Whenever I make a gâteau I remember just how easy they are. Yes they do take skill, and much precision, but the skills are quickly mastered – with a steady hand. Flavour choice counts for a lot too as the sponge and cream are oh so delicate balance must be maintained. My favourite thing about this gâteau is the added texture (not to mention flavour) the chopped peach adds to the filling, truly delicious!
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I was recently invited to do a demo at Ealing Hammersmith and West London College for their catering students and absolutely jumped at the opportunity. There’s something about working with young people that enthuses me. Their passion, their zeal and of course their inquisitive nature. Seeing as the students were studying to become professional chefs I had to push the boat out a bit and came up with what you could call this an enlarged version of my Lemon & Raspberry Cupcakes. This flavour combination is one of my favourite and thankfully got thumbs up all around. The recipe is rather long but not very complicated, it’s just about preparing the individual components and bringing them together with a chef’s dusting of icing sugar! *And yes, there’s a raspberry missing from the slice in the photo… Click here for the recipe