I had been meaning to buy banneton (above left; also called bread proofing baskets) the next time I visit the cookware shops in France, but now that I have found them at I Love Cake in Wan Chai (tel: 2671 2644), I don't have to. They are used to shape dough as it proofs (rises); before baking, the basket/bread is gently inverted onto a baking sheet and then lifted away, revealing an attractive pattern on the dough. They're made of heavy wicker and cost HK$120 or HK$130, depending on the size. I’ve enjoyed sampling the Belvoir Fruit Farms elderflower cordial. It makes a delicious, refreshing drink when mixed (in small amounts – a little goes a long way) with vodka (in significantly larger amounts) and soda water (ditto) and served over ice. The elderflower and rose pressé (above right) by the same company is more diluted than the cordial – it’s made of Belvoir spring water, sugar, elderflowers, lemon juice, citric acid, elderberry juice and rose-petal extract. Serve it chilled over ice or as a mixer with gin or (my preference) vodka. It sells for HK$28 for a 750-gram bottle at Great (Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2918 9986).