Something a little bit summery for you on the blog today, Chorizo & New Potato tarts.… Read more...
Have you ever tried these? They are really delicious and a nice alternative to Mince Pies too. I have added Christmas spices to mine and a zesty orange pastry which isn’t the traditional way so if you want them authentic simply leave those out.… Read more...
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...