Saturday, December 19, 2015

SWEET memories in Paris (Autumn 2015)


Angelina Rivoli
Tea room/ Boutique/Restaurant
226 rue de Rivoli,
75001 Paris France

The Angelina's essential
Le Mont-Blanc
Eclair Chocolat

                                      The Signature Combination
 Le Chocolat chaud l'Africain( African Hot Chocolate ) and Le Mont-Blanc

Le Grenier à Pain in Montmartre 

This bakery won the First Prize in the 2015 Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris; The Best Baguette in Paris Competition.

Bakery is full of lovely pastries and fantastic breads.



Stohrer: The Oldest Pâtisserie in Paris

La plus ancienne pâtisserie de Paris


Magasin au 51 rue Montorgueil 75002 Paris 

Well known of its Baba au Rhum.
Delightful load

 A delightful pâtisserie that serves food anytime and any occasion.


Cookies, breads and sweets

A great variety for a tasty takeaway.

The window

Le Petit Déjeuner 
I have enjoyed two very different breakfasts in Paris:

Breakfast #1 : 
Quiet and idyllic morning in MontMartre

Coquelicot bakery in Montmartre

Coquelicot Bakery in Montmartre
(Taken from their website:
24 rue des Abbesses
Paris 18e
Tél. 01 46 06 18 77

1 bol cappuccino with pain au chocolat

1 bol cafe lait, 1 bol chocolat chaud and brioche orange

1 bol chocolat and 1 oeufs plat

Breakfast #2 : 
Busy and crowded in Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Café de Flore

Address: 172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France
Phone:+33 1 45 48 55 26

Café de Flore is one of the oldest and most famous cafe in Paris.It used to be a popular
 spot for writers, philosophers and artists.

Cafe Creme

and Beurre Croissants with French butter and four types of jam

 Chocolat Chaud
and Oeuf  Plat Bacon

Delightful breakfasts.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Mille-Crêpe Tiramisu Cake

I made a Mille-Crêpe Tiramisu cake for my mother's birthday.
It is made up of about 21 layers of crêpes.

The crêpes were first made using a recipe from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food.
They are flavoured with coffee liqueur, Tia Maria.
The layers were slowly stacked up with a spread of mascarpone cream filling in between.
The Tiramisu filling is a combination of confectioners' sugar, mascarpone cheese and rum.

The cake was then iced completely with more mascarpone cream and topped with cocoa powder.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mahjong Cake

I made a Mahjong cake for my father's birthday because he enjoys playing Mahjong whenever we have a  family gathering.

The winning combination of  Thirteen Wonders(十三么) is shown on a mahjong table with chips and dice.


The cake
The base cake is a square cheese poundcake.

 The square base is then covered with green and brown fondant to create a mahjong table top.

The tiles
Made with 2 layers of fondant and cut out using a cookie cutter.

Painting  of tiles

One bamboo is depicted as a bird.
Tiles are painted free hand with edible food colouring.
The Wind tiles

The dice
(made with fondant)

The chips
(Made with fondant)

Assembly of the Mahjong set

The winning combination tiles....

Stack of playing tiles...
And the dice and chips.