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Quince custard tart

This tart takes a long time, mostly courtesy of the time it takes to cook the quince. It is relatively easy and well worth the effort. The pastry is fantastic and I have used it many times for other dishes.  … Continue reading

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Flaky, nutty pastry goodness

I generally shy away from filo pastry. I find it tricky to work with, and good quality pastry is hard to find. I certainly don’t have the skills to make it myself. There are, however, plenty of exceptions! This is … Continue reading

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Maple syrup and nuts? Yes please!

I have given up a lot of sugar, but I am still a complete sucker for maple syrup. When maple syrup is combined with nuts (and cream, of course), I’m all in. This tart combines that winning combination of flavours … Continue reading

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You get back in the kitchen and make me some pie!

If I were Eric Cartman (from Southpark, for the non-fans) I’d be demanding this pie all the time. This is really just an apple pie, but the thing that makes it (apart from good quality apples) is the pastry. This … Continue reading

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Found! A fabulous pastry for tarts

I have been searching for the ultimate tart pastry for a long time. I want something buttery, with a little crispness, but without the crazy solidity that I tend to find in many shortcrust recipes. I also don’t want a … Continue reading

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Tasty ricotta pastries

Cinnamon, ricotta and pastry: always a good combination. These make great little snacks for parties or everyday. Reduce the sugar (or replace with rice malt syrup or stevia syrup). Cinnamon and ricotta pastries 125g blanched almonds 400g ricotta 150g pitted, … Continue reading

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