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Croquembouche: A Tale by The Cook who Cuts Corners

So I croquembouched it.

I never intended to make one of these. Year after year I have witnessed MasterChef contestants stress, sweat and burn themselves through the pressure test that results in a croquembouche and have thought: Why would anyone want to do that to themselves? 1,492 more words

15- A Barbarian in Paris

Jean-Pierre, looking in a recipe book:

“I can’t find the recipe for chicken pie pie.”

Me:  “I think I know why…”

 It is a little-known fact that some barbarians wear dresses. 665 more words


Croquembouche tasting

We’re getting married in November and are having a Croquembouche instead of a wedding cake. 

It is surprisingly hard to find a croquembouche supplier in London who doesn’t charge upwards for £7 per head (for 3 choux buns) + delivery.  92 more words



Hoy he ido a “Maisons du Monde” -me encantá esta tienda, poco a poco os iréis dando cuenta- y he recordado lo extremadamente bonitas que son las bodas estilo francés. 288 more words

Croque Back Mountain

I’m a firm believer in the First Pancake Theory.  For those of you who don’t know, the FPT states that when making pancakes (or anything else for that matter) you have to mess up the first one so the rest can be perfect. 295 more words



For my Nan’s 70th birthday, I asked her about six months beforehand what kind of cake she would like. She went through a couple of my recipe books before she found this. 937 more words

Makes my mouth water

There is a very good reason why we can’t be in France at the moment: Tony is doing a patisserie course here in Melbourne. A little late in life perhaps, but better late than never! 314 more words