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.
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!
225g Wright’s Sungold Pastry Flour
100g butter, cold diced
1 egg, large
1-3tbps cold water
80g feta cheese
1 tbsp pine nuts
2 tbsps fresh cranberries
120ml double cream
2 eggs, large
2 egg yolks
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper
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.
A lovely little addition to the Christmas Cheeseboard for Day 11 of TPW 12 Days of Christmas
120g oatbran (cereal aisle in the supermarket)
160g porridge oats
salt and black pepper
85g flavoursome Cheshire cheese
50ml olive oil
100ml hot water
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.
1 x quantity of savoury shortcrust pastry recipe here
1 x small jar of Tomato Chutney recipe here
100g grated mature cheddar
60ml double cream
1 egg, large
1 egg yolk
salt and pepper
Grease the recesses of a 12 hole shallow bun tin.
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.
On the fourth day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…..Parmesan and Poppy Seed Crackers – perfect for your cheeseboard!
Makes 24 thick crackers.
300g plain flour
2tsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp onion salt
2 tbsps vegetable/sunflower oil
2 tbsps poppy seeds
30g parmesan cheese
Begin by adding the flour, baking powder, sugar and onion salt to the bowl of a food processor.
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.
Makes 6 Rolls
450g strong plain white flour1 tsp salt1 tsp caster sugar1 tsp dried yeast280ml water, tepid1tbsp oil from the jar of tomatoes100g sunkissed tomatoes40g grated parmesan
In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, sugar.
Makes 1 x 9” Tart or 4 x 4” Tartlets
Pastry225g plain flour, sifted50g lard50g butter, salted1 egg yolk2-3 tbsp cold water
Filling1 x jar of whole Roasted Red Peppers (320g drained weight)80g spinach1 tbsp olive oil120ml milk120ml double cream2 egg yolks2 eggsSalt and pepper60g Lancashire or mature cheddar cheese
To make the pastry rub the lard and butter into the flour in a large bowl until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.