shelves just after the documentary, they disappeared within hours, all completely gone. We had to wait … Read More Totally luscious Cuban Baracoa Chocolate Tart with Bee Pollen…
I always like to use up my left over pastry immediately as when I leave in the fridge with the good intention of using it ‘one day soon’ it rarely ever happens and I am never organized enough to defrost pastry on time if I freeze it. So yesterday the leftovers of my almond and walnut tart ended up as a great success. I … Read More Apple Galette with cinnamon and honey … super easy…