Quick and easy flaky pastry is really a cheat’s version of puff pastry that doesn’t entail turning, rolling and turning and rolling. Believe it or not it doesn’t take a lot of skill, or time to get a pastry with a crisp, flaky texture and great flavour.
Wow, wow, wow was how Jen described this homemade cherry pie recipe when she first made it. We were super impressed with the cherry filling scented with cardamon, cinnamon and vanilla then topped off with a wonderful tender, buttery herringbone pastry. Bliss. A complete winner! This was a match made in pie heaven. Jen likes […]
The definitive guide to making choux pastry comes from failing to get a perfect choux pastry even though we researched recipes thoroughly, or so we thought. Recipe fails are not what we, or you want. Apart from being disappointing, it’s just damned annoying entrusting a recipe to follow, only to fail. So after many frustrating […]
Mille Feuille with berries looks super impressive and time consuming, but in fact is quick and easy. If you can thaw some pastry, make a custard, and slice some strawberries you’re on your way to putting this magnificent looking dessert together. The French term mille feuille (pronounced meel-foy) literally means a thousand leaves, referring to […]
Apple Tarte Tatin (tah-TAN) has to be one of the greatest desserts ever. How flour, butter, sugar and apples can turn into one of the finest desserts in the world is simple, but it does have two distinct watchpoints. Absolutely delicious caramel apples infused with star anise and vanilla baked till golden with a flaky, […]