Monthly Archives: July 2012

Arctic Roll


Arctic Roll

Remember these?  Memories of childhood tea times, if Arctic Roll was served up in our house it was a great day – I was obviously easily pleased!  

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Rhubarb Pie and a Spot of Pie Art!

This recipe is for a ‘Pie Art’ Pie allowing a little extra pastry for decoration.  If you struggle with pastry then the addition of an egg yolk as part of the liquid to combine it is a brilliant addition.  It makes the pastry so much easier to work with, it’s far less likely to become overworked and elasticky, it’s a breeze to roll out and it doesn’t crack and fall apart! 

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Aaaarggghhhh! I’m Having One of Those Weeks…

You know the ones, when nothing goes quite the way it should.  More importantly for you lot my ability to bake has flown clean out the window.

It happens.

Recipes you’ve baked faultlessly time and time again suddenly let you down, you leave out the sugar by accident, cakes sink, biscuits stick to the tray rendering them useless once they’ve been chiselled off with a palette knife.  

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