More Adventures in Egg-free Meringue

Have you heard of chickpea meringue? If you haven’t, where have you been? Well, probably anywhere but the vegan online forums where chickpea meringue has taken over the world in 2015! It hasn’t really hit the allergy community yet, but it’s BIG in the vegan one. The world of egg-free meringue has changed forever thanks…

Fondant Fancies (French Fancies)

Fondant fancies with their beautiful pastel hues and elegant stripes were always my favourite cake as a child – well, what’s not to like about a sponge cube coated in sweet icing? They always seemed like the right choice for a tea party for my dolls – pretty, dainty and oh so appealing. So their recreation for…

Profiteroles

Profiteroles – those cream filled, chocolate topped choux buns – are so tempting and the ideal wow pudding for any special celebration. I’m thinking, these will be perfect for Valentine’s Day. The recipe works particularly well with my egg-free creme patissiere as the filling and chocolate sauce topping both soften the pastry making those vegan choux buns taste…

Egg-free choux buns

It’s been a very, very long journey for me to find any recipe that even approximates choux. Countless failed attempts, so much disappointment. I’ve tried egg-replacers but ended up with stodgy lumps. I’ve tried going totally off-piste with experimental combinations with disastrous slimy results. I was going to give up, maybe egg-free choux was simply out of…

Pain au Chocolat Palmiers

This recipe is genius, even if I do say so myself! Delicate little pastries, whipped up with no fuss in minutes, that taste just like pain au chocolat. I’ve made authentic method free-from viennoiserie before, but wow is it hard work! Definitely not something to attempt when you’re in a rush. This recipe, on the other hand, enables…

Plum tart

This is such a simple, stunningly pretty tart you’ll wonder why you ever thought a tart needed anything more than fruit and pastry. And it was a great way of using up a pile of slightly over-ripe plums from Clive’s Fruit Farm. You could just use the soft stone fruit and pastry which works impressively enough,…

Peach Melba galette

  The combination of peaches and raspberries is one made in heaven. Who could resist this time honoured pairing of nectar sweet peaches and acidic raspberries – I certainly cannot! A galette is the ideal friendly tart to finish a stunning summer meal. Thrown together in minutes, with minimal ingredients and suitable for all (use…

Tarte au Citron AKA Luscious Lemon Tart

Tarte au citron is one of my all time favourite pastries/puddings. I find zingy lemon the perfect refreshing taste after a meal, and it has to be the epitome of a spring time dessert with an elegance surpassed by few other pastries. I’ve been thinking of how to make a friendly version for a while,…

Chocolate Fondant (also known as Molten Lava Cake)

2 Years! Today marks my 2 years as a blogger – it’s been quite a journey, I really had no idea when I started how it would take off. There are a lot of directions in which I plan to improve and expand, but I do feel a sense of achievement in how it’s grown…

Super Luscious Chocolate Tart

I’m always searching for new and interesting dairy and egg free puddings (I seem to say this a lot, but puddings are a real problem if you don’t eat eggs and dairy but want something other than fruit). And this one is a real gem – equally at place at an elegant dinner party or…