Pastry

Day 8 – Ecclefechan

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Have you ever tried these? 

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Day 7 – Gala Pork Pie

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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!

Ingredients:

Hot water crust pastry

340g plain flour

1 tsp salt

150ml water

115g lard

Filling

500g minced pork (the best quality you can find)

125g streaky smoked bacon, diced

200g sausagemeat

1 tbsp fresh sage, finely chopped

1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped

Salt and pepper

1 tsp dried thyme

1 small onion, finely diced

1 egg

6 eggs, large (hard boiled)

1 egg beaten for egg wash

Jelly

250ml chicken stock

2 sheets of gelatine

 

Makes: 1 x 2lb loaf tin pie

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Day 6 – Chocolate and Mulled Wine Tart

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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!

Ingredients:

Pastry

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

 

Filling

6 eggs, large

225g caster sugar

350ml mulled wine

100ml double cream

3 tbsps cocoa powder

 

Makes: 1 x 9” tart

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Day 5 – Mincemeat Baklava

 

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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!

Ingredients:

2 x pkts Filo Pastry

1 x jar of Mincemeat

175g melted butter

 

200ml water

200g caster sugar

80ml honey

2 cinnamon sticks

2 star anise

5 whole cloves

Makes: 1 x 8” square tray of Bakalava

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Tasty Chicken Garlic & Tomato Pie

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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.

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Inspired to Bake? #GBBO

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!

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Chocolate Amaretto Schichttorte & Cashew Baklava

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!

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Lemon Meringue Pie

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Let’s bake a lemon meringue pie – is there anything better?

Makes: 1 x Deep dish 8″ Pie

Ingredients:

Pastry

225g plain flour

100g butter, cold diced

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Roasted Tomato & Olive Palmiers & Kouign Amann

This weeks #GBBO inspired recipes

My favourite #StorkTwist recipe of this years Bake Off – Roasted Tomato & Olive Palmiers

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And, the pastry none of the bakers had heard of – a Kouign Amann my version with Salted Caramel and Pecans.  

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#lovemyfridge

 

 

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.

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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. 

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