Monthly Archives: May 2011

Afternoon Tea – Eclairs – Two ways! Vanilla Choc & Coffee

Vanilla Choc and Coffee Eclairs
Now I’ve done the Choux pastry how to (here) lets see what we can do with them.

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How to make Choux Pastry

How to make Choux Pastry

Choux pastry is a really versatile pastry to have up your sleeve, it gives some people grief so I thought I’d do a quick how to before using it in a recipe.

Traditionally used for profiteroles, choux pastry can also be made into a great variety of lovely things, eclairs and gougere included!

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Posted in Afternoon Tea, Choux, How To, Pastry, Treats | 25 Comments

Dr Oetker Bumper Giveaway

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Here’s a great giveaway for one lucky Pink Whisker! – check out this enormous bunch of baking goodies courtesy of Dr Oetker.

Included in the prize is some of their new cake release I have been testing out and I’m now officially an addict!

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Afternoon Tea – In my Teapot and a Giveaway!

You know I’m a big tea fiend which is probably why I love Afternoon Tea so much. In my teapots are two of PG tips new rangeThe Strong One and The Delicate One.  I love them both!

WIN 2 tickets to Gardeners’ World Live thanks to PG tips!

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Afternoon Tea – Mini Cheesecakes with Rosé Syllabub

Vanilla Cheesecake with Rose Syllabub

Vanilla Cheesecakes with Rosé Syllabub
I have to admit I don’t get on well with baked cheesecakes – that is until I cracked it with this one.  Perfect for my Afternoon Tea served individually on vintage saucers but makes an equally fabulous large 8″ cheesecake.

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Afternoon Tea – Caramelised Onion and Mushroom Tarts

Caramelised Onion and Mushroom Tarts

So this week, as a Birthday celebration and the fact that I am 21 again I’m hosting an Afternoon Tea for some of my lovely Mummy friends.  I’ve spent a week cleaning (yes it was that bad) and now it’s on to the fun bit – baking!

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Posted in Afternoon Tea, Mushroom, Onion, Pastry, Quiche, Savoury, Treats | 13 Comments

How to make Sugar Roses

How to make Sugar Roses

I know a fair few of you wanted me to blog how to make the blush roses I used on my traditional cake in The Great British Wedding cake, so here it it….. how to make sugar roses.
You will need:
White  Sugar Florist Paste (SFP)
White fat such as Trex
Small rolling pin
Rose petal cutters or a small round cutter
Ball tool
Foam pad
Water and paintbrush
Empty egg box
Sugarflair blossom tint powder – Rose
Large powder brush

Here are some handy product links:

Sugar Florist Paste (SFP) is the key to really great sugar roses.  

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