Strawberry Tart | Tarte aux Fraises

A classic Strawberry Tart recipe using summer's finest juiciest fruits with a creme patissiere & homemade strawberry glaze - delicious!

A classic Strawberry Tart recipe using summer’s finest juiciest fruits with a creme patissiere & homemade strawberry glaze – delicious! Strawberries are the best of summer fruits. Nothing beats the pleasure of picking strawberries on a warm sunny day and popping them into your mouth, still warm and juicy with a flavour so sweet and …Continue Reading…

Easy Lemon Tart | Tarte au Citron

Lemon Tart or Tarte au Citron looks and tastes great and yet is really easy to make. Simply whisk together your filling ingredients, pour the mixture into a baked pastry case (preferably home-made) et voila, a delicious lemon tart !

Lemon Tart or Tarte au Citron looks and tastes great and yet is really easy to make. Simply whisk together your filling ingredients, pour the mixture into a baked pastry case (preferably home-made) et voila, a delicious lemon tart ! Tarte au Citron is always on the summer menu here at the Kitchen Shed as …Continue Reading…

Brioche Chinois aux pépites de chocolat

Brioche Chinois aux pépites de chocolat - a decadently buttery brioche filled with chocolate chips and creme patissiere.

Why not celebrate Easter with this decadently buttery brioche filled with chocolate chips and custard ? Although this recipe is perfect for sharing with family and friends, it does come with a warning – Chinois is terribly addictive ! Whilst I love making Hot Cross Buns (The Kitchen Shed oven has been working overtime baking …Continue Reading…

Courgette, Smoked Salmon and Chive Savoury Cake or Cake Salé.

Courgette, Smoked Salmon and Chive Savoury Cake or Cake Salé| Sarah James | http://www.talesfromthekitchenshed.com

I’d never tried cake salé until I came to France. It’s not like a cake at all really as it’s usually baked in a loaf tin and the recipe reads more like a muffin recipe without the sugar. Whilst cake salé is often served as an hors d’oeuvre you’ll find them at  picque-niques and family …Continue Reading…