Summary: 'Cah-nuh-lay': Crispy and deeply caramelised on the outside, custardy and gorgeously soft in the middle, canelés are a French pastry from Bordeaux. They're made from a simple vanilla and rum flavoured batter which is rested overnight and baked in beeswax-lined moulds at two temperatures. Detail: The perfect recipe for those looking to put their … Continue reading Canelés Bordelais
Twists, turnovers, straws - all so deliciously naughty and yet devilishly simple to make at home. Every now and again I have moments where I look at something familiar, and wonder why I've never thought of having a go at making it for myself. Often the ubiquitous is simpler than you think. Some things just aren't … Continue reading Cheese & Bacon Pastries
I'll admit that I didn't think this one would turn out anything like as well as it did. Thankfully it was well worth the gamble. Spare aubergine that I bought for no other reason other than it looked shiny - tick. Block of puff pastry in the freezer - always. This is a spin on … Continue reading Aubergines Going Spare
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