Thursday, 19 January 2012

How to make Petits-beurre biscuits.

My dear sister had a fantastic Christmas present idea this year, she gave me a Larousse Petits-beurre kit with a mini recipe book, a cookie cutter and a stamp that says 'Homemade' en français. The Dandy Lion market 'Granny's attic' was the perfect opportunity for me to try these babies out  and I chose to make the Pecan ones. Yummy! 

This is what they looked like before the baking. 


I used a piece of rafia ribbon to tie them up. It gave them a terroir/ vintage look. 

If you want to give it a go, this is what you need to do.

To make about 50 biscuits, you need: 200 g sugar, 200 g salted butter, 12.5 cl water, 500 g plain flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 100 g Pecan nuts (crushed). 

Step 1: Place butter, water and sugar in a saucepan, bring to a boil. Leave to cool for 20 minutes.

Step 2: In a bowl, mix flour, nuts and baking powder. Add the cooled down liquid.

Step 3: Mix with a wooden spoon first then with hands. 

Step 4: Place the dough in cling film, then in the fridge for 3 hours.

Step 5: Roll out the dough with a bit of flour so it doesn't stick and shape out of the biscuits with cutter. 

Step 6: Place baking paper on a baking tray, space out the biscuits on it then bake for 10-12 minute in a preheated oven (180 degrees).

You can keep them for a few days in a biscuit tin. 

A table!


Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Neon love- A colour pop inspired bridal shoot

I was honoured enough to have participated in this event organised by the lovely talented Sonia from WTW. For the occasion, I was asked to provided some white cupcakes with neon coloured sprinkles. Here is the result. Aren't these photos amazing?

This event is also featured on Rock and Roll Bride.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Aaaah Noël!

Here are some of my Christmas creations.

Goat's cheese, peppers and paprika Verrines 
Crudités on Mini sticks
Pain surprise
Mini Financiers
Chocolate and chestnut Buche de Noël
And another one!

At last- but not least, Happy New Year everyone!