Gluten-Free Chiffon Cake with Vanilla-Plum Jam from Alice Medrich’s “Flavor Flours”


After interviewing Alice Medrich, I was so inspired that I swore I'd bake my way through her latest book Flavor Flours. It's organized by type of flour, so I went out and bought heaps of sorghum, kilos of corn and tonnes of Thai rice flour. And the best thing I've made from … [Read more...]

The Queen of Chocolate Explores Gluten-Free Flours


My last article on is an interview with Alice Medrich, San Francisco baker extraordinaire. I grew up with one of her earlier cookbooks, Chocolate and the Art of Low Fat Desserts, that packs all the flavour possible into lighthearted recipes. Her latest … [Read more...]

Rum-Raisin Lemon Loaf with Lucuma Glaze


When you're craving something sweet, but you're not craving cookies and you're not craving cake and you're not craving ice might be craving a sweet loaf. I get this particular craving when I feel like baking something sweet and I have the patience to get out the … [Read more...]

Party Prep: Pastry, Peppers and Imperfect Polenta

With all the preparations for the 2nd annual family house party in full swing, I tackled the ''P's". Fresh off my mousse mistakes, I decided to separate the great Mocha Buche de Noel into sections. This is first of all necessary, as the mousse needs to be frozen, the soufflé … [Read more...]