Carrot cake with walnut oil and a buttercream icing – gluten free

Originally designed as a large traybake, this recipe cuts into small squares and is perfect for sharing. I reduced the quantities to fit a standard square cake tin which seems to be a more manageable size in these times of confinement, but hey, I'm not judging! Carrots and walnuts make fine partners when the weather … Continue reading Carrot cake with walnut oil and a buttercream icing – gluten free

Flan Breton

This is a flan that originates in Brittany. It's very typical of the region and is popular throughout all of France - you'll find a version in most patisseries. I ate many of these in Paris before realising what it was and how easy it is to make myself. The prunes (or pruno - pruneaux … Continue reading Flan Breton

Benjamin’s Rum, Date and Chocolate Banana Bread

A couple of weeks back, Benjamin delighted us with his take on a classic banana bread. In typical gallic fashion, rum is added to the mix. If you are questioning my judgement here, the French seem to add it to everything. Crepes, flans... Why? I asked. He shrugs and says 'eet gives eet a bit … Continue reading Benjamin’s Rum, Date and Chocolate Banana Bread