Chocolate-Chip and Salted Caramel Cookies – Recipe

Soft, gooey, chocolate-chip cookies are pretty darn awesome. Fact. Soft, gooey, chocolate-chip AND salted caramel cookies are phenomenal. Trust me. In fact, don’t just trust me; try them yourself with...
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Pâtisserie reviews – Ladurée, Jean-Pierre Hévin and Pierre Hermé

This final post rounds off the series of blog posts that I’ve been writing recently following my research trip to Paris. You perhaps won’t be surprised to see some big names in the top 3: Ladurée...
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Pâtisserie reviews in Paris – Paris Seven and Popelini

Following on from the reviews of Aux Merveilleux de Fred, Fauchon, Maison Georges Larnicol and Piccadis (which can be found here and here), we move on to the top 5 pâtisseries my husband and I sampled...
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Pâtisserie reviews in Paris – Larnicol and Piccadis

Continuing on our culinary jaunt around Parisian pâtisseries, we have here the next two instalments of my reviews from a recent research trip to Paris (the first instalment, reviewing Fauchon and Aux...
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Recipe: Mocha Maca-fail Cake (aka The Machertorte)

I’m typically a calm person. I take things in my stride and when situations get tense or are on the verge of meltdown I take a deep breath and quickly search for a solution. If total destruction is inevitable...
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Miroir, miroir on the wall…

  These past few weeks I’ve been busy flexing my pâtisserie muscles and playing around with chocolate. Chocolate sponge, chocolate ganache, tempered chocolate, painted chocolate, salted chocolate...
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Ready? Steady…eat cake!

Last weekend I was mostly filling my boots with cake, cake and more cake! I do love cake, no question, but I have to admit I very almost reached my limit whilst judging the Cambridge Bake Off quarter finals...
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The last of the autumn sloes

My husband and I love sloe gin. We didn’t realise just how much until we discovered that our 2 litre home-made stock from last autumn was severely depleted by late spring of this year! We don’t have...
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