Monthly Archives: November 2011

Lemon & Raspberry Gâteau

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


Mince Pie Twists

The title should say it all, these are my twist on the traditional mince pie. Personally I’m not a fan of the originals, I find the pastry way too crumbly and the filling a bit full-on, so I thought I’d re-work them Chef Jae style. The shortcrust pastry is replaced with puff pastry, rather more impressive may I say, and shop-bought mince meat is spruced up with some fragrant orange zest and chewy cranberries. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do as we get into the festive spirit  – doubt I’ll be the only one baking my Christmas presents! Click here for the recipe

Great British Bake Off Series 3

Yes you heard me correctly, Bake Off is back and applications are now being taken for series 3. If you think you’ve got what it takes, or you know someone who has then visit for more information!