Here's my first in a series of recipe videos for the new Aldi ‘Taste Kitchen’ food channel 🙂 Happy to say this is the first in a collection I’ve been busy shooting recently, it's great fun designing the recipes and shooting so I hope you like the recipe as much as I enjoyed making it! It's a delicious plum & blueberry upside down cake, really [...]
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 good) packed up my flat and moved house from Camden to Hackney and more to the point am now without cooker. Waaa. Baking it turns out is tricky in a [...]
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 demonstrated we were given two French classics to make, the Tart au Citron and a fresh fruit tart (pictured). They were the best tarts I'd ever tasted, although with hindsight this [...]
If you’re planning on heading out to your local beauty spot for a picnic before the blink-and-you-miss-it English summer is over, then read my top tips to picnic perfection here... Happy Picnicking!
You can thank 17th century Portuguese Catholic monks and their recycling efforts for the Pastel de Natas, or Portuguese custard tarts. To ensure crease-free habits, the monks and nuns used egg white for starching and avoided waste by using the precious yolks in their baking leading to the proliferation of the country’s sweet recipes. Facing closure after the Liberal Revolution the inhabitants of the Jerónimos [...]