Category Archives: Pastry

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

Les Spécialités de Pézenas

While living in Montpellier, I took a trip to the gorgeous town of Pézenas, just 1 hour outside of the city. Host to playwright Moglière and his theatre group l’Illustre Théâtre in the 17th century, the town has a rich culture in the arts.

Les Spécialités de Pézenas

While living in Montpellier, I took a trip to the gorgeous town of Pézenas, just 1 hour outside of the city. Host to playwright Moglière and his theatre group l’Illustre Théâtre in the 17th century, the town has a rich culture in the arts.

A History of Quiche

The word ‘quiche’ actually comes from the Lorraine-Franconian (a German dialect spoken in the region of Lorraine in France) word ‘küeche’, meaning ‘cake’. Although now considered to be a founding dish of French cuisine, the quiche originated in Germany and

A History of Quiche

The word ‘quiche’ actually comes from the Lorraine-Franconian (a German dialect spoken in the region of Lorraine in France) word ‘küeche’, meaning ‘cake’. Although now considered to be a founding dish of French cuisine, the quiche originated in Germany and

Nibbles at Le Marché de Saint-Clément, Montpellier

My favourite thing about life in France is their traditional food markets. Unlike in the UK where outdoor food markets have all but disappeared (bar the odd farmer’s market where prices are rather high), France still has a tradition of

Nibbles at Le Marché de Saint-Clément, Montpellier

My favourite thing about life in France is their traditional food markets. Unlike in the UK where outdoor food markets have all but disappeared (bar the odd farmer’s market where prices are rather high), France still has a tradition of

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

The Great British Bake Off

Who would have thought that a programme about baking would unite the generations and become a weekly no.1 talking point. This year, The Great British Bake Off have even made the headlines as controversy over Bakes Alaska tore through the

The Great British Bake Off

Who would have thought that a programme about baking would unite the generations and become a weekly no.1 talking point. This year, The Great British Bake Off have even made the headlines as controversy over Bakes Alaska tore through the

Restaurant Review: Hall & Woodhouse, Bath

Hall & Woodhouse seamlessly combines vintage furnishings with modern touches. Once an auction house, it is now one of Bath’s most cherished pubs. Their British take on a classic bistro-brasserie can suit every occasion, from a midday mingle with friends

Restaurant Review: Hall & Woodhouse, Bath

Hall & Woodhouse seamlessly combines vintage furnishings with modern touches. Once an auction house, it is now one of Bath’s most cherished pubs. Their British take on a classic bistro-brasserie can suit every occasion, from a midday mingle with friends