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Pâtisserie

A quick note on anthocyanins and pH

By On May 26, 2015

I absolutely love to make jam; whether it’s ten kilograms of fruits or five hundred grams. Somehow, I’ve always found the process very calming, not unlike some sort of kitchen meditation. One… Read More

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Pâtisserie

Oops # 5 – Un gâteau cassé et une glace au cake crumb

By On May 17, 2015

[A broken cake, and a cake crumb ice-cream] I am not patient. Or scared to burn my fingers. So this was bound to happen one day or another. Yes, let this cake… Read More

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Pâtisserie

Case closed – Brutally honest banana cake

By On May 11, 2015

If you ever thought I’d leave bananas alone for another year or so, please pretend these words never existed while we take care of the cake you see above. No evidence will… Read More

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Memories

Bonjour Mai

By On May 10, 2015

[Hello May] It’s always like this, when I bake more than I can blog about, I subsequently find myself wordless. Even more so this time, because this July will mark my ten… Read More

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Boulangerie

Les giboulées d’avril – Brioches feuilletées au sucre

By On April 25, 2015

[April showers – Flaky sugar brioches] Today, it hailed three times. Rained once. And snowed twice. With the sun being at its brightest in between. Yes, I think April showers take a… Read More

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Pâtisserie

Pastry chef tips – Flatten the dough with the palm of your hand

By On April 14, 2015

More often than not, I always share tips and techniques in my posts. Why clingfilm to the touch, how to fold cream when making a mousse, how to get a neat crack… Read More

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Memories

Twice-told tales – Canelés au beurre noisette et au bourbon

By On April 8, 2015

[Brown butter and bourbon canelés] There are stories that never get old, no matter how many times you tell them. Here is a collections of the ones I never-ever want to forget.… Read More

Paris Pastry Club copyright Helen Cathcart
Pâtisserie

Merci – Paris Pastry Club, a German edition & a giveaway

By On April 7, 2015

Pictures above © Helen Cathcart 2014. Almost a year ago, Paris Pastry Club came out, on Easter monday. Now a year later, Fannys Pâtisserie – its German counter part – has been… Read More

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Pâtisserie

All sorts of wonderful – Coconut drizzle cake

By On April 2, 2015

When we’re in Åsen, we like to stay in the small cabin. The one by the big house, which I’ll have to show you more of when I (finally!) post the recipe… Read More

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Pâtisserie

Toujours dans la neige – Macarons au chocolat blanc caramélisé et aux noisettes

By On March 30, 2015

[Always in the snow – Caramelised white chocolate and hazelnut macarons] I’d like to tell you I’ve made macarons today. I had planned to. Really. Last week, we bought mandelmjöl [ground almonds]… Read More

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Pâtisserie

Par le pont suspendu – Caramels au beurre salé façon tarte Tatin

By On March 25, 2015

[Through the suspended bridge – Salted butter caramels, not unlike a Tatin tart] We went for our favourite walk this morning. Usually, we’d be back by the time we left, but today… Read More

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Pâtisserie

It can only mean one thing – Cake à la banane rôtie

By On March 19, 2015

[Roasted banana cake] I once read that the universe didn’t need another banana cake. In that case, the universe and I might have to disagree. We don’t disagree often though. In fact,… Read More

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Pâtisserie

The sound of icebergs – La tarte tropézienne

By On March 16, 2015

There is the sound of the icebergs bumping into each other with every wave, not unlike a distant thunderstorm. There is the forest that I’ve walked through so many times before, now… Read More

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Pâtisserie

A treasure of some sorts – Easy everyday gluten-free crêpes

By On February 13, 2015

We finished packing everything today. An empty bedroom, and ten massive boxes that contain – what we consider as the most important things in – our life. I have books, too many,… Read More

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Pâtisserie

A few notes on blind-baking tarts

By On January 28, 2015

Butter the rings I like to butter my rings before lining with dough. It will slide down the ring more easily and won’t ever ever stick to it once baked. How to… Read More

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Pâtisserie

Une histoire de tarte au chocolat et oranges sanguines

By On January 24, 2015

[A story of chocolate tart and blood oranges] The story of this chocolate tart is a simple one. It all started when a friend asked me to show him how to make… Read More

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Pâtisserie

Un week end pluvieux, et des croissants un peu comme des kanelbullar

By On January 10, 2015

[A rainy weekend, and croissants, not unlike kanelbullar] There was that weekend, many-many months ago. I had told you about the days when blogs were not so editorially perfect and how I… Read More

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Pâtisserie

That was Christmas – Zimtstern à la cannelle

By On January 5, 2015

We found a tree, just a few nights before Christmas. A bit of a happy coincidence. Not that we hadn’t looked everywhere before. Sold out or cheap plastic. And there it was,… Read More

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Pâtisserie

On rituals and beautiful habits – Biscuits croustillants à la cannelle

By On November 25, 2014

[Crisp cinnamon biscuits] I don’t want fig leaf or oak bark infusion. I don’t want gimmicks and royal icing where it’s not needed. I want to explore flour, sugar, butter and eggs.… Read More

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Pâtisserie

Les biscuits de Noël

By On November 25, 2014

[Christmas cookies] This morning, I walked to the shop – warm boots, cosy jumper and wool scarf bigger than I am – and bought three kilos of flour, two of caster sugar,… Read More

chestnut jam
Pâtisserie

Et un jour en automne – Confiture de châtaignes

By On November 23, 2014

[And a day in autumn – Chestnut jam] There is one story. Of the made-up kind. The one I started to tell you – more than – a couple of weeks ago.… Read More

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Pâtisserie

The sound of the forest – Gluten-free chocolate fondant cake

By On August 13, 2014

I wish you were here with me. Sat on the patio. There is a wooden table which I’ve slowly taken over: notes, drawings of mushrooms, a mug holding watercolour brushes, a mismatch… Read More

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Pâtisserie

The gluten-free pastry chef – A story and a vanilla and raspberry baked Alaska

By On June 10, 2014

We started our day with a breakfast made of baguette and butter – or was it butter and baguette? – and coffee, of course. We drove to Antibes and sat on the… Read More

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Memories

I’ll be left with cinnamon croissants

By On April 20, 2014

I guess like all good things, Sundays have to come to an end too. Today was a good Sunday. We went to bed late enough to wake up mid-morning. Crumpets happened. I… Read More

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Pâtisserie

No other day than a Sunday – Clafoutis aux myrtilles, le Paris Pastry Club

By On April 14, 2014

[Blueberry clafoutis] The recipes I make don’t come in printed words. They come in barely-readable letters that I’ve written too fast. Felt-tip pen codes, more often than not smudged with water, or… Read More