Queen of Tarts – Camden Mirabelle Plum Tart

I wrote most of this post over a month ago so apologies for the delay. I have since been holidaying in France ( a fig tart to come on this, never have figs tasted so [...]

Queen of Tarts – Sweet Pastry Recipe Tips

Studying for a Professional Patisserie Diploma at Westminster Kingsway, the first discipline on the syllabus was pastry and I still work with the basic sweet and savoury recipes I was taught then. After the method was [...]

Queen of Tarts – Blog Post – A life in tarts

There was never shop bought pastry in our house. Banish the thought. I’m not entirely sure whether this was because there weren’t quality options available in the 80s, or simply the objection of a keen baker [...]

Summer Garden Party with The Style Traveller & Veuve Clicquot

I had the pleasure of providing a box of macarons for a party with The Style Traveller, Bonnie Rakhit and Veuve Clicqout at the weekend. I decided on the ever faithful and winning combination of champagne [...]

Hampton Manor Wedding & Macaron Recipe

Last week over the hottest ever July on record, I had the task of producing 350 macarons and a cake for a wedding that coming weekend. Not the most enviable task from my little kitchen [...]

Welcome to my blog!

My baking journey really began when I was small but it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that it became more than a hobby. Taking a slightly mad leap of faith I left my [...]