Queen of Tarts – Blackberry, Lime & Elderflower Tart

Blackberries are versatile and delicious things. For me they've made star appearances as jewels, sprayed silver on macaron towers and more humbly been boiled down for jam for the base of mini 'Blackberry Bakewell Tarts' and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]