Macarons

My recipe for macarons, with some hints and tips to guide you through making these feisty little treats, and to avoid some of the pitfalls…

Plum, marmalade and thyme cake

Apart from a big buttery slice of toasted sourdough and a cup of tea, what better use for the @cherrytreepreserves orange with whisky marmalade?

Apple Tarte Tatin

Ingredients 16 Pink Lady or Braeburn apples 250 g salted butter (best quality), at room temperature 250 g caster sugar 5 g ground cinnamon 500 g all-butter puff pastry Tarte tatin tin (11 inches in diameter, such as by Silverwood Bakeware, see link below). If using a smaller tin, reduce the quantities Advance preparation Peel,…

Pikelets − light, fluffy crumpets

Ingredients 360 ml full fat milk ½ tsp caster sugar 7 g dried yeast 125 g strong white bread flour 125 g self-raising flour 1 ½ tsp sea salt 1 tbsp vegetable oil Vegetable oil for greasing pan Method Warm the milk and sugar in a pan until it reaches body temperature. Sift flour, yeast…