Posts tagged "pastry"

Mille feuille single showing off layers

Layers of creme patisserie and delicious blackberries in between flaky pastry.

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Blackberry and cinnamon custard tarts on a plate

Not suitable for those on a diet, this recipe uses gold top full fat Jersey milk in the cinnamon custard with autumn blackberries

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stilton-bacon-and-red-onion-tartlets

We’ve packed away the decorations and laid the Christmas songs to rest for another year, but what’s left in your fridge? Admittedly, I didn’t have the stilton left in the fridge, it was on the clearance shelf at the supermarket and I do so love blue cheese!

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Sausage Rolls

Using onion salt instead of onion in the sausage meat stops the pastry going soggy. The expert who taught me the recipe for these sausage rolls (my very talented mother) showed me that adding a little water to the tray makes the puff pastry a little bit puffier. I find the supermarkets often sell low quality sausagemeat so I tend to buy their finest sausages, which have a higher meat content.

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Mince pies

Spending time on mince pies is always worth the effort! Impress your friends by using the snowflake shaped cutter for the cutout. I based this on Nigella’s recipe but added a few ingredients of my own. The addition of spices to the pastry adds some extra flavour.

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