These unsuspecting biscuits are based on the Austrian Linzertorte, made with almond pastry and filled with raspberry compote. The surprise is that despite the sprinkling of icing sugar they look like plain old biscuits but the crumbly pastry, spiced with cinnamon, hides a sweet raspberry filling! Click here for the recipe
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As part of my birthday celebrations this year I had a house full of people and full of food, and for one of the desserts I made these honey & almond squares. A very simple recipe that packs in both flavour from the honey and texture from the almonds. I’ve just said ‘honey’ in the ingredients list but by that I mean use the best honey you have, be it orange blossom or a lovely local variety! Click here for the recipe
Where will you be March 31st? Hopefully with me at the West Norwood Slow Food Festival! This will be a celebration of the very best food traditions, from our very own corner of South London to the great British countryside. Check out the website for more details and I hope to see you all there – I’ll be baking some goodies too for the Big Breakfast so there’s no reason not to book your ticket or just come along! =D
Event site: http://www.westnorwoodslowfoodfestival.co.uk/
Following on from my first demo at Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College I was invited back for another. This time demonstrating a seasonal recipe using the quintessential winter combination: apples and blackberries. I love the structure of this tart; crisp pastry base, spread with sweet fruit jam, topped with moist frangipane and decorated with caramelised apple slices. You don’t have to make the jam, especially if you’re strapped for time, but it does add a really nice touch! The students and teachers enjoyed it alike, now what to make for next time? Click here for the recipe
Yes Preheat the Oven, or moreover Chef Jae, has now joined the twitter revolution!
A few weeks ago I was kindly invited to an interview at the headquarters of London Student Magazine – for those who don’t know that means the Student Union of the University of London! It was good to be on university grounds again and talk about what I love best with people who share that passion (Helena and Eve – check out her blog here). Below is the video of the interview – I hope you enjoy!
I just had to post a message to all of you wonderful people for leaving your lovely messages and supporting me along my GBBO journey. Being on the show was sufficient for me to feel good about my baking skills but you guys have taken that joy to another level. People I’ve never met before, who I probably didn’t even think would be googling my name, have seen me doing my thing on TV and here on this blog and shown their love, so for this I am truly thankful – humbled in fact. I’m in the process of replying to personally to all the messages I’ve received (email, blog comments, Facebook wall posts etc) so please bear with me and hold on to this message until you receive your individual reply!
Once again, thank you all and keep baking – apparently I’ve become quite an inspiration hmmmm 😉
Chef Jae =]