Our Guide to Traditional French Cakes

French Cakes are now found in patisseries’ across Australia and baking these delectable goodies is definitely something that takes a lot of skill, practice and patience. French recipes lay a lot of stress on using the finest and the freshest ingredients and that becomes the starting-point of learning good old’ French-styled baking.

History of the Croquembouche

A croquembouche or in French- croquenbouche is a type of pièce montée and is generally served at baptisms and weddings as well as at first communions. This high cone made of profiteroles (choux that is filled with delicious pastry cream), is sometimes also dipped in chocolate & bound with caramel.

10 Tips for Making the Perfect Strawberry Cheesecake

Cheesecake is one dessert that does not fail to tantalise your taste buds, no matter how many times you eat it. Its melt-in-the-mouth texture with the surprisingly crumbly/crusty base adds to its attraction quotient. Strawberry cheesecake is an all-time favourite and in the springtime, this is one cake that every professional and novice baker will […]

2014 North Shore Business Awards Winner

How it started The Ganache Patisserie journey towards the 2014 North Shore Business Awards started with a simple letter in the mail back in July, informing us about the awards and what they meant. We also received some leaflets which asked customers to fill out and send back to Precedent (the company that organises these […]

What is Strawberry Petit Four and What is Its Recipe?

Petit Fours are essentially bite-sized confections that are served as a dessert or even as a sweet-treat with tea/coffee. The name itself- “petit four” is French, and translates into “small oven”. There are a number of Petit Fours, but the little cakes (with a filling), that are glazed & decorated, are the most common ones. […]

The French Strawberry Tart and How to Make It

French Strawberry Tart is an extremely popular dessert across Australia and now that this delectable fruit is in season, there’s all the more reason to find out a little about its history and how you can make it. One of the main attractions of this tart is its shortbread crust and vanilla custard combination that […]

How to make Chocolate Coated Strawberries

Chocolate Coated Strawberries What could be more tempting than chocolate-covered strawberries? They look beautiful and taste wonderful. Its strawberry season and there is no such thing as too many strawberries or too much chocolate. Put these 2 delectable ingredients together and you have heaven on your plate.

Buttermilk Scones, Softer than Silk

Scones are made somewhat like biscuits… They have a very flaky and delicate texture which is a result of the very careful cutting-in of the butter; not to mention the very light hand that is used to mix-in the rest of the ingredients. Many people make them with traditional Zante currants, but the recipe can […]

Going Bananas over Banana Bread

Bananas were probably one of the most modest fruit available and probably one of the most unappreciated ones as well. But now, the current has changed and the banana tidal wave has hit the baking world. Of course, there are still some countries in the world that will cold shoulder this fruit and not even […]

10 Healthy Kids Birthday Cakes

The National Health & Medical Research Council in Australia has now come out with some new guidelines that childcare agencies will have to follow with reference to hygiene rules. Among all the changes, there is also a ban on blowing-out candles on any communal birthday cake. The suggestion is that parents should send separate cupcakes […]

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