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Swiss Roll Sponge Recipe

The Swiss roll sponge recipe is a cake made with whisked eggs. It has a light texture, and it is used as the base for layered cakes or filled rolls. It requires a little bit of work, but its softness perfectly combines with a cream filling. Here I am using the buttercream version from the Almond Meringue served with Butter… Read more →

huey dewey and louie

Cooking for Huey Dewey and Louie

We all grew up watching American cartoons, and every time there was a celebration Donald Duck would cook muffins, pancakes, and brownies for his nephews, Huey Dewey and Louie. Manuale di Nonna Papera   They were everybody’s favourites and were always devoured with avidity and joy by all cartoons: Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Duffy Duck, Bugs Bunny….Walt Disney as well as… Read more →

Toasted Butter Wild Berry Muffins

Toasted Butter Wild Berry Muffins

Those toasted butter wild berry muffins are moist inside with a crunchy crust, and have a nice toasted butter taste sharpened by the fruits’ acidity. Toasted Butter (in french called beurre noisette) To toast the butter you need to clarify it first, which mean spooning away all the white components of the melted butter. They are organic components and burn at… Read more →

Pissaladiere Nicoise

Pissaladiere is a typical nicoises dish, sold in many bakeries as a starter or snack. Made of typical Mediterranean ingredients such as onion, anchovies and olives. I made the Pissaladiere in small bite sizes as canapés for 100 guests at Saint Paul de Vence “Mayor’s Wishes for 2017” speech. They were easy to pick without getting your hands messy with… Read more →

Sausage Rolls Recipe

This is a very simple recipe if you have a bread machine. You can prepare the dough in the bread machine using a timer, so they are ready when you need it. Then prepare the rolls 1 hour before you want to cook them. They are perfect for Picnics, buffets and children’s parties. Here I serve them with cherry tomatoes,… Read more →

The Best Meringue

Yum To make a thick crunchy meringue that doesn’t stick to your teeth I have a secret: “wine vinegar and corn flour” I know, I was also sceptical at first but I tried it once and never made a meringue again without adding these two ingredients. Brittle and crunchy it melts in your mouth. Calories per small meringue 34; Time… Read more →