Tag: Cakes

The Musette: Salted Caramel Iced Apple Cake

Apple cake with salted caramel icing has the autumn comfort food flavours of apples, caramel and cinnamon. I love to use a crisp yet sweet apple for my cake such as Juliet. Granny Smith apples, perfect for pies, are too tart for this, and… Continue Reading “The Musette: Salted Caramel Iced Apple Cake”

French fancies: Bonne Maman

This week I turn my attention to a well-known, beloved brand which is still family owned. Bonne Maman is a French brand of jam, marmalade, compotes, desserts, cakes and biscuits.The brand was created by Andros in 1971 as a mass-produced product with a home-made feel,… Continue Reading “French fancies: Bonne Maman”

The Musette: Individual Fruity Crumble Cakes

I like cakes that feel at home as desserts too – remember my beloved feels a meal isn’t complete without dessert. I make these when small fruits are plentiful: raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, plums, apricots. Alternatively, just use a tbsp of really good jam, preferably… Continue Reading “The Musette: Individual Fruity Crumble Cakes”

The Musette: gluten-free chocolate cupcakes

My beloved expressed a desire for some chocolate cake and I decided to make a gluten and dairy-free version with some cooked basmati rice that I had in the fridge, using the same-weight method that one uses for pound cakes. I recall reading somewhere… Continue Reading “The Musette: gluten-free chocolate cupcakes”

The Musette: simple carrot cake

This is another of my cyclist-friendly cakes, something you might be happy to find in your own musette. When I watch the professional peloton go through the feed zone, I love how they sling their musettes casually over their shoulders before putting the contents… Continue Reading “The Musette: simple carrot cake”

The Musette: muffins

This is my trusty go-to recipe whenever I need to whip up a few (or more) muffins. It’s an incredibly forgiving recipe as the batter will last for 30 days in the fridge. Trust me, I’ve tried it and the last muffin is just… Continue Reading “The Musette: muffins”

The Musette: lemon and poppy seed cake

This is an extremely moreish cake. You have been warned. I make this, cut it into squares and freeze it, otherwise it’s all too easy to keep dipping one’s hand into the cake tin for yet another piece. A moment on the lips and… Continue Reading “The Musette: lemon and poppy seed cake”

The Musette: coconut financieres

When I make  crème anglais (custard), ice cream and lemon curd, I have a lot of leftover egg whites. But I don’t throw these away Instead I store or freeze them to use later in meringues, buttercream, angel food cake, pavlova, mousse, nougat, marshmallow… Continue Reading “The Musette: coconut financieres”

The Musette: Tarta de Santiago

We used to host BBQs at the cycling club to thank our many volunteers and their families for their ongoing support as without their assistance we wouldn’t be able to hold our various events. I like to prepare from scratch the pre-BBQ nibbles, accompanying salads and… Continue Reading “The Musette: Tarta de Santiago”

The Musette: Coffee and walnut cake

I’m a sucker for anything coffee-flavoured, so this is one of my favourite cake combinations. I wouldn’t necessarily cover it with frosting if I were serving it at a cycling club event, but it’s a staple at my afternoon tea parties. The French are… Continue Reading “The Musette: Coffee and walnut cake”