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Palmiers

Palmiers

I will continue in the sharing sweets theme and we are staying in France. This time I will share with you a recipe for Palmiers. They are great as a way of using up puff pastry trimming and off-cuts from other recipes. When savings the trimmings don’t roll them into a ball, or it will spoil carefully created layering in the pastry. Instead place the trimmings in layers and roll them into one sheet of pastry with a rolling pin….

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Madeleines

Madeleines

Santa has been very kind to me last Christmas. Amongst other wonderful presents I got a madeleine baking tray. I being myself had to test it as soon as possible, regardless of any new year’s diet resolutions (not that I ever stick to any). Madeleines are small sponge cakes traditional from the Lorraine region in France. They are great for sharing at parties or as part of the afternoon tea display. Traditionally they are made with Genoise batter but I…

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Sourdough pita bread

Sourdough pita bread

I am a massive fan of sourdough baking and published probably at least half a dozen sourdough related recipes already. One of my first sourdough related recipes was about creating your own sourdough starter also known as mother. My current starters are now about 2 years old and in order to keep them active and healthy I need to feed them regularly. Unless you bake a lot of bread this would normally require discarding part of the starter and feeding it…

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Best pizza dough

Best pizza dough

Who doesn’t like pizza? The ultimate comfort food. You can have it with just about any topping you like. For me however the topping is just part of the deal. The real secret of a delicious pizza is in the base. I must admit that it is difficult to find even a half decent pizza in the UK. Especially when it comes to take aways. Most of the time I get doughy, underbaked pizza bases soaked in grease. Definitely unpleasant….

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Blueberry clafoutis

Blueberry clafoutis

We are at the top of berry and soft fruit season. Warm and sunny summer gives us plenty of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries, blackcurrants etc. My in laws have so many raspberries this year that they feature in our diet pretty much daily now. I already made several jars of blackcurrant jam with chia seeds (give it a go by the way, it’s amazing!). But this recipe is about blueberries. Last weekend I had to figure out how to use…

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