What is a S’more? In short, a S’more is a thing of beauty. These traditional American campfire treats are made up of a fire-roasted marshmallow and melted chocolate sandwiched between two Graham crackers (similar to digestive biscuits). The word S’more comes from “some more”.It’s not hard to see why –
All the lovely seasonal fruit that becomes available as the seasons change is a great inspiration for my baking. At this time of years it’s the plums and pears that catch my eye.
A few weeks ago we were having a large group of friends around and I needed a relatively light dessert to feed a crowd, that could be prepared in advance.
This gorgeous fresh fruit tart will brighten up any table, and looks so fancy and professional that your friends will think you’ve been secretly training to be a French pastry chef in your spare time. Its deliciously fresh and light, and makes for a dazzling dessert or stunning tea-time treat. What better way to get one of your 5-a-day? Read More
Crème pâtissière is a thick, creamy custard also known as pastry cream. It is used in many French desserts such as pastries, tarts, éclairs and also as a base for soufflés. Considering its wide range of uses, it’s essential that every self-respecting baker knows how to make it. Read More
I discovered this recipe in a Fair Lady magazine very early in my baking days – 1994!
22 years later it has proven to stand the test of time exactly as it is, no changes or improvements required. I just love all the colours of this tart – the deep purple skins of the plums, the red and orange flesh, the golden pastry. It is an absolute showstopper of a tart, so it’s perfect for a special tea-time treat or to end off a memorable meal. Read More
Everyone needs a super versatile pastry recipe in their repertoire. Once you’ve made this one, you won’t believe how quick and easy it is – it probably takes longer to clean the food processor than it does to make the actual pastry.
It’s perfect for any tart or quiche recipe, sweet or savoury. So crisp and buttery… Read More
For those who don’t know it, a Milk Tart is thin crispy pastry filled with a creamy milk-based custard and sprinkled generously with cinnamon. The beauty of it is that the custard is surprisingly light, as the base is milk and not cream.