Category Archives: Pastries and Desserts

Café Review: The Retreat, Grassington

A few weeks ago, my mum and I went to visit my aunt and uncle in the rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Dales. They are great lovers of rambling, but, while I appreciate the fresh air and beautiful views, I

Café Review: The Retreat, Grassington

A few weeks ago, my mum and I went to visit my aunt and uncle in the rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Dales. They are great lovers of rambling, but, while I appreciate the fresh air and beautiful views, I

Restaurant Review: Roscioli, Rome

Roscioli is a salumeria-cum bakery-cum cheese shop-cum deli-cum restaurant that excels in every category (much like that overachieving student from your high school class). But excellence come at a price. Both the restaurant and the bakery sit unassumingly along a

Restaurant Review: Roscioli, Rome

Roscioli is a salumeria-cum bakery-cum cheese shop-cum deli-cum restaurant that excels in every category (much like that overachieving student from your high school class). But excellence come at a price. Both the restaurant and the bakery sit unassumingly along a

Café Review: Vivi Bistrot, Rome

Pamphili park in Rome is a relaxing haven to wander around, even as the weather is cooling down. The dense treetop canopy and winding paths provide a little escape from the chaos of central Rome. Whats more, after a morning

Café Review: Vivi Bistrot, Rome

Pamphili park in Rome is a relaxing haven to wander around, even as the weather is cooling down. The dense treetop canopy and winding paths provide a little escape from the chaos of central Rome. Whats more, after a morning

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: Croustimoelleux au Chocolat

This recipe is an adaptation of a much loved recipe given to me by my french friend. Being a french recipe, it it of course to die for. My friend’s mum always baked this cake for our school bake sales

Recipe: Croustimoelleux au Chocolat

This recipe is an adaptation of a much loved recipe given to me by my french friend. Being a french recipe, it it of course to die for. My friend’s mum always baked this cake for our school bake sales

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

Restaurant Review: Dimitri’s Taverna and Bar, Manchester

Following a recent trip to Greece, I have been in search for somewhere that serves authentic Greek food in Manchester. I didn’t know much about Greek cuisine before spending some time in Greece with two Greek friends who did an

Restaurant Review: Dimitri’s Taverna and Bar, Manchester

Following a recent trip to Greece, I have been in search for somewhere that serves authentic Greek food in Manchester. I didn’t know much about Greek cuisine before spending some time in Greece with two Greek friends who did an