Over the last few weeks the #littlepariskitchen has been repeated on BBC Two, and I can’t help but daydream of proper Paris butter, crusty bread from my local boulangerie and delicious pastries still warm from the oven. Although Paris offers decadent desserts on every corner, there’s nothing like baking up a storm in the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re kneading dough for a homemade baguette, whipping up egg whites for light and fluffy meringues or baking a batch of biscuits to share with friends, time spent baking offers solitude; and although I do enjoy Instagram scrolling, a break away from technology, and getting into the kitchen instead, can do a world of good.
There’s an abundance of perfect pastries from cafes and bakeries to choose from in Paris, but when I lived in The City of Light I baked in my own kitchen more than ever. The city offers brilliant produce and ingredients to perfect even the trickiest of treats (macarons included!). You don’t have to travel far and wide for good food; research recipes, seek inspiration and get baking in your own kitchen instead. Check out my ideas …
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My best recipes to bake at home
My favourite bakers
Why do you love baking? Comment below and let me know!
Photo credit: David Loftus from My Little Paris Kitchen