What is a French Macaron? Traditional macarons are meringue-based French pastries with almonds about three to five cm in diameter. The cookie or shell element of the pastry is smooth on the surface with ruffled edges. The ruffled edge is
For a long time I prepared yeasted dough using the stand mixer but lately I prefer to prepare it using the traditional method, by hand. There’s something about the process of kneading dough that I find so comforting and relaxing.
You already know I’m a huge lover of Italian Pastries. What you may not know (because I’ve hardly talked about it) there’s another pastry in my life. It’s true. I’ve been unfaithful to my beloved Italian pastries. I’m also a
What is a Profiterole? A Profiterole is a dessert dish consisting of Pâte à Choux Puffs (Choux Pastry Puffs) filled with Crème Chantilly (Sweetened Whipped Cream flavoured with Vanilla) or Crème Patissiere (pastry cream). The puffs can also be filled
If someone were to ask me “How much time is required to make a Deep Dish Apple Pie with Calvados?” I would say a couple of hours because the Pasta Brisè (Pâte Brisée) needs resting time. It’s a reasonable answer. If they
The Good – Classic Blackberry Financiers, The Bad – Orange Zeppole. The Financiers have become a new family favourite. It will make a great addition to our Italian Wedding Cookie Tray. It’s been quiet around the house the last two