A sweet end to a tough year.
The way to end it all.
Ch’tiramisu is Northern France’s answer to Italy’s Tiramisu. What a strange name, I thought. Where is it from? A quick search on the net yielded very few English results and the rest were all in French. There is a famous French movie, called Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis, which means “welcome to the sticks”. “Ch’ti” means […]
On Valentine’s Day I put on my baking mitts and got to work. While neither Neil nor I are obsessed with the commercialised “special” day we thought it wouldn’t hurt to treat ourselves to something sweet. What I loved most about this cake was its contrast. Outside it was cracked, hard and almost crunchy and […]
Last month I started groaning when I read what the latest challenge was. This time my expression changed from one big frown to a slight grin with some enthusiasm. Let me explain. I’ve always steered clear of éclairs, simply because of the huge amount of whipped cream they are filled with. As you should know […]
To be honest I let out a big old groan when I read this month’s challenge for The Daring Bakers. It felt just like yesterday since I made that White Opéra Cake with Lemon Butter Cream, White Chocolate Mousse & Almonds two challenges ago. This was basically the same thing with different ingredients and still […]
For the first time I read the new recipe for the month of The Daring Bakers, I got excited. No fancy schmancy cakes with lots of layers and different fillings or bizarre frozen cheesecake lollies. No, this challenge’s end result I was actually keen to eat. Unfortunately, it had to wait a while because we […]
Happy Shrove Tuesday, everybody! For those outside the UK, today is also known as Pancake Day. Funny that. In South Africa, whenever we have a grey, cloudy and rainy day, we call it a “pancake day”. Outside privately owned coffee shops notice boards will appear on the sidewalk, inviting you in for pancakes and tea. […]