Les Petits Chefs (Pâtissiers?) make shortcrust pastry and jam tarts

On March 5th 2020, I posted the last in-person Petits Chefs recap (we made fresh rolls and potstickers with Chef Vanessa Yeung). A week or so later, school went online and clubs halted indefinitely. A month later, in April, I brought cooking club online and that’s where it’s stayed (we have a “community club” now … Read more

Individual bakewell tarts on a tray and cooling rack with a blue, red and beige napkin.

Iced Bakewell tartlets

I started thinking about Bakewell Tarts when I saw them recently on The Great Canadian Baking Show. The challenge in the show was to make a full-sized tart and the bakers experienced varying degrees of success. I have to say, whilst a full-sized version of any dessert is always impressive to serve, I MUCH prefer … Read more

mini strawberry tarts from In the French kitchen with kids on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs make Mini Strawberry Tarts (tartelettes aux fraises)

This week the Petits Chefs made a mini version of one of my favourite recipes from In the French kitchen with kids: Tarte aux Fraises. Over the years, the boys in my clubs have learned that for our one-hour sessions together, minifying recipes is sometimes what’s needed in order to complete  them in the time … Read more

Kids pleating galette dough on eatlivetravelwrite.com

In the French kitchen with kids: Les Petits Chefs perfect mixed berry galettes!

This term the Petits Chefs are testing out some of the recipes from my cookbook and this week, we worked on something that I’ve made many times before with them boys – mini fruit galettes.  Galettes are one of my favourite “go to” items to make “when there’s’s nothing in the fridge“. Galette was my … Read more