Tag: caster sugar

Bread, Pastries

Kouign Amann

I love Kouign Amann, pronounce Queen Amann, which are a delicous French pastry.   Made with laminated dough, with yeast included for extra rise, the dough has sugar folded into it and on the outsides to create a lovely crunchy exterior and a light and puffy interior. Traditionally Kouign Amann was made as a large round, […]


Lemon Posset – A Very Easy Dessert

One viewer asked if I could make something that didn’t contain lots of butter. Since I don’t like oil in cakes very much I decided to try a lovely old-fashioned British recipe, Posset. According to Wikipedia Posset was a British hot drink of milk curdled with wine or ale, often spiced, which was popular from […]


Strawberry & Cream Muffins

I have found a wonderful recipe for my first bake in a new flat.  This recipe is Strawberry & Cream Muffins, which saw on BBC Good Food. I was immediately taken with the concept and it doesn’t use any oil or butter, simply double cream and eggs, with a hint of vanilla as the liquids. […]


Madeleines – With Grace and Claire

For my final bake in Canada I was with Grace and Claire again, this time making some Madeleines. These lovely french delicacies are simply wonderful.  The light textured sponge, with a hint of lemon is just perfect.   We made two sizes, mini ones, that are really just one bite and the more usual full-sized […]

Biscuits, Cookies

Amaretti – Cookies/Biscuits

Amaretti are a wonderful Italian cookie or biscuit.  Almond in flavour with a crunch on the outside and a soft, chewy, centre. I looked at several recipes and they came in various guises, but all were fairly straightforward to make.  I opted for a recipe on the BBC Food website, though with a couple of amendments. […]