Category Archives: Tarts and Pies

Recipe: Berry-Honey Compote

Now that summer is in full swing (at least for those of you living in a hotter part of the world) it’s time to embrace the blossoming berries that arrive in abundance at this time of year. This compote recipe

Recipe: Berry-Honey Compote

Now that summer is in full swing (at least for those of you living in a hotter part of the world) it’s time to embrace the blossoming berries that arrive in abundance at this time of year. This compote recipe

Recipe: Apple and Pear Pie with Sweet Walnut Pastry

A freshly baked pie is the perfect way to end an evening meal. Try something different with this sweet, spiced walnut pastry; a classic partner to apples and pears. Ingredients: walnut pastry: 200g plain flour 100g walnuts 100g caster sugar

Recipe: Apple and Pear Pie with Sweet Walnut Pastry

A freshly baked pie is the perfect way to end an evening meal. Try something different with this sweet, spiced walnut pastry; a classic partner to apples and pears. Ingredients: walnut pastry: 200g plain flour 100g walnuts 100g caster sugar

My Favourite Patisseries in Montpellier

Montpellier is certainly not a place to live if you’re on a diet. There is a patisserie at every turn, always brightly coloured with an array of mouth-watering bakes posing in the window and the aroma of sweet bakes beckoning

My Favourite Patisseries in Montpellier

Montpellier is certainly not a place to live if you’re on a diet. There is a patisserie at every turn, always brightly coloured with an array of mouth-watering bakes posing in the window and the aroma of sweet bakes beckoning

Recipe: Rhubarb and Ginger Bakewell Tartlets

I have attempted to rival Mr. Kipling’s delicious cherry Bakewells with my rhubarb and ginger version. Ingredients: For the shortcrust pastry: 85g butter 170g plain flour 7tsp cold water 1tsp sugar For the frangipane: 110g butter 110g caster sugar 2

Recipe: Rhubarb and Ginger Bakewell Tartlets

I have attempted to rival Mr. Kipling’s delicious cherry Bakewells with my rhubarb and ginger version. Ingredients: For the shortcrust pastry: 85g butter 170g plain flour 7tsp cold water 1tsp sugar For the frangipane: 110g butter 110g caster sugar 2

Cafe Review: Jacob’s Coffee House, Bath

Bath is my favourite place to go shopping. I absolutely love the city for its uniform buildings of flawless Georgian architecture and the beautiful surrounding landscape. Unlike in most areas of the UK where large coffee house chains have taken

Cafe Review: Jacob’s Coffee House, Bath

Bath is my favourite place to go shopping. I absolutely love the city for its uniform buildings of flawless Georgian architecture and the beautiful surrounding landscape. Unlike in most areas of the UK where large coffee house chains have taken

Recipe: Cherry Bakewell Tart

A quick and easy tart with flaky pastry, moist almond frangipane and a hidden layer of sweet jam. Ingredients: shortcrust pastry: 125g plain flour 55g salted butter, cubed 2-3 tbsp cold water frangipane: 225g caster sugar 225 g salted butter

Recipe: Cherry Bakewell Tart

A quick and easy tart with flaky pastry, moist almond frangipane and a hidden layer of sweet jam. Ingredients: shortcrust pastry: 125g plain flour 55g salted butter, cubed 2-3 tbsp cold water frangipane: 225g caster sugar 225 g salted butter