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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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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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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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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Cheese & Tomato Chutney Tartlets

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 milk

60ml double cream

1 egg, large

1 egg yolk

salt and pepper

Grease the recesses of a 12 hole shallow bun tin.

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Sweet Chilli & Tomato Chutney

I seem to be making a whole lot of chutney at the moment, probably because it’s so easy to do – chuck it all in a pan and off you go.  Jars of chutney make a lovely gift at Christmas especially if you’re putting together some gift hampers.

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Ultimate Pizza Dough

or ‘the boys make pizza’

Ultimate Pizza Dough

450g strong white plain flour
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion salt
2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp sunflower oil
1 ½ tsp dried active yeast

300ml warm water

Makes two medium pizza bases or garlic bread.

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Sunkissed Tomato & Parmesan Rolls

Sunkissed Tomato & Parmesan Rolls
Sunkissed Tomato & Parmesan Rolls – a little taste of sunshine!

Makes 6 Rolls
450g strong plain white flour1 tsp salt1 tsp caster sugar1 tsp dried yeast280ml water, tepid1tbsp oil from the jar of tomatoes100g sunkissed tomatoes40g grated parmesan
In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, sugar.

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