Paris Brest – Saddling up for more trials with Choux

I have been wanting to do a Paris Brest for a while.  They look gorgeous in Patisseries and I am still not great with choux pastry, so a little practice was definitely on the cards.  I am very glad I did.  It is delicious, quite surprisingly light and well worth the effort. This little delight…

Black Forest (Cherry) Gateau – a much maligned German classic

It was back to the 1970’s this weekend with this German classic, the Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, better known in English as the Black Forest Gateau.  As we had friends for dinner, the beloved decided to embrace the theme so we preceded it  with Prawn Cocktail (with an Asian twist) and Duck a L’Orange – more 1970’s Berni Inn you…