Worshipped by Pastry Chefs ~ Vanilla

Originally thought only to be grown in Mexico due a combination of climate, eco-system & the bees required for pollination, vanilla is now widely available globally. This is due to a 12 year old slave boy called Edmond Albius from the former French colony of Reunion, who discovered that the Vanilla orchid could be hand … Continue reading

Recipe ~ Fine Apple Tart

This is a great recipe for a mise en place type menu, & the attention is in the detail. These tarts are cooked from frozen in about 9 minutes in an oven at 210 degrees C. Per four tarts you will require the following: Frangipane, puff pastry, icing sugar & 6 Granny Smith apples. For … Continue reading