Blind Baking Pastry

Learn how to make the perfect pastry case. … More Blind Baking Pastry

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Spéculoos Cupcakes

  My husband, like most men in Europe at the moment, is consumed with the 2016 European Football Championships.  My country Scotland did not qualify.  Instead I am supporting my adopted country of Belgium, who did qualify.  We have some friends coming round to watch the game and I wanted to make something ‘Belgian’ to eat … More Spéculoos Cupcakes

The House of Horror

Our friends stood staring at us with wide eyes after we showed them our house.  There was a strange silence as if they didn’t quite know what to say.  ‘You must think we are crazy?’ I asked.  They awkwardly laughed, saying that the best part was when we showed them the bedroom excitedly explaining our … More The House of Horror

Chocolate Fondant

  I was recently asked in French ‘quelle est la différence entre un moelleux au chocolat et un fondant au chocolat?’.  Translated this asks ‘what is the difference between a Molten Chocolate Cake and a Chocolate Fondant?’.  The reason I write the french version for you is that in English ‘un moelleux au chocolat’ and a … More Chocolate Fondant

Restaurant Review: Au Gré du Vent, Seneffe, Belgium (*)

It’s my mum’s Birthday, and what better way to celebrate than to take her out for a nice Sunday lunch.  We originally wanted to go to Antwerp, so that we might be able to spend the day there (I love Antwerp), but unfortunately we could not find a Michelin star restaurant open on a Sunday. … More Restaurant Review: Au Gré du Vent, Seneffe, Belgium (*)

I have a dream…

Since I was a little girl my dream was to run a small B&B with a small restaurant serving good quality food in the middle of nowhere in Scotland.  As life would have it, things change.  However recently, my childhood dream might not be so far away.  There is one key difference though… it will … More I have a dream…