Tag: pastry

  • Pastries in Paris

    Pastries in Paris

    It sounds rather dreamy, doesn’t it? Paris and pastries! The picture-perfect image: sitting in front of the Eiffel Tower with a couple of eclairs. I’m going to have to abruptly halt this fantasy to say there were no visits to the Eiffel Tower this time *sob*. We did mooch around the eerily quiet city on […]

  • Caramelised onion and feta galette

    Caramelised onion and feta galette

    Lunches are never easy. You open the fridge and hope something delicious jumps out, provocatively dancing the salsa, shaking the tubs of parmesan and olives like maracas. After a year of this working-from-home madness, I repeat, A YEAR, I decided to bake a caramelised onion and feta galette which I had been threatening to do […]

  • Prune and fennel sausage rolls

    Prune and fennel sausage rolls

    Quite often, the best things in life are wrapped in pastry. These prune and fennel sausage rolls can attest to that. We can all agree a pain au chocolat is a thing of beauty, especially if the chocolate is slightly molten. Apple turnovers and eclairs were mine and my sister’s chosen bakery treats – as […]

  • The 4 best sweet breakfasts

    The 4 best sweet breakfasts

    November in Toulouse is not nearly as austere as other parts of the northern hemisphere during late autumn. The sun glitters through next door’s hedge, the sky is a spotless azure (most of the time), the leaves are gently turning from green to red, and, in fact, it’s colder inside than out due to a […]

  • Baking with Tony: treacle tart

    Baking with Tony: treacle tart

    Another day another tart. Tart cravings have broken the Richter scale this week, maybe due to rereading Tamasin Day-Lewis’s book ‘Smart Tart’. My salivary glands go haywire as I read her description of the crisp buttery pastry, the creamy, melt-in-the-mouth filling, the blob of clotted cream on the side. Treacle tart, in particular, has been […]

  • Favourite Combinations: Apples and pastry

    Favourite Combinations: Apples and pastry

    Apples and pastry. And with that, I take my leave. I doubt I am the only one with a weakness for this combination. The comforting, familiar taste of juicy apple softened by the heat of the oven, enclosed in pastry, has always been my go-to treat. The days when my parents took Fiona and I to a […]