Paul’s kouign amann

Today is a Saturday of a surprise long weekend. Monday has offices closed across the country in honour of a day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II (although not all offices and places of work—it’s a little confusing). Again, if I had any kind of timing, I would blitz through these recipes to finish my…

Luis’ the tropical Manchester tart

Another hot day, another bake. This was foolish of me. It doesn’t seem like it should be hot because it’s not sunny but the reason it’s not sunny is because a thick cloud of forest fire smoke has drifted west from several hours away, creating a great reason to stay inside, but not exactly the…

Mary’s lemon and raspberry éclairs

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 gougères once which I think have a similar process to choux pastry, but that being said I have never made…