Peach and Frangipane Oranais

Peach and Frangipane Oranais You can’t beat using fresh seasonal fruits to make delicious pastries. This is my version of a French/Algerian Classic- Oranais, which is traditionally made using apricots. Filled with Frangipane pastry cream, which is an almond meal custard, these are so incredibly easy to make and a great way to use up […]

Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee. This desert is amazing! Classic French deliciousness. The key is the addition of the cornflour (thickens the custard- a common source of failure is the custard being too runny). Secondly, using a strainer when putting the custard into the ramekins. Thirdly, baking until just set, a little wobble, but no great waves- making […]

Lemon Madeleines

Lemon Madeleines are a nifty little French sponge cake with a hint of lemon zest and rum. They are best served with a sprinking of icing sugar. They are actually really easy to make, a little fiddly. You will need to buy a madeleine tin (or two if you prefer) for this recipe. The Madeleines […]