6.1.2020 – Everything happens for a reason

I felt like doing another though spill style blog tonight as I sit here thinking about the last few months. Sometimes life feels like a huge whirlwind that we get swept up in, with no clear direction, no vision and no control. Then over time, it blows over, and what once seemed like a chaotic…

5.2.2020 – Orange Chiffon Cake

Owing to neither a sponge nor a genoese, but little does that mean our Chiffon doesn’t please. With more air to it than one could ever enhale, it stands tall, proud and elegantly, every time, without fail. With just one bite, you’ll be gasping for more, what do you do, Orange Chiffon, that causes such…

4.1.20 – Crazy for (Ottolenghi) Canapés

My love for the canapés that we create at Ottolenghi is growing so much that I just had to dedicate a post to it. A canapé, is a type of hors d’œuvr, which is a very small dish served as an appetiser before dinner. Canapés are traditionally a small piece of bread (sometimes toasted), puff…

3.2.2020 – A day in the life of a pastry chef

  It’s 9.13pm and I’m lying in bed writing this in the pitch black, because guess what? I’m tired again! I promise to think of more thought provoking content soon, then telling you how tried I am all the time, but your girl has got to stay real. In a previous post, I explained to…

2.1.2020 – Louise Cake

This weekend has been one of very few weekends off since starting at Ottolenghi and I have loved every minute of it. It’s funny how much goes unnoticed until it’s taken away, and then when you get it back, you appreciate it so much. Like waking up in bed on a Sunday, and not having…

1.2.2020 – My first customer

  I am delighted to announce that on the the first day of the month I have received my first cake request! Not that I have been doing anything about putting this kind of service out there, so I should count myself lucky. In fact, it’s my mum who puts all the effort in, in…