Petit Canelé

I had never heard of these little French morsels (a speciality of Bordeaux, apparently) until my mum brought me back a silicone petit canelé mould from France.  After sitting in my baking cupboard for over a year, the mould has been dusted off and put to good use for The Great British Bakeoff Semi-Final: Patisserie… Continue reading Petit Canelé

Pear Pain-au-Chocolat

Pear Pain-au-Chocolat It is patisserie week in the GBBO and we a have glut of pears from my housemate’s granddad.  A quick search for ‘patisserie with pears’ comes up with this recipe by past contestant Richard Burr.  The only change I made was to add 1 tsp ground cinnamon and 1/2 tsp ground ginger to the pear mixture for some… Continue reading Pear Pain-au-Chocolat