Tag: sweet treats

The Musette: baked banana bonk bars

During the summer months we tend to ride early, leaving the Domaine at around 06:30am to avoid as much as possible the heat of the day. Consequently, breakfast is often tucked into our jersey pockets and nibbled as we ride. These bars make use… Continue Reading “The Musette: baked banana bonk bars”

The Musette: Choco-coconut dream cake

I made my crack cake tasting team a danish cake called “drømmekage” which means dream cake which is famous for its baked caramelised coconut topping atop a rich vanilla sponge. It’s delicious and decadent and was well received but I wondered whether I could… Continue Reading “The Musette: Choco-coconut dream cake”

The Musette: almond marzipan batons

Hands down these are our favourite biscuits. Or, should that be biscotti since we generally buy them in Italy, made from almonds or pistachios, either as batons or more usually crescents. I’ve also seen way larger versions, tipped in chocolate, in Germany where they’re… Continue Reading “The Musette: almond marzipan batons”

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: Nutella breakfast rolls

Nutella, or Nutella-type spreads are hugely popular in France. But who knew there were so many Nutella recipes? Not me! Anyway, given that Nutella is often enjoyed at the breakfast table, here’s my own Easter homage to the famous spread: Nutella breakfast rolls. Ingredients… Continue Reading “The Musette: Nutella breakfast rolls”

The Musette: sinfully-rich brownies

The richer a brownie is, the better it tastes. Most people would far rather have a fat finger of something truly decadent than a large square of what is often just a squidgy chocolate cake studded with nuts. Over the years I’ve made all… Continue Reading “The Musette: sinfully-rich brownies”

The Musette: white chocolate, cinnamon and apple rocky road

Winner of Great British Bake Off in 2015, Nadiya Hussain is now a familiar figure on cookery and food related programmes on British screens. When I saw her prepare this recipe I knew immediately that the sons of some friends would love this, particularly… Continue Reading “The Musette: white chocolate, cinnamon and apple rocky road”

The Musette: chocolate chip, oat biscuits

My Thursday evening English class were my first official guinea pigs. Now I agree that a bunch of teenage cyclists probably aren’t the most discerning of taste-testers. But mine were reasonably forthright and, while capable of inhaling their own bodyweights in baked goods, if… Continue Reading “The Musette: chocolate chip, oat biscuits”