Festive Christmas Panettone – Part II – The Baking

By | December 22nd, 2010|All Recipe Posts, Chocolate, Fruit, Yeast Breads|

Brace yourselves dear readers.   This is a long post.  It follows on from Festive Christmas Panettone - Part I - The Fruit Mix.  I have included lots of photos to hopefully make sense of what I've done along the way. 

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Pistachio Praline Paste

By | December 21st, 2010|All Recipe Posts, Fillings, Nuts, Special Diet|

Praline paste is an ingredient used in pastries and desserts, but commercially prepared ones are often hard to track down.  It's easy to make at home and the flavour when freshly made is so good, it's worth the effort.  Actually,

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Festive Christmas Panettone – Part I – The Fruit Mix

By | December 11th, 2010|All Recipe Posts, Fillings, Fruit, Yeast Breads|

If I'm being honest, I have to admit that my heart belongs to pandoro not panettone.   Maybe it's my Veneto roots (pandoro hails from Verona).  Or because I think it's streets ahead of panettone in texture and flavour.  For

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Flourless Mango Cake

By | December 7th, 2010|All Recipe Posts, Cakes, Fruit, Nuts, Special Diet|

On the weekend, I bought a beautiful book that I've been secretly lusting after for a while, Grand Livre De Cuisine: Desserts: Alain Ducasse's Desserts and Pastries.  It gave me tingles.  And inspiration to make a spectacular mango dessert.  There

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