A few favourites for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming! I’ve dug into my old blog’s archive to find some of my favourite recipes. What will you make? Dutch Baby Pancakes: Regular pancakes are nice, but kinda boring. Change it up with an eggy German-style pancake. For a cuter presentation, make them in muffin pans for individual mini pancakes. [Recipe.] Cheesy…

Bostock, aka Twice-Baked Almond Brioche

Bostocks are day-old brioche slices that have been soaked in syrup and then generously topped with almond cream and almond slices. They’re unassuming in appearance, but pack a delightful punch. Upon baking,¬†the almond cream caramelizes to create a crackling, crispy layer, the syrup keeps the crumbs moist, and the result is a pastry that is…

Brioche with bergamot essence

My mom used to make brioche in the late evening for the next morning’s breakfast. But no matter how hard we tried, we never could wait that long. Within minutes of touching the cooling rack, the brioche would be sliced, most probably buttered (yup), and in between mouthfuls of buttery, buttery bread were our usual…

Profiteroles

Here is something sweet and simple to celebrate new beginnings. Choux pastry is relatively easy to make.¬†Assembling them into profiteroles takes a while, but who wouldn’t love to receive these cute little bit-sized ice-cream sandwiches on a plate? For a savoury version, you can fill the plain choux pastry puffs with a mushroom pate, which…