Bacon Gruyere & Tomato Tartlets


Such a perfect little bite to eat – these little bites of loveliness are just right whether they’re a snack for hungry hoards after school or gracing the table at an afternoon tea.

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7- Cheddar and Olive Bites


A little something to nibble on?  Send a plateful my way!


165g plain flour

1/2 tsp salt

85g butter, cold diced

200g mature grated cheddar

190g jar of pitted olives in oil, drained (drained weight 110g)

2 egg yolks, large

Makes: 40 approx.

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6 – Three Cheese Souffle


Have you ever made a souffle?  They’re a pretty retro dish that’s often overlooked and these 3 cheese souffles are truly delicious.  You can make them now, literally today and put them in the freezer and just defrost when you want them,  we all love a bit of a get ahead bake (and they’re really not so difficult to do either)


50g butter

20g plain flour

300ml milk

4 eggs, large

50g gruyere cheese, finely grated

50g mature cheddar cheese, finely grated

50g parmesan, finely grated

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Salt and pepper, to season

A little extra melted butter to grease the dishes.

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4 – Crispy Bacon and Tomato Scrolls


Time to break up this sweet sweet fest with something for the savoury lovers!  These crispy bacon and tomato scrolls are perfect for nibbling on whilst you put the finishing touches to the Christmas tree, wrap the presents or indeed sharing with guests.

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Cheshire Cheese & Chive Loaf #AutumnWarmers


Waitrose are kicking off their autumn campaign celebrating quality food and delicious warming dishes from across the UK and I just knew that I’d have to contribute a recipe!

Autumn is very much the time in our house for delicious stews, casseroles and real tummy warming teas, and what’s better to go with them than some delicious, crusty, freshly baked bread?

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Tear & Share Garlic Mozzarella Loaf

Another cracking project for you to bake up (even if I do say so myself!)

Bake yourself a bloomer and turn it into an impressive Garlic Mozzarella Tear & Share, I think this one’s going to be a regular in our house!

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Chorizo and New Potato Tarts

DSC01717Something a little bit summery for you on the blog today, Chorizo & New Potato tarts.  Choose a good tasty Chorizo for these tarts and you’re onto a sure fire winner!


1 x qty Savoury shortcrust pastry, recipe here


1 x red onion, diced

1 clove of garlic, finely chopped or grated.

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Day 7 – Gala Pork Pie


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

150ml water

115g lard


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


250ml chicken stock

2 sheets of gelatine


Makes: 1 x 2lb loaf tin pie

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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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Caraway Rye Rolls & Red Pepper Ciabatta

What a cracker of an episode on The Great British Bake Off for Bread Week!

If it’s given you the nudge to get a loaf on then try my #GBBO inspired bakes with a #StorkTwist this week

Caraway and Gruyere Rye Rolls

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