Salted Caramel Babka

Whilst we’re at home, all of those jobs you’ve always meant to do but never got round to, are suddenly getting completed. The cupboard you’ve been meaning to sort through, the junk in the garage, even the dreaded shed has … Continued

Crumpets

Crumpets, those delicious breakfast or tea-time favourites. I love them toasted, almost burnt and slathered in butter and Marmite. It never occurred to me to bother making my own, they’re so cheap to buy and it seemed like a bit … Continued

Blueberry Brioche

What do you do when your online supermarket sends you a free punnet of blueberries? Well you browse through ALL of your patisserie books until you find a recipe you like, that really makes these little berries shine, like these … Continued

Croissants

Croissants are iconic, their shape, the flaky pastry and the distinctive layers are what makes them delicious and unique. I’ve made croissants quite a few times on the blog, from wholegrain versions to cronuts, but I always keep coming back to … Continued

Kouign-amann

Kouign-Amann (pronounced queen amann), is a sugary, buttery pastry from Finistère, Brittany in France. The kouign-amann dates back to 1860 and the literal translation of the Breton words are kouign=cake amann=butter. The recipe resembles a croissant dough, but with less … Continued

Almond Danish Pastries

I love almonds, from marzipan, frangipan, macarons, amaretto and bakewell tart to these almond danish pastries. So many of my favourite recipes and ingredients contain almonds. Although I’ve already made cronuts this week, I thought I would visit viennoiserie again … Continued

Lemon Drizzle Croissants

In the world of patisserie there are a number of hybrid cakes that have popped up over the years, there’s the croissant/doughnut hybrid known as the cronut, the dougnut/muffin a.k.a the duffin, and the cragel, which you’ve guessed it, is … Continued

Butter Croissants

Recipe: Croissant  au beurre Level: Advanced Techniques: Leavened Puff Pastry I’ll be honest, a classic recipe such as croissants was one of the reason I wanted to learn French patisserie. I remember watching a French patissier making them on television,  it looked like … Continued