Mary’s lemon and raspberry √©clairs

It’s the Saturday before Easter and it felt like a good time for an Easter-y dessert. This recipe calls for six tablespoons of lemon curd, which meant that if I made a full recipe of lemon curd (or a full recipe and a half), I could also make a lemon meringue pie. Granted, I have…

Golden millefeuilles

Hello again. Since my last puff pastry endeavour, I still had half a half of puff pastry ready to be used. So last night I had the forethought to put it in the fridge in hopes of trying one of the scariest recipes in the book. I’ve seen bakers attempt this one and fail so…

Mary’s double chocolate mousse entremets

Hello readers. I don’t know why but my life has been very busy lately, which means baking hasn’t been a frequent occurrence. But recently I was at my mom’s and decided we both needed some chocolate in our lives. And it was also the perfect excuse to bake something that’s difficult to share: like these…

Malted chocolate tarts

I baked about a week ago now and had some problems with my laptop and didn’t want to blog on my phone and now here we are. Things are fixed and I can finally write about a thing I baked. I know. You’re just dying to read about it. First of all, I need to…

Somerset apple tart

I have to be completely honest with you, dear readers. This post is being written nearly a full week after the bake was done. It may be brief this time. And the details may be glossed over. Really, I hate to say it, but this process of baking and then blogging is becoming tedious. But…

Morello cherry Bakewell

Another day, another bake. This time it’s one I can share with people at work. A huge sacrifice on their part, as you can imagine. This bake is in the section immediately following the cakes. What is that section, you ask? Sweet pastry and patisserie. Pay attention, already. I still have nine recipes left in…

Choux caramel puffs

Another day, another bake. Or more accurately: another week, another bake. I was a little apprehensive before I started this bake, if I’m honest. My experience with pastry is limited to pies. I made cheese goug√®res once which I think have a similar process to choux pastry, but that being said I have never made…

Mary’s chocolate orange tart

I was toying with the idea of whether or not I should bake this week. Monday was out as it was the first Monday of the first full week back to work and I needed to focus on self-care. Tuesday I had plans. Wednesday my self-care turned more toward self-carelessness as I essentially didn’t move…

Apricot custard tart

I’ve had my eye on this recipe for a little while. It seemed like one that I should try to do in the summer, and even though it’s September, I thought it still counted as summer. That is until I went shopping for apricots and found zero. Unfortunately my zero apricot result was after purchasing…