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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Lemon Meringue Tartlets

I got this recipe from my friend in Paris, she taught me how to make this fantastic classic French tartlet in the traditional way. The meringue that tops this tart is hand finished with blowtorch to give a dramatic look that could easily be served in a restaurant, and would impress your guests at any dinner party.

The base is similar to sponge cake, but this dish hides a secret! Hidden in the middle is a little oasis of lemon curd that is the surprise for everyone. The meringue is super-smooth and light in texture, having been whipped into soft peaks, then layered onto the base to cover the lemony surprise. When the tartlet is fully assembled, the pure white meringue is browned by using a blowtorch for that professional looking finish.

This tartlet is was my friends' good treat they loved it when I had that during my dinner party because of the sweet lemony taste it is a good idea to draw a finishing line to the dinner party.

Sunday, 27 May 2012


This flavoursome treat is great idea for offering to visiting friends and family, as its named visitation. It has crunchy edges and soft in the middle almost chewy texture in the middle.

The ground almond makes it very wholesome nutty flavour and the lemon zest complements with a little hit of lemon aftertaste that blends very well with almond. You can dip into any no sugar coffee such latte or long black. It makes the coffee flavoured and sweetens the coffee too!

These lovely French biscuits are ideal to keep in your biscuit tin or store cupboard, ready for when you feel the need for that little bit of sweetness.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Avelinettes, Rich Chocolate Truffles

It's a little late for valentine, but if you could wish to have valentine any day you like, you could, if you try this French nut truffle! It has all the walnut, hazelnut, almond flavour ground inside it, and the velvet-smooth truffle is coated with pure cocoa powder. Is perfect for an after dinner light snack, or you can serve as the sweet snack after dinner party when served with coffee, or even on it's own as a special little treat.

When you bite it you will taste the rich deep flavour of the bitter cocoa powder that coats the truffle, then the romance comes with the sweetness of the sugar and the aroma of the nuts, it feels like someone came along to give you the most sweetest moment of life; just like your wishes of valentine that you could never had. This will definitely fulfill you more than anything else. Would you like to have a valentine right now?

These delicious hand-made truffles are supplied in individual little cases, and can be ordered in time for your special occasion, or why not just treat yourself to a small quantity for those moments when you need cheering up! Please contact me for details.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Lemon Drizzle Cake

A lovely lemon cake with a crunchy top. It's really easy and travels well, so if you're currying favour with the boss, it's a good one to take into the office! The acidity of the lemon is matched very well with the sweetness of the sugar for a very flavoursome taste. The contrast between the moistness of the inside of the cake, and the delicious crunchy top makes this cake one of the most popular treats I can offer.

It goes very well with a cup of English Breakfast Tea or Earl Grey. If you prefer coffee, it is definitely the Kenya region coffee that's the best choice. A sip of Kenya Coffee then a little bite of this cake, the coffee certainly will bring out the flavour of lemony citrus taste. 

Monday, 14 May 2012

Chocolate Loaf

A mouth watering Chocolate Loaf served with melted chocolate. The melted chocolate is a delightful extra indulgence for an after-dinner treat, but this very light cake can of course be eaten at anytime of the day.  The chocolate chips inside the cake simply burst with rich chocolatey flavour. This versatile loaf can be enjoyed on it's own, with some butter or with the delicious glossy chocolate sauce.

Sometimes in the middle of the night I can't resist to pinch one slice from the kitchen to fulfill my chocolate temptation. Can you handle your chocolate temptation? Order some today, and test yourself!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Chouquettes (Sugar Puff)

This is a Viennoiserie type of small bite-sized portion of choux pastry that is sprinkled with pearl sugar or can be covered with chocolate chips, and sometime filled it with custard, mousse or dipped into chocolate too. Chouqeuttes originate from Italy and the French took it to their home and shared it.  Have this during your tea time will definitely make your day. 

Chouquettes can be ordered direct from me, they're ideal for a special dinner party, and can be supplied with a choice of fillings to suit every taste!

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Petit-four Chocolate Peanut-Butter

I made these using 72% cocoa chocolate for the topping because the sweetness from the peanut butter goes so well with the melted chocolate topping, indeed if you want to make this for kids you could substitute with a sweeter chocolate bar, as these were made for the appreciation of serious chocolate lovers! I loved to embellished these with gold and silver balls for the seasonal glitz. This also complements the flavour of a Long Black Coffee too.