Caraway Rye Rolls & Red Pepper Ciabatta

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

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The Ones for a Picnic!

Hopefully the weather will be good enough to get on at least one picnic this summer – here’s what I’ll be packing in the cool bag!

Ultimate Sausage Rolls – that’s if I don’t eat them hot off the cooling rack!

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Roasted Red Pepper Tart

Roasted Red Pepper Tart
So it finally feels like spring has sprung and with Mother’s Day just around the corner this Roasted Red Pepper Tart is perfect for a special lunch!

Makes 1 x 9” Tart or 4 x 4” Tartlets
Pastry225g plain flour, sifted50g lard50g butter, salted1 egg yolk2-3 tbsp cold water
Filling1 x jar of whole Roasted Red Peppers (320g drained weight)80g spinach1 tbsp olive oil120ml milk120ml double cream2 egg yolks2 eggsSalt and pepper60g Lancashire or mature cheddar cheese

To make the pastry rub the lard and butter into the flour in a large bowl until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.  

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