Summery Strawberry and Banana Tarte Royale

My brother is over from the States to visit my mother and we had a family get together on Saturday.  The hubby made a delicious Shirazi onion, tomato and cucumber Middle Eastern salad and I was tasked with pudding.  The specific request was another Gateau Fraisier but whilst it was tempting to iron out the imperfections…

Canapés for a Marriage Upgrade

I have a small confession to make.  I have been calling my beloved of 22 years “the husband”, when in fact until Friday afternoon he was in fact my Civil Partner. No longer though.  Thanks to the Equal Marriage Act we are now officially husband and husband, something which has been a long time coming. That…

Trials with Puff, Creme Pat and Choux ….II

Well as you can see I tried one more time including the caramel. My rule of 3 applies – a little better but the Choux was still not quite right.  I tried a mixed milk and water recipe to experiment and frankly I think just water works best – there is more steam to push…

Trials with Puff, Creme Pat and Choux……

As it is Sunday and I seem to be coming down with a bug, I think it is appropriate to become metaphysical for a moment. The trinity (or the power of 3) seems to be a firm rule in baking as well as western religion.  However rather than being God, the Father and Son, learning…