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The Great British Bake Off with Stork

 

 

Summer holidays is always bedlam in our house, but it does always mean the start of a new series of The Great British Bake Off – and that’s definitely a reason to be happy!

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Cheese & Onion Pie

 

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This has to be one of the very best things to come out of my kitchen – you may have to save me from a Cheese & Onion pie addiction!

I have a great friend, Dor who shared a Cheese & Onion pie with a great group of ladies recently and I have dreamt about it ever since, plus with Father’s Day approaching and knowing my Dad loves this pie as much as I do I knew I had to give it a go.

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Baked Camembert

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Just a little dose of Valentines inspiration for this quick and easy starter or treat to share with a loved one (or indeed if they don’t like cheese aka Mr C, just to eat on your own!)

Valentines Heart Baked Camembert, and no you don’t need to go hunting for a heart shaped cheese, add a regular round Camembert to your shopping list and I’ll show you how it’s done…

You will need:

1 x Camembert cheese, either small or large.

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Day 7 – Christmas Quiche

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 Here’s a special something for your buffet table this Christmas – a thoroughly festive Christmas Quiche!  Spinach, feta, pine nuts and juicy cranberries made with Wright’s Sungold pastry flour a slice of this is just delicious!

Ingredients:

Pastry

225g Wright’s Sungold Pastry Flour

100g butter, cold diced

1 egg, large

1-3tbps cold water

 

Filling

100g spinach

80g feta cheese

1 tbsp pine nuts

2 tbsps fresh cranberries

120ml milk

120ml double cream

2 eggs, large

2 egg yolks

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

Salt and pepper

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Blue Monday and Walnut Biscuits

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Hello gang!  Hope you’ve all had a fab summer hols?  Well I’m back to the baking and kicking off with a savoury recipe for these delicious blue cheese and walnut biscuits.

Over the summer I made thousands of biscuits (quite literally) for Alex James – to be served at the launch of Blue Monday at The Big Feastival.  

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Day 11 – Cheese Oatcake Crackers

A lovely little addition to the Christmas Cheeseboard for Day 11 of TPW 12 Days of Christmas

Ingredients:

120g oatbran (cereal aisle in the supermarket)

160g porridge oats

salt and black pepper

85g flavoursome Cheshire cheese

50ml olive oil

100ml hot water

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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.  Homemade chutney isn’t compulsory though just use your favourite.

Ingredients:

1 x quantity of  savoury shortcrust pastry recipe here

1 x small jar of Tomato Chutney recipe here

100g grated mature cheddar

60ml milk

60ml double cream

1 egg, large

1 egg yolk

salt and pepper

Grease the recesses of a 12 hole shallow bun tin.

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Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting

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This is the perfect recipe for cream cheese frosting.  It’s pipeable, spreadable and will set just nicely for you without running all over the place, but there are a few things to remember.

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Day 4 – Parmesan and Poppy Seed Crackers

On the fourth day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…..Parmesan and Poppy Seed Crackers – perfect for your cheeseboard!

Parmesan and Poppy Seed Crackers

Makes 24 thick crackers.

Ingredients:

300g plain flour

2tsp baking powder

1 tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp onion salt

115g butter

2 tbsps vegetable/sunflower oil

2 tbsps poppy seeds

130ml water

30g parmesan cheese

Begin by adding the flour, baking powder, sugar and onion salt to the bowl of a food processor.  

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Ham & Leek Gougere

Sounds fancy, it’s not (you know me better!)  This makes a great family tea, a change from pie and casserole but still with that give you a great big hug hearty winter meal!  This is Mum’s recipe, but I’ve fidgeted about with it of course – here’s hoping she doesn’t mind too much.

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