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In search of Paris’ best patisserie and sweet treats

Bojour mon Paris du chocolat et patissier!  Absolutely adore Paris, the epicentre of patisserie, the most delicious and beautifully decorated intricate cakes in the world. Visiting sister company from recent company acquisition located in the magnifique city has given me the opportunity of an excellent weekend extension on business trip to search high and low for the prettiest, quirkiest and most delicious patisseries. For any cake enthusiast, here is my list of the must must must top places to visit and pick up a delicious treat…. Continue reading “In search of Paris’ best patisserie and sweet treats”

Pretty and posh Victoria sandwhich

Posh and Pretty Victoria Sponge

With village show approaching & having been volunteered to volunteer on the cream tea stand, thought better get into the spirit of things and enter some of the show tent categories.  Being the most competitive person I know and not buying into any of that ‘its the taking part that counts’ malarkey, not sure this was the best judgement I’ve made…. outrage prevailed…. Continue reading “Posh and Pretty Victoria Sponge”

Ferrero rocher cupcake recipe

Ferrero rocher cake monsieur ambassador? The cold never bothered be anway

Monsieur with this rocher you are really spoiling us 

Ferrero rochers apparently ‘a sign of good taste’ tagline of my favourite cheese-fest of an advert from the 90s avec the oh so classy italian butler and his iconic pyramid of golden wrapped chocolates at the “ambassadors mansion” with some very questionable dubbing…..Monsieur with this rocher you are really spoiling us.   Spoiling my gentlemen colleagues of good taste, in exchange for engineering up water butt connections for the allotto plotto only seemed to be fair, in rocher cake format.

And there’s only one secret – frozen rochers

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Flowerpot baking

Two new unused terracotta flower pots were hiding among my mass of exponentially growing moving house pile.  I thought a bit of flowerpot baking would encompass my love for baked goods and growing all things edible and/or pretty.  I seasoned them, and then distracted by a whirlwind of birthday cakes they got put to one side until GBBO bread week came along.  Master Hollywood said they could be tricky – and it kind of put me off a bit more! But then the goon making it used baking paper to line the flower pot and the challenge to give them a go was on.  Outraged the lion bread baker didn’t get star baker, I was ready to crack on with this little project properly! After all the Egyptians didn’t have baking parchment to hand when baking in terracotta more than a few years ago…..

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