Would you like one of these on your buffet table? They’ve gone down a storm here and I bet they will with you too!
Hot water crust pastry
340g plain flour
1 tsp salt
500g minced pork (the best quality you can find)
125g streaky smoked bacon, diced
1 tbsp fresh sage, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
Salt and pepper
1 tsp dried thyme
1 small onion, finely diced
6 eggs, large (hard boiled)
1 egg beaten for egg wash
250ml chicken stock
2 sheets of gelatine
Makes: 1 x 2lb loaf tin pieRead more...
An extremely rich mulled wine and chocolate tart – very decadent and something a little bit different to serve this Christmas. I know isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but it’s definitely mine!
100g butter, softened
75g caster sugar
1 egg, large
300g plain flour
1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground cloves
6 eggs, large
225g caster sugar
350ml mulled wine
100ml double cream
3 tbsps cocoa powder
Makes: 1 x 9” tartRead more...
A new twist on a Mince Pie – Mincemeat Baklava! No sorry, I’m not making my own Filo, it’s Christmas time for goodness sake and I’m just a little bit busy. Ready made Filo is what it’s all about!
2 x pkts Filo Pastry
1 x jar of Mincemeat
175g melted butter
200g caster sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
5 whole cloves
Makes: 1 x 8” square tray of BakalavaRead more...
Pies have to pack a punch! You need a big whack of loveliness to go inside that pastry case. This pie does just that and it’s a favourite Clemens’ family teatime pie!
But why pie this week? It seems fitting as the Autumn gets underway and teatimes in our house take on a much more comfort food feel.… Read more...
Wow what a final on #GBBO last night! Congratulations Nancy!!
All the finalists did so brilliantly well they would all have made worthy winners.
I’m going to give a special mention to Luis, as we both live in Poynton – it must be a hive of baking ability – hopefully third time lucky Poynton will conquer with a winner Luis’ blog is here www.luistroyano.com and is definitely one you want to visit!… Read more...
It’s not often I get to bake something a little bit different from the norm but these two #StorkTwist recipes delivered it in bucket loads.
First up a Chocolate Amaretto Schichttorte – the method looks a little daunting, baked in layers under the grill but I have to say I loved baking it and loved eating it too!… Read more...
Let’s bake a lemon meringue pie – is there anything better?
Makes: 1 x Deep dish 8″ Pie
225g plain flour
100g butter, cold dicedRead more...
It seems I have recipes all over the place at the moment, but I know this is one you’re going to enjoy. I’ve joined Bosch in their #lovemyfridge campaign and shared with them my favourite leftover recipes.
Sunday roasts are a regular occurrence for my family, a trait I’ve inherited from my Mum (I still can’t do them as well as Mum can!) Time being short during the week for hearty family meals I always try and plan to stretch that roast out into a meal for the week.… Read more...