Pastry

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It seems I have recipes all over the place at the moment, but I know this is one you’re going to enjoy. 

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Pastry Wrapped Pears & Earl Grey Custard Tart

Halfway through a hectic week getting my boys back to school, Bake Off last night was a very welcome chance for a sit down, feet up and enjoy the baking!

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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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Creative Éclairs

Can I interest you in an Éclair or two?

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I am sure a plateful would be gone in a flash round here!

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The official launch date of my new book, Creative Éclairs  – is the 25th April 2014 but I’ve heard that they’ll be arriving in the UK early – hurrah!

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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 11 – Meringue Mince Pies

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Meringue topped Mince Pies for Day 11

This idea came from Shirley via facebook and I’m so pleased it did – a great twist on the traditional mince pie!

Ingredients:

1 x batch of Mince Pie Pastry – recipe here

Mincemeat

2 egg whites, large

115g caster sugar

Silver ball sprinkles (optional)

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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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Flaky Pastry Toffee Apple Pie

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 A winter warmer if ever there was one!  Toffee Apple taste without the risk of losing a tooth ;)  Flaky pastry has to be top of my list just at the moment buttery flaky and quick and easy to do too – try it I’m sure you’ll be converted just like me Xx

Ingredients:

1 x qty Flaky Pastry – recipe here

475g apples

150g butter

75g light muscovado sugar

1 egg for egg wash

caster sugar for sprinkling

Makes 1 x 8″ pie

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Flaky Pastry

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Buttery, flaky, melt in the mouth – this pastry is top of my list just at the moment.  So it can make it to the top of yours too here’s the recipe with versions for sweet and savoury Flaky Pastry.

Ingredients:

300g plain flour

225g butter, cold diced

(35g caster sugar for sweet pastry/1 tsp salt for savoury)

6-8 tbsps cold water

 

Measure out the plain flour into a large bowl.

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Eccles Cakes

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These are one of the first things I ever remember baking – they’re super easy for the kids to do and blooming lovely to eat of course too!

Simple ingredients, quickly whipped up into fabulous treats, what more could you want?

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