Sorry for the lack of posts recently but I was away on holidays in Paris. I spent a week there visiting friends and family and of course, a trip to Paris wouldn’t be complete without buying a few cooking gadgets and ingredients that I cannot find in Ireland. I didn’t buy as much as I would have liked (baggage restrictions and money constraints unfortunately) but I managed to get a few bits and bobs that I will be putting to use in recipes very soon.
From left to right and back to front:
Chocolate & hazelnut spread with caramel specks, Speculoos spread (both from PateATartiner.fr), dioxide of titane (white food colouring for macarons), strawberry flavouring, speculoos biscuits, straight star nozzle, smoked cardamoms.
I’m also busy preparing some cookery classes in Kitchen Complements in Dublin. This is very exciting as these will be my very first French cookery demonstrations as a tutor. I’m practicing like mad at the moment so I will not be posting new recipes as often as I would like to but I’ll keep you updated on my latest baking adventures!
Here is the timetable of my next classes:
Thursday April 11th 11am to 1pm Meringues, French, Swiss and Italian
Saturday April 13th 11am to 1pm Speciality Breads
Saturday April 27th 11am to 1pm Tarts Sweet and Savoury (Shortcrust base)
Saturday April 27th 3pm to 5pm Tarts Sweet and Savoury (Puff pastry base)
Thursday May 2nd 11am to 1pm Tea Time in Paris (French petits fours such as madeleines, financiers and éclairs)
Thursday May 9th 11am to 1pm Macarons