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Apricot Tarte Tatin


This crafty combination of flaky pasty and apricots cooked in caramel is simple but very tasty. A simple recipe, please do try it! Apricots can be replaced with any firm fruit like apples or pears, something that will stand up to a little baking. Please enjoy.

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Macaroon de Nancy


These are Macaroon De Nancy, not what you would normally think of as a Macaroon, non-the less I love them. They have a distinctive almond flavour and if you get the cooking just right you end up with a cookie like item with a centre that is almost marzipan. This is another dish that benefits from not being too sweet.…

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Arlettes Recipe


The Great British Bake Off is well underway and I’m loving every episode. The lovely Erik said to me that he wished I would make some Viennoiserie. (He’s so in-the-know with the complicate terminology). Viennoiserie are baked goods made from a yeast-leavened dough in a manner similar to bread, or from puff pastry, but with added ingredients giving them a…

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Salted Caramel Profiteroles Recipe


I found this Salted Caramel Profiteroles Recipe in Delicious Magazine and I thought it would be perfect for cooking with my sister-in-law Di; her current favourite is anything featuring salted caramel. This is a slightly more complicated recipe than the Carrot Cake from last week’s blog, but like most things if you take it step by step it is not…

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Chorizo Pie Recipe


I hate to be thought of as lazy, but the sun is out, Erik will be home soon and will be hungry – frankly the last thing I want to be doing is cooking. So this is less a chorizo pie recipe and more of an assembly job – so if that makes you think I’m lazy I’ll try my…

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Chocolate Orange Éclairs


A bit of a rush on here as my folks are about to arrive so I need to throw something at the oven and do it quickly. These are my chocolate orange éclairs, I know they are an instant on the lips a lifetime on the hips, but when they this good what are you going to do. As I’m…

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