Day 10 of the 12 Days and it’s something else for the buffet table – or for snacking on at lazy Christmas lunches
3 sheets of Filo Pastry
130g grated carrot
30g butter, melted
Makes 12.… Read more…
How about a Chocolate Mincemeat Bear Claw for Day 7 of The Pink Whisk 12 Days of Christmas – a great alternative to a Mince Pie!
You will need:
1/2 x qty of Danish Pastry – recipe here
1 x qty of Chocolate Mincemeat recipe here
1 egg, for egg wash
A little icing sugar to dust
Plus, hungry volunteers to eat them!… Read more…
How to make Danish Pastry – useful for all sorts of treats!
350g strong white flour
40g caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp dried fast action yeast
A little something savoury for Day 6 of our 12 Days – I’m thinking buffet table or simply scoffing them straight off the cooling rack! x
1 x qty Savoury Shortcrust Pastry recipe here
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.… Read more…
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.… Read more…
This recipe is for a ‘Pie Art’ Pie allowing a little extra pastry for decoration. If you struggle with pastry then the addition of an egg yolk as part of the liquid to combine it is a brilliant addition. It makes the pastry so much easier to work with, it’s far less likely to become overworked and elasticky, it’s a breeze to roll out and it doesn’t crack and fall apart! … Read more…
Okay it’s not a pie, it’s a tart…. but I think sweet potato pie sounds better!
A thoroughly different use for Sweet Potato and a tough one to describe, think of the filling as a cross between cheesecake and a custard tart. … Read more…
On the eleventh day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…..Pork Pies with Cranberry Jelly.
(She’s nearly collapsed in a heap getting all these recipes done – but the taste testing has been fun!)
The cranberry jelly in these pies makes for something really lovely – a sweetish jelly with the tasty pork filling and crunchy crisp hot water crust pastry. … Read more…
On the ninth day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…..Mini Beef Empanadas
Makes 20 Small or 8 full size.
225g plain flour
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp baking powder
Cold water to combine (70-90ml)
225g lean minced beef
1 onion, diced
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
100ml beef stock
1 egg, beaten for glaze
Begin by making the pastry. … Read more…