Category: salon de thé

finished swiss roll

Baking a Swiss roll

In the early days of the salon de thé Jacqueline wanted as much variety as possible for the “gâteau de jour”. When she asked me to suggest a new English cake my first idea was a...

blackberry free fruit

Baking Bakewell tart and home made jam

Cake ingredients fromthe local “grandes surfaces” (hypermarkets) travel who knows how far, but one key element of our Bakewell tart grows in what we know as the “garrigue“, the scrub land that surrounds and runs through the local vineyards....

chocolate courgette cake ingredients 0

Baking chocolate courgette cake

A comment by pastry chef Cyril Lignac in a recent (2017) episode of “Le meilleur pâtissier“, the French version of Bake Off, confirmed that in France baking with vegetables is seen very much as...

almond and pear sponge cake

Baking homemade almond and pear sponge

Jacqueline’s baked goods have been universally praised as the work of a true pâtissier from the start of the salon de thé. Fruit topped cakes were a big hit in the early days, perhaps because they’re...