Monthly Archives: November 2012

Cheese & Tomato Chutney Tartlets

These Cheese & Chutney Tartlets are definitely moreish (I’ve scoffed half a dozen sitting writing this post) and they’re perfect with Sweet Chilli & Tomato Chutney.  

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How to Make Savoury Shortcrust Pastry


A lot of people have a bit of a block when it comes to pastry, some folks are adamant that they just can’t make it.  It is in fact one of the simplest things to make and the addition of an egg yolk not only gives the pastry a great taste it somehow magically makes the pastry more flexible, less likely to split and crack and prevents it from being overworked as quickly.

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Sweet Chilli & Tomato Chutney

I seem to be making a whole lot of chutney at the moment, probably because it’s so easy to do – chuck it all in a pan and off you go.  Jars of chutney make a lovely gift at Christmas especially if you’re putting together some gift hampers.

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How to Make Treacle Toffee

Another Bonfire Night How To – Treacle Toffee this time

What I can’t tell you is how to eat it without ending up at the dentist!


450g demerara sugar

450g black treacle

150g butter

Makes: Approx 70 pieces – feel free to halve the quantities for a smaller batch but you’ll also need a smaller tin to set it in.

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How to Make Honeycomb

It’s called lots of things – honeycomb, hokey-pokey, sponge candy – whatever you call it it’s the stuff that’s inside a Crunchie, and I often get requests for this recipe.  Very quick and easy to make and a perfect bonfire night treat.

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