In my diary this week

14 Jul

As many of you know, I moved to Barcelona just over a month ago to look after the fantastic sugarcraft and patisserie school, Escribà Academy. I have not had time to do anything with the blog but I hope to rectify that now!!! This week I have been doing some tests for classes that I want to teach over the next term and here is a little summary of what I’ve done this week!


1. Lemon Meringue Pie

Working with pastry in the heat is not fun!!!! It is very hard to work with even though I had the air con on, it was hard! I made this lemon meringue pie using an italian meringue and the taste was delicious. Acidic filling which in contrast with the sweet meringue, worked a treat. This is going to be made in a pies and tarts class in the near future.

2. Millionaires shortbread

This is one of my favourite biscuits. I just love the caramel layer. Who needs the biscuit base?! Just give me the chocolate and caramel please! This caramel was made with maldon salt and the taste was divine!!!!


3. Gluten free victoria sponge

You would never know that this sponge is gluten free. Just by changing the flour to rice flour and using gluten free baking powder, this cake is a real treat for those that can’t eat gluten.


What has been baking in your kitchen this week?


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2 Responses to “In my diary this week”

  1. Alison Carey 14. Jul, 2014 at 10:48 pm #

    Hi Helen keep the blogs coming! The work you do is fantastic! What an achievement! Many people work in kitchen and do not get the experience you have achieved in this short time!
    Thank you for your time and look forward to reading more

    Alison x

    • Francesca 15. Jul, 2014 at 1:53 am #

      Well said Alison, I couldn’t agree more. Helen, keep doing what you do best. Your work is truly fantastic. Love all three of your bakes this week. Beautiful xx

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