Category : Desserts

8 March, 2016

Rustic pear tart

Rustic pear tart
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I always try to use the fruits that are in season. That way you get to use them in their best selves and they are cheaper too. I prefer eating fruits raw and I enjoy the different textures, colours and the sweet and tangy flavours. But it is always existing to make desserts with fresh
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23 December, 2015

Mince pies

Mince pies
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Even though I make all sorts of pies at home, fruit mince pies has never been on the list until very recently. I’m embracing a lot of new things, now that I am surrounded with people who celebrate Christmas in a whole new different style to what I had grown up to. Christmas puddings, gingerbread,
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21 December, 2015

Croissants

Croissants
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Another tick on my bucket list. Even though I religiously make my own puff pastry which is a lot of trouble, I have never ever tried making croissants before. So I took up the challenge finally and I have to say I was ecstatic to see the almost perfect results, being it’s my first time.
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30 November, 2015

Savoury tartlets

Savoury tartlets
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Small bite sized treats are perfect for parties and celebrations alike. I love making tiny versions of tasty dishes. It is fun and there’s always room to be creative. Also it’s easier to transport if you are taking them to a party. Tiny sizes are easier to serve and makes no mess at all as
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30 November, 2015

Chicken puff pastry

Chicken puff pastry
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One of my favourite Saturday night dinners. I usually have homemade puff pastry sheets in my freezer. So all I need to do is make a nice savoury chicken filling. I use a similar filling for cutlets, fish cakes, patties and fish buns by swapping the chicken with fish.  The filling should be dry, so if
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31 October, 2015

Mini blueberry tartlets

Mini blueberry tartlets
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Mini tart shells can be made ahead and frozen. So you can bake them whenever you feel like it. But they are better when made fresh. I love making shortcrust pastry and try different variations every time. But the basic sweet shortcrust is always the best when you want to try different fillings and toppings.

3 September, 2015

Lemon shortbread cookies

Lemon shortbread cookies
Posted in : Cookies, Pastry on by : voddy
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My favourite recipe for morning tea and sometimes breakfast.A nice melt-in-the mouth shortbread is an ideal treat to accompany a morning tea. It’s so sweet that it can be eaten on its own or if preferred sandwich two cookies using a favourite filling. It can be butter cream, strawberry/raspberry jam, or chocolate ganache. The usual
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