La Rosace à l’Orange

The French equivalent of the Great British Bake Off is called Le Meilleur Patissière.  In the first episode of the 2016 series, for the technical recipe the contestants were asked to make ‘La Rosace de la Grande Cocotte’, also known as ‘La Rosace à l’Orange’.    It consists of candied oranges, a genoise, and ‘un … More La Rosace à l’Orange

Yoghurt Ice Cream

The cold, wet and dark weather is finally here, and my summer holiday seems a long time ago. Our August holiday was in Brittany, France.  We would often sit on the pier, watch the boats go by, and eat ice-cream from the local shop. It was bliss, and exactly what holidays are made of. After trying … More Yoghurt Ice Cream

Onion Soup

When I was a student at University I worked part-time in a café.  Each day I would make a big pot of soup for our customers.  I suggested one day that I wanted to make onion soup.  It was a cold and grey day, and for me, there is nothing better than a nice warm … More Onion Soup